Today — and every day this week — the RealTalk MS podcast is coming to you from the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Canada, where the International Progressive MS Alliance is holding its 3rd Scientific Congress. The theme of the event is Making a Difference Through Rehabilitation & Symptom Management.
The first day of the Scientific Congress featured amazing presentations, insightful panel discussions, world-renowned MS researchers, and even a couple of robots! Topics included how brain rehabilitation techniques for people who have suffered a stroke might be translated into rehabilitation techniques for people living with progressive MS, some amazing insights that were gained through external brain stimulation for managing depression, PTSD, and other mental health issues, and how socially assistive robots can aid people living with progressive MS by picking up some of the caregiver burden.
The day featured a presentation and panel discussion all about understanding the perspectives of people living with progressive MS, there was a deep dive into how to best use exercise therapy for people living with progressive MS, and a presentation on cognitive rehabilitation.
And in this episode, we'll talk to Dr. Lisa Melton, the Head of Research for MS Research Australia, robotics engineer Shane Saunderson, and two MS researchers will walk us through their research studies.
We have a lot to talk about! And we're talking about it live from the International Progressive MS Alliance Scientific Congress in Toronto, Canada. So…are you ready for RealTalk MS?