MS Research Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of one Australia’s leading MS neurologists and researchers, Professor Helmut Butzkueven to the Board of Directors.
Professor Butzkueven has a long working history with MS Research Australia, initially awarded a Fellowship in 2006 to investigate protecting nerve cells from MS injury.
Most recently he has been an active member on a number of working groups and collaborative platforms as well as volunteering as MS Research Australia’s Scientific Conference Convenor.
Professor Butzkueven has a great international perspective from his work with the MSBase clinical database, the MS Brain Health initiative and many other international collaborations. His clinical interests are largely around the use of registry data, MRI data, cognitive testing, genomics, immunology and patient self-monitoring data to evaluate treatment strategies that optimise benefit and safety of MS therapies.
Chairman Paul Murnane said “Helmut’s specialty in the management of MS and real world MS research outcomes complements the Boards mix of skills and experience. He has a broad range of medical research and healthcare skills and is a welcome addition to the team.”