I was asked about which paper I have written or co-written that has or will have the most impact in the field of MS. There is little doubt that it is our report of our 2017 workshop on “EBV Infection and MS Prevention”.
This report (see below) was the catalyst for creating the Preventive Neurology Unit (PNU), which is embedded in the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine. The funding for the PNU allowed us to employ Dr Ruth Dobson to be the academic lead on the MS Prevention workstream in the PNU. All we need now is a sterilising vaccine against EBV, the necessary funding so that we can set-up an international anti-EBV MS Prevention study and support from the public to do this study. Once we have all these in place we will be a position to finally test the hypothesis that EBV is the cause of MS. There is nothing in the field of MS research that excites me more than testing this hypothesis. Do agree? What excites you? Any other recommendations?