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2018 - 'Research: #BringingUsCloser' theme

From MSIF's website:

Research is bringing us closer to ending MS. To succeed, we need to work together as a global MS community to find ways to improve life with MS now and end MS forever."

The #bringinguscloser campaign was about connecting people affected by MS with those involved in MS research, including scientists, students, nurses, fundraisers, volunteers, and more. It was a chance to come together to celebrate what we've achieved in MS research so far, and share our hopes for the future.



Spearheading the campaign was a clever animation on how new MS treatments are developed. Watch and share it with colleagues, family and friends!


We were delighted that the Hon Greg Hunt MP on behalf of the Government committed on World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day to working with both MS Australia and MS Research Australia over the next 6 months, to develop a 10-year plan to implement our 'Roadmap to Defeat Multiple Sclerosis in Australia'. We were equally delighted to receive bi-partisan support for this initiative from the Hon Catherine King MP, Shadow Minister for Health.
Watch our wrap-up of the World MS Day 2018 Event to launch the "Roadmap to Defeat Multiple Sclerosis in Australia" here:

Read our news item regarding our World MS Day activities for 2018 here.


Australian Parliament recognises World MS Day 2017 with Hansard Motion

On 10 May 2018, the Australian Parliament formally recognised World MS Day 2018 and the Research theme through a motion passed by the Senate (refer page 57), which also acknowledged the condition; the importance of early diagnosis, early and managed treatment, a brain-healthy lifestyle; and the need to increase the investment in research and more.

To read about research in Australia, visit the MS Research Australia website: can also help raise funds for MS research via the Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign.