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Environmental Factors: How to Influence the World Around You

Meeting Description:

We have learned that there are a number of environmental exposure factors that may have an impact on you and your MS.  Can Do MS' May webinar, Environmental Factors: How to Influence The World Around You, will discuss such topics as Vitamin D, smoking, diet, weight and exercise.  We will also discuss how this knowledge may change how you feel about having MS and your ability to control some factors.


Please join Pat Kennedy, Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner, and Licensed Independent Social Worker Deborah Miller, Ph.D.  There will be a question and answer period at the end of the presentation with our panel of experts. 

This comprehensive program will be archived on the Can Do MS website:  You will be able to watch it at your convenience if you’re unable to attend live. 

Date: Tue, May 14, 2013
Time: 08:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Melanie McKinney
 Presenter Information
Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN
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Pat Kennedy has been working in the field of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) since 1987.  Initially she worked as a nurse practitioner in a large comprehensive MS center and now works for Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, Edwards, CO, as a nurse educator for staff and community and Program Advisor for the organization. 


Pat sits on the Client Education Committee of the National MS Society.  She is President of the Board of the International Organization of MS Nurses and is certified as a Multiple Sclerosis Nurse. She serves on the editorial board for The International Journal of MS Care.   She has had the opportunity to speak about MS to people living with MS as well as professional audiences internationally and contributes to many publications and books.  She is the editor of a new book written by a multidisciplinary team of professionals who work as staff for Can Do MS.  The book is entitiled The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment, published by Demos Medical Publishing.

Deborah M. Miller, PhD, LISW
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Deborah M. Miller, Ph.D., LISW, is a member of the professional staff at The Mellen Center Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research of Cleveland Clinic.  She is also Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  Her PhD is from the Case Western Reserve University School of Applied Social Sciences.
A Master’s-prepared clinical social worker, Dr. Miller’s practice interests focus on marital and family adjustment to the consequences of multiple sclerosis (MS), and she has lectured nationally on these subjects. 

Her research focuses on health services research, including developing a health related quality of life assessment tool for adults and children with common neurological conditions.  Dr. Miller recently completed a study “Using the Internet to Improve Self-Management of Chronic Illness”.  She was also a member of the research team that developed and validated the Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Inventory.

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