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Fall 2011

We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.


Presenting this Fall October Tips for Working with Your Doctor Teleconference October 11, 2011 7:30 - 8:30pm Accessible from your home Page 1 November Care for the Care Partner: Care Partners Need Care Too! Teleconference November 8, 2011 7:30 - 8:30pm Accessible from your home Page 2

The Past, Present, and Future of MS November 19, 2011 10:30am - 2:30pm Atlanta Page 3 December Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), MS and You! Teleconference December 13, 2011 7:30 - 8:30pm Accessible from your home Page 4

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To register for a program in your area, please call 678-672-1000 or 1-800-FIGHT-MS, or register online at www.nationalmssociety.org/gaa/programs.


Tips for Working With Your Doctor Teleconference On this call learn meaningful tips to work with your medical team to best meet your medical needs. Speaker: Meagan Barrett, DNP, ARNP-c, MSCN Megan Barrett is an advanced registered nurse practitioner who has been practicing neurology for 10 years and has been an MS Certified Nurse for 7. She currently works at Baptist Neurology, Beaches Division, where she specializes in the care of MS patients. When: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm Where: Teleconference The National MS Society is proud to be a source of information about MS. Our comments are based on professional advice, published experience and expert opinion, but do not represent individual therapeutic recommendation or prescription. For specific information and advice, please consult your physician. There is no cost to attend this program. You must pre-register for this program. You will be given the toll-free call in number at the time of registration. Please call 678-672-1000 or 1-800-FIGHT-MS, or register online at www.nationalmssociety.org/gaa/programs. 1


Care for the Care Partner: Care Partners Need Care Too! Teleconference

On this call learn to take responsibility of your own care so that you can be a better care partner to your loved one living with MS. Speaker: Ingram Campbell, MT, M.Ed, MBA, PhD, CISM Ingram Campbell is Founder and President of Enlghtened Inc., a premier consulting firm. She is an experienced healthcare and information technology professional with knowledge of the impact of HIPAA and Project BioShield regulations. With over 28 years of healthcare experience, Dr. Ingram-Campbell has been one of the nation’s foremost speakers and active consultants for the HIPAA regulations and implementation challenges, addressing all aspects of the A/S Subtitle and affected entities/stakeholders. When: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm Where: Teleconference The National MS Society is proud to be a source of information about MS. Our comments are based on professional advice, published experience and expert opinion, but do not represent individual therapeutic recommendation or prescription. For specific information and advice, please consult your physician. There is no cost to attend this program. You must pre-register for this program. You will be given the toll-free call in number at the time of registration. Please call 678-672-1000 or 1-800-FIGHT-MS, or register online at www.nationalmssociety.org/gaa/programs. 2


The Past, Present, and Future of MS Atlanta Join us as we celebrate the progress within the MS community and take a glimpse into our future‌ Speakers: The History of MS - Colby Doepel, DNP & Emily Cade, CM, MS Institute at Shepherd MS in the Present - Sherrill Loring, MD & Tracy Walker, DNP, MS Institute at Shepherd The Future of MS - Ben Thrower, MD, Medical Director, MS Institute at Shepherd When: Saturday, November 19, 2011 • 10:30am - 2:30pm Where: InterContinental Hotel 3315 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 *We ask that you please self-park at the hotel. Valet parking will not be validated for this program. This program has been generously sponsored by Teva Neuroscience and is in collaboration with the MS Institute at Shepherd The National MS Society is proud to be a source of information about MS. Our comments are based on professional advice, published experience and expert opinion, but do not represent individual therapeutic recommendation or prescription. For specific information and advice, please consult your physician. You must preregister for this program by November 11, 2011. To register please call 678-672-1000 or register online at www.nationalmssociety.org/gaa

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), MS and You! Teleconference During this teleconference participants will learn about applying for Social Security Disability (SSDI). Speaker:  Michael W. Bertics, SSDI Attorney Michael Bertics is an attorney at the Raleigh, North Carolina law firm Lennon & Camak, PLLC. He practices exclusively in the areas of Social Security Disability Law and North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law. He deals with complex medico-legal issues in representing his clients before the Social Security Administration, the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court. When: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm Where: Teleconference The National MS Society is proud to be a source of information about MS. Our comments are based on professional advice, published experience and expert opinion, but do not represent individual therapeutic recommendation or prescription. For specific information and advice, please consult your physician. There is no cost for this program. You must pre-register for this program. You will be given the toll-free call in number at the time of registration. Please call 678-672-1000 or 1-800-FIGHT-MS, or register online at www.nationalmssociety.org/gaa/programs. 4


It’s so easy to be an MS Activist! Transportation, Access to Neurologists, Affordable Therapies, Long Term Care. These are just some of the issues that affect people with MS on a day to day basis, but you can be a part of the movement to take MS in a different direction. Please visit www.nationalmssociety.org/msactivist and add your voice to the thousands of Georgians that are creating change both here in Georgia and across the country by receiving email updates, alerts, and ways you can be at the forefront of MS Activism! Sign up today! For more information, contact us at 678-672-1000 and ask to learn more about becoming an MS Activist. Follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/takeactionforMS .


Fall 2011


Fall 2011 Educational Program Series