Tweet Chat on MS Awareness Scheduled for March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021
Marco Meglio
Marco Meglio

Marco Meglio, Associate Editor for NeurologyLive, has been with the team since October 2019. Follow him on Twitter @marcomeglio1 or email him at mmeglio@neurologylive.com

Join NeurologyLive and Barry Singer, MD, on Twitter to discuss a number of topics regarding multiple sclerosis education and where the disease research is headed.

In the United States, nearly 1 million individuals are currently living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The ultimate cause of MS is unknown, although research suggests its autoimmune nature due to it leading to the body to attack myelin, or the fatty substance that acts as a protective cover to nerve fibers.

In MS, the communication problems between the brain and body can lead to major damage to the nerves, leaving patients with symptoms that can range from mild to debilitating. Some of the most common symptoms of MS include tiredness, weakness, pain, tingling and numbness, stiffness, muscle spasms, etc.

Diagnosing MS can be challenging because many of its symptoms overlap with those of other conditions. Additionally, more than twice as many women develop MS as men, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, join NeurologyLive for a tweet chat on MS Awareness in honor of MS Awareness Month, co-hosted by Barry Singer, MD. Singer is currently the director and founder of the MS Center for Innovations in Care and is also the host of the MS Living Well Podcast.

The questions that will be asked during the tweet chat are as follows:

1. What is the greatest unmet need for people living with MS?

2. Which aspect of multiple sclerosis research are you most excited about?

3. Which MS symptom is most in need of new treatment options?

4. What's your best advice to someone newly diagnosed with MS?

5. What lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to influence MS care?

6. How do you envision MS care changing in next 10 years?

The tweet chat will begin promptly on March 24, 2021 at 7PM EDT. Look out for the banner below indicating the chat is about to start. Questions will be posted by @Neurology_Live and retweeted by @drbarrysinger. To participate in the conversation, be sure to include #MSEdChat hashtag in your tweets to ensure that your responses appear in the tweet chat feed.

Ahead of the chat, be sure to follow the NeurologyLive and Barry Singer on Twitter so that you don’t miss any of the conversation:

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

REFERENCE
How many people are living with MS? National MS Society. https://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS/How-Many People#:~:text=Nearly%201%20million%20people%20are,by%20the%20National%20MS%20Society. Accessed March 23, 2021.