Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is holding a free, one-day JUMPSTART® Program on Saturday, December 2, 2017, in Baltimore, MD. This educational and interactive program enables people with MS and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills, and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS.

“Traditional medical models for managing a chronic disease tend to overlook many important aspects of living with MS, including the emotional, interpersonal, mental, and social health of a patient,” said Anne Gilbert, Director of Programs. “We offer a comprehensive, personalized, and interdisciplinary approach to enable people to become active co-managers of their health and well-being.”

Can Do MS connects the expertise of industry professionals from across the field of MS care management including neurologists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, registered nurses, physicians, and nutritionists.

Scheduled Presentations and Workshops:

  • Mood Changes – Meghan Beier, Ph.D. and Abbey Hughes, Ph.D.
  • Balance/Fall Reduction – Gary Crandall, MS, PT
  • Weight Management – Mona Bostick, RDN, CSO, LDN
  • Support Partner Workshops – Meghan Beier, Ph.D. and Abbey Hughes, Ph.D.

The support partner workshop allows family members and/or friends to be acknowledged, understood, accepted, and respected by a community of peers and health professionals.

The JUMPSTART Program is limited to 100 participants and will fill quickly! Please register online at mscando.org/jumpstart, or call Rachel Lahti at 800-367-3101 ext.1279. The program will take place at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  

The JUMPSTART Program is sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme, Biogen, Genentech, Inc., Novartis, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Mallinckdrodt Pharmaceuticals.

A national nonprofit organization based in Avon, Colo., Can Do MS transforms lives by delivering health and wellness education programs on exercise, nutrition, and symptom management. For more information, visit the organization’s website at mscando.org or call 800-367-3101.