Reflecting on International Day of People with Disability 2021

MS Australia National Advocate Erin Brady reflects on International Day of People with Disability in a post-pandemic world.
Kiss Goodbye to MS Ambassadors

The inspiring Australians who are making a difference

Our Kiss Goodbye to MS ambassadors say thank you to the fantastic MS community by sharing their very own thank you letters.
remyelination MS

Is a naturally occurring molecule the key to remyelination?

MS researchers have investigated whether a naturally occurring molecule, which some DMTs mimic, has the capacity to promote myelin repair.
2021 prime awards

MS Australia shortlisted for 2021 Prime Awards

CEO Rohan Greenland gives an update on the MS Australia activities for November, focusing on MS Australia's 2021 Prime Award nomination.
sun UV radiation

Nature’s fingolimod: how UV radiation suppresses autoimmunity

New research funded by MS Australia has shown how UV light traps immune cells in the lymph nodes, similar to the action of some MS therapies.
incubator grants 2021

MS Australia announces funding of ‘outside the box’ ideas

MS Australia has funded seven new innovative MS research projects totalling nearly $150,000 in this year’s first round of incubator grants.
AHSCT MS cells

Real-world follow up study of AHSCT for MS

A study has followed the progress of over 500 people with MS who have undergone AHSCT for up to 5 years after the procedure.
john studdy award

MS Australia’s prestigious John Studdy Award 2020 announcement

MS Australia Chair of the John Studdy Award panel, Sharlene Brown, is delighted to announce the 2020 John Studdy Award winner is Mr Ian Pennell AM.

About AHSCT – current thinking

There have been recent positive steps forward for people with MS considering AHSCT. Read the current thinking towards AHSCT for people with MS.
future of ms research

Research conferences: shaping the future of MS

CEO Rohan Greenland gives an update on the MS Australia activities for October, focusing on the world's largest MS research conference ECTRIMS and the importance of conferences in shaping the future of MS.
Sarah’s tribute to MS research

Sarah’s tribute to MS research

In 2015 Sarah's life changed completely when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she is now on a mission to raise funds to power MS research.
MS fatigue

Does “MS fatigue” capture the symptom experience?

The International Progressive MS Alliance has recently highlighted that very little progress has been made in treating and understanding MS fatigue.

DMTs: Impact of access on quality of life

MS Australia's advocacy efforts have contributed to a number of subsidised MS medications and disease-modifying therapies (DMTs). New research now shows the effect this has on the outcomes for people living with MS in New Zealand.

Submissions: an important advocacy tool

As part of our advocacy work at MS Australia, we make many submissions each year, to various Australian Government inquiries and consultations.
associate professor graham university of tasmania

MS Australia President receives prestigious award

MS Australia President, Associate Professor Desmond Graham has received University of Tasmania’s 2021 Award for Outstanding Contribution.
NHMRC funded MS researchers

NHMRC commits over $6.7 million to medical research into MS

Over $6.7 million dollars will be invested into MS research by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in their funding scheme.
ofatumumab autoinjector pen

Kesimpta® (ofatumumab) included on the PBS for relapsing remitting MS

The Federal Health Minister has announced the listing of Kesimpta® (ofatumumab) on the PBS for the treatment of relapsing remitting MS.

Governor-General’s Medallion

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), the Governor-General of Australia, generously gifted a special medallion to MS Australia to award someone who has contributed to our work in significant way.

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Reflecting on International Day of People with Disability 2021