This special episode of RealTalk MS is sponsored by EMD Serono and is only intended for a U.S. audience. EMD Serono is the healthcare business of Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in the United States and Canada.
In this special episode of RealTalk MS, Professor Alice Laroni and Rachel Horne join me to explore what happens at the time someone receives their MS diagnosis, What the conversation with their neurologist is like, what kind of information they receive, and where they might turn to learn more about their diagnosis.
We're also exploring what should be happening at the time of diagnosis and what needs to come next.
Professor Alice Laroni is a neurologist with over 19 years of experience providing clinical care to MS patients and more than 14 years of experience in neuroimmunological research. She is also an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Genova, in Italy.
Rachel Horne is a professional journalist with a focus on medical issues, as well as someone who's living with MS, herself. Rachel is a regular contributor to The MS Blog, and has also contributed to articles published in science journals including The BMJ, Annals of Neurology, and Neurology.
Both Professor Laroni and Ms. Horne are active members of the MS in the 21st Century initiative. MS21 is a Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, initiaitve involving healthcare professionals and patient advocates. To learn more about MS in the 21st Century, please visit www.msinthe21stcentury.com.