Hartford will become the stage for an international symposium on Multiple Sclerosis next weekend as clinicians, researchers, educators and philanthropists from around the world gather to look for ways to collaborate on research, improve care and advocate for patients.

Thirty speakers, including researchers from Belgium and Canada, will give presentations during the three-day event Oct. 4-6 at the Connecticut Convention Center.

Topics covered will include rehabilitation research, multiple sclerosis epidemiology, genetics, repair and regenerative science, diet, symptom management and personal financial management.

The conference is being sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care & Neuroscience Research at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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