Seminars and Workshops

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The RMMSC's education programs include seminars, classes and publications that reach throughout the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. Our long-running MS 101 program, the Conversations on MS series, semi-annual Education Summits, InforMS Magazine, and regular e-newsletters provide information, updates and education to patients, families and the general public.

Find out more about our various seminars and workshops below.

MS 101

Conversations on MS

Education Summits

Webinars

Patient Resources

Clinical Care

Managing MS requires a comprehensive care approach that maximizes and enhances the brain's ability to protect and repair itself and to promote quality of life for patients and their families. It is also an ongoing process, beginning with the very first symptoms and continuing throughout the disease course. It’s never too soon or too late to think about how to access and best utilize quality care. Knowing what to look for, where to find it, and how to work effectively with your doctor and other health professionals is a vital part of managing MS.

Medications

For many years, certain diagnoses—such as childhood leukemia and HIV/AIDS—meant quick disease progression and a life cut short. That reality, however, has changed dramatically as new, successful treatment regimens have taken hold, specifically combination therapies. As we look to the future of MS treatment—all the while making small steps toward the discovery of a cure—combining on and off-label treatments holds great potential. As with other diseases, combination therapies could revolutionize MS treatment as a whole.
You should let your doctor what types of medicines, herbs, and supplements you are taking before beginning a new medication.
 

 

Symptoms

The symptoms of MS depend on which areas of the brain and spinal cord develop MS lesions. For example, if the nerve that is involved in vision (the optic nerve) develops a lesion, blurring of vision occurs. This is referred to as optic neuritis. If a lesion develops in the part of the brain that produces movement on the left side of the body, left-sided weakness develops. In addition to visual blurring and weakness, other common MS symptoms include fatigue, depression, urinary difficulties, walking unsteadiness, stiffness in the arms or legs, tingling, and numbness.

 

Living with MS

After a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, it is common to experience many unique emotions.  People often report feeling irritable, tearful, anxious, or distracted.  They may describe themselves as depressed as a result of the diagnosis and unable to tolerate the idea of an uncertain future.  These experiences are very normal. After any surprising, traumatic event, we are expected to take some time to adjust and come to grips with our feelings.  Well-meaning friends and family members will sometimes  encourage newly diagnosed people to "put mind over matter”, to “be strong”, to "not think about the MS", or to “get over” their fears.  

 

RMMSC Webinars

We are always working to bring you educational resources about MS to help inform you about both the disease itself and about living with MS. The Rocky Mountain MS Center is pleased to be bringing you a series of webinars on topics that you've told us you would like to learn more about. We've hosted three webinars so far and we want to make sure you have an opportunity to view them in case you weren't able to tune in for them when they originally aired.

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Patch Adams: The Joy of Caring

 
 
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The Rocky Mountain MS Center is honored to present world renowned physician, clown and social actvist Dr. Patch Adams for his presentation entitled "The Joy of Caring." Join Dr. Adams as he explores the magic and power of care, not only in the patient’s life, but also in the lives of caregivers.

Dr. Adams is a nationally known speaker on wellness, laughter, and humor. His two-hour lecture will teach attendees methods to employ to avoid caregiver burnout, as well as the magic and power of care -- not only for patients, but in the lives of caregivers.

 Event Details

 
The Joy of Caring
10 a.m. to 12 noon
Saturday, September 12, 2015
 
University Hospital Auditorium
at the CU Hospital Inpatient Pavilion
12605 E 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045

The Rocky Mountain MS Center's MS 101 program is made possible in part by grants from:

     bms rebrand logo   Novartis   
  Genentech Roche sanofi genzyme Novartis