Leef! (Dutch for Live!) was the theme of the National MS day organised by the Dutch MS Society on National MS Day, 18th November. It was a particularly special day because Overcoming MS was one of the main topics of the symposium!
The MS Society announced that they choose the theme because scientific research shows that PwMS can influence symptoms and progression by making certain lifestyle choices.
In the afternoon at the symposium there was a presentation by Dr Claudia Marck from the University of Melbourne about Overcoming MS and ongoing research on lifestyle and MS. Professor George Jelinek spoke to the audience via a video link and answered some questions about the OMS Recovery Program which was really great!
Dr Claudia Marck from University of Melbourne
Dr George Jelinek
An information market was running throughout the day and of course the Dutch ambassadors of OMS, Babet Kuckelkorn and Annemieke Blokhuis were there with an OMS stand.
During the day people visited the stand, but after the symposium it became so crowded that we weren’t able to speak to all the people individually. Luckily we had enough OMS brochures to hand out!
We are grateful for the Dutch MS Society for spreading awareness about Overcoming MS and making it possible for us to spread the OMS message!
For us as Ambassadors of OMS, it was a really positive day,
Annemieke and Babet