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Multiple Sclerosis Update 2018



Date and Time

Saturday, September 22, 2018
8 am to 2:30 pm


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH

The Multiple Sclerosis Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock welcomes anyone with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their care partners to attend this free educational event to hear MS experts offer the latest informaiton on treatment, research and strategies for managing MS. Any person with MS is welcome to attend, regardless of whether or not you receive your care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Registration is required and seats are limited so please register early! Registrations must be received by Friday, September 14, 2018.

Program Schedule

8:00 am  Registration and light breakfast

9:00 am  Medical Uses of Cannabis: Bruce Vrooman, MD, MS, Section Chief, Pain Management Center, DHMC

9:30 am  Cognitive Issues in MS: Andrew Smith, III, MD, Physician, MS Center, DHMC

10:00 am  Question & Answer Session

10:15 am  Break

10:30 am  B Cell Depletion Therapies in MS: Andrew Pachner, MD, Director, MS Center, DHMC, Murray B. Bornstein Professor of Neurology

11:00 am  Staying Well with MS: June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer, Consortium of MS Centers

11:45 am  Question & Answer Session

12:00 pm  Lunch

1:00 pm  Research in MS, Including Stem Cell Therapies: Francesca Gilli, PhD, MS Researcher, MS Center, DHMC

1:30 pm  Panel: Answering Questions About Your MS
NOTE: Be sure to submit your questions ahead of time for consideration. A box to note your questions is included in your online registration. Or, you may send your questions to or call (603) 653-1295.

2:30 pm  Adjourn

Exhibit tables for research, clinical trials and the National MS Society will be available to visit during breakfast, the break and during lunch.


Email or call (603) 653-1295