EMSP Member News
EMSP's Anniversary Spring Conference 2014 was a success and as proof of this we have received many requests from our members and partners to provide easy access to the insightful presentations delivered on 8-9 May, in Dublin.
We therefore enclose the documents in this post and trust our constituency and stakeholders will put them to good use.
Please click on the headline of this article to access the presentations.
The third edition of the Walk for MS event was organised on 24 May, in the Belgian town of Lier.
Boasting an impressive attendance of 1,000 people, Walk for MS brought together people with multiple sclerosis, carers, supporters of the cause and professionals from the MS field. There was singing, Zumba dancing and, of course, walking.
More than 100 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) from across Poland gathered, on 17 May, in the Mazovian Centre "Ekwos", to participate in the 2nd Polish MS Abilympics - a series of competitions with the disciplines ranging from decoupage to water colour painting.
The Abilympics’ special guest was Maggie Alexander, EMSP's Chief Executive, who addressed the participants in a welcome speech stressing the importance of the values conveyed by the event. In her presentation, Maggie Alexander brought EMSP's work closer to the Polish patients.
On 22 March, the Secretary General of the German MS Society (DMSG) and former president of EMSP, Dorothea Pitschnau-Michel (pictured above, on the left), was awarded with the 1st class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, in a ceremony organised in Hannover and presided over by the Regional President Hauke Jagau (also pictured above). The official praised in very high terms Mrs Pitschnau-Michel’s contribution to the wellbeing of people with multiple sclerosis in Germany during her ongoing 30-year career in this field.
On 14 March, Her Royal Highness the Princess of Asturias Letizia Ortiz received a delegation from the Spanish MS Society (EME) at the La Zarzuela Palace in Madrid.
During this official reception, the Princess of Asturias showed a great interest in the area of MS research. She expressed her support especially for research into progressive MS, which cannot be managed with any drugs at present.
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