Seattle, WA – September 16, 2015: The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition invites MSA patients, their families and interested healthcare professionals to attend the MSA Coalition 2015 Annual Patient and Family Conference to be held Oct. 2-3 at the Airport Seattle Marriott in Seattle, Wash.

Beginning on Friday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. PT and running through Saturday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. PT, highlights will include presentations by expert neurologists familiar with MSA, discussion and demonstration of techniques and therapies aimed at improving the quality of day-to-day life. Attendees will also receive an update on the state of MSA research and participate in the always-anticipated patient and caregiver breakout sessions. In addition, this year, to mark World Multiple System Atrophy Day (Oct 3), a special celebration of light will take place during Friday evening’s welcome reception.

“Our annual conference is geared toward patients, care partners, and families who are dealing with MSA,” says Judy Biedenharn, RN, president of the MSA Coalition. “This year we have a great lineup of expert neurologists and other specialists from the field of autonomic and movement disorders who will address many issues related to daily life with MSA, including the best ways to manage symptoms. Our evening social hour and afternoon breakout sessions for patients and caregivers offer families the opportunity to meet other people and discuss problems and solutions. Knowing you are not alone and gaining insights from others about how to maintain a joyful life despite the struggles of the disease keeps many people coming back year after year.”

For more information or to register, please go to https://www.multiplesystematrophy.org/newsroom/annual-conference. Contact us by email (vjames@msacoalition.org) or call us toll-free via our support line (1-866-737-5999).

See you in Seattle!