SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019  
9 AM to 4 PM  |  LUBBOCK, TX

Don’t MS with West TX is a one-day interactive summit for those living with multiple sclerosis and their team(s) — family, friends, care partners and healthcare providers — located in the heart of football country, Lubbock, TX.

The big day will help you learn about key resources to support your comprehensive care with the help of physicians, support groups and other local resources, and will feature engaging speakers, an exhibitor hall, networking opportunities and more!

Taking place at The Texas Tech Club in Lubbock, TX, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the summit will include breakout sessions and more. Attendees will not want to miss our MVP keynote speaker, Tyler Campbell, an MS advocate and son of NFL legend Earl Campbell.

Are you ready to join the huddle against MS?

The Texas Tech Club

550 University Avenue

Lubbock, TX 79407




Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lubbock Central - University Area
2115 Marsha Sharp Freeway
Lubbock, TX 79415
(806) 744-2189
2-minute drive from Texas Tech Club

Courtyard by Marriott Lubbock Downtown/University Area
308 Avenue V
Lubbock, TX 79415
(806) 368-8403
3-minute drive from Texas Tech Club

Hyatt Place Lubbock
2309 Mac Davis Lane

Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 741-0200
4-minute drive from Texas Tech Club

Overton Hotel
2322 Mac Davis Lane

Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 776-7000
5-minute drive from Texas Tech Club


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Tyler Campbell

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After trying to get out of bed and falling down during the 2007 football season, NFL prospect Tyler Campbell, son of Earl and Reuna Campbell, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). The team doctor at San Diego State University thought this situation stemmed from a football injury obtained during practice or a game, but after an MRI, the results pointed to multiple sclerosis.


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"This unique, community-building program will provide tools and education on comprehensive healthcare, while also sharing local resources available to the MS community.  

"Can Do MS will lead and facilitate sessions on health and wellness — focusing on exercise, diet and overall well-being. Together, our goal for this conference is to deliver local and regional support which will empower the MS patient community to act as confident and well-informed self-advocates."

Anne Lee Gilbert, 
Can Do MS Director of Programs

"Education is critical to helping people with multiple sclerosis and their family members understand the best practices in MS care, and make informed decisions about managing their disease. 

"This educational conference is an exciting opportunity for the MS community in Lubbock and the surrounding area to hear from leading healthcare professionals about some of the hot topics in MS."

Gina Ross Murdoch, 
MSAA President and CEO

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Breakfast and Registration

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: General Session

11:00 a.m. - noon: Breakout Sessions

Noon - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Breakout Sessions

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Keynote

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Exhibition Hall

Dr. Mirla Avila

Neurologist and MS specialist Dr. Mirla Avila has dedicated her professional career to serving the MS community. She is involved in several ongoing MS research projects, and has previously served as a principal investigator, co-investigator and rating and examining neurologist. 

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Dr. Jannatul Ferdous

Dr. Jannatul Ferdous is a neurologist who specializes in epilepsy. She is an assistant professor of neurology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock.

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Dr. Katie Hendley

Dr. Katie Hendley is a neurologist and movement disorder specialist in Lubbock. She is the medical director for Parkinson’s disease at Covenant Medical Group. As a speaker and educator, Dr. Hendley is actively involved in several monthly Parkinson’s disease patient education programs.

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Dr. Douglas E. Lewis

Neurologist Dr. Douglas Lewis has been deeply involved with the MS community for more than 20 years. As part of Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic, Dr. Lewis helps care for more than 200 MS patients while specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of migraine, other headache types and epilepsy.

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Dr. Melissa Sanford

Dr. Melissa Sanford is a urologist with Texas Tech Physicians who specializes in neurogenic bladder, pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Sanford has authored numerous scientific publications and co-authored the book “Neuro-Urology: A Practical Handbook.”

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Dr. Lawrence Schaeffer

Dr. Lawrence Schaeffer is a neurologist with Amarillo Medical Specialists. He is affiliated with Northwest Texas Hospital and Baptist St. Anthony Health System in Amarillo, and he was voted a “Texas Monthly Super Doctor” in 2010.

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Katherine Treadaway LCSW, CRND

Katherine received her bachelor's degree in sociology and Master of Social Work at Louisiana State University. She started her career at Baton Rouge General Medical Center on the general medicine floor, gaining social work experience on all the units there, including telemetry, burn, oncology, moms and babies, and the ER.

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Dr. Roger Wolcott

Dr. Roger Wolcott graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock in 1992. He completed his internship at Texas Tech University and his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Utah Medical Center in 1996. 

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MS advocate and son of NFL legend Earl Campbell

Assistant professor and associate program director of neurology,  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Assistant professor of neurology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Medical director for Parkinson’s disease, Covenant Medical Group

Neurologist, Amarillo 
Diagnostic Clinic

Dr. Douglas E. Lewis

Urologist, Texas Tech Physicians

Neurologist, Amarillo 
Medical Specialists

Multiple Sclerosis Program, UT Southwestern; MS Clinic and the CONQUER clinic, Children’s Health Dallas; social worker, Total Life Care and Complex Care clinic within the MS Clinic

President of medical staff, Texas Specialty Hospital; medical director, TrustPoint Rehabilitation Hospital, Lubbock Hospitality House, The Plaza, Transitional Learning Center of Lubbock, Crown Point, Lakeside Rehabilitation & Care Center, Windmill Nursing Home; associate professor for the Neurology and Orthopedic Departments, Texas Tech University Health Science Center

How much does it cost to attend?
There is no cost to attend the conference, but we encourage you to register. 

What should I expect?
Attendees will experience a day of learning from and engaging with:

  • Others living with MS

  • Providers of essential MS health services

  • Friends and family providing MS offense and defense

What should I bring?  
All you need to bring is an open mind and your best practices on living your best life with MS. 

What should I wear?
There is no dress code. We ask only that you dress comfortably for the day’s events.

Is parking available at the summit?
There is parking available. Additionally, we have contracted with a valet service to assist people at the summit location.  

Can I attend if I haven’t registered in advance?
It’s preferred that you register before the summit so that we have all necessary materials ready for you, but everyone is welcome to attend.

What time will the doors open?
Doors will open for registration and breakfast at 9 a.m. at the Texas Tech Club West in Lubbock.

Who should attend this conference?
Any member of the MS community, including those living with MS, family, friends, care partners and healthcare providers, should attend Don’t MS with West TX.

Is the Texas Tech Club wheelchair-friendly?
The Texas Tech Club is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Complimentary valet parking and entrance to the summit will be at the West Entrance of 
The Texas Tech Club. 

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