MS and Pregnancy Webinar – 2021 Webinar Series – Webinar 1

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

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.

The New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust was pleased to host this webinar with Dr Vilija G. Jokubaitis, one of the world’s leading researchers into MS, pregnancy, fertility and women’s health. Dr Jokubaitis is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Neuroscience, Central Clinical School at Monash University. She also leads an international Women’s Health, Pregnancy and Neonatal Outcomes Registry integrated in MSBase (www.msbase.org). Driven by the passion to improve advice for women with MS and their neurologists much of her research has focused on pregnancy and MS.

Dr Jokubaitis presents 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.

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