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
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
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
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
Karen Lee, Assistant Vice-President,
Research, MS Society and Managing
Director, endMS Research and Training
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;firstname.lastname@example.org.