World MS Day

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Hear from all the guest speakers at the MS Symposium in Hobart on World MS Day 2018. You will hear about the latest in research, living well with multiple sclerosis and services that can help support you from renowned speakers including Dr Kaylene Young (Menzies Institute), Dr. Tomas Kalincik (Neurologist), Dr. Litsa Kiropoulos (Psychologist), Ngaire Hobbins (Nutritionist) and Kim Goodes (TasCoss). We thank everyone who made this event possible!

“We are thrilled to be hosting an MS Symposium to bring the community together and discuss the latest in research, treatments and living well with multiple sclerosis this World MS Day. It is a great opportunity to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis, and being in the Eastern Standard time zone we will be the first in the world to celebrate World MS Day!” - Sandra Walker, Acting CEO, Multiple Sclerosis Limited.

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The Hon. Jacquie Petrusma MP


Alison Overeem


Dr. Kaylene Young

MS Research at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Ella Wong, Director Pilates Tasmania

Stand and Stretch

Dr. Tomas Kalincik

“Therapies for People with MS” Medications, treatments and latest approaches to managing MS. MS Base and the role of observational data and biomarkers

Nick Hakes

Pro Bono Financial Planning

Dr. Litza Kiropoulos

Cognitive Therapy Based Intervention for Depression in Those Newly Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

Andrea Salmon

TeleGroup Project Update

Ngaire Hobbins

Researching the benefits of Nutrition

Mary McArthur, Pilates Tasmania

Stand and Stretch

Kym Goodes, CEO TasCoss

Role of TasCoss and Community Services and Supports in Tasmania

Assoc Prof. Des Graham Director, MS Limited

On Wednesday 30 May we’ll be joining the global campaign reflecting on how research is bringing us closer to better treatments and a cure for multiple sclerosis.

The hashtag #BringingUsCloser is your ticket to finding people and content on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. World MS Day 2018’s research theme makes this a great opportunity to get people affected by multiple sclerosis closer to researchers, as well as each other. We encourage you to interact and share your thoughts and experiences.

We’ll also be running live events and selling World MS Day merchandising to help raise money and awareness, and we’ll update this page as more details and events come to hand.

If you’re arranging a Community Fundraising event or any other World MS Day activity that you’d like us to publicise, contact us at and we’ll add you to this page.



MS offices 
ACT: Gloria McKerrow House, 117 Denison Street, Deakin
NSW: The Studdy MS Centre, 80 Betty Cuthbert Drive, Lidcombe
TAS: 1 Liverpool Street, Hobart
VIC: The Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Road, Blackburn


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Do you want to get involved and publicise your event here?
Contact our Community Fundraising team on 1300 733 690, or You can also submit your event to be included in the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation’s list of World MS Day events showing our impact across the world on

International Pilates Day – Pilates for Multiple Sclerosis (Melbourne, VIC)
When: Sat 5 May, 2pm-5pm
Where: Aligned for Life studios, L4 370 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Cost: Gold coin donation (money raised goes to MS Community fundraising)
How: Visit

Stronger Together Dinner (Balaclava, VIC)
When: Thur 10 May, 7.30pm-11.30pm
Where: Red Scooter, 25 William Place, Balaclava
Cost: $130 (profits go towards MS Community fundraising)
How: Visit 

Kiss Goodbye to MS (Kew, VIC)
When: Sat 19 May, 7.30pm-11pm
Where: Fat Penguin, 713 High Street, Kew
Cost: $75 (profits go towards MS Community fundraising and Kiss Goodbye to MS)
How: Contact Rawee on 0407 899 835 or Niobe on 0402 094 372

Austral for MS (Austral, NSW)
When: Sat 19 May, 7pm - late
Where: Austral Bowling Club, Austral NSW
Cost: $50 (profits go towards MS Community fundraising)
How: contact Kare Butler 

Party With Purpose (Albert Park, VIC)
When: Sat 26 May, 5pm - midnight
Where: Greenfields, 35/37 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park
Cost: $70 - basic package or $150 - premium package (profits go towards MS Community fundraising)
How: visit 

Lake Weeroona MS Walk (Bendigo, VIC)
When: Wed 30 May, starts 11.30am
Where: Corner Midland Highway and Nolan Street
Cost: $5 (money raised goes to MS Community fundraising)
How: Contact Jodie at

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We will be posting World MS Day content throughout the whole of May so please share these with your friends to help spread the word! You can follow our World MS Day social media activities and you can also share your own activities by using the hashtag #bringinguscloser


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