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27 May 2024

I think I've got MS – what now?

Worried you have MS? If you have looked on the internet or had similar symptoms to someone you know with MS and are worried that you may have MS, this webinar is for you. In this pre-recorded discussion we talk to Dr Therese Burke, MS Nurse and researcher and answer the common questions people have when they are concerned they have MS. Following this, MS Nurse Jodi Haartsen will then be available to answer questions.

Presenter:

Dr Therese Burke AM is a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse (MSCN) and also Certified in Rare Neuroimmunological Disorders (CRND) such as NMOSD and MOGAD. She is currently an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Notre Dame, Australia, located in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Therese's PhD research delved into the lived experiences of people with MS, aiming to enhance their quality of life and healthcare. Her post-doctoral work expanded to examine the role of MS Nurses in Australasia, the concept of Surplus Suffering in MS, and the lived experience in specific MS scenarios. She remains committed to enriching the lives of those with MS by conducting inclusive research and educating healthcare professionals on their experiences.

Time:
5:30pm - 6:15pm AEST

28 May 2024

MS Management: It's not what you know, it's who you know

In the lead-up to World MS Day at MS Plus, we've been delving into the significance of the support network (the village) in MS management and the value of leveraging your connections. Join us for a live webinar featuring MS nurse practitioner, Jodi Haartsen, who draws from over 25 years of experience as part of many people's villages. Jodi reflects on who needs to be in your village and the roles they can play and gives you practical and offers practical advice on navigating complex systems. Learn how to assemble the team necessary for leading your best life.

Time:
12:30pm - 1:15pm AEST

13 June 2024

Men’s health: what every man should know

In celebration of Men’s Health Week, join us for a live webinar featuring Nurse Practitioner Luke Mitchell, and MS Nurse Michael Mortenson. Luke will cover essential men's health topics, including erectile dysfunction, mental health, heart health, and vital information for men with MS. Get practical advice to better understand and manage these crucial aspects of men's health. Questions can be asked without your name being shared, so don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and ask questions in a supportive environment.

Luke is a Men's Health Nurse Practitioner with a background in Sexual Health and Urology. He has a special interest in Men's sexual dysfunction, with an emphasis on holistic sexual rehabilitation following prostate cancer. Luke has previously conducted research into the impacts of body image on men's sexual behaviours. He is the current chair of the ANZUNS Sexual Health Special Interest Group, and is an active member of Healthy Male's Health Practitioner Advisory Board. He is currently working in private practice, and as a Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse in Melbourne. Michael is an MS Nurse with over 10 years working with people with MS, and is an MS Plus Nurse Advisor.

Time:
12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST

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