MS Brain Health initiative

The MS Brain Health initiative emerged from the publication of an evidence-based international consensus report, Brain health: time matters in multiple sclerosis.

This report was developed by a group of clinicians, researchers, specialist nurses, health economists and representatives from patient organizations. It describes a strategy to maximize lifelong ‘brain health’ in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and includes recommendations on how to achieve this goal, grouped under three overarching themes.

  1. Minimize delays in diagnosis of MS and in the time to treatment initiation.
  2. Set goals for treatment and ongoing management that will optimize outcomes for every person with MS.
  3. Consult the most robust evidence base possible when making treatment and management decisions.

The MS Brain Health initiative aims to connect with the diverse audiences involved directly and indirectly in MS care to help implement these changes.

The multidisciplinary MS Brain Health Steering Committee guides the initiative’s ongoing strategy for the global dissemination and implementation of the recommendations presented in Brain health: time matters in multiple sclerosis. The Steering Committee includes authors of the original report and representatives from patient organizations.