120 minutes including a Q&A
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
• Review the roles of genetics and the immune system in who gets MS
• Review risk factors and role of geographic location.
• Discuss the disease course, clinical presentation, progression and treatment of a) Clinically Isolated Syndrom (CIS) and b) Relapsing Remitting MS (RRMS)
• Discuss the disease course, clinical presentation, progression and treatment of c) Secondary Progressive MS (SPMS) and d) Primary Progressive MS (PPMS)
• Discuss the research outcomes on alternative therapies for MS
• Discuss future research trends for Multiple Sclerosis
Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 90,000 Canadians living with the disease, 75% of which, are women. On average, 12 Canadians are diagnosed with MS everyday. The prevalence rate for Alberta is among the highest reported in the world indicating that the province appears to be an excess risk area relative to other global locations. Join Barb for a 2-hour update on the pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis, the role of genetics. geographic location, risk factors, and the role of the immune system. Four specific disease courses of MS will be : Clinically Isolated Syndrome [CIS]), Relapsing-Remitting MS [RRMS], Secondary Progressive MS [SPMS], and Primary Progressive MS [PPMS] will be described and discussed as to their clinical presentation and progression, and the various treatment modalities for each type. Barb will also discuss future research trends as well as the use of alternative therapies and whether or not they have been shown to be effective.
Who Should Attend?:
• Nurses & Health Care Professionals in Rehabilitation and Direct Care Settings who work with MS patients/clients
• Nurse Practitioners, Medical Surgical Nurses, Geriatric Nurses, Home Care Nurses & Transition Coordinators
• Staff in Selected Ambulatory Clinics; MS Clinics and primary care
• Pharmacists, PT’s, OT’s, RT’s
• Occupational Health Nurses, Tele-Health Managers, Educators
Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
Barb Bancroft is a widely acclaimed nursing teacher who has taught courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. Also certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. Barb is known for her extensive knowledge of pathophysiology and as one of the most dynamic nursing speakers in North America today. Delivering her material with equal parts of evidence based practise, practical application, and humour, she has taught numerous seminars on clinical and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals, including the Association for Practitioners for Infection Control, The Emergency Nurses’ Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and more.