The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and The Boston Home Institute are sponsoring a two-day program at The Boston Home and Boston Hilton Logan Airport Hotel on “Caring for the Patient with Advanced Multiple Sclerosis: A Program for MS Clinical Fellows,” which will take place October 21-22, 2013. Support for this activity has been provided by educational grants from Biogen Idec and Medtronic, Inc.
The conference is offered by invitation only to MS neurology fellows from throughout the US. The group will tour The Boston Home and its Wheelchair Enhancement Center.
Biomedical engineering graduate student Diego Arias has visited Boston several times from the Universidad de Concepción in Chile to collaborate with residents and Don Fredette, Director of the Wheelchair Enhancement Center. After being introduced to The Boston Home by colleagues at MIT, Diego and his colleagues Esteba Pino and Dorothy Curtis from MIT visited The Boston Home last Spring with the idea of using it as a test site for their MISTI Projec to design assistive devices. MISTI Global Seed Funds enable MIT faculty and researchers to launch early-stage international projects and collaboration with colleagues abroad.