On Sunday the 18th February, a community was brought together. In unity of Remembrance, Healing & Hope. Journeys intertwined, paths crossed from near and far, and yet with each journey being unique, the destination was but one - Tranquility.
A belated happy New Year to you all. Last year saw the MS and Me blog celebrate its 10th year thanks to the amazing support of the MS community and we are excited to say we have plenty of new and exciting changes afoot for 2024.
MS Ireland would like to invite relevant health professionals to participate in our web-based survey as part of a European study "Needs of People with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis" (NIPS). The study is led by the University of Lübeck in cooperation with the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg and partners from the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the UK. The NIPS study is funded by the European Research Network: "Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis" (RIMS) (https://www.eurims.org/).
As the upcoming elections and imminent referendum draw near, MS Ireland is delighted to introduce the "Your Vote MatterS 2024" guide – a tailor-made resource for the MS community.
You are invited to take part in the research project: ‘Improving bone health in multiple sclerosis'
Oceans of Hope Challenge in conjunction with MS Ireland are now inviting applicants for the first Introduction to Sailing Day for people with MS in Ireland. You will join them at the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School (INSS.ie) in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin on Wednesday the 10th of April 2024.
Joan Alaboson, a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at Maynooth University, supervised by Dr Rebecca Maguire and Dr Laura Coffey, is conducting a study that aims to explore the peer support needs of (1) people living with MS, and (2) family members/friends who provide care, help or support to someone with MS.
Book your spot! starts February 28th
National Disability Strategy Consultation - Closing date for written submissions further extended to 11 February 2024
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is currently coordinating work across Government to develop Ireland’s next National Disability Strategy, which will be the successor to the National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2022. Ireland ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in 2018. The new strategy seeks to progress Irelands implementation of the UNCRPD.
Dr. Alison Keogh, researcher in Trinity College Dublin, is seeking a research partner to help develop and implement a project that explores what aspects of walking are most important for people with MS.