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Dinner of Champions
September 9, 2021

PNI Celebrates 2021 MS Dinner of Champions Honorees

by Amelia Garrison

Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) is a proud sponsor of the Los Angeles Dinner of Champions, an annual gala event hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). The event raises awareness and critical funding for research and programs for the one million people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the United States.

The Los Angeles Dinner of Champions will be held at the Skirball Cultural Center. The event will take place on September 30, 2021, at 6:00 PM PST. Attendees may gather safely in person, or virtually from the comfort of their homes.

This year’s Honorees are Antonia Juarez, Dr. Nancy Sicotte, and Ella Zarky. The Honorees represent a commitment to excellence in their professional and personal lives. They support the Chapter’s purpose in holding the dinner. 

Dinner of Champions 2021

Dr. Barbara Giesser, Multiple Sclerosis neurologist at PNI, and long-time volunteer of the NMSS commended the Honorees for their outstanding service.

“Dr. Nancy Sicotte has had a distinguished career as an MS clinician, researcher, educator, and administrator for over two decades,” said Dr. Giesser. “She is internationally respected in the MS professional community and has improved the lives of thousands of people with MS by her expert and compassionate care as their neurologist. My congratulations to all the 2021 NMSS Dinner of Champions Honorees.”

What is the National Multiple Sclerosis Society?

Founded in 1946, NMSS is a non-profit organization that funds research and services for people affected with MS. Today, the organization has chapters throughout the United States. It ranks #73 out of 100 on America’s Top Charities 2020 List

Dr. Giesser tests hearing on MS patient.

PNI’s Approach to Treating Multiple Sclerosis

At PNI, Dr. Giesser uses a patient-centered approach to treat MS. She believes that patients are important partners in every treatment decision. Dr. Giesser strives to improve the quality and function of life for those living with MS.

PNI’s treatment utilizes advanced diagnostics and evidence-based recommendations for lifestyle practices. PNI has a proven track record of excellence and internationally recognized clinicians.

Nearly one million people in the United States are living with MS. PNI shares in the vision of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society: a world free of MS. Learn more about PNI’s approach to treating MS.

About Dr. Barbara Giesser

Barbara Giesser, MD

Dr. Barbara S. Giesser, FAAN, FANA, is an internationally recognized clinician and award-winning educator who has specialized in the care of persons with Multiple Sclerosis since 1982. Dr. Giesser’s approach to the diagnosis & management of persons with MS combines state-of-the-art diagnostics and a personalized medication plan for each patient with an emphasis on integrating lifestyle and wellness strategies into the neurologic treatment plan.

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About the Author

Amelia Garrison MPhil

Amelia Garrison

Amelia Garrison is the Marketing Specialist at Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI). Well versed in community outreach strategy and implementation, she leads the PNI blog, newsletter, and digital communications. Amelia oversees PNI's reputation management and community sponsorships.

Last updated: September 29th, 2021