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The Ohio State Multiple Sclerosis Center is a dedicated center for people with MS and their families. We help patients manage their multiple sclerosis by offering classes, lectures and events that bring the Scarlet and Gray MS Community together.

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Scarlet & Gray MS Education Day:
Personalized and Precision Medicine in Multiple Sclerosis

Saturday, June 24

Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115
460 W 12th Avenue

Join experts from The Ohio State Neurological Institute’s Multiple Sclerosis Center for a FREE day of education. Attendees will learn about the latest in MS diagnosis, new medications and symptom management, interact with our scientists and clinicians, and learn about the unique services and world-class research program at the Ohio State Multiple Sclerosis Center.

The day will be divided into two sessions:

The morning session (7:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.) is for MS practitioners.

The afternoon session (1 - 5 p.m.) is for MS patients and their families.

Welcome
Jaime Imitola, MD
Maximizing Independence Through the Use of Assistive Technology
Video Game Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis


Morning Session: For MS Practitioners

7:30 a.m.      Registration and Breakfast  
      Participants can view posters regarding MS research and clinic trials while interacting with scientists and clinicians.  
         
8:25 a.m.     Welcome
 
      Jaime Imitola, MD  
         
8:30 a.m.     Comprehensive Care in MS: The OSU Scarlet and Gray Community of Providers
 
      Briana Read, PT, DPT
 
         
9 a.m.     Personalized and Precision Medicine in MS: Principle and Goals for Long-term Management in Practice
 
      Jaime Imitola, MD  
         
9:30 a.m.      Complex Clinical Decision Making in MS therapy: Personalized Approach
 
      Michael K. Racke, MD
 
         
10 a.m.     Break  
         
10:15 a.m.      Customizing Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation Programs for People with MS    
      Jared C. Braden, PT, DPT, NCS   
         
10:40 a.m.     Therapeutic Interventions for Cognitive/Communication, or Swallowing Changes in Persons with MS: The Role of the SLP   
      Kendrah T. Betz, MA, CCC-SLP    
         
11:05 a.m.     Adapting to Life with MS, Emotional Challenges and Wellness Initiatives   
      Nancy Mason, LISW-S
 
         
11:20 a.m.     MS and the Pelvic Floor: Getting back Bowel and Bladder Control   
      Stephanie McIntosh, PT, DPT, WCS   
         
12:05 p.m.     Ask the Experts Session  
      Moderator: Christine Bogda, CNP   
         
12:45 p.m.     Morning Sessions Adjourn

Afternoon Session: For MS Patients and Families

1 p.m.      Registration and Lunch  
      Participants can view posters regarding MS research and clinical trials while interacting with scientists and clinicians  
         
1:30 p.m.     Welcome  
      Jaime Imitola, MD  
         
1:35 p.m.      Maximizing Independence Through the Use of Assistive Technology
 
      Theresa Berner, OTR/L, ATP; Kaitlin Finch, OTR/L   
         
2:10 p.m.     Changing Your MS Medication and Managing Disease Activity in MS   
      Robert Fallis, MD  
         
2:40 p.m.     Break
       
 2:50 p.m.     Let’s talk: Getting more out of your visit with your MS provider   
      Christine Bogda, CNP   
         
3:15 p.m.     Video Game Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis   
      Lynne Gauthier, PhD  
         
3:40 p.m.
  Promoting Cognitive Health in MS: Going Beyond a Deficit-based Neuropychological Assessment   
      Ruchika Prakash, PhD   
         
4:05 p.m.     Break  
         
4:10 p.m.     Ask the Experts Session  
      Moderator: Christine Bogda, CNP   
         
5 p.m.     Afternoon Sessions Adjourn 

During registration and breaks, participants are invited to view posters, learn about clinical trial opportunities and get a walking assessment in the Spin Room from Outpatient Rehab physical therapists.

Agenda subject to change. 




Please RSVP with your name to Stephanie.Scarberry@osumc.edu


Cost: Free, but registration is required. 

Location:
The Ohio State University Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115, 460 W 12th Avenue

Parking:
Available nearby in the 12th Avenue Parking Garage, 340 W 12th Avenue

Please RSVP with your name to Stephanie.Scarberry@osumc.edu

Cost: Free, but registration is required. 

Location: The Ohio State University Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115, 460 W 12th Avenue

Parking: Available nearby in the 12th Avenue Parking Garage, 340 W 12th Avenue

Please RSVP with your name to Stephanie.Scarberry@osumc.edu

Cost: Free, but registration is required. 

Location: The Ohio State University Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115, 460 W 12th Avenue

Parking: Available nearby in the 12th Avenue Parking Garage, 340 W 12th Avenue

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