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The Role of the Gut Flora in MS – guest speaker Sergio Baranzini, PhD

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This event is part of the Seminars and Support Groups at UCSF MS Center

At the UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center, we recognize our patients’ different needs and interests for information and interaction with others within the MS community. We therefore have created a blended curriculum of live formats and internet-based programs for education and support.

Monthly Support Group – The Art of Living
The 3rd Thursday of every month
Time:6:00 pm
National MS Society Building
1700 Owens Street (corner of 16th St. & Owens St.)
San Francisco, CA 94158

The meeting will be held in the Second Floor Conference Room. Please enter through main doors on Owens St.  MS Society staff will be at the door to direct you.

Three parking options are available:
The closest option is the parking structure at 1670 Owens Street (directly behind/next to the 1700 Owens building, kitty corner to Starbucks). Enter the lot from the side street behind the 1700 Owens building. UCSF will validate your parking in this lot.
• Outdoor parking in lot behind the UCSF building at 1500 Owens St.
• Across the street at UCSF main parking structure at 1675 Owens St.

“Art of Living” is a once-a-month gathering in a supportive environment for discussion of ideas that enhance daily living. The group is facilitated by Dr. Elizabeth Crabtree-Hartman. Light refreshments and parking are complimentary. No RSVP is necessary and spouses, family and friends are welcome to attend.

We meet together as a group to do the following:
• Listen to informational presentations from guest speakers from a variety of disciplines
• Discuss issues that impact the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS)
• Share information and feelings
• Provide mutual support
• Socialize, eat good food, and laugh together

Benefits obtained from attending our group include:
• Learning new information and strategies for confronting problems
• Finding reassurance and support from others with similar life experiences
• Having the opportunity to be helpful to others
• Feeling empowered in coping with challenges
• Developing a connection to a community and personal identification with a social group

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