Education & Events

Webinars

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The RLS Foundation offers free webinars on topics that are critical to understanding and coping with restless legs syndrome (RLS). Attending a webinar is a great opportunity to share questions and comments with other patients, medical professionals and RLS experts.

Our one-hour webinars include a Question & Answer session after our speaker. Upon registration, please submit your questions on the topic to be answered as time allows.

Upcoming Webinars

Iron and RLS Webinar

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Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018

Time: 11 am PT | 12 pm MT | 1 pm CT | 2 pm ET

Speaker: Christopher Earley, MC, BCh, PhD, FRCPI

In this webinar, Christopher Earley, MB, BCh, PhD, FRCPI, will be discussing the history of iron in RLS. He will examine the basic understanding of iron biology, including the basis for the definition of iron deficiency, and review the clinical trials that have used iron treatment.

Dr. Earley is a Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he is also co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Restless Legs, a certified RLS Quality Care Center. Dr. Earley is board certified in internal medicine, neurology and sleep medicine. His research interests include RLS and sleep medicine, specifically the pathophysiology of RLS and revealing the value of various treatments. He is chair of the RLS Foundation’s combined Scientific and Medical Advisory Board (SMAB) and an active member of the Foundation's Research Grant Committee.

Dr. Earley will spend the first half of the hour covering this topic. The second half of the hour is reserved for answering questions submitted with registration.

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Kids and RLS

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Date: Monday, February 19, 2018

Time: 10 am PT | 11 am MT | 12 pm CT | 1 pm ET

Speaker: Suresh Kotagal, MD

Suresh Kotagal, MD, of the Mayo Clinic will be discussing the prevalence of RLS in children, possible reasons why they develop RLS and how to identify warning signs, getting a proper diagnosis, and symptom management.

Dr. Kotagal is a certified pediatric RLS healthcare provider at the Center for Sleep Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, an RLS Quality Care Center in Rochester, Minnesota. He is also a professor in the Mayo Clinic's Department of Neurology, and is a consultant for its Department of Pediatrics. He has been awarded numerous accolades, including Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Child Neurology Society and the Association of Sleep Specialist Physicians of Indian Origin, and an Excellence in Education Award by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. RLS advocacy, contemporary topics impacting our community, and how to be an effective advocate.

 

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April Advocacy Webinar

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Date: Monday, April 16, 2018

Time: 11 am PT | 12 pm MT | 1 pm CT | 2 pm ET

Speaker: Dane Christiansen, MBA

Dane Christiansen, MBA, of the Health and Medical Counsel of Washington will be highlighting updates in current legislation involving opioids, and discussing opportunities for how you can get involved in Congressional outreach on behalf of the RLS community.

Mr. Christiansen is Vice President of the Health and Medicine Counsel of Washington where he was worked in government relations since 2004. He specializes in advancing medical research, treatment development, and patient access related policy goals for communities impacted by rare, chronic, and life-threatening medical conditions. He has a background in grassroots organizing and healthcare advocacy, as well as a detailed understanding of the federal budget and appropriations process.

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