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Breakthroughs and Updates About Your Health During the Current COVID Crisis: Preventative and Therapeutic Options for Minimizing Risk During the Omicron Surge and Beyond 


The seventh in a series of moderated UCSF Town Halls reviewing our current understanding of how COVID-19 might impact people living with Multiple Sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system.

Wednesday, January 26th
5:30pm (PST)

Advance Registration 

To secure your spot, please register in advance. After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Submitting Questions

While live questions will be allowed via Zoom, we invite you to submit questions beforehand using the provided link below:
Click Here to Register for the Zoom Webinar

COVID-19 Prevention, Treatments, and the UCSF Respiratory Screening Clinic

Shagun Arora, MD 

Associate Clinical Professor
Medical Director, UCSF Infusion Center at Parnassus

Dr. Shagun Arora is a hematologist-oncologist who specializes in caring for patients with malignant and nonmalignant (cancerous and noncancerous) blood disorders. Her focus is monoclonal gammopathies, or conditions in which the blood contains abnormal proteins, including MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) and multiple myeloma, along with anemias. In addition to patient care, she is passionate about medical education. Dr. Arora is the medical director of the Infusion Center at UCSF's Parnassus campus. She completed her residency at Michigan State University, followed by a fellowship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, where she served as chief fellow. She is a member of several professional associations, including the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society of Hematologic Oncology and International Myeloma Society.



Additional Speakers 

Ari Green, MD, MCR
Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology
Division Chief, Neuroimmunology and Glial Biology
Director, UCSF Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroinflammation Center 
Director, Neurodiagnostic Center

Joanne Guo, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Lead Clinical Provider

Alicia Mallory, RN
Registered Nurse of Neurology

Steven Merrill, PharmD, MSCS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Neurology Clinical Pharmacist

Joseph Sabatino, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Michael Wilson, MD, MAS
Associate Professor of Neurology

Contact Information

For patient concerns, please contact your physician’s office. The UCSF Multiple Sclerosis & Neuroinflammation Center can be reached at (415)353-2069 or message your provider through UCSF MyChart.

For general/non-clinical inquiries, or technical questions related to the webinar, please email in advance. 

For any questions you’d like answered during the Town Hall, please refer to the ‘SUBMIT A QUESTION’ link provided above.