Conference for MS Patients & their Families in Tel Aviv

Marking the International Multiple Sclerosis DayThe Israel Multiple Sclerosis Society are happy to invite you to the Conference for MS Patients & their Families in Tel Aviv8 may.2018The conference is offered as a public service courtesy of Merck & CompanyThe service is provided impartially, with no impact on the conference’s contentRenaissance Hotel, Tel Aviv 
8:45 – 9:50Arrival - Refreshments
9:50 – 10:00Opening remarks  Janine Vosburgh - Executive Director and Director of Social Services  
10:00 – 11:00Lecture: A secret… Why? A discussion about  illness  within the familyNot only within the family - when a person is diagnosed with an illness, it also impacts his or her immediate family. Often, the initial inclination is to keep the diagnosis a secret, but such a reaction results in emotional difficulties – for both the person diagnosed and the people around him/her. What should we tell the children? Should the diagnosis be shared with elderly parents? Who else should know and how should it be related?Eran Berkovitz, a medical psychology specialist, director of the MS community on Camoni website.
11:00 – 11:15Q & A
11:15 – 12:00sharing life stories by members of the Society
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch served in Hotel's restaurant
14:15 – 15:15Lecture: A shot of energy for lifeGuy Mizrachi – Dr. Enthusiasm a man of the sea, of processes and a people person. Guy has extensive experience in managerial and organizational consultancy for a global firm, and a passion for education expressed in managing projects aimed at changing education in Israel, with a focus on inclusion. Guy has a BA in psychology, is a group facilitator, and is the founder of Touch the Pita – that developed and now offers a model for the improving attainment of goals through positive behaviors and actions, a model that is a refined version based on the IDF's training for special units.Guy loves: social change, solving challenges, young people and good hummus.
15:15 – 16:00Lecture: Treatments to improve everyday symptoms of Multiple SclerosisDr. F. Petro – Senior Neurologist at the Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Hadassah Medical Center
16:00 – 16:15Q & A
16:15 – 17:00Lecture: New treatments and research directions in Multiple SclerosisProf. D. KarussisHead of the Multiple Center Sclerosis at Hadassah Medical Center, Deputy Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the Israel MS Society.
17:00 – 17:15Q & A
17:15Refreshments and distribution of gift packages
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