• EMSP 2019 Roundtable Discussion & Networking Dinner

    On the 25 February, at Hotel Crowne Plaza, in Brussels, Belgium we took a fresh approach to the EMSP Annual Networking Dinner. At an exclusive round-table meeting attendees from industry and our organization enjoyed extensive, meaningful... read more

  • MS Nurse PRO launch event in Greece

    The Hellenic Federation of People with MS, in partnership with the Greek MS Society (GMSS), have translated six modules of the MS Nurse Professional accredited e-learning training curriculum. MS Nurse Professional is a European-focused, training for... read more

  • Get out the Vote

    In recent newsletters, we have run a piece on a member of the EMSP Young Peoples’ Network. This month we are getting political and talking about the upcoming European Parliament elections. For younger people with MS, this could be the first... read more

  • Oceans of Hope: sailing with MS in 2019

    We have previously featured the Oceans of Hope (OoH) yacht that circumnavigated the world in 2014. There were approximately 100 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) from 16 different countries on board. That boat traveled a total of 61,000 kilometers... read more

  • More than 21,000 people call for action on ocrelizumab for Primary Progressive MS in the UK

    More than 21,000 people have signed a petition launched by the MS Society UK, calling for ocrelizumab to be made available for people with Primary Progressive MS. The petition, urging them to take action, was delivered to the National Institute... read more

  • After 20 years, the “Is MS Treatment Still a Lottery?” campaign has achieved its objective in Croatia

    The Croatian MS Society presented new guidelines for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatment which, after 20 years, will finally provide timely and non-discriminatory treatment for more than 6,000 people with multiple sclerosis in the Republic of... read more

  • Danish MS Society offers Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) training for MS patients

    TRE (tension and trauma releasing exercises) is a therapeutic method for relieving trauma and stress. The method was developed by David Berceli, an international expert in the areas of trauma intervention and conflict resolution. The method is... read more

  • 21st State of Art Symposium around the challenges of MS treatment in Switzerland

    Paediatric MS and MS in old age were the two main topics neurologists explored at the 21st State of the Art Symposium in Switzerland. Expert participants also had the chance to listen to the recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Board of the... read more

  • Increased number of monthly physiotherapy sessions for people with MS in Greece

    Thanks to the continuous effort of the Hellenic Federation of Persons with MS, the Greek National Health Care Provider (EOPYY) increased the “monthly physiotherapy sessions available per year for Multiple Sclerosis patients with physical... read more

  • Event report: “Lifting the Burden of Neurological Disorders in Europe” panel discussion in the European Parliament

    The European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) and the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) jointly organized an event entitled “Lifting the Burden of Neurological Disorders in Europe” in the European Parliament on the 23 January... read more

  • Save the Date: EPF Congress 2019

    Be part of the first ever European Congress on patient involvement driven by leading representatives of the patient community, and patient experts, in the capital of the European Union. The European Patients’ Forum has been representing... read more

  • Brexit and MS

    By our EMSP Board member & guest author: Georgina Carr (UK MS Society) It's now over two years since the UK voted to leave the EU. Although the date is set for 29 March 2019,  the UK’s future relationship with the EU remains... read more

  • EMSP Highlights from ECTRIMS 2018

    EMSP Highlights from ECTRIMS 2018 The 34th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) took place in Berlin, Germany on October 10-12, 2018. With an attendance of 9,800 researchers, neurologists,... read more

  • EMSP MS@Work Webinar Summaries

    MS@Work Webinar 1.0 with Graham Halsey We held in November the first EMSP MS@Work Webinar with Graham Halsey, Return to Work and Absence Management expert. Graham spoke from the employer’s perspective on the costs of absence, the average days... read more

  • EMSP 2019 Annual Conference: Register now!

    In 2019, the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform marks its 30 years of raising the voice of people with Multiple Sclerosis in Europe. At the eve of the European elections, the MS patient community will be gathering in Vilnius, capital of... read more

  • Innovative Drug Delivery Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

    The N2B-Patch is a project funded by the European Union, which brings together universities, research institutes, SMEs, industry and patients organisations to explore the possibility to have treatments (in MS) that bypass the Blood Brain Barrier... read more

  • European Neurological Review Volume 13 Issue 2

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  • FutureProofing Healthcare: The Sustainability Index

    On 3 December 2018 MEP Sirpa Pietkainen, a long-time advocate of personalised healthcare, MEP Marian Harkin and the Brussels-based European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) were co-hosting a roundtable event to mark the launch of Future... read more

  • New horizons for person-centred mental health research and care

    In recent years, mental health care and service related issues have increasingly been part of EU and national research agendas. In parallel, the notion and importance of person-centred mental health services has gained ground. There is... read more

  • EU Health Summit

    Ahead of the Summit the 28 partner organisations including the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP) have put together recommendations for a shared vision for the future of health in Europe. Our main objective was to call upon the next... read more

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