Multiple System Atrophy Symposium – May 4, 2024

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Our Multiple System Atrophy Symposium featured seven main speakers -- Stanford's Dr. Mitchell Miglis and Dr. Jocelyn Jiao, Kaiser’s Dr. Elena Call and speech therapist Stevy Shadwick, UCSF’s physical therapist Dr. Erica Pitsch, and Brain Support Network’s Robin Riddle.  There was a panel moderated by Brain Support Network’s Candy Welch, including two active MSA caregivers, one former MSA caregiver, a person with MSA-C, and a person with MSA-P.  Plus there was a very short talk by Stanford researcher Dr. William Robinson.

The symposium was recorded.  And two or three writers with Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach are writing up their notes from the various presentations!  See the agenda.

Below, you will find:

The co-hosts -- Brain Support Network and Stanford's Movement Disorders Center -- thank the generosity of those who made the symposium possible:  our sponsor CurePSP, speakers, and panelists.  We also thank those who purchased "scholarship" tickets so that people in the MSA community with a financial need could attend.  

AUTONOMIC SYMPTOMS OVERVIEW


Mitchell Miglis, MD

Autonomic Disorders Specialist and Co-Director of the MSA Center of Excellence, Stanford

Slides

Video

Short Notes

MOTOR SYMPTOMS OVERVIEW


Elena Call, MD
Movement Disorders Specialist, Kaiser Santa Clara

Slides

Video

Notes - Coming Soon


NEURO-PALLIATIVE CARE OVERVIEW


Jocelyn Jiao, MD
Movement Disorders Specialist and Palliative Care Physician, Stanford

Slides

Video

Short Notes

SPEECH THERAPY


Stevy Shadwick, CCC, MS-SLP
Speech Therapist, Kaiser

Slides

Video

Notes - Coming Soon

PHYSICAL THERAPY


Erica Pitsch, DPT
Physical Therapist, UCSF

Slides

Video

Notes - Coming Soon

BRAIN DONATION FOR MSA


Robin Riddle, CEO
Brain Support Network

Slides

Video

MSA Brain Donation Brochure

Brain Donation Process

Notes - Coming Soon

MSA PANEL


Moderated by Candy Welch
Leader, Brain Support Network's MSA Caregiver Group

Panelists (L to R): Noelle, Saurabh, Kaly, Steve, and Michelle

Video

Notes - Coming Soon

STANFORD IMMUNOLOGY STUDY OF MSA


William Robinson, MD
Chief, Immunology & Rheumatology, Stanford

Slides

Video

MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY QUIZ


 

Take the quiz!  See how you do on 25 questions about multiple system atrophy!

Link

MSA SYMPOSIUM EVALUATION


Whether you attended the symposium live or are watching the recordings later, please share feedback through this very short survey.

 

THANK YOU!


If you attended on May 4, 2024, THANK YOU.  We know it's not easy for a person with MSA or a caregiver to dedicate several hours for education.  And thanks to those who submitted questions and completed a survey, giving us your feedback.

For the in-person event at Stanford, we thank those who volunteered their time to make the symposium successful -- members of the Brain Support Network community, members of the Robinson Lab at Stanford, and Stanford Neurology students.  And we thank our exhibitors (Tobii Dynavox and Care Indeed), on-site at Stanford.