2018 Symposium Speaker Presentations

Friday, October 19, 2018

21st Annual Tisch MS Research Center Patient Education Symposium Speaker Presentations


Thank you to all who attended the 2018 Symposium. We are pleased to share some of the slides that were presented by this year's speakers.

Being in Harmony & Research Update by Saud A.Sadiq, MD, FAAN

Dr. Sadiq began this year's event with some thoughts on being in harmony and how stress and worrying about things that are not in our control impact our well-being. This following slide helps illustrate that. Dr. Sadiq also presented a research update and discussed the latest experiments taking place in the Tisch MS Lab. Due to the fact, this work is not yet published, we are unable to make these slides available on social media for public viewing. For more information on the investigations taking place at Tisch MSRCNY, please visit the research section of our website: www.tischms.org/research 


Symptom Management by Whitney Mallis, RN, BSN

Whitney Mallis spoke about symptom management for MS and illustrated an effective way of managing these symptoms with the goal of improving quality of life.

Click here to view her slides.


Physical Therapy Devices and Smart Technology by Stephen Kanter, PT, DPT, ATC

Dr. Kanter discussed traditional physical therapy devices and smart technology options for people with MS to improve safe and independent function.

Click here to view his slides.



Mindfulness by Cristina Dorazio, PhD

Our guest speaker Dr. Dorazio discussed Mindfulness and the health benefits of incorporating a mindfulness practice into your everyday life. She even demonstrated diaphragmatic breathing and the “HA breath!” for the audience.Click here to view her slides.

Pharmacological Treatments by James Stark, MD 

Dr. Stark took us on a journey of pharmacological treatments. He discussed how the history of treating MS has led us to the ways we currently manage the disease, and where we are headed in the future.

Click here to view the slide depicting how drugs have evolved over time.


Treatment of Progressive Disease by Armistead Williams III, MD

Dr. Williams joined us to speak about the treatment of progressive disease. He discussed new ways of managing and treating progressive MS and the impact of comprehensive MS care.

Click here to view his slides.

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