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2023 Hispanic/Latinx MS Experience Summit

Cumbre de Esclerosis Múltiple para Hispanos/Latinx de 2023


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2022 Hispanic/Latinx MS Experience Summit

The Hispanic/Latinx MS Experience Summit is a virtual program, offered in English and Spanish, in which people affected by multiple sclerosis learn from experts and make valuable connections. The second annual summit, held Oct. 12, focused on emotional and physical challenges that people affected by MS may face. 

Together we tackle stigmas, learn healthy habits and access resources.

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2023 Hispanic/Latinx MS Experience Summit Videos

Welcome Session

Our Voices are Powerful, featuring Giselle O. Alvarez

Our Voices are Powerful

The dynamic host of our second annual summit is Giselle O. Alvarez (left), a performing artist who was diagnosed with MS in 2016. Our featured speaker is Dr. Lilyana Amezcua (right), MD, MS, associate professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine.

Breakout Sessions

Overcome Stigmas: Nurture Your Emotional Wellness

Being a member of the Hispanic/Latinx community carries unique challenges and experiences. Join this breakout session on emotional wellness and its relationship with family dynamics. Learn strategies to navigate stigmas, ways to manage emotional wellness as a family, where to find support and the importance of self-advocacy.

Presenter: Katia M. Canenguez, PhD, EdM

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Healthy Habits: Discover Your Physical Wellness

Taking care of your health is vital in managing MS. Learn about the specific needs of the Hispanic/Latinx community and the importance of physical wellness. Discover strategies to fuel your well-being, understand family impact and grow as a self-advocate.

Presenter: Leticia Tornes, MD, FAAN

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Resources for living with MS

  • MS information in English and Spanish: Learn more about MS diagnosis and treatment, and symptom management.
  • Information in English and Spanish about Society programs: Discover trending education programs, MS Navigator® and others.
  • Additional Society information and resources in English and Spanish: Learn more about services and resources, such as support groups, advocacy efforts and many others.


We would like to thank all our 2023 program contributors.

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© 2024 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Its Identification Number (EIN) is 13-5661935.