About MS Answers
Learning for Life is a series of client-focused educational initiatives where the key objective is to provide timely, credible and unbiased information to the MS community. The Learning for Life series features an online forum, online educational sessions and e-bulletin series that provide people with MS and their families’ information and tools to enhance their quality of life.
In the spring of 2006, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada launched the Ask the Expert web site, located at www.msanswers.ca. This online forum has allowed people with MS, caregivers and others affected by MS to discuss issues of importance and obtain accurate answers to MS specific questions from subject experts including neurologists, nurses, psychiatrists and other health care professionals totaling over 40 active experts.
Since its launch, the website has received an average 3 questions a day, clearly indicating a need and interest for information that is accurate, up-to-date and targeted to the everyday reader. This website allows people to submit questions electronically in French or English at their convenience. Questions are submitted anonymously and answers are provided by the most appropriate expert based on subject matter. New questions and answer are posted to the Ask the Expert up to website five times a week and are then stored within the website’s library.