The Doctor Is In: Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

On Wednesday, join Deena Centofanti and experts from Wayne State University of Medicine and The Detroit Medical Center will discuss Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) impacts more than 2 million people worldwide and more than 18,000 in Michigan.  MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

FOX 2 is proud to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Michigan Chapter in raising awareness. 

Beginning at 8:30, ask your questions in the chat room above.

Our Experts:
Omar Khan, MD

Professor & Chair, Department of Neurology Wayne State University School of Medicine Neurologist-in-Chief, The Detroit Medical Center
Dr. Khan is Chairman and Professor of Neurology; Neurologist-in-Chief, Detroit Medical Center; Director, Wayne State University Multiple Sclerosis Research Center & The Sastry Foundation Advanced Imaging Laboratory; Director Detroit Medical Center Multiple Sclerosis Clinic. Member-at-Large, School of Medicine Faculty Executive Committee. The Sastry Foundation Advanced Imaging Laboratory uses advanced MRI techniques in MS and related "white matter" disorders. Dr. Khan is board-certified in Neurology. Dr Khan's research has been funded by the National MS Society, the N.I.H., Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the pharmaceutical industry.
He specializes in Multiple Sclerosis and related diseases including Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) and Transverse Myelitis; high-risk MS pregnancy cases; neurologic complications of lupus, sarcoidosis, and vasculitis. Dr. Khan also specializes in the treatment of aggressive forms of multiple sclerosis with chemotherapy and other emerging treatments. Dr. Khan has established the largest African-American Multiple Sclerosis Clinic in the U.S. where he is investigating the role of genetics and treatment of African-American MS patients. Dr. Khan also has keen interest in pediatric MS.
Dr. Khan serves on several national and international scientific committees including the U.S. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, study sections of the Canadian Health Research Institute, the Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Food & Drug Administration. Dr. Khan is an elected member of the American Neurological Association and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Khan has been consistently named as one of the "Best Doctors in America" for the past several years.

Christina Caon, R.N., M.S.N., NP-C

Christina Caon is an advanced level Nurse Practitioner who specializes in the care of multiple sclerosis patients. She is also the Assistant Director of Clinical Research at the Wayne State University MS Program. She is certified by the American College of Nurse Practioners.
N.P. Christina Caon has been actively involved in MS care and research for over a decade. She is a frequent speaker for pharmaceutical industry sponsored MS educational programs and has presented extensively at both national and international Neurology and MS Nursing meetings.

There are other ways to support this important cause. 

Registration is open for Bike MS, MuckFest MS, and Walk MS fundraising events in Michigan.

FOX 2's Anqunette Jamison will be taking part in both MuckFest and Walk MS.  Q knows first-hand the challenges of MS, after her own diagnosis.   She is a passionate supporter of this cause and will teaming up with FOX 2's Jay Towers and 100.3 WNIC for the Detroit Walk MS.

There are many Walk MS events in Michigan:

2015 Lansing Walk MS April 25, 2015

2015 Midland Walk MS April 25, 2015

2015 Kalamazoo Walk MS May 02, 2015

2015 Detroit Walk MS May 03, 2015

2015 Frankenmuth Walk MS May 09, 2015

2015 St. Clair Walk MS May 09, 2015

2015 Grand Rapids Walk MS May 16, 2015

2015 Wyandotte Walk MS May 16, 2015

2015 Dexter Walk MS June 20, 2015

2015 Rochester Walk MS June 20, 2015

2015 Traverse City Walk June 20, 2015

2015 Grand Haven Walk MS September 12, 2015

2015 Marquette Walk MS September 13, 2015

2015 Milford Walk MS September 13, 2015

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