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Event Recap | NYC Patient Day

Posted by: The Sumaira Foundation in News & Announcements

On Sunday, October 29, 2023, we hosted Patient Day for NMOSD & MOGAD in New York City in collaboration with SRNA at the Columbia University Low Memorial Library. Our hybrid event was joined by 200 attendees, 150 of whom were patients, caregivers, and their family members. We were delighted to welcome Christine Ha (celebrity chef, author, winner of MasterChef Season 3 and NMOSD patient/advocate) as a special guest to this one-of-a-kind community event in the big apple! Special thanks to our sponsors Horizon, UCB, Alexion, and Nestlé Health Science.

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Meet our patient speakers:

Alyssa | Betsy | Brian | Colleen | Gerome

Ireland | Marion | Nicole | Saran | Tia

Meet our caregiver speakers:

Brianna | Brooke | Kevin | Rosanna | Vicki

Meet our clinician speakers:

Amy Yu, MD (Baptist Health South Florida)

Ilya Kister, MD, FAAN (NYU Langone Health)

Jiyeon Son, MD (Columbia)

Lauren Gluck, MD (Montefiore Medical Center)

Mark Leekoff, MD, MPH (RWJBarnabas Health)

Michelle T. Fabian, MD (Mount Sinai)

Rebecca Straus Farber, MD (Columbia University)

Sharon Stoll, DO (Stoll Medical Group)

Meet our AHP (allied health professional) speakers:

Emily Borghard, LMSW (Columbia) & Patricia Melville, RN, MSN, NP-C, MSCN (Stony Brook)

Special thanks to our moderators:

GG deFiebre, PhD, MPH | Jasmine Patel, MPH | Sumaira Ahmed

This event was made possible with support from our sponsors:

Amgen (formerly Horizon Therapeutics), UCB, Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Nestlé Health Science

Special thanks to Brandlive, Christine Ha, Erika Kapin Photography, Flowers By Valli & Events and volunteers – Dajana & Margaux

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