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Title: About the Society : National MS Society Descriptive info: Careers.. Annual Reports.. Sources of Support.. Board of Directors.. Who We Are.. Senior Leadership Team.. National MS Society Strategic Response 2011-2015.. MS Prevalence.. Sylvia Lawry.. Society’s Research Programs Receive Kudos from Independent Review.. The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis.. MS stops people from moving.. We exist to make sure it doesn't.. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters.. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.. We are moving research forward by relentlessly pursuing prevention, treatment and cure.. We are moving to reach out and respond to individuals, families and communities living with multiple sclerosis.. We are moving politicians and legislation to champion the needs of people with MS through activism, advocacy and influence.. We are moving to mobilize the millions of people who want to do something about MS now.. JOIN THE MOVEMENT.. News About the Society.. Stephen Hauser, National MS Society Leadership Volunteer, Wins Charcot Award.. Mar 15, 2013.. National MS Society leadership volunteer Stephen Hauser, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, has been selected to receive the prestigious Charcot Award.. The Charcot Award recognizes lifetime achievement ... LLC, a not-for-profit organization established by the National MS Society, and EMD Serono, Inc.. , a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced the third group of recipients to receive funding through their collaboration, which is designed to accelerate innovation and commercial development of multiple sclerosis therapies.. The awards total approximately $1.. 4 million.. National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Critical Path Institute Create the Multiple Sclerosis Outcome Assessments Consortium.. Dec 06, 2012.. National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Critical Path Institute (C-Path) announced today that they have joined forces to launch the Multiple Sclerosis Outcome Assessments Consortium (MSOAC).. New Prize Launched To Recognize Innovative Research in MS -- Barancik Prize largest ever cash prize to spur progress toward a cure.. Nov 12, 2012.. A new, $100,000 annual cash prize has been established to recognize scientists whose inventive work is propelling measurable multiple sclerosis research progress.. The Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research recognizes an exceptional scientist or team whose work in MS research has demonstrated outstanding innovation and originality.. The prize is made possible by the generosity of the Charles and Margery Barancik SO Foundation, and is administered through the National MS Society.. Our Vision and Mission.. The National MS Society's vision is:.. A World Free of MS.. The Society's mission is:.. We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.. Meets all 20 BBB Charity Standards..
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Title: Find a Chapter : National MS Society Descriptive info: Find a Chapter.. Through the Society s fifty-state network of chapters, assistance is provided to over a million people annually.. Chapters encourage personal empowerment with employment counseling, family programs, volunteer opportunities, and advocacy issues.. Each National MS Society chapter also organizes a variety of events to raise funds and awareness.. ... form to search for National MS Society chapters.. Search by state or by ZIP Code.. Use only the five-digit ZIP Code when searching by ZIP Code.. If you fill in both a state and a ZIP Code, the search will return results based on only the state.. Select your State.. OR..
Title: Government Affairs & Advocacy : National MS Society Descriptive info: Government Programs.. FAQs and Resources: The Affordable Care Act.. Position Papers Policies.. FY 2014 Appropriations.. Federal Government Affairs.. The Society's Public Policy Office in Washington, D.. C.. shapes federal policies and programs to better meet the needs of people affected by MS.. When issues could impact people living with MS, we advocate for positive changes.. We aggressively pursue healthcare policies that increase MS research, increase access to and affordability of quality health care, and provide affordable options for long-term care and more resources for caregivers.. State and Local Government Affairs.. The Society s 50-state network of chapters lead advocacy for MS issues at the state and community levels.. With the help of grassroots MS activists, they pursue local policies ... in your state or community, contact.. your chapter.. Become an MS activist.. today, stay informed through the.. MS Activist Network.. or read about.. activism successes.. personal stories.. Be an MS Activist.. Whether you only have a few minutes or want to make a commitment, you can.. be an MS activist.. Join the.. to receive news and updates on policies affecting people with MS and their families and take action on legislation that matters.. Read about.. On Twitter, follow the Public Policy Office.. @MSActivist.. and MS activism happenings.. #MSactivist.. Meet MS Activists.. Paige and Nicky L'Hommedieu.. advocate on Capitol Hill and support the Society's annual Public Policy Conference.. Scott Hanson.. advocates for affordable access to disease modifying therapies.. Twitter Feed..
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Title: Multimedia Library : National MS Society Descriptive info: E-newsletter.. Webcasts.. MS Learn Online - Educational Video Series.. For Kids: Keep S'myelin.. Brochures.. Videos DVDs.. Books.. In support of our mission, we provide access to accurate, current, and comprehensive information to people with MS and those who live with them.. Momentum.. The magazine of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.. NEW! Spring 2013.. Back Issues.. Missed an issue? Six back issues and selected articles from previous years are available.. Please send comments or questions to.. editor@nmss.. The print edition is free to anyone known to us to have MS and to health-care professionals who are on chapter referral lists.. Others are invited to read it online.. For Kids.. Keep S'myelin.. Our interactive children's newsletter.. A wide variety of MS-related topics available for download in PDF format.. Listing of MS-related books and reviews.. available for sale or through your chapter's lending library.. Videos and DVDs.. Selections available.. through your Society chapter.. Search the Multimedia Library.. Magazine Articles.. MS Learn Online.. Professional Papers.. Reports.. Symptom Management.. Advanced/Progressive MS.. Employment Insurance.. Español.. Features.. Some of the documents listed under the Features heading may be PDF documents that require the Adobe Reader.. These links will open in ... information about what happens with MS—what kinds of symptoms it can cause, how it can affect your life at home and at work, what you can do to feel and function up to snuff, and how you can protect yourself and your family against the long-term unpredictability of the disease.. The Society offers a variety of online educational programs on MS, including MS basics, symptom management, relationships, employment, and research.. Watch a video on your computer or download a podcast and take it with you.. Transcripts also available.. Learn more.. Resources.. MS in Focus.. Multiple Sclerosis International Federation's magazine available in English, Spanish, and German.. Subscribe free!.. Demos Medical Publishing.. All orders placed on Web site receive a 20% discount from list price (use online coupon code NMSS2013 or mention the code when calling in an order at 1-800-532-8663.. ).. Bienvenidos a este su centro de información sobre la esclerosis múltiple (EM).. Aquí hallará información sobre diagnóstico y tratamientos, manejo de síntomas y asuntos laborales, así como información para cuidadores y niños.. También hallará transmisiones educativas a través de la Internet, libros y enlaces a otros sitios educativos en la Internet.. información en español..
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Title: About MS : National MS Society Descriptive info: What we know about MS.. Relapsing MS.. Progressive MS.. Living with Advanced MS.. Pediatric MS.. Knowledge is power.. Learning all you can about MS will help you better evaluate your options for managing symptoms, treatments,.. coordination with your health care team.. , and.. living well.. with your MS.. In.. , you can explore:.. What is MS?.. What causes MS?.. Who gets MS?.. Symptoms of MS.. Diagnosing MS.. Treatments.. FAQs about MS.. A glossary of MS terminology.. What about the MS.. I.. live with?.. MS affects each person differently so understanding the basics about MS is just the first step in learning how to live.. your.. life well with.. MS.. Whether you have a confirmed diagnosis of MS or are still waiting to find out what your diagnosis might be, you can read about the challenges and opportunities related to each of the different courses and stages of MS:.. Relapsing MS.. Advanced MS.. The related PDF documents require the Adobe Reader and will open in a new browser ... (.. Brochure - Just the Facts (.. Brochure - Qué es la Esclerosis Múltiple (.. Brochure - The History of MS (.. Clin_Bull_Reproductive_2010.. ClinBull_Overview of MS.. Clinical Bulletin Aging.. English-Spanish research related terms and definitions.. Read the frequently asked questions about multiple sclerosis.. Get started with the basics.. Do I Have MS?.. Are you worried that you or someone you care about may have MS? Are you concerned about your chances of developing MS?.. Learn about possible MS.. A Library of Information.. In support of our mission, we provide access to accurate, current, and comprehensive information to people with MS and those who care for them.. The National MS Society maintains a library of brochures, webcasts, videos, books, and our magazine,.. browse our library.. We are here.. The National MS Society helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50 state network of chapters.. We offer a variety of programs and services to help you meet those needs.. Contact your chapter today.. 1-800-344-4867..
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Title: Living with MS : National MS Society Descriptive info: Advocate for Yourself.. Healthy Living.. Relationships.. Employment.. Mobility and Accessibility.. Insurance and Money Matters.. Getting the Care You Need.. Society Programs and Services.. Connection Programs.. You CAN!.. African American Advisory Council Resources.. Hispanic/Latino Advisory Council Resources.. Veterans with MS.. Live Fully, Live Well.. Whether you just received a diagnosis of MS or have been living with it for a long time this section is filled with information and tips on how to maintain your quality of life in the years ahead.. Read about strategies to enhance your health and wellness, maximize your productivity and independence, and deal with emotional, social, and vocational challenges.. For People Newly Diagnosed.. If you or someone close to you has recently been given a diagnosis of MS, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns.. Click here for information that is just for you.. For People with Advanced MS.. If you or someone close to you is living with MS that has progressed significantly, we have.. information just for you.. about treatment options, helpful resources, life planning tools and strategies, and caregiver issues.. For Everyone Living with MS.. Healthy Living with MS.. Yes you can be healthy even if you have MS.. Here is important information about preventive healthcare and the role of exercise, diet, stress management, and other complementary and alternative strategies in optimizing your general health.. You will also find information about sexuality, intimacy, and pregnancy, as well as tips for keeping your life full, active, ... strategies for maintaining your place in the workforce.. Managing Insurance and Money Matters.. Maintaining financial security is a high priority for people living with an unpredictable disease.. Check out ways to get and keep health insurance, learn important facts about life and disability insurance, and get tips on sound financial planning.. Promoting Function, Independence, and Mobility.. MS symptoms can make everyday activities more challenging but an endless array of mobility aids, adaptive strategies, and environmental modifications are available to help you stay mobile, productive, and independent at home and at work.. The world of assistive technology is at your fingertips.. Managing MS is an ongoing process, beginning with the very first symptoms and continuing throughout the disease course.. It s never too soon or too late to think about how to access high quality care.. Knowing what to look for, where to find it, and how to work effectively with your doctor and other health professionals is essential to your health and quality of life.. learn more.. New Oral Therapy Approved by FDA.. The FDA recently approved.. dimethyl fumarate (formerly called BG-12) brand name Tecfidera.. the third oral disease-modifying therapy for relapsing forms of MS.. Read About Others Living with MS.. Learn about others whose lives are affected by multiple sclerosis.. You'll be amazed how many ways there are to join the movement!.. read their stories.. Programs and Services.. Contact an MS Navigator to learn more about local programs on education, healthy living, and support..
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Title: Research : National MS Society Descriptive info: About Our Research Programs.. Stop.. Restore.. End.. Research News.. Research Progress.. Clinical Trials.. Researchers Need You.. For Researchers.. Raising $250 million for.. MS research.. Become an MS Research Champion.. NOW Brochure.. (.. 2012 Research Progress Toward Stopping MS, Restoring Function, and Ending MS.. The complexity of MS necessitates a holistic approach when it comes to research a comprehensive strategy that can propel knowledge, better treatments, health care policies, and new disease management therapies forward, faster.. We are a driving force of MS research and treatment to stop disease progression, restore function, and end MS forever.. The National MS Society supports and funds research activities spanning ALL research stages, including early discovery research, translational research that brings promising ideas forward into actual therapeutic solutions for testing, and clinical trials.. Our unique approach drives the pursuit of all promising avenues that can impact those living with multiple sclerosis.. We drive progress through a comprehensive approach to research review and funding, including ... and Drug Administration on April 1-2 to discuss steps needed to “qualify” a new measure of MS disability that will be recognized by the FDA and the European Medicines Agency to speed new therapies for MS, particularly progressive forms of the disease.. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has committed another $18 million to support up to 65 new MS research projects.. These new awards are part of a comprehensive research strategy aimed at stopping MS, restoring function that has been lost, and ending the disease forever.. Summary: Researchers at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland are looking to recruit 80 people with secondary-progressive Multiple Sclerosis (secondary-progressive MS) to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of rituximab.. Rituximab is an experimental drug for treating MS.. In this study it will be given intravenously and directly into the cerebrospinal fluid by lumbar puncture (“spinal tap”).. The study is funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.. more research news..
Title: Get Involved : National MS Society Descriptive info: Volunteer.. Take Action.. MS Activist Toolkit.. Become a Member.. Corporate Support.. Whether your contribution is time, skills, funds, or ideas, it can make all the difference.. Learn more about Walk MS events.. Fundraising Events.. Bike MS.. Are you up for the challenge? And ready for the ride of your life? With more than 100 unique rides across the nation, you can find the ride that's just right for you.. These fully supported rides not only connect you to more than 100,000 other riders but also to a growing movement to end multiple sclerosis.. Walk MS.. Walk MS is a simple, but incredibly powerful way for you to share in the hope for the future.. Walk MS is our rallying point, a place and time for us to stand together and to be together.. There are nearly 600 MS walks join the Walk MS in your community.. Challenge Walk.. Accept the challenge to walk 30-50 miles over 2 to 3 days, at any of our nine Challenge Walks across the nation.. MuckFest MS.. Whether you participate with a team, or fulfill a personal goal, you ll have a blast tackling this five mile challenge course featuring water, mud, and muck.. Do It Yourself Fundraising.. To support how you choose to be in the MS movement, we re here to help you do it your way with Do It Yourself Fundraising! This is an opportunity for people from across the country with a deep commitment to the MS cause to ... Action through Activism.. Sign up to be an MS activist.. Help turn MS issues into national priorities.. Call on public officials to make changes that benefit people living with MS.. Thousands are getting involved.. Many are individuals who live with MS.. Some are friends and family members.. And many simply recognize their passion and ability to make a difference.. Watch the '.. You can be an MS Activist.. ' video to learn more.. Living with MS means the road to wellness is more than treatment of the disease.. Equally important are health and wellness strategies, a strong support network of family and friends, satisfying work and leisure activities, a meaningful place in the community, and adequate attention to one's inner self.. The National MS Society offers a variety of programs and services to help you meet those needs.. Involve your company and colleagues.. Join the hundreds of companies that have partnered with the National MS Society through corporate teams, sponsorship, and outright giving.. Buy and Sell.. There are easy ways to purchase and sell with a purpose.. Visit one of the National MS Society marketplaces to help create a world free of MS.. Society Store.. Increase awareness and show your support for the MS movement! Choose from Society apparel, jewelry and accessories.. Community Marketplace.. Buy and sell all types of items and services, with a percentage of proceeds going back to the Society.. This co-venture with MissionFish.. org, a nonprofit eBay partner, will simultaneously list all items on eBay..