More About MS 2023

Managing Invisible Symptoms | June 2, 2023

5th Annual More About MS Patient Program

Can Do MS Mission

Can Do Multiple Sclerosis delivers health and wellness education programs to help families living with MS thrive.

More about MS: Taking Charge of Your MS Care for Optimal Disease & Symptom Management

“More About MS: Taking Charge of Your MS Care” will be an educational program for all those affected by MS (patients, families, support partners). The program will take place during the CMSC Annual Meeting in June 2023. The program, in its fifth year, was developed to provide access to MS focused health care providers who will discuss up to date information and to provide a forum for people with MS and their support partners to connect with and learn from others experiencing similar issues. The 2023 program will build on the successful past More About MS programs, and will include informative discussions, interactive activities, and opportunities to connect with others. To maximize attendance, this program will be available for both in-person and online participation. The program will be archived for additional on-demand viewing.


10:30 – 11:00 am Registration

11:00 – 12::00 pm –Welcome (In-person only)
Exhibit Tables Open
Lunch will be served

12::00 – 12:15 pm – Begin (Start of virtual program)
Mindful Moment
Megan R. Weigel, DNP, ARNP-C, MSCN
Which invisible symptoms cause you the most challenges?
Stephanie Buxhoeveden, MSCN,MSN, FNP-BC

12:15 – 1:15 pm – Learn (Panel)
Information & Strategies – Include Polling and Q&A
Managing Invisible Symptoms – Fatigue / Pain / Mood / Cognition
Randall T. Schapiro, MD, FAAN; Kathleen Costello, MS, CRNP; Rosalind Kalb, PhD; Mandy Rohrig, PT, DPT, MSCS

1:15 – 1:45 pm –Practice
Make Use of a Moment
Video (compilation of shorts) and Live Demonstrations
Mandy Rohrig, PT, DPT, MSCS: Rosalind Kalb, PhD; Stephanie Nolan, OTR/L; Megan R. Weigel, DNP, ARNP-C, MSCN

1:45 – 2:00 pm – Q&A
Your Questions Answered
(End of virtual program)

2:00 – 2:30 pm – Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm – Activate (In-person only)
Workshops (choose one)
How to Create and Work with Your Healthcare Team
Stephanie Buxhoeveden, MSCN, MSN, FNP-BC, Stephanie Nolan, OTR/L
How to Navigate the DMT Maze
Randall T. Schapiro, MD, FAAN; Kathleen Costello, MS, CRNP
Staying Active Together
Mandy Rohrig, PT, DPT, MSCS; Megan R. Weigel, DNP, ARNP-C, MSCN
How to Thrive and Survive as a Support Partner
Rosalind Kalb, PhD

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Move forward
Key takeaways

3:45 – 4:30 pm – Meet the Healthcare Team
Meet the Healthcare Team: Happy Hour & Mingle with Members of the Healthcare Team

Exhibit Opportunities – $1,500

Field reps are encouraged to take advantage of the exhibit/display opportunity at the program to interact with people living with or affected by MS. Company representatives can interact with program participants during registration, breaks, community meal, and after the program.

Exhibit Logistics:

  • Reps are expected to arrive & set up between 8:30-10:30am on 6/2. Exhibits must bedismantled between 4:30-6:40 pm on 6/2.
  • One 6’ table and 2 chairs provided for two representatives to display literature and swagitems


Kirsten Kiefer, Director of Development
[email protected]