/R E P E A T -- Invitation - Quebec Summit on Multiple Sclerosis - Discover the latest Quebec research projects on multiple sclerosis!/

MONTREAL, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Issues related to multiple sclerosis (MS) have recently been making the news. Research on this disease has made remarkable advances in the last decade, especially here in Quebec. Now it's time to find out what's happening! Come and learn about the varied possibilities likely to open up in the MS field in the near future, at the very first Quebec Summit on Multiple Sclerosis, a major event organized by the Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, which will be held at the Centre Sheraton Montréal on Saturday, November 17, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Quebec, a major international player
At this unique event, a dozen health professionals from the MS community, including some eminent researchers, will get together to review a number of advances achieved in a field that is currently in a ferment. "Quebec is a hub of multiple sclerosis research, and it is mainly thanks to their contribution on the world stage that we are able to play a leading role in the area of MS," stated Louis Adam, Executive Director of the Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

In recent years, the promising results of research into multiple sclerosis have raised all our hopes. Canada remains an undisputed leader in this field, and Quebec is undeniably contributing to the various advances being achieved. In 2011, 17 of the 38 biomedical research projects funded by the MS Society were conducted in our province.

For more information on the topics to be covered at the event and on the speakers, check out mssummit.ca.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
The mission of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.

Multiple sclerosis is the most widespread neurological disease among young adults in Canada. It affects three times as many women as men. The recent progress in research gives us the hope that we will conquer MS in the near future.

Not to be missed: Saturday, November 17, 2012

TIME: PLACE: AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS
From 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Centre Sheraton Montréal
Ballroom, 4th Floor
  • Yves Savoie, President and Chief
    Executive Officer of the MS Society
  • Louis Adam, Executive Director of the
    MS Society
  • Karen Lee, Assistant Vice-President,
    Research, MS Society and Managing
    Director, endMS Research and Training
    Network
  • Dr. J. Marc Girard, neurologist
  • Person living with MS

 

 

SOURCE: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF CANADA

For further information:

Source: Catherine-Eve Roy, Communications Director, MS Society of Canada, Quebec Division. Office: 514 849-7591, ext. 333; cell: 514 808-8287;catherine-eve@mssociety.ca.