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John Studdy Award 2022

Award for decades of selfless service to people living with MS

MS Australia is honoured to announce Nigel Caswell as the recipient of the 2022 John Studdy Award in recognition of his commitment, dedication and service to people living with MS.
Rohan Greenland The May 50K

From our CEO

MS Australia CEO Rohan Greenland discusses the need for a national minimum neurological data set to ensure the 1.6m Australians living with these conditions can receive the resources and support required.
ECTRIMS 2022

Thousands of experts meet in Amsterdam to present the latest MS research

The European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS, seen as the pinnacle of scientific and medical research into multiple sclerosis, held its annual meeting in Amsterdam last month. This article provides an overview of some of the key highlights of the conference.
NEWS People with secondary progressive MS have distinct trajectories of disability progression

People with secondary progressive MS have distinct trajectories of disability progression

A large international study shows that people living with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis experience different progression trajectories.
Funding research for a brighter tomorrow

Funding research for a brighter tomorrow

Bronwyn spent her childhood watching her mother live with advancing MS. Then she was diagnosed with MS when she was just 25. Now, as a mother of two daughters, she looks to MS research to give her hope for a better tomorrow.
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Friends fighting MS together

MSisters Kat and Sarah took on the challenge to fundraise for Kiss Goodbye to MS to ensure vital research continues into treatments and a cure for multiple sclerosis.
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Energy Concessions for People Living with MS

Living with multiple sclerosis often means high energy use, which results in significant expenses when combined with rising energy costs. However, there are energy concessions that you may be eligible for to help reduce your energy bill.
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Changes announced to REBIF listing on PBS

From 1 December 2022, REBIF will no longer be available on the PBS for Australians living with MS. For people with MS who are currently being treated with REBIF, it is important to note that while the therapy will be removed from the PBS from 1 December 2022, REBIF scripts will still be filled until 1 April 2023. 
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MS development not prevented by vitamin D supplements in people at high risk

A ground-breaking clinical trial has found that vitamin D supplements do not prevent multiple sclerosis development in people at high risk. We look at the questions yet to be answered from this clinical trial and what the results mean for people with MS.
World first clinical trial finds Vitamin D supplements do not prevent the development of MS

World first clinical trial finds Vitamin D supplements do not prevent the development of MS

That’s the finding from PrevANZ, a ground-breaking clinical trial funded by MS Australia to determine if oral vitamin D supplements can delay the onset of MS.
MS Australia’s response to the October 2022-23 Federal Budget

MS Australia’s response to the October 2022-23 Federal Budget – Impact on the MS community

MS Australia provides its analysis of the October 2022-23 Federal Budget through the lens of the two areas of fundamental need for people living with multiple sclerosis.
NDIS Independant Review Announcement media release

MS Australia welcomes formal announcement of NDIS Review

MS Australia has today welcomed the launch of an Independent Review into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by the Albanese Government.
Rohan Greenland The May 50K

From our CEO

MS Australia CEO Rohan Greenland discusses the determination to find solutions to combat primary and secondary progressive multiple sclerosis through a global collaboration called the International Progressive MS Alliance which is helping to fast-track MS research.
Changes in gut bacteria are linked to MS

Changes in gut bacteria are linked to MS

A large international study shows changes in the composition of gut bacteria in people living with multiple sclerosis.
MS and Concept of Self

“Oh it’s changed, it’s changed 10-fold”: concept of self in MS

Has multiple sclerosis changed the way you see yourself? If you answered “Yes”, you’re not alone. In a new study funded by MS Australia, people with MS generously shared some of their deepest challenges living with the disease.
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Brain Health inspired quality improvement tool for MS Centres

Timely intervention, monitoring and education matter greatly in multiple sclerosis. The development of the Brain Health in MS initiatives in recent years has seen a focus on improving care in MS from the very start of symptoms, by implementing a set of standards to guide clinical care.
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MS Plus launches new carers strategy

MS Plus has partnered with more than 250 people who support someone living with multiple sclerosis to develop a Carers Strategy which identifies a set of common needs and approaches to meet these.
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Guide to the MS Gong Ride

For 40 years, the iconic MS Gong Ride has inspired an incredible community of participants, supporters, donors, and volunteers who together help to fight against multiple sclerosis.

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Award for decades of selfless service to people living with MS