MS Brain Health September 2017 Newsletter

New comorbidities resource available 

Why manage comorbidities in people with multiple sclerosis? is a new evidence-based resource that:

  • highlights common comorbidities in people with MS (see figure)
  • discusses the potential benefits of minimizing comorbidities
  • gives practical advice for MS teams.

Download your copy of this 2-page resource to find out more about the latest research into comorbidity in people with MS.

Download here


Primary care provider guide – in development

Educating general practitioners (GPs) and primary care physicians (PCPs) about the importance of promptly referring people with suspected MS to a neurologist was a key recommendation in the policy report Brain health: time matters in multiple sclerosis.

Our new guide to brain health in MS for GPs and PCPs will be launched next month. This resource will highlight the symptoms of MS and the need to diagnose MS early to maximize brain health. 


Further endorsements for policy report

The New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust and the Polish MS Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Stwardnienia Rozsianego) have become the latest organizations to endorse the policy report Brain health: time matters in multiple sclerosis. The report has now been endorsed by 46 organizations worldwide. 

See the full list of endorsers here


Croatian and Norwegian translations of Brain health: a guide for people with multiple sclerosis now available

We are pleased to announce that Brain health: a guide for people with multiple sclerosis has been translated into Croatian and Norwegian. The guide is now available in 11 languages; just click download and then choose your language! 

Download here


Next month: ECTRIMS–ACTRIMS special edition

The largest global MS congress of the year takes place next month and MS Brain Health will be there! Over 9000 delegates are expected to attend the 7th Joint ECTRIMS–ACTRIMS Meeting in Paris on 25–28 October. Read the next MS Brain Health newsletter to find out more about our plans for this important event in the MS calendar. 


Please follow us on Twitter @MSBrainHealth to keep up with the latest news. 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 Haartsen, Jeremy Hobart, Gisela Kobelt, Christoph Thalheim, Tony Traboulsee, Tim Vollmer and Tjalf Ziemssen 


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