MS Brain Health April 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming congresses in the USA and Australia 

We will be at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting in Boston to present the poster Maximizing brain health in multiple sclerosis: a quality improvement framework (number 371) on Tuesday 25 April. You can download the poster from the ‘Congress posters’ page on the MS Brain Health website from Tuesday 25 April.

Look out for MS Brain Health handouts at the Australian & New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) Annual Scientific Meeting in Gold Coast on 9–12 May. If you can, please visit the MS Research Australia stand and pick up copies of Brain health: a guide for people with MS, the Policy recommendations and information cards.

New endorsements for the policy report 

Brain health: time matters in multiple sclerosis has been endorsed by eight more organisations since December, bringing the total number of endorsements to 41!

The International Multiple Sclerosis Cognition Society (IMSCOGS), American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN), UK MS Specialist Nurse Association (UKMSSNA) and the following national MS societies from across the world have all added their endorsement to the policy document.

We’d like to share some kind words from our new endorsers:

“The report gives excellent holistic information on MS and the best multifaceted approach in creating awareness, treatment and policy approaches to ensure the most positive outcomes for MS patients. It is an honour for MS Kenya to endorse the report.” Kamau Kimani, Chairman, MS Kenya
“We are really pleased to be aware of your reports which are absolutely outstanding” Hiroyuki Mizutani, Chairman, Japan MS Society


Thanks to all of our endorsers for your continued support for the initiative. We will be meeting with several of our endorsing groups during the AAN annual meeting this week to strengthen our collaboration and we hope to do the same during ECTRIMS 2017 later in the year.

Please follow us on Twitter (@MSBrainHealth) to keep up with the latest news. Thank you for your continued support! 

Gavin Giovannoni, MD
Professor of Neurology and Chair of the MS Brain Health Steering Committee

On behalf of the MS Brain Health Steering Committee: Gavin Giovannoni, Peer Baneke, Helmut Butzkueven, Jodi Haarsten, Jeremy Hobart, Gisela Kobelt, Christoph Thalheim, Tony Traboulsee, Tim Vollmer and Tjalf Ziemssen

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