Understanding multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. It interferes with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.

Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system with over 25,000 people living with the disease in Australia and more than two million diagnosed worldwide. There is currently no known cure for the disease, however there are several treatment options available to help manage symptoms

What does multiple sclerosis mean?

It is characterised by “sclerosis” — a Greek word meaning “scars”. These scars occur within the central nervous system and depending on where they develop, manifest into various symptoms.

Learn about Multiple Sclerosis - for Newly Diagnosed

MS Nurse Advisor, Jane Bridgman will unpack the basics and discuss what is MS, how is MS diagnosed, who gets MS, disease process, symptoms, and treatments. This webinar is suited to those who are newly diagnosed and might be a great refresher for those who have been living with the disease for some time. (Recorded 19 October 2020)

Webinar Handouts: Learn about Multiple Sclerosis - For Newly Diagnosed

Learn about Multiple Sclerosis with Dr Gayatri Jain

Presented by Neurologist, Dr Gayatri Jain from the Austin Clinic, this webinar is particularly designed for people who have been newly diagnosed with MS, their family and friends. The session will cover things like: what is MS?, how is MS diagnosed?, who gets MS?, disease process, symptoms, and treatments. (Recorded 12 November 2019)

Webinar Handouts: Learn about multiple sclerosis with Dr Gayatri Jain

Learn about Primary Progressive multiple sclerosis with A/Prof Ingrid van der Mei

Recorded February 2016. Webinar handouts : Learn about Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Learn more about Ingrid van der Mei

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