University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Aaron Field, MD, PhD, will talk about multiple sclerosis (MS) research during a free event presented by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter. The presentation will take place on Saturday, September 28, 9-11 a.m. at the Zoofari Conference Center, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee.
Dr. Field is an associate professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and Director of the Clinical Neuroradiology Fellowship Program for UW medical students. A world renowned expert in MRI scans, he is developing new methods to increase the sensitivity of scans to detect MS.
Anyone interested in attending can register online at wisMS.org or by calling 262-369-4400 (or 800-242-3358) by September 26.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.1 million people worldwide. More than 10,000 children, women and men have been diagnosed in Wisconsin, believed to be one of the higher prevalence rates in the nation.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2012 alone, the Society invested $43 million to support 350 research projects around the world while providing programs and services that assisted more than one million people. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at www.wisMS.org or by calling 262-369-4400 or 800-242-3358.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867 (1-800-FIGHT-MS).