Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Archived Webinars

Please find below the recordings of recent National Education Series Webinars. To find out about upcoming live webinars, please click here.

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Alternative and Complementary Therapies & MS

This live webinar was recorded on May 23, 2017.

Watch recording here: Alternative and Complementary Therapies & MS

About the webinar: This webinar highlights evidence-based approaches to alternative and complementary multiple sclerosis care. Dr. Muradov discusses common natural agents that are being investigated as disease modifying therapies as well as alternative and complementary treatments for symptom management. LDN, CBD, Borage, Vitamin D, Curcumin, B12 and Thiamine are discussed.

MS: Depression, Cognition, and Fatigue

This live webinar was recorded on April 25, 2017.

Watch recording here: MS: Depression, Cognition, and Fatigue

About the webinar: In addition to its physical symptoms, MS may bring about changes in mood and cognition. At first, it may be difficult to adjust to the diagnosis of a disorder that is unpredictable, and carries a risk of progressing over time to some level of physical disability. In the face of MS, people may tend to focus primarily on their physical health and neglect their emotional health—which is an essential component of overall health and wellness.

Cognitive and Brain Changes in MS

This live webinar event was recorded on March 27, 2017.

Watch recording here: Cognitive and Brain Changes

About the webinar: Changes in thinking and memory are common in MS and can be a challenge to everyday functioning, quality of life, and independence. This webinar will provide an overview on measurement of cognitive changes in MS and their underlying brain changes. Risk and protective factors for MS brain health will be summarized, with an outlook on strategies to address them.

Research Updates

This live webinar event was recorded on Feb 23, 2017.

Watch recording here: Research Updates

About the webinar:

Have you ever wondered…

• How does the MS Society allocate funds for research?

• How is MS research done in Canada?

• What is current in research & what does the future hold?

Bladder and Bowel Continence...Meet Your Friend the Pelvic Floor Muscle

The live webinar event was recorded on Jan 31, 2017.

Watch recording here: Bladder and Bowel Continence

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.

MS Fatigue Management

The live webinar event was recorded on November 3rd, 2016.

Watch recording here: MS Fatigue Management

About the webinar: Fatigue is one of the least understood and most frequent symptoms of MS. Many have reported that their fatigue levels fluctuate on a day-to-day basis and impact all areas of daily life. During this webinar you will learn from an Occupational Therapist how to recognise different types of fatigue, understand their contributing factors and develop strategies to manage your fatigue using a methodical approach. The event was hosted by BC and Yukon Division and featured Denise Kendrick OT.

Denise Kendrick is a graduate of the Master of Occupational Therapy program from the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at UBC. Denise took on role of developing student-led Occupational Therapy services in the UBC MS Clinic in 2014 and saw this as an opportunity to deliver evidence-based programs to address the impact of common symptoms of MS on daily function. Denise and her students build their programs upon the principles of self-efficacy to provide clients with the tools and strategies needed to effectively self-manage. Presently, programs to address fatigue, hand function, tremor and cognitive impairment are in development to minimize the impact these symptoms have on clients’ daily function.

Working it Out: MS and Employment

The live webinar event was recorded on Feb 24, 2016.

Watch recording here: Working it Out

About the webinar: Multiple sclerosis can have a profound impact on the ability to earn a living. The unpredictable and episodic nature of the disease leaves people affected by MS with many overwhelming questions and decisions. This session will help participants navigate the landscape of employment issues as they relate to MS.