News from Europe
The European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP) took part in the Joint Congress of European Neurology 2014 organised between 31 May and 3 June, in Istanbul, by the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and the European Neurological Society (ENS).
EMSP was one of ten member organisations of the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) to participate in a special Patient Corner - an opportunity to raise awareness of individual disease areas. EMSP promoted the newly revised Code of Good Practice in MS, Defeating MS Together, as well as several other deliverables, most of them presented at the recent Anniversary Spring Conference.
EMSP is launching the 2013 edition of its MS Barometer to mark the 28th May 2014, when the global MS community celebrates World MS Day.
Find the Barometer here.
EMSP and its partners are also providing member societies and other interested parties with a collection of country factsheets including key benchmarks in MS management for 26 EU countries, plus Norway and Switzerland.
Find the factsheets here.
EMSP is glad to officially announce that its recent efforts to raise awareness of employment for people with MS have already received an important recognition from behalf of European Union bodies in the form of a grant amounting to a maximum of EUR 86,631.
Landmark launches, top level speeches and key elections at EMSP's 25th Anniversary Spring Conference and AGM
The European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP) held its Annual Spring Conference on 8-9 May, in Dublin, Ireland. Close to 200 participants attended to mark a special occasion: EMSP’s 25th anniversary.
The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) campaign built around the message “Patients + Participation = Our Vote for a Healthier Europe" reached an important landmark by organising a cocktail and special exhibition in the European Parliament, between 17 and 20 March. EPF and its partners and supporters encouraged the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to sign a Manifesto and commit to including a patient perspective in their work for the new parliamentary session.
- Melsbroek MS Centre to lend its expertise to the EMSP Spring Conference
- EMSP Networking Dinner: 25 years as the voice of Europeans with MS
- Save the date: Unity Walk for Parkinson's, 20 September 2014
- Report launch on access to treatment: ESMP asking for increased affordabitily and accessibility of MS medicines
- EMSP at BRAI.NS 2014: A patient/ carer perspective