A free educational seminar on multiple sclerosis (MS) will be held Monday, August 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Howes House, on State Road in West Tisbury.

The program, Ask the Doctor: Symptom Management in MS, is presented by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and features Ann Cabot.

Dr. Cabot practices neurosurgery in Lebanon, N.H. where she is involved in MS research and focuses on the treatment of people with MS.

A light supper is provided. For more information, contact Martha Maynard at 1-508-759-0402 or martha.maynard@nmss.org.

Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between brain and body; the progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. Twice as many women as men have MS, which affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S.