MS Brain Health newsletter – ECTRIMS and MS Life 2016

Dear supporters

This week is one of the busiest in the MS calendar! About 9000 neurologists and researchers are expected at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) annual congress in London to discuss the latest in MS research and management. This is followed by MS Life, one of the world’s largest events for people with MS, hosted by the MS Society. MS Brain Health has a stand at both events. If you are attending, please come and see us and participate in our survey on quality improvement in MS services!

Participate in a short survey about quality improvement in MS services
Wide variation exists in the diagnosis and management of MS. By exploring ways to reduce this variation, MS Brain Health is aiming to improve the outcomes that matter to people with MS.

What is your experience of the healthcare system during your MS journey?

Click to take our survey for people with MS

If you are a healthcare professional, tell us how you are working to improve MS services in your country!

Click to take our survey for healthcare professionals

Challenge our experts during Q&A sessions at ECTRIMS 2016!
Do you have questions about brain health or an interest in improving outcomes for people with MS? Join us at the MS Brain Health stand (A06) for question and answer sessions with our international experts.

Wednesday 14 September 10:00–10:30 and 12:00–12:30
Cost of illness and time to diagnosis Gisela Kobelt (Mulhouse, France)

Thursday 15 September 12:30–13:00
Setting quality standards Gavin Giovannoni (London, UK)

Friday 16 September 10:15–10:45 and 12:15–12:45
Innovative MS management: treatment optimization and switching Tjalf Ziemssen (Dresden, Germany)

#ILoveMyBrain weekend at MS Life - share your top tips for leading a brain-healthy lifestyle
You can take many positive steps to embrace a brain-healthy lifestyle when you have MS, including avoiding smoking and maintaining a healthy weight.

Share your top tips with other MSers on Twitter this weekend, using #ILoveMyBrain or @MSBrainHealth, and we will retweet our favourites. For those of you at MS Life, come to our stand and share your ideas on the whiteboard!

Please let us know how you are promoting brain health in your country. We’d like to feature your stories as examples of how to bring about change. As always, 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

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