"Living Well with MS" Patient Education Series

 

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    Tips on Managing Disease Covered by Stony Brook’s MS Comprehensive Care Center Speakers

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., September 7, 2011 – Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) will receive valuable information regarding

    Dr. Lauren Krupp, Co-Director of the MS Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center, will present some of the latest research findings in the field of MS during the patient education series.

    their health and well being during a fall seminar series titled “Living Well with MS.” Sponsored by the Department of Neurology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and the MS Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center, the free series includes presentations and interactive discussions with healthcare experts from the Center and other professionals specializing in issues related to MS.

    The seminars are held Thursday evenings, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at 179 Belle Bead Road in East Setauket. Seminar dates are: September 15, October 13, November 3, and December 8.

    The first seminar, held on September 15, is titled “Your Loved One has MS – Now What?” This session is geared to family and friends of MS patients. Led by Marijean Buhse, Ph.D., R.N., N.P., Clinical Professor, Stony Brook University School of Nursing, topics include information on what to expect when a person develops MS and tips for helping patients manage their disease.

    On October 13, “Cognitive Function in MS” will be presented by Chris Christodoulou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology. Dr. Christodoulou will discuss common memory problems related to MS and strategies for minimizing the effects of cognitive impairment.

    On November 3, Lauren B. Krupp, M.D., Professor of Clinical Neurology and Co-Director of the MS Comprehensive Care Center at SBUMC, will present some of the latest research findings in the field of MS. Participants are encouraged to ask any questions related to MS, including current and future strategies for treating the disease.

    On December 8, Dr. Krupp’s team will explain to participants how stress can trigger disease symptoms and therefore suggest how patients can minimize holiday season-related stress.

    For additional information and to register for the series, please contact Jo Biederman at 631-444-1454, or by e-mail at Johanna.biederman@stonybrook.edu.

    About the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center at SBUMC
    The MS Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) is dedicated to the care and treatment of adult individuals with MS. The team of practitioners includes neurologists, nurses, and physical therapists that specialize in MS. The Center offers comprehensive consultative services and ongoing care to patients and their families. The Center is closely affiliated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Through the Center, patients are offered the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Furthermore, Stony Brook is the home of The National Pediatric MS Center at SBUMC. This Center is funded in part by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and designated as a Center of Excellence by the Society.