Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

National Education Series Webinars


To support the community of individuals affected by MS, the MS Society of Canada is developing a series of eight free nationwide webinars. Join us live from the convenience of your home or office for in depth discussions with experts on a variety of topics related to MS.

Anyone who is affected by MS or an allied condition, is welcome and encouraged to participate in this webinar series. Each webinar is designed to provide individuals in our community with information, tools and resources that can be used to help to live your best life with MS.

Please see the information below for dates, topics, speakers and registration information for each webinar. As these webinars will take place over 2016/2017, more information will be provided for future webinars as it becomes available.

If you would like to receive updates as registration becomes available sign up here.

Not able to attend one of the sessions? Visit our Archived Webinar page for recordings from past webinars in this series. Recordings are available within 1 week of the live event.

Questions?
Contact Emily Knight, Program Administrator-Analyst
1-866-922-6065 ext.3149/ emily.knight@mssociety.ca

Bladder and Bowel Continence...Meet your Friend, the Pelvic Floor Muscle!

Date: January 31, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm CST/ 1:00 - 2:30pm EST
Register: Registration will open approximately 3 weeks before the event. Please check back on January 10th to register.

About the webinar:

Bladder and bowel control is challenging for many people, and men and women with multiple sclerosis often report struggles in this area. The pelvic floor muscle is responsible for opening and closing the bladder and bowel and, therefore, plays an important role in continence. This presentation will discuss the functions of this muscle and how healthy diet and lifestyle combined with pelvic floor muscle exercise can prevent or improve issues with bladder and bowel dysfunction. Pelvic floor physiotherapists work directly with this muscle and can help with those struggling with bladder and bowel issues. The role of the pelvic floor physiotherapist and the treatments they offer will also be presented. Please join us to learn more about what you can do for yourself to improve your bladder and bowel health as well as to learn about the conservative medical treatment options that may be helpful to you.

This event will feature Dr. Kelli Berzuk who is a pelvic floor physiotherapist and the owner of Nova Physiotherapy-Incontinence & Pelvic Floor Clinic in Winnipeg. For almost 25 years she has focused her clinical practice to the specialty of pelvic floor muscle health and the treatment of bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse in men, women and children.

Research and Clinical Trial Updates

This webinar will be hosted by Ontario & Nunavut Division and will take place on February 23rd, 2017 at 6:00 - 7:30pm EST. Please check back closer to February for more information and to register for this event.

MS Brain Health

This webinar will be hosted by Alberta & North West Territories Division and will take place in March of 2017, date and time TBA. Please check back closer to March for more information and to register for this event.

MS Mood and Cognition

This webinar will be hosted by Saskatchewan Division and will take place on April 25th, 2017, from 6:00 - 7:30pm CST/8:00 - 9:30pm EST. Please check back closer to April for more information and to register for this event.

Diet, Active Living & Stress Management

This webinar will be hosted by Atlantic Division (English) on May 16th, 2017, form 6:00 - 7:30pm ADT/5:00 - 6:30pm EDT. A similar session will be hosted by Quebec Division (French) and will take place in May of 2017, date and time TBA. Please check back closer to May for more information and to register for this event.

MS Symptom Management

This webinar will be hosted by the National office and will take place in June of 2017, date and time TBA. Please check back closer to June for more information and to register for this event.

MS Fatigue Management (Past Event)

This webinar took place on November 3rd, 2016. To watch a recording of this webinar please click here.


The MS Society of Canada gratefully acknowledges the support of Biogen who provided an education grant which makes possible the MS Webinar Series.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions.