I've always believed that the things people affected by MS want most — things like access to quality healthcare, affordable prescription medications, and funding for MS research — are all functions of public policy. The people who decide whether we get those things are our elected officials at both the state and federal level. That's why advocacy is a priority.
The National MS Society's Public Policy Conference is taking place on March 7th. Joining me with a preview of what we can expect to see and hear at this year's conference, as well as how you can register to participate, is the MS Society's Executive Vice-President of Advocacy and Healthcare Access, Bari Talente.
Last week, the America's Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis convened the 2022 ACTRIMS Forum, their annual research conference.
One of the highlights of the ACTRIMS Forum is the presentation of the Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research. This year's recipient of the Baranick Prize is Dr. Amit Bar-Or, who was recognized for his pioneering work in uncovering how the immune system drives MS and his cutting-edge research focusing on precision medicine to achieve long-term remission and, ultimately, prevent MS progression.
Dr. Bar-Or also joins me on this episode of the podcast to talk about his innovative work aimed at improving outcomes for people living with MS.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
Why talking about MS advocacy is so important :22
Greetings from the 2022 ACTRIMS Forum 1:47
My conversation with Dr. Amit Bar-Or 3:54
We're just days away from the PPC 12:43
Bari Talente discusses the value of MS advocacy and the legislative issues that we'll be talking about at the Public Policy Conference 13:19
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RealTalk MS Episode 235
Guests: Bari Talente and Dr. Amit Bar-Or
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, ACTRIMS2022, RealTalkMS