We have made a slight change to the agenda for our upcoming virtual conference. Dr Guido Guinti Garcia will be presenting from 4:30 – 5:30 rather than during the parallel sessions as previously stated.
The title of his presentation is: Involving people with MS to design digital health tools for fatigue: the More Stamina Case. If you still need to register for the National Conference you can do so here.
The European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) Congress is taking place in Amsterdam this week. They are holding a special event for people living with MS on Saturday, October 29th which can be attended virtually. Click here for more information or to register fo this event.
MS Ireland are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our National Conference on Saturday, November 19th from 10am - 4:30pm.
When you receive a life-changing diagnosis such as multiple sclerosis, it can lead to mental health issues. Even if you have never suffered with anxiety before there can be constant worrying about your condition and how you might be.
We are happy to announce that Robin Bradley, Noelle Burke and Dr Rebecca Maguire were re-elected by the members on to the Board at the Annual General Meeting. Thanks to all of you who voted for them.
Anne Restan was also elected back on to the Board by the Council delegates.
Following the AGM, there was a brief Board meeting where Maurice O’Connor was re-elected as Chairperson of MS Ireland and Jacinta Kelly was re-elected as Deputy Chairperson.
Congratulations to Maurice, Jacinta, Noelle, Rebecca, Anne and Robin.
Our 2022 National Annual Awards were presented at the Annual General Meeting which was held on zoom on 17th September 2022.
These awards recognise those who through their dedication and selflessness play a significant role in the lives of others and the progress of the Society. This year we are delighted to announce the three award winners are:
MS PERSON OF THE YEAR – SEAMUS BURKE
CARER OF THE YEAR – SUSAN STEPHENS
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – CELINE O’ROURKE
In August of 2021, MS Ireland, in collaboration with Novartis launched a voluntary national survey to explore the societal cost of MS in Ireland. It was a repeat of one conducted in 2015. This was a cross-sectional, self-reported online survey aiming to evaluate the cost of MS in Ireland in 2022 and to compare the data of this survey to the 2015 data.
MS Ireland were delighted to address members of the Oireachtas yesterday as part of our Pre-Budget event in Leinster House. We welcomed 20 TDs and Senators to the Pre-Budget Submission Briefing and Panel Discussion.