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Held on 30 May, the World MS Day theme is selected by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) in collaboration with its member organisations including MS Australia. 

UPDATE 31/03/20:

Reflecting the new ‘Connections’ theme and current global events, this World MS Day we will be providing online tools to help people with MS connect virtually. We will continue to collaborate with our state and territory MS member organisations - in conjunction with MSIF - knowing that due to COVID-19, many activities will be adapted or become virtual/online. 

We look forward to sharing more details with you soon.



The theme for World MS Day 2020-2022 revealed!

Campaign: MS Connections

I Connect, We Connect
#MSConnections #WorldMSDay 


A new three-year World MS Day 2020-2022 Connections theme and MS Connections campaign aims to tackle social isolation for people living with MS.

A rising global issue, social isolation and loneliness can have a detrimental effect on health and quality of life. The inaugural three-year World MS Day campaign (Saturday 30 May 2020, Sunday 30 May 2021 and Monday 30 May 2022), responds to this serious global challenge with vigour and focus.

MS Connections is about connecting to community and quality care. The campaign aims to challenge social barriers that can leave people affected by MS feeling lonely and socially isolated, and to advocate for better services, celebrate support networks and champion self-care.

World MS Day 2020-2022 | Australian focus

  • Year One | 30 May 2020 | Saturday
    Sub-theme: Connect to Self
  • Year Two | 30 May 2021 | Sunday
    Sub-theme: Connect to Friends/Family
  • Year Three | 30 May 2022 | Monday
    Sub-theme: Connect to Community

“In Australia, MS Connections will comprise annual sub-themes with practical ways and activities to connect and address social isolation and loneliness - including tips for people living with MS, the public and government to get connected,” says MS Australia CEO, Deidre Mackechnie. “World MS Day Saturday 30 May 2020 sets the scene.”

"We know that the MS community increasingly seek their information online and use technology to connect with peers”, continues Ms Mackechnie. “So, for World MS Day 2020, we will provide online platforms for the MS community to connect, feel supported and share tips for self-care."

As the Australian member of MSIF, we look forward to sharing more details in the lead up to May 30 2020!

Read more here:




This Year's 'World MS Day' Media Coverage included:


'Connecting to the world' article in Link: Australia's national disability magazine
World MS Day information including quote from our CEO, Deidre Mackechnie, see page 8:
'Multiple sclerosis and brain health' article in Crana Plus: Remote Health Professionals magazine
Informative piece on keeping your brain health, inc. info on World MS Day, see page 88:


MS partner organisations


The state/territory MS organisations run various events in the lead up and on World MS Day itself. Please visit the links below and their social media channels for further details, updated once activities are confirmed.

MS Society SA/NT
MS Queensland

Additional activities may also be run by our research organisation, MS Research Australia.


Facebook and Twitter

MS Australia on Facebook and Twitter @MSAustralia

MS International Federation on Facebook and  Twitter @MSIntFederation