MS Brain Health May 2016 Newsletter

New resource for healthcare professionals now available

We are pleased to announce that an MS Brain Health slide set for use by healthcare professionals is now available to download here.

The slide deck summarizes the key recommendations of the report Brain health: time matters in multiple sclerosis and highlights the supporting evidence. It is modular in structure, so you can adapt it to your needs.

If you are a healthcare professional, we hope that you find it useful, and we would love to hear about any plans that you have to speak about brain health in MS at local and regional meetings.  

Resources for people with MS coming soon

During the forthcoming European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP) conference in Oslo we will be presenting consultation versions of a slide set and a summary guide for patients. If you are attending this meeting, please come to our workshop at 11:10–12:30 on Wednesday 18 May to hear presentations by Øivind Torkildsen, George Pepper, Eva Havrdová and Christoph Thalheim and learn first-hand about our forthcoming resources for people with MS.

Congress activity

  • In April, the report recommendations were presented in a poster session at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) congress in Vancouver. Brain health in a range of neurological conditions was a major theme of this congress. Many sessions focused on the issues raised in the report, such as early effective treatment of MS and rapid escalation when indicated. If you missed us at AAN, you can download the poster here.
  • The recommendations of the report will be presented at many other international congresses and local meetings in the coming months. Look out for our Congress Season Special newsletter in June!

As always, you can keep up to date with MS Brain Health activities on the MS Brain Health website and by following @MSBrainHealth on Twitter.

Thank you for being part of the MS Brain Health initiative.


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, Giancarlo Comi, Kathleen Costello, Jeremy Hobart, Gisela Kobelt and Christoph Thalheim


MS Brain Health activities and supporting materials have been funded by grants from AbbVie, Actelion Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi Genzyme and by educational grants from Biogen, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Merck Serono and Novartis, all of whom have no influence on the content.

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