Register Today – MS and Pregnancy Webinar – 2021 Webinar Series

August 3, 2021

Join us to learn what the research is telling us about Multiple Sclerosis, pregnancy and women's health.

The New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust is pleased to announce the first event in its annual MS Research Webinar Series.

Multiple Sclerosis is increasingly becoming a condition that impacts young women and men. With the average age of diagnosis in NZ being mid 30s the question of family planning is often at the forefront of people’s minds.

Our first speaker in the series is a leader in research surrounding MS, pregnancy and women’s health. Dr Vilija G. Jokubaitis is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Neuroscience, Central Clinical School at Monash University. Vilija also leads an international Women’s Health, Pregnancy and Neonatal Outcomes Registry integrated in MSBase ( Driven by the passion to improve advice for women with MS and their neurologists much of her research has focussed on pregnancy and MS.

Vilija will present on 4 key areas of her work;

• MS and fertility

• Impacts of pregnancy on disease outcomes for women

• Pregnancy and neo-natal outcomes

• Tracking women’s health

This webinar will be of interest to all ages and genders looking to understand more about the impacts of MS on current and future generations and the importance of tracking women’s health. It will also be of interest to health professionals supporting people with MS.

Making MS Research more accessible

The NZ MS Research Trust is delighted to once again be bringing direct to your homes our webinar series: online and nationally available. We know that research makes a real difference to the outcomes for people with MS, and the Trust is committed to not only funding the research, but also updating our community on the latest developments. While the current climate makes the much-anticipated MS Research Day impossible, our new webinar series brings this research direct to your home.

Grab a coffee & head to your couch…. Simply click on the link to purchase your free ticket. And if you miss the session, a recording will be available to watch later.

Zoom details will be sent out 1 week before the event.

Questions for the speaker

You will be able to ask questions to at the end of each of the four sections in Vilija’s talk.

And don’t miss out on our other events:

We will be holding 2 more webinars in the winter series. To stay up to date with our work and upcoming events join our e-mailing list here.

The MS Research Trust: Why we are here

The goal of the MS Research Trust is to stimulate, co-ordinate and support New Zealand-based research into the cause, prevention, treatment, alleviation and cure of Multiple Sclerosis, and to disseminate research findings. We were established in 2015 with donations from MSNZ and the MS Auckland Trust, and we continue to seek donations to support the research being undertaken. The Trust:

• Collaborates with partners to fund research that helps people with MS;

• Informs people about research findings;

• Uses fact-based research findings to improve the lives of people with MS.

NZMSRT is funded by donations and bequests. If you would like to support the work of the trust please donate via Givealittle

If you’d prefer to donate directly, please go here for our bank account details.

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