Mask mandates have mostly ended, and bars, restaurants, public buildings, and other businesses no longer require proof of vaccination. It looks like the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Except for the fact that we're seeing cases of the latest COVID subvariant continue to rise in cities across the country and around the world. So, how do we navigate this post-pandemic world? And if you happen to be immunocompromised, how do you stay safe?
Joining me as she has throughout the pandemic, with an update including the steps you can take to stay safe as the world re-opens is Dr. Nancy Sicotte. Dr. Sicotte is a professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Sicotte also Chairs the National MS Society's National Medical Advisory Committee and she leads the MS Society's COVID-19 Advisory Group.
We're also talking about a workshop that brought together a group of global experts to weigh in on autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) as a viable treatment for MS.
We're sharing the details about an upcoming clinical trial that will test a myelin-restoring treatment for people with relapsing-remitting MS.
Evidence from multiple studies shows that members of the Black and Hispanic communities who live with MS can experience a more severe disease course and a higher disability burden. We'll share the details of a presentation from the Academy of American Neurology annual meeting that sheds new light on what may be driving these disparities.
And we'll tell you how you can register to participate in the National African-Americans with MS Registry.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
Welcome to the Next Normal! :22
ECTRIMS hosts an Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (aHSCT) workshop 1:45
FDA Approves clinical trial for a myelin-restoring treatment 6:04
New data may explain racial and ethnic disparities in MS disease severity and treatment 7:45
The National African Americans with MS Registry 10:13
Dr. Nancy Sicotte explains what people with MS need to know to stay safe as they re-enter a post-pandemic world 11:52
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National MS Society COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for People Living with MS
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RealTalk MS Episode 242
Guests: Dr. Nancy Sicotte
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS