New Therapies for Managing Multiple Sclerosis: From Stem Cells to Exercise

Date: Monday, October 16, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration: 5:00 p.m.

Location: 451 Smyth Rd | uOttawa, The Atrium at Roger Guindon Hall

Admission: Free

Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis (MS) in with world, with approximately one in every 340 Canadians affected by this disease. Although the exact cause of MS is unknown, the disease is believed to involve immune-mediated processes that result in damage to the central nervous system. MS can result in a variety of physical, mental and emotional symptoms, and it is experienced differently by each individual. There is currently no cure for MS, but researchers continue to explore new strategies for treating this disease and managing its consequences.

Please join the researchers and clinicians of the uOBMRI Multiple Sclerosis Research Group as they highlight some of these novel approaches and current advancements in MS care.

Hosted by Dr. Mark Freedman, MS Clinic Director, senior scientist at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Professor of Neurology at the University of Ottawa, and Dr. Lara Pilutti of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, the evening will explore innovative treatments for MS ranging from stem cell transplantation to exercise rehabilitation. We will discuss the potential disease-modifying and symptomatic benefits of these strategies and future directions in MS treatment. Come join us to learn more about the exciting advancements in MS research here in Ottawa.

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New Therapies for Managing Multiple Sclerosis: From Stem Cells to Exercise
October 16, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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