MONTREAL, Sept. 17 /CNW/ -
WHAT: An international press conference focusing on treatment for
people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and the importance of
patient support services.
- Canadian opinion leader and moderator Dr. Peter Rieckmann,
Director, MS Program at the University of British Columbia,
will discuss the latest news and data on MS treatment
- Canadian MS patient Fred Steinhaus and his daughter Christina,
will share their experiences navigating the challenges of
living with MS. These compelling, emotional stories offer
insight into the impact of an MS diagnosis. Fred will also
share his experiences with patient support services and how
they have helped him overcome some of his challenges following
- Sally Jewell, MS nurse, will provide background on the
importance of patient support services for people with MS, as
well as offer insight into a full range of support services
that are available to help them address challenges associated
with the condition
WHEN: Friday, September, 19 2008, 10:30AM to 12:00PM
WHERE: World Congress on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis
Palais des congrès de Montréal
201 Viger Avenue West, Montréal
WHY: Canadians have one of the highest rates of MS in the world.
This is a common occurrence in countries that are situated
further from the equator. An estimated 55,000-75,000 Canadians
live with multiple sclerosis. It can occur at any age and is
usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 to 40. There is no
cure for MS. It is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of
the central nervous system - the brain and spinal cord.
This international press conference will highlight the latest
news and data findings on MS treatment developments.
Additionally, the press conference will help to understand
patient and family members' experiences with MS and the
importance of patient support services, especially after the
initial diagnosis of MS.
For further information:
For further information: or to arrange attendance and/or interviews,
please contact: Elpi Klapas, Manning Selvage & Lee (MS&L), Tel: (514)