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31 March 2015

MS Society Events List for April 2015

This was from an email, it was sent by the MS Society, I'm purely spreading the word about these upcoming events that are ran by the "Multiple Sclerosis Society of Australia"

What’s on in VIC in April 2015
If a webinar program interests you please click on the link to register,
If no link is present you need to call MS Connect on 1800 042 138 to register.
Registrations are essential as we cannot run programs if we don’t reach minimum numbers.
Programs in April
Medication UpdateThere are new medications available for multiple sclerosis. The MS Australia nurses will lead a discussion about the medication currently available and those in development.
  • Rosebud*, Wednesday 15 April, 1.30pm - 3.00pm. Call MS Connect on 1800 042 138 to register

A Conversation with CentrelinkLed by the Centrelink Financial Information Service Officers, this session covers Benefits or Pensions & Entitlements.
  • Mornington*, Tuesday 14 April, 12.30pm – 2.00pm. Call MS Connect on 1800 042 138 to register
  • Shepparton*, Tuesday 21 April, 10.00am – 11.30am. Call MS Connect on 1800 042 138 to register.

Mood & Emotions in Multiple SclerosisCatherine Condon, Clinical Neurosychologist/Psychologist, leads this session which discusses some of the mood difficulties and emotional changes which are very common in people with MS. The reasons for these changes are discussed as well as various treatment options such as self-management, psychological therapy and medication.
  • Blackburn, 17 April, 10.30am – 12.30pm. Call MS Connect on 1800 042 138 to register

Mood & Emotions in Multiple SclerosisJoin the Bendigo Peer Support group and Julie Sleeman, MS Consultant Nurse, to view a recording of a program looking at Mood & Emotions in MS
  • Bendigo, 7 April, 3.30pam – 5.00pm. Call MS Connect on 1800 042 138 to register

Working with Multiple Sclerosis
Explore managing multiple sclerosis in the workplace; your rights and responsibilities at work, as well as super, insurance and finance matters.
  • Webinar, Wednesday 29 April, 7.00pm – 8.30pm Register

Managing Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue
80% of people with MS report fatigue as one of their worst symptoms. This two hour information session provides an overview of MS fatigue and management strategies. Also includes a discussion about managing Heat Intolerance.
  • Webinar, Wednesday 8 April, 11.00am – 12.30pm Register

Exploring Respite Information Session 
Find out about Respite – what's available and how to access both in home and residential respite.
  • Webinar, Tuesday 14 April, 10.00am – 11.00am Register

Understanding your Superannuation
John Berrill from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has offered to help us understand superannuation.
  • Webinar, Thursday 16 April, 7.00pm – 8.00pm Register

MS Researcher’s Update
Professor Marita McCabe
Factors related to Psychological Adjustment among People with MS
This presentation examines the nature of a person’s coping and psychosocial adjustment to MS. It will explore the types of coping strategies that are most likely to be associated with successful adjustment. The session will also discuss the impact of MS on relationships and sexuality. Finally, the types of activities and attitudes adopted by people who shoe better adjustment to MS will be discussed.
·         Webinar, Monday 20 April 10.00am – 11.00am Register

Complementary Approaches – Mindfulness
Mindfulness and it's benefits for people with multiple sclerosis.
  • Webinar, Wednesday 22 April, 2.00pm – 3.00pm Register

Exploring Wellness 
Hear from Dr Sally Shaw, about reframing perspectives and becoming the CEO of your life with multiple sclerosis. This program is supported by a local government grant. Catering will be provided.
  • Benalla, Wednesday 22 April, 1.30pm – 3.30pm (afternoon tea will be provided) Call MS Connect on 1800 042 138 to register
·         A webinar is like a live event – connecting you at your computer with our MS experts sitting at their computer.
·         A teleconference is a program by phone for the cost of a local call – connecting you to a group of people, who can talk together and with the presenter of the program.

If you have any questions phone 1800 042 138 or email