Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Calgary & Area Chapter

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Calgary & Area Chapter

February 11, 2010 11:00 ET

MS Society of Canada, Calgary & Area Chapter Hosts CCSVI Information Session

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2010) - On Saturday, February 6th, 2010 the MS Society of Canada, Calgary & Area Chapter hosted an information session attended by over 400 Calgarians affected by MS regarding the recent renewed interest in CCSVI and an association between inadequate venous drainage and multiple sclerosis. This session featured Dr. Luanne Metz, Director, MS Clinic, Foothills Medical Centre and Dr. Ian Mitchell, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary.

The MS Society of Canada believes that this topic opens up new avenues of research in MS including the possibility of new treatments and is closely monitoring all research related to CCSVI and will post new information on The MS Society has also opened up its research grant application process specifically to study CCSVI and MS.

The MS Society is a registered Canadian charity and we are the largest non-governmental funder of MS research in Canada. In addition to funding research the MS Society offers a wide range of programs and services for people affected by MS.

About multiple sclerosis and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. It is the most common neurological disease of young adults in Canada. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is the only national volunteer health agency in Canada that funds MS research, provides services for people with MS and family members and conducts public education programs. Since its founding in 1948, the MS Society has worked to hasten the discovery of the cause, effective treatment and cure for MS. From basic laboratory research to the development of new treatments for people with MS, the MS Society's research program is making a difference in people's lives today.

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