Educational Events 2018

Educational Events 2018

The MS Society of SA & NT provide a series of education programs focussed on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping you up to date with latest information and research. The 2018 program details are updated regularly, please check back often.

Family and friends are also welcome to attend our education seminars.

Registration is essential. Confirmation letters are provided 1-2 weeks before each seminar or workshop. If you do not receive a confirmation for a session you plan to attend, please notify MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or email The dates, times and venues are current however details may need to be changed. Please ensure you check details when registering.


People with MS and their families are warmly invited to join us for an informative and practical information session to guide your first steps with multiple sclerosis.

The program features:

  • A presentation, “Overview of MS”, which includes information about the latest in MS research and treatments, and a Q&A session with Neurologist Dr Mark Slee
  • A brief presentation of the services of the MS Society and other supports available.

There will also be time to meet with MSSANT staff and others living with MS over a light supper.

Date: Thursday 15th February 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue: Adelaide Theosophical Society, 310 South Terrace, Adelaide

Cost: Free to people with MS and their family/carer.

RSVP: Bookings are essential. Please RSVP by Monday 5th February to MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or

This session is for people who have been given a diagnosis of MS within the last 12 months, and their family/carers.


The MS Society has been fortunate to receive funding from Grants SA to provide some special experiences for our members. Costs to participate are subsidised by the grant.

Come'n Try Art (DRAWING)

Wednesdays 14th & 21st February 2018, 10.00 am to 12.00 pm

The Mill Art Studio, 154 Angas Street, Adelaide

Classes will be led by accomplished practicing artist and Life Drawing Teacher Kirsty Martinsen. Kirsty is a painter with a BA in Visual Art from Uni SA and a Diploma of Painting and Drawing from the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, where she studied on a scholarship from Arts SA (2000-2003). Kirsty's work revolves around the human form.

Week 1 - ‘Pencil to Charcoal’

Week 2 - ‘Ink to Pastel’

Please book your free drawing classes via MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or by 1st February.

There will be a limit of 10 people in each class and ideally you will be able to attend both. Bookings are taken on a 'first come' basis.


A workshop focussing on the strategies to provide continence confidence to undertake daily activities - at home, at work/study, for travel and in the community.

We will look at the impact of continence issues, the various ways to manage/reduce this impact and how to access the resources/help needed. Management options discussed will include medication, lifestyle/exercise, surgical, products/equipment and funding.

Staff presenting will include a Continence Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and staff with expert knowledge of NDIS and workplace funding. There will be products displays, handouts and time to ask questions.

Date: Wednesday 21st March 2018

Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm

Venue: Payneham Library & Community Facility, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow

Cost: Free to people with MS and their family/carer.

RSVP: Bookings are essential. Please RSVP by Monday 12th March to MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or

NB: This workshop will also be provided to people living in South East SA on Wednesday 16th May 2018. Contact MS Assist for more details


Community Development Grants from the Mitcham Council will allow MS Mindfulness courses to be offered either as a Saturday workshop or over a 4 week period, at times that we hope fit in with 'other' life activities.

Mindfulness brings a kind and gentle attitude toward oneself and others. These workshops aim to help people manage stress, anxiety and pain; to reduce the impact of MS symptoms/disability; and to improve relationships with others. People with MS and their family/carers are invited to attend to learn the ongoing benefits of Mindfulness as they manage modern living and chronic health conditions.

Date: Thursdays 17th, 24th & 31st May and 7th June 2018

Time: 4.15pm to 6.15pm

Venue: Blackwood Community Centre, 4 Young Street, Blackwood

Cost: Free to people with MS and their family/carer.


Date: Saturday 26th May 2018

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Venue: Cumberland Park Community Centre, 388 - 390 Goodwood Road, Cumberland Park

Cost: Free to people with MS and their family/carer.

RSVP: Bookings are essential. Please RSVP by Monday 7th May to MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or


Wednesday 30th May is World MS Day. A daytime forum of information and socialising is being planned. Please keep a watch out for more details.

Looking to get more involved in the MS Society?

We have a number of events, information sessions and activities in the works; all that is missing is you! If you think you would be interested in a gardening group, a tai chi class or a singing group, please contact Mary-Anne Edge at to express your interest and find out more.