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banwell-brenda.jpgNew speaker announced for the 2013 Annual Meeting

We're delighted to announce that Brenda L. Banwell, MD will provide the research update at this year's Annual Meeting. Dr. Banwell is the Chief of Neurology and Director of the Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Also speaking this year is Rain Pryor, daughter of the late comedian Richard Pryor. Rain wears many hats (actress, singer, writer, producer and comedian), but perhaps the one closest to her heart is educator and advocate for MS. She is determined to find a cure for MS after her father lived with the disease for nearly 30 years.

Orange Register button.pngThe Annual Meeting will take place at the Hilton Philadelphia City Line Avenue from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 5. To RSVP, click here or call 1-800-FIGHT-MS (option 1) by Monday, December 2.


Now accepting applications for the 2014 scholarship program

MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. That's why the National MS Society's scholarship program exists - to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2014. Learn more.

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Nov. 6 and Dec. 4 - Living Well with MS Fall Teleconference Series
Join us from the comfort of your own home for the northwest region's fall teleconference series 'Living Well with MS'. This free educational series will discuss a diverse range of topics for people living with MS, including the emotional and physical health of caregivers and MS research. Teleconferences take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn more.
Nov. 6 - Young with MS: Lucky Strike Bowling Night
If you're in your 20s or 30s and you've got time to spare, go for a strike at this fun bowling night in Center City Philly. Bring a friend and enjoy appetizers and free bowling from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a great way to get to know other people your age who are living with MS. Learn more. 
Nov. 7 - MS 101 Telephone Support Group
The monthly telephone support group led by Lamar Freed, PsyD continues from 7 to 8 p.m. Join us from the comfort of your own home to learn about essential topics for people living with MS. Learn more.  
Nov. 12 - Social Security Disability Workshop 
Learn the ins and outs of Social Security Disability benefits at this workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at our office in Center City Philly. Hear from Mr. Thomas J. Giordano, an attorney specializing in disability issues and head of the Social Security Disability department at Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano. Our office is easily accessible from Suburban Station. Learn more.
Nov. 12 and Dec. 10 - Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Webinars
This monthly webinar series from Can Do MS offers insights from MS experts and provides useful knowledge for people living with MS. Topics include 'Emerging Therapies: What Does the Future Offer?' and 'Coping and Adaptation: Strategies for Individuals and Families Living with MS'. Teleconferences take place from 8 to 9 p.m. Learn more. 
Nov. 13 - Ask the Employment Specialist: Telephone Question and Answer Session
Do you have questions about MS and employment? Are you curious about workplace disclosure or Social Security Disability benefits? Do you need a reasonable accommodation or are you considering returning to work? Dial in from 12 to 1 p.m. to have your questions answered by two National MS Society employment specialists. Learn more.
For more upcoming events, visit the chapter calendar.

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