MS Research Australia works with the broader international scientific and health professional community to identify key scientific questions that no one researcher can solve in isolation.
International Progressive MS Alliance
The International Alliance is a global initiative to end progressive MS. It is bringing together the world’s leading experts and MS organisations to drive the research agenda and fund research to accelerate solutions for people living with progressive forms of MS.
MS Research Australia is a managing member of the Alliance.
CEO, Matthew Miles, is an Executive Committee Member responsible for the oversight, strategic intent and governance of the global collaborative. Executive Team members Petricia Augustus and Dr Lisa Melton have important leadership roles in the Alliance, and Dr Melton and former Board Member Professor Bill Carroll are members of the Scientific Steering Committee.
The International Progressive MS Alliance is the most successful MS research Alliance in our history.
MS International Federation (MSIF)
The MS International Federation is a global network of MS organisations who bring the world together to improve the quality of life of everybody affected by MS and to end MS forever.
MS Research Australia works closely and holds significant roles within MSIF. Our CEO, Matthew Miles, is the Australian representative on the global MSIF Board. He is also a member of the MSIF fundraising committee and a key player in regional initiatives. MS Research Australia’s Executive Team members Petricia Augustus and Dr Lisa Melton hold numerous roles within MSIF and Kiss Goodbye to MS Campaign manager Richelle King co-leads the global team for the worldwide roll out of the campaign with MSIF’s Luke Thomas.
The International MS Genetics Consortium
The International MS Genetics Consortium is a collaborative effort between a multi-disciplinary team of neurologists, geneticists, bioinformaticians and molecular biologists working on large scale genetic projects with worldwide involvement to identify the genes that influence a person’s susceptibility to developing MS and the progression of disease.
MS Research Australia Board member professor Graeme Stewart AM has played a significant part in the global consortium for the better part of a decade.
MS Brain Health
MS Brain Health is calling for a radical change in the management of MS because time matters at every stage of the disease. The MS Brain Health initiative has emerged from an evidence-based international consensus report, which recommends a strategy to maximize lifelong ‘brain health’.
MS Research Australia has fully endorsed this initiative and our Scientific Conference Convenor Professor Helmut Butzkueven along with our International Research Review Board member, Professor Gavin Giovannoni are key players in this global initiative.
Kiss Goodbye to MS
Kiss Goodbye to MS is the only fundraising campaign that has united the worldwide MS community and organisations to fundraise purely for MS research, with the goal of kissing Goodbye to MS once and for all.
MS Research Australia is the founder of Kiss Goodbye to MS.
MS Research Australia’s Richelle King co-leads the global coordination of the campaign with now 12 countries involved.