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Old 10-22-2019, 12:33 PM
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Default WEBINAR: MS Research Mythbusting (OCT 29)

MS Research Mythbusting Webinar
Date:
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

While multiple sclerosis affects all races and ethnicities, minority populations may bear an unequal burden from the disease, including a higher risk of aggressive disease and disability. However, minority populations are severely underrepresented in scientific research. In fact, recent studies show that African Americans make up more than 13 percent of the U.S. population but only 5 percent of clinical trial participants and Hispanics, who make up 16 percent of the population account for only 1 percent of research participants.

To help raise awareness and address the misconceptions people often have about research participation in MS, MSAA invites you to register for our live national webinar, MS Research Mythbusting, on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:00 PM Eastern. Presented in partnership with the Accelerated Cure Project (ACP), MS expert neurologist Mitzi Joi Williams, MD will address the role research plays in improving the health and well-being of people affected by MS, and the reasons why participation from minority populations is needed to develop treatments for all affected by the disease.

Following the presentation, participants are encouraged to ask their questions to Dr. Williams via a live chat feature on the webinar platform.

Register for this live webinar at: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/msnunmpdgter&eom

This program is made possible through educational grants from Genentech and Biogen.
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