On Tuesday, July 12th the National MS Society hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill for members and Congressional staff focusing on the importance of MS research. Minneapolis neurologist Dr. Jonathan Calkwood gave a presentation on current MS research efforts and highlighted that since 1946 the National MS Society has invested over $725 Million dollars on research. During a Q & A period Dr. Calkwood talked extensively about the shortage of neurologists in general, but that the shortage for neurologists who specialize in MS is an even bigger problem.
|Dr. Jonathan Calkwood shares the importance of MS Research |
|Caucus Co-Chair Congressman Carnahan |
|Caucus Co-Chain Congressman Burgess, MD.|
|Congresman Carnahan, Channing Barker, Congressman Burgess MD., and Carrie Lamb|
|Channing Barker shares her story of living with MS.|