MS Brain Health February 2017 Newsletter

MS Brain Health aims to encourage implementation of key recommendations from the Brain health: time matters in multiple sclerosis policy report – with the goal of reducing the wide variation within and between countries in MS diagnostic and care services. In March we will be at a European Parliament to engage with policy makers.

MS Brain Health at the European Parliament 

Can real world data advance equity of health care in Europe? This is the theme of the upcoming European Multiple Sclerosis Platform event at the European Parliament in Brussels, hosted by Cristian Bușoi MEP. We will present the case for urgency in MS diagnosis and care to policy makers from across Europe.

Is it time for a European treatment guideline for MS? 

A recent article investigating variation in the treatment of MS is calling for a European treatment guideline, to encourage the best possible clinical practice and improve outcomes for people with MS. 

Click here to read our summary

New Italian resource and endorsement from the Italian MS Society

We continue to translate our resources to reach a global audience, and Brain health: a guide for people with multiple sclerosis is now available in Italian. To coincide with this launch of the Italian guide, we are pleased to announce that the Italian MS Society (Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla; AISM) has endorsed our policy report.

Click here to download the guide

Please let us know what you are doing to promote brain health in your country and 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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