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Two new presentations available about employment and MS 


There are two new audio presentations available about employment and MS. The presentations were delivered by the chapter's Employment Services Manager Christina Forster, MA, CRC at the University of Pittsburgh on December 12, 2012.

The first presentation focuses on
"Understanding Multiple Sclerosis and the Challenges of Employment for Professionals". The topic of the second presentation is "Understanding Employment Concerns for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis". Click here to access the presentations.  
Upcoming programs for you and your family


January 28 - Montgomery County Outreach Day

Members of our services team will be at Moss Rehab at Einstein Medical Center in Montgomery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, January 28. You are invited to sit down one-on-one to talk about how we can help you overcome the daily challenges of living with MS. To schedule an appointment during this time, please call Karen Sheppard at (215) 271-1500. Appointments are limited, so please call as soon as possible. Click here for more details.

January 30 - Is it Time? Deciding to Change Careers or Stop Working

This is the second in a series of six teleconferences focusing on employment and MS. Working with MS is possible, but can be challenging at times. What do you do if working, or working in your field, is no longer an option? How do you know when it's time to stop or make a change? Join us from the comfort of your own home to learn from a counseling professional about what to consider when having to make this important decision. Click here for more details and to register. 

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Make your mark in 2013
There are so many ways to make your mark against MS in 2013. Register for one of our upcoming fundraising events and start raising funds and spreading awareness about MS today:

You can also create your own community fundraiser, volunteer your time, become an MS activist or make a donation. In whatever way you choose, thank you for being a part of the movement to create a world free of MS.

NJ Advocacy Survey: We Want to Hear From You


CheckmarkWe are currently collecting information from people impacted by multiple sclerosis in New Jersey. This information will be used to help the NJ Government Relations Committee in making decisions about which issues to work on in the upcoming year. If you live in New Jersey and are living with MS, have a friend or family member living with MS, or volunteer for the Society, please take a few moments to complete the survey.


If you require any assistance in completing the survey, please contact Karen Mariner.
In the news

A team of researchers scanned the eyes of a group of people with MS over nearly two years, and also did MRI scans and regular clinical exams. The researchers, from Johns Hopkins University and other institutions across the country, found that thinning of the back layer of the eye may represent a window to global damage occurring in the nervous system, and suggest that this tool may be useful for tracking nerve protection in clinical trials involving people with MS. The study, by John Ratchford, MD, Peter Calabresi, MD, and colleagues, was funded in part by the National MS Society's Promise: 2010 Nervous System Repair and Protection initiative. It was published in the January 2013 issue of Neurology
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