The MS Society of Canada, Alberta & Northwest Territories Division is please to announce the "Moving Towards Wellness - An MS Wellness Workshop" through our Central Alberta Chapter. The workshops will feature two presentations from experts on acheiving wellness for people affected by MS.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Marseille Room, Sheraton Hotel (3310 - 50 Ave)
Doors Open: 6pm | Presentation: 7pm - 9:30pm
Cost: Free. Registration Required.
Movement and MS: Physical activity, exercise, reducing sedentary behavior and health benefits in people affected by MS.
Dr. Robert Motl is an Exercise Physiologist, Professor and Director of Research for the University of Birmingham Alabama / Lakeshore Research Collaborative, Birmingham, Alabama and a specialist in the areas of exercise for people with MS. Dr. Motl’s presentation will cover: the history of physical activity, exercise and MS; research evidence of the benefits of regular daily exercise for symptom management; and provide an update on the latest research on exercise and MS.
Moving towards an optimal therapeutic outcome in MS: The nature and role of emerging therapies
Dr. Irvin Heinrichs will review: key clinical and MRI indicators of disease activity in MS; the connection between clinical MRI indicators of disease activity and future progression; and a review of brain atrophy and why it is being included as a metric of disease activity.
For more information contact Erika Lutz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403.346.0290.