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News from the forefront of research on multiple sclerosis treatment is the focus of free community education meeting on May 24 (6:30-8:30 pm). Individuals, families and caregivers throughout northeast Indiana who are impacted by multiple sclerosis are encouraged to attend this meeting, which will be held in the Classic Ballroom, Room 126, of Walb Student Union on the campus of IU School of Medicine–Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. in Fort Wayne. The event is sponsored by the Anna Yoder MS Fund at Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne, which supports MS research, education and outreach services for the nearly 7,000 people in northeast Indiana living with multiple sclerosis. Light refreshments will be served.
The evening includes three presenters:
- Ajay Gupta, MD, Fort Wayne neurologist, MS specialist and IU School of Medicine adjunct faculty member, will speak on “MS Treatment Advancements,” including the recently approved Ocrevus, the first drug for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
- Jimmy Yen, PhD, lead multiple sclerosis researcher at IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne, will present updates on MS research at the medical school in his talk, “Notes form the Lab: the Pursuit of Hope.”
- Tina Acosta, Turnstone’s director of program outreach, will share information about programs and services to enhance the lives of people with multiple sclerosis in her presentation, “Creating Possibilities for People with MS.”
RSVP by May 19 by emailing Jennifer Boen, director of the Anna Yoder MS Fund, or calling 260-481-0577.
The Anna Yoder MS Fund, founded in 2013 through the estate gift of Florabelle Yoder, is the only entity exclusively serving people in northeast Indiana impacted by multiple sclerosis. A fund of the Indiana University Foundation, the Anna Yoder MS Fund is administered by IU School of Medicine–Fort Wayne.
For questions regarding medical research, educational programming or clinical care at IU School of Medicine or to schedule a tour, photo shoot or interview with IU School of Medicine faculty for medical education or research expertise, please contact the Office of Strategic Communications.