Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Archived Webinars

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Income Security and MS: Planning for the Future

This webinar was, recorded on November 8, 2017, presented by the Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program from the British Columbia & Yukon Division.

Watch recording here: Income Security and MS: Planning for the Future

About the webinar: Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable and episode disease which can have a profound impact on the ability to earn a living. Should maintaining employment income become difficult or no longer possible, it is important to understand the income supports and disability benefits available and how to access them. This webinar will help participants gather information about EI Sickness Benefits, Long Term Disability, and Canada Pension Plan – Disability, in order to plan for the future, in the case that ability to work is at some point impacted by MS.

Diet and MS

This webinar was recorded on Sep 20, 2017

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About the webinar: We explore information related to diet and multiple sclerosis. We will discuss existing evidence for dietary considerations among individuals with multiple sclerosis including evidence for vitamin supplementation. Following discussion, we provide recommendations for modifiable risk factors in multiple sclerosis.

Alternative and Complementary Therapies & MS

This webinar was recorded on May 23, 2017.

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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 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 webinar was recorded on March 27, 2017.

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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 webinar was recorded on Feb 23, 2017.

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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

This webinar 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

This webinar 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.

Working it Out: MS and Employment

This webinar 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.