Networks and Societies

Professional Societies

A number of professional societies with relevance to MS research are available to researchers and clinicians in Australia & New Zealand. For a membership fee, these offer regular conferences and other membership benefits.

Professional societies relevant to MS in Australia and internationally

Name Focus
Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry The purpose of APSN is to promote research in neurochemistry via communication between members.
Australasian Neuroscience Society The ANS facilitates the dissemination of information pertaining to neuroscience.
Australasian Proteomics Society APS promotes proteomics research in Australia and New Zealand.
Australasian Society for Immunology The aim of ASI is to encourage and support the discipline of immunology in the Australasian region.
Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists  ANZAN aims to support the knowledge sharing and development of neurologists.
Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society ANZFPS promotes the multidisciplinary study and implementation of falls prevention in older people via communication and conferences.
Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics The ANZSB aims to facilitate communication amongst those actively engaged in the scientific study and application of biomechanics.
Australian and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance  ANZMAG supports the science of magnetic resonance in Australia and New Zealand.
Australasian Epidemiological Association The AEA facilitates the dissemination of information pertaining to epidemiology.
Australian Physiotherapy Association The APA is the peak body representing the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their patients.
Australian Psychological Society + special interest groups The APS is the largest professional association for psychologists in Australia, and also facilitates special interest groups for psychology specialties.
Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  The ASBMB fosters research, teaching and industry in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology through communication and conferences.
Australian Society for Medical Research The ASMR is the peak professional society representing Australian health and medical research.
Consortium of MS Centers (US-based) CMSC provides clinical education, knowledge sharing, and influences health care delivery for MS health providers around the world.
Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies FOCIS aims to foster interdisciplinary approaches to both understand and treat immune-based diseases.
Human Genetics Society of Australasia The HGSA aims to provide a forum for the various disciplines collected under the title of Human Genetics.
Molecular and Experimental Pathology Society of Australasia MEPSA aims to bring together researchers who are interested in the molecular and cellular basis of disease, promoting scientific exchange and collaboration.
MS Nurses Australasia  Professional society supporting health professionals with specific interest in MS.
Neuroimmunology Australia Neuroimmunology Australia supports research and clinical practice for immune-mediated diseases of the central nervous system.
Neuro-ophthalmology Society of Australia The NOSA aims to provide a meeting place for clinicians and scientific workers in the field of neuro-ophthalmology.
Pan-Asian Committee for Treatment and Research In Multiple Sclerosis PACTRIMS is the Pan-Asian arm of ECTRIMS/ACTRIMS, and supports knowledge sharing and development of clinicians and researchers with an interest in MS.
Public Health Association of Australia The PHAA is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of public health. It is a forum through which members can develop professional and academic networks.
Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis The RIMS network advocates best practice and research for evidence-based MS rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand RMSANZ aims to support rehabilitation physicians, facilitate collaboration and professional development, and advocate for patients.
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