World MS Day 2021
Due to the pandemic, the whole world somehow shrank, letting us live only in very limited groups. We already adapted to this long-lasting situation, although it also “unleashed” hidden levels of creativity. We don’t have to be in the same country or city to “gather together” despite restrictions and lockdowns. Because when there is a reason to celebrate, we should always celebrate! The map shows some MS events happening in the countries of our network where some of our fellows participated.
Choose a challenge that suits you! Either complete the distance of 2.88 km or 28.8 km, or spend 288 minutes on one activity, or make 288 repetitions of your own activity. https://mschallenge.dk/worldmsday/
Virtual balloon race: eco-friendly fun activity! https://www.ms-society.ie/virtual-balloon-race-2021
If you like to run, why not run from Brussels to Barcelona? If running already sounds exhausting, try to walk virtually together with others for MS! https://www.ms-vlaanderen.be/events/ms-express-loop-wandel-virtueel-naar-barcelona
Yoga classes vis Zoom with Veronique Gauthier- Simmons who suffers from MS and still keeps exercising! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87896520366?pwd=TU9aVEtHVFluNDY2c25lbzk0cHdodz09#success
Cooking workshop: get to know what can increase your immunity in your kitchen! https://www.asbemmiranda.org/2021/05/05/asbem-celebra-dia-mundial-de-la-esclerosis-multiple-30-de-mayo/
Webinar about COVID-19 vaccination for patients with MS
All AISM volunteers gather on 5000 Italian squares to sell hortensia and gardenia. If you have friends in Italy, let them know!
In honour of World MS Day the Petrin lookout tower in Prague will light up in orange on May 29th 2021.
To raise citizens’ awareness of MS disease, multiple posters are put on the bus stops in all bigger cities. Also, many webinars will go through this day, although all of them are in Polish.
RESEARCH SUMMER SCHOOLS
11th – 13th November 2020 Functionalised Biomaterials for Neurodegenerative Disorders at National University Ireland Galway (NUIG), Ireland. Please see our flyer and the speaker’s links below.
Prof. Alan Thompson – Watch here: Are we making progress in progressive MS?
Prof. Richard Reynolds – Watch here: Inflammation-induced neurodegeneration in the MS brain.
Prof. Abhay Pandit – Watch here: Understanding the regenerative response induced by biomaterials systems.
Dr Ben Newland – Watch here: Developing a biomaterial toolbox for studying brain function, pathology and repair.
Dr Sinéad Hynes – Watch here: Why should we care about cognition in MS and what works in cognitive rehabilitation?
Mr. Conor Duffy– Watch here: The role of microRNAs in repair processes in MS.
Prof. Alexis Donnelly – Watch here: People with MS as Co-Pilots
Dr Una FitzGerald – Watch here: Lab Greening – How you can play your part.
Prof. Larry Sherman – Altering the extracellular matrix to promote re-myelination.
Prof. Ana Pego – From the mechanobiology of the glial scar to the management of MS.
Prof. Charles ffrench-Constant – The regulation of myelination and its implications for re-myelination strategies.
Prof. Sue Barnett – Heparin sulphate (HS) mimetics; novel therapeutics for CNS repair.
Prof. Anthony Day – Protein-glycosaminoglycan interactions in inflammatory processes.
Dr Yvonne Dombrowski – Innate and adaptive immune mechanisms in myelin regeneration in the CNS.
Ms. Emma Rogan – How to connect your research to my Life.
UPCOMING RESEARCH SUMMER SCHOOLS
In vivo Model Systems and Imaging for Neurodegenerative Disease at Universiteit Antwerpen (UA), Belgium.
Entrepreneurship, IPR, Exploitation, Commercialisation and Innovation at Contipro, Czech Republic.