Bonus Episode: MS in the 21st Century -- Are We Nearly There Yet? Achieving Freedom from Disease

RealTalk MS

Dec 15 2022 • 38 mins

This special episode of RealTalk MS is sponsored by EMD Serono and MS in the 21st Century.

In this special episode of RealTalk MS, I'm joined by Professor Peter Rieckmann, Stanca Potra, and Maria Paz Giambastiani. We're taking a look back at the advances that have been made in treating MS and focusing our eyes ahead to determine the work that still needs to be done.

Professor Rieckmann is the Chief Physician of Neurology and Clinical Neuroplasticity at the Medical Park Loipl, Germany. Professor Rieckmann has also served as the Chair of the MS in the 21st Century initiative since its inception in 2011.

Maria Paz Giambastiani has been living with MS for the past 17 years. She's a columnist, writing about disability and inclusion for More Than Words magazine. Maria has also authored several books and publications focused on MS.

Stanca Potra is the founder of the Smile Center, a support and counseling center for people living with MS in Romania. Stanca has been living with MS for the past 9 years.

Professor Rieckmann, Stanca, and Maria are active members of the MS in the 21st Century initiative. To learn more about MS in the 21st Century, please visit