Dave talks with John Blewonksi, CEO of Multiple Sclerosis  on World MS Day

Together they disuss

  • MS and its prevalence in Tasmania
  • theme for World MS Day which is invisible symptoms – the ‘invisible’ nature of the disease
  • how the disease affects more women than men
  • what is being done to support Tasmanians living with the disease.

 

Also today Multiple Sclerosis Society’s is launching the MS Sisterhood, a network of young successful women who want better community understanding of this challenging disease. Supporting the Day’s global theme of My Invisible MS, the MS Sisterhood will release online videos of themselves talking openly about their invisible symptoms and experiences for the first time, under the banner #MSsisterhood. Supporting this is a national symposium on May 30 in Newcastle where experts will discuss the latest approaches in managing MS. The National Symposium is being held in partnership with the University of Newcastle and NSW Health, and will be attended by people living with MS and their carers as well as health professionals and researchers. Key note speaker and available for interview is Prof. Jeannette Lechner-Scott, Neurology Department, John Hunter Hospital and a Conjoint Professor at the Hunter Institute.

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