Free MS Education Event at IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM

April 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Location: Med school located on the IPFW campus, near Rhinehart Music Center

Phone: (260) 481-0577

Email: boenjl@ipfw.edu

Event Description

March 27, 2015 Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 8:21 AM EDT

A free community education event on multiple sclerosis is scheduled on two evenings for individuals and their caregivers or family members. Sponsored by the Anna Yoder MS Fund at the IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne (IUSM-FW), attendees have a choice of sessions:

*6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 9

OR *6-9 p.m., Thursday, April 16

Both meetings will be held at the med school located on the IPFW campus, near Rhinehart Music Center. Park in parking garage No. 3. RSVP by noon Friday, April 3, at 481-0577 or at boenjl@ipfw.edu. Limited seating available.

Featured speakers include: Dr. Jimmy Yen, lead MS researcher at the medical school, who will discuss his research on the effects of a form of omega 3 fatty acid on the inflammatory process in MS; IPFW student Katrina Johnson will share about her dietary approach to treating MS; simple, at-home exercises for people with MS will be demonstrated by Indiana Physical Therapy (IPT) therapists; and information on community resources for people with MS will be shared. A light supper will be served, thanks to support from IPT.

The Anna Yoder MS Fund provides research, education and outreach services to people in northeast Indiana impacted by MS. For more info, visit www.YoderMS.iu.edu.

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