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FREE Webinar: Multiple Sclerosis and Work: Individual Factors Impacting Employment Status

Date: July 26, 2018
Location: Online


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Program Summary:

​It is well appreciated that there is a high rate of unemployment in MS, with rates ranging from 24% to 80%. This is in stark contrast to the fact that 90% to 96% of individuals with MS are employed prior to their diagnosis. But, perhaps more striking is that the highest rates of unemployment are seen within the first 5 to 10 years following diagnosis. Given what we know about the negative physical and mental health consequences following unemployment and the benefits of being employed, it is imperative that we assist individuals with MS in staying employed and early intervention appears most warranted.
 
In this program, you will learn:

  • More about the disease and person-specific factors that contribute to work difficulties for individuals with MS
  • About the physical and mental health outcomes associated with unemployment in the general population and among those with MS
  • More about what you can do to help stay in the workforce
 
Presenter:
Lauren Strober, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Laboratory at Kessler Foundation​
 
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (PDT)
 
Registration Fee: FREE!
 
 
 
 
CPD hours
Competency
1.0 • Health, Wellness and Safe Workplace