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National Internet Web-Chat: Forum to Discuss Medicines for Multiple Sclerosis

Wed Mar 19 14:41:38 2003 Pacific Time
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As a part of National MS Education and Awareness Month, the MSF (Multiple Sclerosis Foundation) will host a nationally attended Internet conference, or "web-chat" with Ellen Guthrie, Pharm. D. on Thursday, March 20 at 8:00 pm EST. Dr. Guthrie is a Medical Advisor for the MSF and is the Apothecary Pharmacy Manager for the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA, where she has had extensive experience with the pharmaceuticals used in the treatment of MS. Those who participate in the chat will have the opportunity to have Dr. Guthrie address their questions about the many treatment options for MS and MS symptoms.

To take part in this virtual conference, one must have Internet access and can log onto to register up to one hour before the conference begins, and the chat can be joined at any time during the hour-long session. A final transcript of the chat will be posted on the MSF's website the following day.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, degenerative autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. People with MS may be affected in an obvious way, confined to a wheelchair or unable to care for themselves. Others with MS may not show a single visible symptom; in fact, you may know someone with MS and have no idea that person has been diagnosed. The MSF provides opportunities to learn about the many varied aspects of this disease.

March 2003 is the first annual National MS Education and Awareness Month, sponsored by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF). Throughout the month, the MSF is providing volunteer awareness kits, releasing new publications and sponsoring educational activities for those with MS as well as for those interested in learning about MS. Doctors, MS specialists, counselors and volunteers provide information and inspiration, as the MSF works to increase public support, caring and understanding of those affected by this disease.

Information and a full schedule of events and activities for National MS Education and Awareness Month are posted on For information on MS and the MSF or to make a donation to support the MSF's programs, visit the website or call the toll-free Helpline, 1-888-MSFOCUS (673-6287).


The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) is a national, non-profit service organization, assisting people diagnosed with MS since 1986. The mission of the MSF is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by this chronic disease through various programs and services. For additional information about National MS Education and Awareness Month or any other services of the MSF, call 1-888-MSFOCUS (673-6287) or visit

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