The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) will host a special virtual conversation on Facebook Live about the precautions and best practices needed to protect the ALS community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, on Friday, May 1, from 3 pm to 3:30 PM ET.

Led by Matthew B. Harms and Kristin Stephenson, the conversation will cover topics related to preparedness, community impact, telemedicine, and MDA care and resources.

The event will feature a live Q&A open to a global ALS audience, including patients and caregivers from MDA families, to provide the answers to care questions families urgently need in these uncertain times, according to a media release from MDA.

Matthew B. Harms, MD, is Associate Professor of Neurology at Columbia University and the MDA’s Medical Consultant on the strategic Chief Medical Advisory Team.

Kristin Stephenson, MHA, JD, is the Executive Vice President, Chief Advocacy & Care Services Officer for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She oversees MDA’s Care & Clinical Services Division, which includes MDA’s Care Center Network, National Resource Center, and MDA’s nationwide Care & Clinical Services field team. She also leads MDA’s Public Policy & Advocacy Department.

[Source(s): Muscular Dystrophy Association, PR Newswire]