More MS news articles for May 2002

Reaching for New Frontiers in MS Research

North American Education Conference

Join us as we explore exciting progress in three areas of research: genetics, gender, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Interact with the presenters by phoning or emailing your questions during the program.

This year's education program reflects a new collaboration with the MS Society of Canada. Working together, utilizing both satellite and Internet technologies, we will reach more than 20,000 people on our continent and around the world. Over 300 accessible satellite TV facilites will be made available by Society chapters, HealthSouth (a national chain of medical rehabilitation centers), hospitals, universities, and other centers. At some locations, there will be a social event or additional discussion following the broadcast. Program organizers encourage everyone who can attend in person to do so.

Webcast participants must have RealPlayer or Windows Media Player, which can be downloaded from our website's technical support page. You are encouraged to come to our website a few minutes before the scheduled broadcast time.

Program Information

Part 1: Current Research in MS
Genetics and MS
Dr. Stephen Hauser
University of California
San Francisco, CA
Gender and MS
Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl
University of California
Los Angeles, CA
Complementary and Alternative Medicines and MS
Dr. Allen Bowling
Rocky Mountain MS Center
Denver, CO
Part 2: Question-and-Answer Session

Participants can submit questions to the panel of presenters before and during both sessions.

tel: To be announced during the program

Program Book: Excerpts
Research in Genetics
Research in Gender
Research in Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAM)

Contact your local chapter for a free copy of the program book. Supplies are limited, so make your request now.

Platinum sponsor of the program
Teva Marion


Tuesday, May 14, 2002

7:15 pm ET (6:15 CT, 5:15 MT, 4:15 PT, 23:15 UTC); live broadcast
9:15 pm ET (8:15 pm CT, 7:15 pm MT, 6:15 pm PT, 15:15 UTC); live broadcast

Register to Attend Conference at a Locaton Near You

United States
National MS Society
tel: 1-800-FIGHT-MS
My Community

MS Society of Canada
tel: 416-922-6065

Requires RealPlayer or Windows Media Player, which can be downloaded from our technical support page:

Submit Questions

Before conference

During conference
tel: to be announced during program

Note: Both broadcasts will have live Q&A sessions.

Program Archive

For future reference, "Reaching for New Frontiers in MS Research" will be archived on the National MS Society's website after the live presentation.

© 2002 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society