Education

We know how important it is to stay up-to-date with the latest information, advice and research in an easy and accessible way, so we have many tools in place to help keep people affected by multiple sclerosis informed on what matters most to them.  Our resources are easily accessed, whether it be over the phone, online, face-to-face or within someone’s local community.  

How do we provide this?

Featured service: MS Education Webinars - A How To Guide

 

bigstock-Webinar-Online-Internet-Websit-119391008-(1).jpgOur MS Client Education Webinars give people with multiple sclerosis, their friends, and family the opportunity to participate in a wide range of programs which are evidence-based, up-to-date and accurate. The saying, “Knowledge is Power” is extremely relevant for people diagnosed with a chronic illness. It’s our aim to make information available in various forms and with flexibility. We utilise online technology as this has broad reach for both metropolitan and regional areas, and it’s more cost effective — meaning we can run more programs.
 
A webinar is a presentation that is transmitted over the internet (web). To participate in the webinar, you need a computer or lap top connected to the internet (a tablet or iPhone / smart phone is also suitable). You don’t need a webcam or microphone to participate but a headset may improve your audio experience. If you don’t have WIFI and rely on mobile data for your internet streaming a one-hour webinar will use about 700 megabits (MB). You will use approximately the same amount of data to watch a recording from our webinar library. If you would like to find out more about how a webinar works and what it looks like, please check out this YouTube video.
 
Webinars are fun, easy and can be accessed from the comfort of your home. Or you might like to participate from your local library, your local MS Office, via an internet café, or wherever there is an internet connection! We endeavour to make all our webinars interactive so you have the opportunity to participate by asking questions and partaking in polls throughout the sessions. Here is some feedback from attendees about our webinars: 

“Tremendous and extremely valuable presentation”
 
“Thank you so much for this webinar. I found it really helpful”
 
“Today was my first webinar and I thought it was very well done. Very informative and a comfy space to listen and ask open questions openly and freely.“

 
The Education team sends out a monthly email with all the webinars coming up for the following month. All you need to do is click on the link to register, complete a few details and then you’ll receive a confirmation email which includes the link to use at the time of the program. If you would like to receive these emails just get in touch with MS Connect via free call 1800 042 138, web chat, online enquiry form or email msconnect@ms.org.au
 
Places in webinars are limited so please let us know if you have registered for a webinar and are then unable to attend as this allows someone else to take your place. And remember, all our webinars are recorded and available on our website. You can check out the recordings in our webinar library here.

Whether you are recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or have been living with the disease for some time, we hope there is a topic of interest to you. Some of the topics we offer include:

Learn about multiple sclerosis Live well with multiple sclerosis
Medication update Managing fatigue
Get active with multiple sclerosis Sleep well
Bladder and bowel changes in multiple sclerosis Working with multiple sclerosis
Thinking & memory in multiple sclerosis Research updates
Understanding superannuation Financial information
Conversations with Centrelink Coping with the heat
Sexuality & intimacy  


For more information about our upcoming webinars, please check out our upcoming events.   
 
We look forward to ‘seeing’ you online at one of our webinars soon.

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