Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

MS 101 Webinar Series

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Being newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be an overwhelming and confusing time. The MS Society is hosting a three-part webinar series on a variety of topics for people who are beginning their MS journey. You will learn from health professionals in the field of MS care as well as people living well with MS. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and raise concerns that you may have about your recent diagnosis.  

This registration will register you for the full series. You will receive reminder emails 1 day prior to each session. The sessions each have unique information, so please feel free to attend any or all that you can. This webinar series is in English only.

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Webinar #1

Please note: Webinar #1 has taken place and was recorded. You can still register for the remaining sessions. Click here to view the recording for Webinar #1.
Saturday, October 3 at 1pm-2:30pm ET / 10am – 11:30am PT

New MS: What I Would Want to Know - Dr. Robert Carruthers, MS Neurologist

  • This session helped participants navigate the medical landscape of early MS and provided an introduction on what to expect in the first few years of diagnosis.

Webinar #2

Saturday, October 17 at 12:30pm – 2:00pm ET / 9:30am – 11:00am PT 

MS Fatigue Management - Denise Kendrick, OT, UBC MS Clinic

  • This presentation will provide you with an introduction to fatigue and how to develop tools to manage its impact on your function. Learn to recognize factors that influence MS fatigue and how you can take control within the context of day to day life.

Exercise and MS - Michelle McCarthy, PT, UBC MS Clinic

  • Exercise can be used as part of your strategy to effectively manage your MS and brain health. This presentation will provide you with practical exercise tips and suggestions that you can incorporate into your life as part of living well with MS.

MS Society: How can we help? - Valerie Borggard, MS Navigator

  • MS Navigators provide trusted information on all aspects of life with MS. Whether you’re living with the disease, working with or caring for someone with MS, being able to tap into current, reliable information will enable you to make informed choices. Find out what MS Navigators can do to help you find the information and support that is tailored to your unique needs.

Webinar #3

Saturday, October 24 at 12:30pm – 2:00pm ET / 9:30am – 11:00am PT

Making Sense of a New Diagnosis - Michelle Srdanovic, M.A., R.C.C.

  • This presentation is designed to support anyone newly diagnosed with MS in managing the emotional and psychological impact of their diagnosis. Traditional models of illness adjustment tend to emphasize ways to cope with loss and manage a decline in functioning. Instead, speaker Michelle Srdanovic focuses on re-framing this understandable adjustment as an ongoing transition to a “new normal”. She offers information, strategies and tips that will encourage participants to find ways to live along-side their MS diagnosis instead of allowing it to hijack their identity. Related issues such as self-care, the impact of having MS on relationships, and support for caregivers will also be addressed.

MS – A Personal Perspective – Gabrielle Veto

  • During this presentation, Gabrielle will describe her MS journey and share her strategies for living well with MS.

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