Future MS care: a consensus statement

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Future MS care: a consensus statement

Postby MSUK » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:29 am

Future MS care: a consensus statement of the MS in the 21st century steering group

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The ‘‘MS in the 21st Century’’ initiative was established with the purpose of (1) defining how multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment and standards of care should look in the 21st century; (2) developing a minimum standard of care across the world; and (3) motivating the broad MS community to align standards of care and challenge the current treatment paradigm.

The aim was to develop a consensus statement to reach and influence the broader MS community. An expert steering group from Europe and Canada—consisting of neurologists, patient advocates, a pharmacoepidemiologist/pharmacoeconomist, and representatives from national MS centers—participated in a series of workshop-driven meetings between February 2011 and 2012. After three phases of discussions, the steering group identified that the overall vision for future care of MS should be full access to personalised treatment, with reimbursement, to achieve freedom from disease.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/2479
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Re: Future MS care: a consensus statement

Postby cheerleader » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:26 am

This consensus document is brought to you by an unrestricted education grant from Merck Serono and their employees. Read the disclosures at the end...it's illuminating. This is not about the future, it is about the past.
MS research needs to move beyond the immune system, and there is no mention made of anything aside from more of the same. Sad.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/l04 ... pdf?MUD=MP
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