The 2017 Research & Wellness Symposium

The Symposium was an educational and inspirational experience, featuring presentations from world renowned MS experts on the topics of Wellness and MS Research.

The 2017 Speaker Presentations

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Elissa “EJ” Levy

President and Founder, MS Hope for a Cure diagnosed with Secondary Progressive MS in 2002, and proud mother of Matilda

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Jack Antel, MD, FRCPC  

Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University Neuroimmunology / MS Program, Montreal Neurological Institute

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Leigh Elkins Charvet, PhD

Director of MS Research at NYU Langone MS Comprehensive Care Center, researching noninvasive brain stimulation for symptomatic management

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Tim Coetzee, Ph.D.

Chief Advocacy, Services and Research Officer, National MS Society and Scientific Steering Committee Member, International Progressive MS Alliance.

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Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN

Vice-President of Healthcare Access for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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J. Lamar Freed, Psy.D.

Clinical and geriatric psychologist, 1991 - 2015. Specialized in medical psychology with a focus on patients with MS.

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Stephen Krieger, MD

Attending Neurologist, Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS, Associate Professor and Director, Neurology Residency Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Kate Milliken

Founder of, an online platform that allows people living with MS to lay out their personal narratives based on how they feel.

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