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Florida’s HealthStreet Hosts National Conversation on Multiple Sclerosis

HealthStreet, a community engagement program at the University of Florida, is hosting a free national Our Community, Our Health town hall event on September 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT entitled “Multiple sclerosis: A revolution in the making.”

A panel of scientists and community members will discuss breakthroughs related to disease management, how to reduce health disparities among underrepresented populations, and resources for patients and caregivers.

The event can be viewed September 27 via livestream.

Our Community, Our Health is a series of conversations between researchers and community members from across the country. HealthStreet is supported by the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, the UF College of Medicine and the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Panelists include:

·        Dr. Lilyana Amezcua, associate professor of clinical neurology at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine

·        Dr. Brad E. Hoffman, assistant professor in the departments of pediatrics and neuroscience at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine

·        Ms. Sarah Kurtz, manager of healthcare provider engagement at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

·        Moderator: Dr. Tirisham Gyang, assistant clinical professor and division chief for MS at the University of Florida’s department of neurology.

Visit the HealthStreet website for more information.