Friday, January 24, 2014

MS Activist to speak out about clinical trials

MS Activist Jonathan Sari just let me know that he will be speaking about the importance of clinical trials at an upcoming panel. His participation reminds me of the many ways that people with MS can be activists even when they aren't speaking to elected officials. Spreading awareness and encouraging others to take action are vital steps in strengthening the MS movement and I applaud Jonathan for his efforts.

His panel, to be held the evening of January 30th at Seattle's Town Hall, also features MS researcher Dr. Mariko Kita of Virginia Mason. For more information and registration information, visit this page.

Participation in clinical trials is incredibly important to help move MS research forward. Clinical trials often need hundreds of patients willing to see if new treatments are safe and effective. To facilitate this effort, the Society maintains a database of clinical trials that are recruiting people with MS. To learn more about these trials, visit this Society's webpage.

Jonathan will be joining us in Olympia this year to speak to legislators at our annual Day of Activism on February 5. If you see him there, be sure to ask about his participation on the panel. And don't forget - it's not too late to register for the Day of Activism!

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