While having more than a dozen FDA-approved treatments for relapsing MS is very encouraging, learning about the therapies and knowing what questions to ask your doctor can be very challenging. Because of this, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) created its S.E.A.R.C.H.™ initiative several years ago and recently updated the program with a new booklet, workbook and now an upcoming live webinar!
Designed as a memory aid, the S.E.A.R.C.H.™ acronym represents six key areas that should be considered when “searching” for the most appropriate MS treatment. We invite you to register for our free, live webinar, How to S.E.A.R.C.H.™ for the Right MS Therapy for You!, on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm Eastern.
In this live, one-hour webinar, MS expert Dr. Carrie Hersh will:
Review the current landscape of MS therapies and those on the horizon
Discuss the importance of having a good doctor-patient relationship
Explain the S.E.A.R.C.H.™ acronym and how it helps people remember the six key topics to discuss with their physician when deciding on a treatment
Provide effective strategies for staying on treatment
Following the presentation, participants can engage in a Q & A session with Dr. Hersh from questions submitted through the S.E.A.R.C.H.™ webinar’s live chat feature. For more information about the S.E.A.R.C.H.™ initiative, please visit our website.
This webinar, along with other recently updated S.E.A.R.C.H.™ materials, has been made possible with support from EMD Serono and Sanofi Genzyme. MSAA is solely responsible for the development of S.E.A.R.C.H.™ and its content.
Don’t forget to sign up and attend MSAA’s live webinar, “The New Insurance Marketplace and MS” tomorrow evening 11/19 from 8PM – 9PM EST. The webinar provides the ins and outs of the Marketplace, explaining everything from common insurance terms down to MS specific policy pitfalls. So, register today and come find out what the insurance Marketplace means for you.
MSAA is proud to announce that a 2012 APEX Award for Publication Excellence has been given to our online video webinar, “How to S.E.A.R.C.H.™ for the Right MS Therapy for You!” This is the first APEX Award MSAA has received in the category of webinars and the eighth APEX Award received overall. This year’s APEX award competition drew approximately 3,400 entries across a range of 11 categories.
“The recognition of being named an APEX Award winner demonstrates the excellent work of our staff and Dr. Corey Ford,” states MSAA President and CEO Doug Franklin. “It is also a great testament to the high quality of the programs offered by MSAA.”
MSAA’s S.E.A.R.C.H. program encourages individuals to take an active decision-making role in managing their MS and selecting a disease-modifying therapy. Presented by MSAA’s Healthcare Advisory Council Member Corey Ford, MD, PhD, the one-hour on-demand video provides an update on current and emerging MS therapies and explains how the S.E.A.R.C.H. acronym helps organize six key questions to ask one’s healthcare team when deciding on a therapy.
S.E.A.R.C.H stands for:
S. = Safety
E. = Effectiveness
A. = Affordability
R. = Risks
C. = Convenience
H. = Health Outcomes (overall wellness and quality of life)
We invite you to learn more about our S.E.A.R.C.H. program and view this award-winning webinar at the following link: