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We have had some very successfull events thanks to all those who helped and participated. This is just a sample of the kinds of things you can look forward to with MSA.

For a list of upcoming events please see the calendar.

  • Janice Baker RD, CDE joined us to discuss simple ways to improve overall health and resiliency through foods we already love. This program was so well-received by participants that we are determined to have Janice back again!

  • Dr. Enrique Alvarez joined us on Friday, February 12th, to speak exclusively to the MSASOCO and to answer our questions and concerns. A majority of us have been concerned about the Covid-19 pandemic and its vaccines. As a result, Dr. Alvarez tailored his lecture to address these concerns in particular. It was a wonderful lecture and we hope everyone gets a chance to view the video from the event. To see the video, click on the event title.

    Enrique Alvarez, MD/PhD, is an adult neurologist at the University of Colorado with a subspecialization in neuroimmunology. He is the medical director for outpatient neurology. He sees patients with autoimmune diseases affecting the central nervous system including multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, neurosarcoid, neurolupus, CNS vasculitis, post-infectious neurological syndromes, idiopathic optic neuritis and transverse myelitis at the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center at the University of Colorado Denver and at Denver Health Hospital. He is particularly interested in improving outcomes in patients with MS including using biomarkers to choose the best treatment options and clinical trials. He is the principle investigator on a number of clinical trials and clinical research studies involving promising therapies in the treatment of MS. He is director of the RMMSC biorepository where we collect blood, CSF and other biosamples in search of biomarkers in neuroimmunological disorders. Dr. Alvarez graduated from medical and the neuroscience graduate school through the medical scientist training program at the University of Colorado where he also did his internship year. He then completed his neurology residency and Neuroimmunology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis though a Sylvia Lawry fellowship from the National MS Society.

  • Everyone has questions about the CBD products now being used to treat Multiple Sclerosis. No one can answer them better than Brent and Brian Janaky, who founded Loyal Leaf to help their father, a long-time sufferer of MS. We were so pleased to have Brian Janaky join us on February 9th for a wonderful Q&A session on CBD oil, its uses and benefits, the considerations involved, and surprising differences between CBD companies and their products in this still emerging and volatile industry. If you missed the event, you will definitely want to view the video. To see it, click on this event's title.

  • Join Us For Bingo!
    Join Us For Bingo!

    Join us on February 5th for a lively hour of Bingo over Zoom! Let's laugh, compete and cheer each other on as we enjoy one of the greatest community game every invented! Sign up now so we can get your game supplies delivered to you by game-day.

  • Learn About MAVENCLAD
    Learn About MAVENCLAD

    Join us for one of three upcoming virtual learning events, presented by a healthcare provider. Learn about a portfolio of MS products that treat MS Patients with a range of disability, including MAVENCLAD, an oral treatment option. To register, call 1-877-969-1722, or visit MAVENCLAD.com

  • What's Next For MS?
    What's Next For MS?

    Join Christen Kutz of Neurological Associates of Colorado Springs for a virtual Zeposia Event. Hear about this one-daily pill for relapsing MS and get your questions addressed in a live Q&A session. Contact the MSA office to register, or call 1-844-409-3636. You can also register online at the link below.

  • Join us for this special, two-day crafting project as we assemble beautiful cornucopia works for Thanksgiving. Contact the office to reserve your spot now!

  • Part 2 of a 2-part series. Today's session: "Ooops, On The Floor, Time To Get Up." Patty demonstrates sound techniques for rising from the floor safely and easily.

  • Zeposia Online Event
    Zeposia Online Event

    Learn more about Zeposia, a treatment option for relapsing forms of MS, hosted by Valerie Hamilton. Contact MSASOCO to register or click on the link and enter Event Code 2511.

  • Effective Listening Strategies
    Effective Listening Strategies

    Attention all volunteers and family members: If you want to show you care about someone, you need to apply effective listening strategies. Mark your calendars and join us for this special Zoom-session with Pat. To receive a Zoom link, contact our office.

  • Part 1 of a 2-part series. Today's session: "Keep On Your Feet." Patty shares tips and tricks for maintaining your balance and preventing falls.

  • Learn about treating relapsing MS and primary progressive MS from Tamara Miller, MD, an MS Expert with Advanced Neurology of Colorado. Connect with others and discover why Ocrevus may be the right treatment for you. This is a virtual event, but space is limited and advanced registration is strongly recommended.

    Meeting ID: MF031309
    Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    Time: 6:15 PM Mountain

  • CSNA's final multi-disciplinary clinic with neurology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and social work assessments will be held on October 26th. Don't let this wonderful event slip by. Reserve your spot today!

  • Painting with Amy Brown
    Painting with Amy Brown

    Join Amy Brown for a special fall painting event conducted over Zoom. All the supplies participants need will be delivered to their homes! Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot soon by calling our offices at 719-633-4603.

  • Relapsing MS Webinar
    Relapsing MS Webinar

    GENZYME INVITES YOU TO A FREE LIVE WEBINARS WITH Q&A AND POLLING. Hosted by MS experts, these live webinars cover a variety of topics and give you a chance to keep learning from the safety of home. You’ll hear about relapsing MS and about an oral treatment option. One smart reason to join is a chance to get your questions answered. Plus, interactive polling lets you be part of the conversation and see what others are thinking. Click to register online.

    October 6th at 10:00am, with speaker Barry Hendin MD
    October 8th at 4:00pm, with speaker Ann Cabot, MD
    October 13th at 12 noon, with speaker Mary Ann Picone, MD
    October 14th at 4:00pm, with speaker James Winkley, MD
    October 20th at 4:00pm, with speaker Donald Negroski, MD

  • Christen F. Kutz, PHD, PA-C, provided an introduction to MS, following the interest and questions of the participants present.

  • Understanding Your MS
    Understanding Your MS

    Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) can leave you with a lot of questions. Understanding Your MS is a free educational webinar that covers a range of information from how MS affects your body to how to adapt your lifestyle to certain challenges. Presented by MS expert Dr. Christen Kutz, you’ll learn about the goals of disease-modifying therapies, the importance of monitoring disease activity, see how to partner with your healthcare team, and even hear from someone living with MS. This Zoom seminar took place on September 29, 2020. To receive information about it, or to request similar programs in the future, contact us at MSA for assistance by calling 719-633-4603 or emailing support@msasoco.org.

  • Relapsing MS Seminar
    Relapsing MS Seminar

    Genzyne Corp is hosting free live webinars in September on relapsing MS and oral treatment options. The webinars will include live question and answer sessions and polling. CLICK PHOTO TO LINK TO REGISTRATION PAGE. Webinar dates are as follows:

    9/10/2020 at 10:00am "Knowledge Is Power"
    9/17/2020 at 10:00am "You and Your MS Fingerprint"
    9/23/2020 at 3:00pm "My MS Pivot"
    9/29/2020 at 5:00pm "You and Your MS Fingerprint"

  • Our conversation with Dr. Murray offered a participants an amazing opportunity to get personal questions answered directly by one of the most knowledgeable MS specialists in America. This session received rave reviews, and we will be working to bring Dr. Murray back soon!

  • Dysphagia, a condition that makes swallowing difficult, is a problem faced by many people with MS. During this session, Kimberly Zerfas shares up-to-date information about the condition, including signs to look for, and methods for managing it.

  • CSNA is hosting multi-disciplinary clinics with neurology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and social work assessments. Contact 719-473-3272 to schedule.

  • It’s Time to Learn About MAVENCLAD
    In this engaging program presented by a healthcare provider, Tamara Miller, MD,Advanced Neurology of Colorado, you will learn about a portfolio of MS products that treat MS patients with a range of disability, including MAVENCLAD, an oral treatment option.

  • Hear from healthcare professionals and people living with relapsing MS at this webinar. You can also participate in an informative Q&A session and learn about relevant information to help you on your journey with relapsing MS. Topics include: Important Facts About Relapsing MS; Common Symptoms of Relapsing MS, What MRI Scans Show; TECFIDERA for relapsing MS. Register at TalkRMS.com or call 1-866-955-9999.  Be sure to enter your zip code to find the relapsing MS webinar in your area.

  • When you were first diagnosed, together you and your healthcare provider chose a relapsing MS treatment that was right for you at that time. But your needs may have changed since then. Join us online from your desktop or mobile device for our free live educational webinar called Knowledge Is Power . Watch, interact, and draw upon the experience you’ve gained from your MS journey to find a treatment that may meet your needs today. You’ll hear from an MS expert, plus learn about AUBAGIO, a once-daily pill for relapsing MS.

  • In this engaging program presented by Dr. Bowling, MD, PhD, Neurology Care, on Tuesday, June 30,202 at 12:00 pm you will learn about a portfolio of MS products that treat MS patients with a range of disability, including MAVENCLAD, an oral treatment option. Register today by visiting MAVENCLAD.com or call 1-877-969-1722.

  • Are you or someone you know fighting with relapsing MS? Are you currently taking Tysabri? If so, attending this educational program may be worthwhile. Educate yourself and connect with others who understand what you're going through at this free event sponsored by Biogen. Register today at TYSABRIEVENTS.COM or call 1-866-955-9999.

  • Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Interested in making a difference in the lives of others? Wondering how you can improve the quality of your life? Join us on Saturday, February 8th at 10am to learn about the exciting opportunities we have in our new 50+ Volunteer Program. Food and drinks will be provided. Call 719.633.4603 for more information!

  • Knowledge is power. And if you or someone you love is living with relapsing MS, chances are you’re always looking to learn more about the condition, treatment options, and hear from others living with this condition. To help you along your fact-finding journey, we’ve created Let’s Talk Relapsing MS. This free, engaging event features informative talks from MS experts and peers. And, at this upcoming talk we’ll also be discussing Biogen Support Services, the support services for patients from Biogen. We’ll provide an overview of the different services Biogen provides for both those living with relapsing MS and their care partners.

  • Join us on Friday, December 13, 2019 for our first annual Jazz Nite featuring Swingin' Sweeney and The Moldy Figs! Enjoy a night of fantastic jazz and swing music with door prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $12 pre-sale online or $15 at the door. Check-in will begin at 6:30 pm and the band will play from 7pm-9:30pm. You don't want to miss it!!

  • Meet Some of the Small Local Nonprofit Organizations Participating in the 2019 Give! Campaign While Sampling Some Delicious Free Bite-Size Desserts. We’ll Have Black Forest Chew Chew and Taco El Bueno Food Trucks Available So Pull Up a Seat, Have a Tasty Lunch While Enjoying Some Great Live Music and Do A Little Shopping at the Holiday Boutique. Visit with the Live Animals and Don't Forget to Enter to Win One of Door Prize Gift Baskets.

  • Relapses and disability are the most obvious signs of whether or not your MS is responding to treatment. But your relapsing MS could be progressing even if you don't have visible symptoms. That's why MRIs are so important. Join us for a live event to learn how MRIs are used to manage your relapsing MS and determine if your treatment is working. We'll also talk about a specific treatment option that may be worth considering. RSVP: call 1-877-895-1136 or visit reevaluateMS.com. Event Code: PEP-18413.

  • Join us as we celebrate 40 years of serving those with Multiple Sclerosis in our community. Learn about our history, services, programs and resources while enjoying our new office space. Light refreshments and hor d'oeuvres will be served.