Menopause and MS webinar
Dr Laura Jarvis, together with a volunteer with lived experience, will lead this interactive webinar on how menopause affects MS.
This webinar takes place on Monday 25 October from 7.00 - 8.00pm
About this event
This webinar will be led by Dr Laura Jarvis together with a volunteer with lived experience. Dr Laura Jarvis works in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Tayside, Scotland. She is a menopause specialist and psychosexual therapist. She runs a joint clinic with the Tayside MS Service where she helps patients with their sexual and reproductive health needs.
Many women with MS find it difficult to distinguish menopause symptoms from their usual MS symptoms. Laura will clarify these and will discuss various treatment options available for menopause including hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
You can ask any questions you have about menopause and MS at the event or, if you prefer, you can submit a question beforehand when you register for a place.
What will I need to take part?
All you need to join in is a laptop/tablet/phone/computer with a stable internet connection to use Zoom, the video meeting software that we use.
How do I join the webinar?
Before the event, we'll send you an email which will have a link to the webinar which is held via Zoom. The email will also tell you how to ask questions and make comments during the webinar.
At the time the webinar is due to start, click on the link and you will be taken to the webinar. If the session hasn’t started you will see a message to tell you this. Just hang on and when the session starts you will see 2 or 3 people pop up on your screen.
What if I haven’t been sent the link?
We send an email with a link to everyone who completes the registration form on Eventbrite and books a place. The email we send might go into your spam or junk folder so please check before the meeting starts that you can find it.
When I join the webinar can other people see or hear me?
No, you can’t be seen or heard by other participants.
Can I ask questions?
Yes, usually you can ask questions and make comments. The facilitator will tell participants about how to do this. When there are more than 100 participants, our licence will only allow the first 100 people to ask questions during the event.
Please note we can’t respond or offer advice to questions about your specific circumstances or anything relating to your own personal health. Questions will be collated and we will try to cover general queries if not your specific question.
What should I do if I can no longer attend?
If you find that you are unable to take part please get in touch at [email protected] so we can offer up your place to someone else.
After the webinar you will be invited to take part should you wish in an informal chat session to discuss what you have taken away from the webinar.
You can find more information on this subject on our website or please contact our Helpline at [email protected] or freephone 0808 800 8000.
Our Living Well team are also delivering virtual wellbeing sessions for people living with MS as well as for family and friends. You can find out more about these sessions and sign up here.