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Live Webinar on Managing MS with Neuro Rehabilitation

By June 15, 2024June 27th, 2024Kolkata

On June 15, 2024, the Kolkata Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI) organized a live webinar in collaboration with I-NK (Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata), focusing on the topic “Managing MS with Neuro Rehabilitation.” This event was part of the ongoing efforts to support individuals affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and was aligned with the global observance of World MS Day.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr. Suparna Gangapadhyay: Director of the Department of Neuro Rehabilitation at I-NK, Dr. Gangapadhyay provided an in-depth keynote address on the various aspects of neuro rehabilitation and its significance in managing Multiple Sclerosis.

Panel of Experts:

The webinar featured a diverse panel of experts who shared their insights and expertise on different aspects of MS management:

  1. Ms. Rozelena Anthony – Speech Language Pathologist
  2. Ms. Sushree Ipsita – Occupational Therapist
  3. Mr. Prabhat Bose – Psychologist
  4. Mr. Samesh K Mandal – Orthotist
  5. Mrs. Vidisha Adarsh – Physiotherapist

Event Highlights:

  • Introduction and Welcome: The event commenced at 11:00 AM with a welcome note by Ms. Payal Dhakappa Das, setting the tone for the session. Following the introduction, Mr. Anirbhan Banerjee, Joint Secretary of MSSI Kolkata Chapter, provided an insightful overview of MSSI’s mission and activities, emphasizing the society’s role in supporting MS patients and advancing research.
  • The keynote Address by Dr. Suparna Gangapadhyay elaborated on the latest advancements in neurorehabilitation, highlighting its role in alleviating symptoms and enhancing daily functioning for MS patients.
  • Panel Discussions: Each expert provided valuable insights into their respective fields, discussing practical strategies and therapeutic interventions. This included:
  • Speech Therapy: Techniques for addressing speech and communication challenges faced by MS patients.
  • Occupational Therapy: Approaches to aid in performing daily activities and improving motor skills were explained.
  • Psychological Support: Importance of mental health and coping strategies for MS patients.
  • Orthotic Solutions: Use of orthotic devices to support mobility and reduce discomfort.
  • Physiotherapy: Physical exercises and routines to maintain strength, flexibility and ways to prevent bed sores in case of bed ridden patients.
  • Q&A Session: The webinar concluded with an interactive Q&A session, allowing participants to engage directly with the experts, ask questions, and seek personalized advice.


The event was a significant success and a joint effort by all our MSSI Kolkata chapter members.The seminar provided a comprehensive overview of neurorehabilitation in the context of Multiple Sclerosis. Attendees left with a better understanding of how a multidisciplinary approach can effectively manage MS symptoms and improve patient outcomes. The webinar underscored the importance of continuous education and support for MS patients and caregivers.

For further information or follow-up queries, participants were encouraged to contact the MSSI Kolkata Chapter via email at or by phone at 9163436968.

Contact Information:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 9163436968
  • Social Media: @mssocietyindia on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

The MSSI Kolkata Chapter remains committed to navigating MS together, offering resources and support to those affected by the condition.

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