LEWISTON – The Maine Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, with Dr. Stephanie Carinci as host will present “Living with MS: Realistic Expectations of Treatment,” featuring Dr. T. Edward Collins, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Ramada Inn.

Collins will discuss combination therapies, when to discuss switching therapies and futuristic possibilities in MS treatments.

Collins specializes in multiple sclerosis. He is a member of the Maine Chapter’s board of trustees and Clinical Advisory Committee. Collins has been appointed to the National Council of Clinical Advisory Chairs, a subcommittee of the Medical Advisory Board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Carinci is a neurologist at Neurology Associates, Lewiston.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system that is most often diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 50. Symptoms range from blurred vision, numbness in an arm or leg, to total paralysis. While there are treatments to slow the progression of the disease, there is no cure.

The program is being made possible through an educational grant from Serono. To register or to find out more information about multiple sclerosis, call 1-800-639-1330 or log onto the Web at www.msmaine.org.

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