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CEO Rohan Greenland signs the condolence book

From our CEO

Recently, I was honoured to be appointed as the Chair of the Neurological Alliance Australia. So, what does this mean for the MS community?
Des Graham enjoying getting out in nature

A better NDIS for all Australians

Associate Professor Des Graham is Chair of MS Australia and lives with multiple sclerosis. Here he describes his experiences navigating the NDIS and outlines MS Australia’s campaign, A better NDIS for people living with MS.
Helping each other

Helping others by sharing the personal experience of MS

The Australian MS Longitudinal study tracks the diverse impact of MS so we can provide the best supports and advocacy for people living with MS in Australia.
Woman mindfullness

Australian-developed mindfulness program benefits people with MS

Australian researchers have developed a web-based mindfulness program that has shown beneficial effects for people with MS in a recent clinical trial.
What factors affect conversion to clinically definite MS?

What factors affect conversion to clinically definite MS?

Australian researchers have investigated genetics and various environmental factors that might lead to the progression from a first MS-like attack to clinically definite MS.
Simon's story

The beat goes on! Life and love of music after MS

The power of music, and the pursuit of a passion, have helped Simon stay positive while learning to live with multiple sclerosis.
MS Plus presentation

COVID FAQ – Preventative medication and antiviral treatments

MS Plus has put together a brief Q&A to help you navigate the latest information and advice on COVID preventative medication and antivirals.
XX chromosomes

Why are three out of four people who develop MS women?

Head of Research, Dr Julia Morahan reflects on Women's Health Week 2022, where she details the clues that we have to solve the puzzle of why three out of four people who develop MS are women.
research grants announcement

Is multiple sclerosis on the rise? Latest funding for new and innovative research announced by MS Australia

MS Australia has announced its new round of incubator grants for 'out-of-the-box' Australian research projects that will explore innovative ways to prevent and treat multiple sclerosis.
Rohan Greenland The May 50K

From our CEO

With a government review of the NDIS now brought forward to 2022 and the new government promising to restore fairness and rebuild trust in the NDIS, there is reason for great optimism, and importantly, a golden opportunity to ensure the voice of the MS community is heard.
MS sleep research

Sleep in MS: more important than we thought

A new Australian study has shown that poor sleep is more common in people with MS and substantially affects quality of life, independent of other MS symptoms.
Research grants announcement

MS Australia announces over $180,000 towards innovative and postgraduate research

MS Australia has funded five new MS research projects totalling over $180,000 in the first round of incubator grants and postgraduate scholarships for 2022.
Towards better monitoring of MS using MRI measures

Towards better monitoring of MS using MRI measures

A new study has examined how the expansion of spaces inside the brain relates to damage in MS lesions and whole brain loss, towards personalised monitoring of changes in the brain.
Jodi Haartsen

A tireless advocate for better MS treatment

Jodi has worked for many years as a passionate advocate for the MS community, pushing to ensure everyone with MS has fast access to the best possible treatments.
The MS Plus Ikara-Flinders Ranges Adventure

Be part of something life-changing and Trek to fight MS

Lace up your trekking boots and soak in the extraordinary views of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, as you travel with purpose through this ancient and spectacular landscape.
Medicine pills, white balance 3000K

Vumerity approved for PBS listing for relapsing-remitting MS

Today, the Federal Health and Aged Care Minister announced the listing of Vumerity® (diroximel fumarate) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for the treatment of Australians living with relapsing remitting MS (RRMS).
pain

Managing MS pain and the mind-body connection

National Pain Week (July 25 to 31) is an annual event coordinated by Chronic Pain Australia. Pain is one of the less recognised symptoms of multiple sclerosis but affects around two-thirds of the over 25,600 Australians living with the disease.
50 Years of Multiple Sclerosis Australia

Is the end in sight? MS research holds great promise

This year marks the 50th year of Multiple Sclerosis Australia, an organisation formed to drive awareness, research, and support for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

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