MS Brain Health October 2017 Newsletter

This week, MS Brain Health will be at the largest global MS congress of the year, ECTRIMS–ACTRIMS 2017. Find out about our plans for this event below and, if you are attending, please visit the MS Brain Health booth (C36) in the exhibition area.


Pick up the primary care provider guide

Time matters in multiple sclerosis: diagnose early to maximize brain health is a new guide for primary care providers that will be launched at ECTRIMS–ACTRIMS 2017.

This resource highlights the symptoms of MS and the need to diagnose MS early to maximize brain health. Please give this to your local general practitioners (GPs) and primary care providers (PCPs) and encourage them to promptly refer people with suspected MS to a neurologist.

Download here


Check out consensus standards from our global MS research

MS Brain Health research to define international consensus standards for the timing of key steps in the MS care pathway has involved 60 multidisciplinary MS experts this year. Professor Jeremy Hobart, who is leading this project, will present results at the ECTRIMS–ACTRIMS 2017 poster session 2 on Friday 27 October 15:30–17:00.

The poster, Expert consensus on standards for multiple sclerosis care: preliminary results from a modified Delphi process (P907), will be available to download from the MS Brain Health website ‘Congress posters’ page shortly after it has been presented at the congress.


Complete our survey on clinical tools for MS

The consensus standards being presented at ECTRIMS–ACTRIMS 2017 (see above) could potentially be incorporated into clinical tools and become a valuable benchmark for use by MS teams.

To ensure that all future activity relating to such tools is appropriate and has wide applicability, we are seeking feedback from MS healthcare professionals. Please complete the survey by clicking the link below!

Take part in the survey  


Collect our MS Brain Health resources

This year, we are offering MS Brain Health USB sticks* containing our most popular resources to all MS Brain Health champions. Just sign up at the MS Brain Health exhibition booth (C36) to receive yours! (*available while stocks last)

Printed copies of our most popular resources will also be available for you to take home. 


Follow the congress from home

The full, interactive scientific programme for ECTRIMS–ACTRIMS 2017 is available here. You can follow the action on Twitter using the hashtag #MSParis2017. And, as usual, we will also be tweeting from @MSBrainHealth.


Thank you for your continuing 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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