MSL / MS TAS Integration Project Newsletter

Monday, 22 October 2018

The Neurological Alliance of Tasmania (NAT), of which MS are a part, were fortunate to be successful in obtaining a small grant from the Mental Health Council of Tasmania to run a small event to raise awareness of mental health issues in people with neurological conditions. Read more.


Canberra Region Newsletter - October 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018

What's in this newsletter? Annual General meeting, National Gallery Visit, Go For Gold Celebration, Peer Support Dates, Grand Challenge, The Health Economic, and the impact of multiple sclerosis. Read more.


Canberra Region Newsletter - August 2018

Thursday, 27 September 2018

What's in this newsletter? New office hours, New CEO, One-on-one NDIS sessions, GYAT tool, Live chat with MS Connect, Upcoming MS Nurse visits, Community consultation, Volunteers wanted for ANU Study, plus much more . Read more.


MSL / MS TAS Integration Project Newsletter

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the forum and met the MSL board members, it was great to meet so many people and to hear your views on what we are doing and what we can do better for you. It is inspiring to be part of the journey that you are all taking and we appreciate the trust you have in us to serve you. Read more.


Neurological Alliance - Government funding

Monday, 17 September 2018

The Neuro Alliance is trying to get the word out to the Victorian government just how important this funding is to support people living with neurological conditions. Read more.


MSL / MS TAS Integration Project Newsletter

Thursday, 23 August 2018

We are excited to let you know that MS is working with Professor Bruce Taylor and others from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research and the University of Tasmania in developing a similar online learning tool about multiple sclerosis. Read more.


MSL / MS TAS Integration Project Newsletter

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

We have finally had the official opening of our office in Hobart ,on 11 July, the Premier Will Hodgman opened the Neuro Hub and it was great to see over 50 people attend the opening. Read more.


Canberra Region Newsletter

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Welcome to the July 2018 edition of the Canberra Region MS Newsletter. Community Consultation Forum; On Friday 27 July 2018, we will be holding three sessions (morning, afternoon and evening) to obtain ideas and discuss options regarding the future of MSL’s property in Deakin, Gloria McKerrow House. Read more.


MSL / MS TAS Integration Project Newsletter

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the MS SYMPOSIUM on World MS Day. We had a fantastic range of guest speakers and were pleased to be able to bring researchers from not only Menzies but also the Royal Melbourne Hospital to cover a range of topics. Read more.


Announcement of Appointment – John Blewonski, CEO

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

On behalf of the MSL Board, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr John Blewonski as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MSL to commence on 5 November 2018. Read more.


Vale Robert McEniry

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

The executive and board regret to announce the passing last week of MSL Director and AHCS Chair Robert McEniry. Read more.


MS Community Forum - TAS, 29 August 2018

Friday, 6 July 2018

MS Chair, Peter Day, and MS Acting CEO, Sandra Walker invite you to attend the Community Engagement Forum to have a conversation with the MSL board and share your insights and views. Read more.


Stories from National Volunteer Week, 21 - 27 May 2018

Friday, 8 June 2018

From 21–27 May 2018, thousands of events were held across the country to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time. MS held Volunteer Recognition events in each state to thank the incredible people who support the MS community for their contribution. Here are just some of the stories from those celebrations. Read more.


A move for the good

Thursday, 7 June 2018

We will be moving from our Blackburn Nerve Centre — but we’re not moving far. For a number of years we have been concerned about the increasing need for repairs and updating of our building in Blackburn. Read more.


NMO Patient Day Event

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Earlier this year the first ever (NMO) Patient Day event was held in Ringwood, VIC. Debbie Leticq-Cromb organised and hosted the event with guest speakers including Professor Broadley (Head of NMO research in Australia), Dr Mark Marriott (MS & NMO Neurologist), Dr Sally Shaw (Phycologist). It was a chance to hear from experts in the field as well as a chance to meet other inspirational people living with Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO). Read more.


How to become involved in the Australian MS Longitudinal Study

Friday, 18 May 2018

The Australian MS Longitudinal Study started in 2001, and currently around 13% of people diagnosed with MS in Australia participate. The study involves research surveys conducted to help improve services, treatments and advocacy to increase the quality of life for people living with MS. Read more.


MSL / MS TAS Integration Project Newsletter - May

Thursday, 17 May 2018

With the rollout of the NDIS scheme to include those people aged between 35—49 we are beginning to contact people to make sure that they are aware of the Scheme and to offer our assistance in considering if they wish to apply to the Scheme. Our team will identify that they are from the MS Engagement team so please take up the opportunity to talk with them. If you want to move more quickly you can ring MS Connect and request one of the Engagement team to ring you. Read more.


National Volunteer Week. 21 - 27 May 2018

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

We all know how precious time is, so let’s give a minute or two to thank the thousands of volunteers who dedicate their time, skills, knowledge, passion and kindness to others in the community this National Volunteers Week. Read more.


Change of AHCS Ownership

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Australian Home Care Services (AHCS) and Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL) have determined that it is appropriate and timely for MSL to divest its ownership of AHCS to enable both organisations to realise their respective goals. To maximise opportunities and remain competitive in the disability and aged sector in which AHCS operates, requires AHCS to invest in growth and systems. For these reasons MSL have decided it is an appropriate time to exit ownership of AHCS. Read more.


Sir Louis Pyke Award 2018

Thursday, 12 April 2018

The Sir Louis Pyke Award is one of the highest honours a member of the Victorian MS community can receive, and nominations are now open for 2018. The award commemorates the work of Sir Louis, a former MS board member and prominent fundraiser, and is presented annually in recognition of one person’s significant contribution to people living with multiple sclerosis. Read more.


MSL / MS TAS Integration Project Newsletter - March/April

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Welcome to a combined March / April newsletter with Easter being early this year  we decided to combine the two newsletters. I hope you were able to have a break. We have quite a bit happening at the moment, staff changes with recruitment for roles in the North, the selling of our Kings Meadows office, the Symposium 30 May in Hobart, the successful tender for specialist MS employment services which will extend to Tasmania for the first time, and ongoing rollout of the NDIS. Read more.


MSL Director and AHCS Chair Robert McEniry resignation

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Serious health issues has meant MSL Director and AHCS Chair Robert McEniry has tendered his resignation effective immediately. Read more.


MS Community Forum ACT - 24 April 2018

Monday, 26 March 2018

MS Chair, Peter Day, and MS CEO, Robyn Hunter invite you to attend a Community Forum to have a conversation with the MSL Board and to share your insights and views. Read more.


Still time to submit to the ACT NDIS Implementation Review

Thursday, 15 March 2018

The deadline for public submissions to the ACT National Disability Insurance Scheme Implementation Review has been extended until Friday 30 March 2018, allowing more Canberrans to share their experiences with the NDIS. Read more.


MS to speak at International Congress of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Mali Levav, who has been an integral part of the MS Employment Support Service (ESS) team since 2011, will be speaking at the 1st International / 5th Japanese Congress of Clinical Occupational Therapy in July this year. Read more.


ZINBRYTA (daclizumab) withdrawn

Monday, 5 March 2018

As reported in various media outlets over the weekend, pharmaceutical companies Biogen and AbbVie have announced the voluntary worldwide withdrawal for ZINBRYTA ® (daclizumab) for Relapsing multiple sclerosis. Read more.


MSL / MS TAS Integration Project Newsletter - February

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

We have the Symposium in May and attached to the newsletter is the flyer for the symposium,. We hope you can join us for the day which will be on World MS Day 30 May with a theme of research. If you are needing  assistance  for petrol to get there please don’t hesitate to give MS Connect a call. Read more.




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