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.
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 www.mssociety.ca/ccsvi. The MS Society
has also opened up its research grant application
process specifically to study CCSVI and MS.
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.
multiple sclerosis and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
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.