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Multiple Sclerosis Update 2019



Date and Time

Saturday, September 28, 2019
8 am to 2:30 pm


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Auditoria E/F
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 information 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 20, 2019.

Program Schedule

8:00 am  Registration and light breakfast

9:00 am  How Physical Therapists Can Help MS Patients: Kristen Hermann, PT, Rehabilitation Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

9:30 am  How Occupational Therapists Can Help MS Patients: Gregory Morneau, OT, Rehabilitation Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

10:00 am  Question & Answer Session

10:15 am  Break

10:30 am  New Approaches to Medications for MS, Including New FDA-Approved Therapies: Andrew Pachner, MD, Director, MS Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Murray B. Bornstein Professor of Neurology

11:00 am  Biomarkers and How They Can Help Neurologists Treat MS: Andrew Smith, III, MD, Neurologist, MS Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

11:30 am  Question & Answer Session

11:45 am  Lunch

1:00 pm  Is There a Difference Between MS in Females Versus Males?: Francesca Gilli, PhD, MS Researcher, MS Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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