2018 MS Conference: Climb to Empowerment

August 2nd - August 5th

4468 Starkey Road, Roanoke, Va 24018

To book your room at MSAV Rate $65/night - call (540) 774-4400

Stay Sunday night for only $55 to enjoy doing nothing!

REGISTRATION CHECKLIST:    We are working hard to simplify this process for next year!  Please bear with us as we maneuver growing pains!
STEP 1:   Register for the Conference by filling out this Registration Form
STEP 2:   Register for any and all of the Pharmaceutical Meals you wish to attend by following the links in the Pharmaceutical Meal Registration Section below
STEP 3:   If you plan on staying on the hotel for our MSAV Rate of $65/night Thursday-Saturday, $55 Sunday, Call the Holiday Inn Tanglewood ASAP to book your reservation under the MSAV block at (540) 774-4400
STEP 4:  If you are within driving distance of Roanoke during the month of July (before the Conference), and plan on participating in our Cinderella's Closet Fashion Parade and "Once in a Climb" Ball on Saturday evening, August 4th, fill out this Registration Form and someone from the Cinderella's Closet Team will call you to schedule an appointment.  The Closet is located in our MSAV office at 3959 Electric Rd, Suite 365, Roanoke and will be open from 11-5 weekdays.  All remaining attendees will be scheduled at check in to the conference.
STEP 5:  Pay for the Conference using the instructions found in the Payment Section below
PHARMACEUTICAL MEAL REGISTRATION:  Follow the link to register for each meal you plan to attend
Thursday  Aug 2nd   
Dinner       5:00pm      Sanofi/Genzyme      Registration Link   or call 877-895-1136
Friday       Aug 3rd
 Lunch      12:30pm      Biogen                    Registration Link   or call 866-955-9999
 Dinner       5:00pm      MS Views & News   Registration Link  or call 888-871-1664
Saturday  Aug 4th
Breakfast   9:00am      Mallinckrodt             Registration Link   or call 877-219-0410
Lunch       12:30pm      Biogen                     Registration Link   or call 866-955-9999 
Dinner        5:00pm      Genentech               Registration Link   or call 844-627-3887
Sunday    Aug 5th
Brunch      10:00am      Sanofi/Genzyme      Registration Link   or call 877-895-1136

Adult Conference Fee (Age 18 & Over):  $25
Youth Program Fee     (Age 7-17):           $15
Conference Payment Options:
  • Use your own account, or through a guest account use your debit or credit card on PayPal and our email address msav4hope@gmail.com
  • Check made out and mailed to MSAV, 3959 Electric Rd, Suite 365, Roanoke, VA 24018

  • If you are uncomfortable with PAYPAL, you can use your Credit/Debit Card by going to the DONATE tab on this website and click on the Donate button located towards the bottom of the page by the various payment methods.  Fill out the information in that secure screen and in the "Add special instructions to seller" field underneath your payment amount please put "Payment for 2018 Conference".
**NOTE: We never want money to stand in the way of anyone attending our events so if you need financial relief to attend, please contact us at either msav4hope@gmail.com or (540) 404-2243.

2018 MS Conference & Symposium: Climb to Empowerment
A preliminary schedule will come out soon, but know that this years conference/symposium will be filled with education, empowerment and entertainment.  Featured speakers will be MS Scientist Alban Gaultier, seven Neurologists, including Jill Cramer and Timothy Hormel.  Active exercise will happen with aquatic therapists at the pool, Yoga, including chair yoga, Speaking Your Body Language (learning how to exercise with MS).  There will be quite a variety of "fireside chats" and discussion groups available an anything from Memory Therapy to CBD Oil Updates, to just sharing your story at a faith based discussion. 

Our amazing Youth Program will be offered again for our children ages 7-17.  This 2 day program will feature an ice cream truck, tie dying project, cooking, games and so much more.   

Representatives from MS Views & News, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF), MS Alliance of Virginia (MSAV), Lupus, Local Office on Aging (LOA) and most of our pharmaceuticals will be there to answer your questions throughout the weekend.  

Go swimming, get pampered with a manicure, hairdo and makeup by the Paul Mitchell "Dream Team"  or win a complete makeover from Azario's Salon & Day Spa, enjoy wonderful meals without cooking!  Pack your swimsuit, your retro or vintage outfit for our Friday night Music for the Ages Sock Hop (dress as you did in high school).  In preparation for Saturday night, select your new formal ball gown, suit or costume and jewelry from Cinderella's Closet for women, men and children.  Attend the ball with live music, games, prizes, dancing and fun; or relax by the pool or in your hotel room watching TV.  You decide your agenda once you arrive.

Do you have creations you have designed?  Art, crafts, jewelry, clothing designs, woodworking pieces or even unique fly tying creations?  Bring your collections to display in our Art Show and share your talents with others.  We will sign them in during your check in process and return them as you leave at the end of the conference.

  • you are a vendor, non-profit, other organization or company wanting to display at this event;   OR
  • you would like to place an ad in our program, and need more information on how;  OR
  • you have any questions, want to apply for financial assistance for the event, wish to donate or just want to know more
CONTACT US AT:  msav4hope@gmail.com   or (540) 404-2243