Instead of Monday Q&As – It’s MS Awareness Week!

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You may be aware there is an annual World MS Day, celebrated every 30th of May since 2009, following an initiative by the MS International Federation.

World MS Day 2020-22 has been themed *connections*

There’s also MS Awareness *Week*, and if you live in the US that was early last month (sorry if you missed – I did), however here in the UK it’s *this week*.

A number of events are taking place. The MS Society‘s offering includes a fancy dress fundraising party on Friday. If that’s not your cuppa, there’s a number of MS “coming out” stories on their website; check it out, perhaps you feel inspired to share yours.

The MS Trust has scheduled daily webinars on topics including (i) Work and MS – Monday 25 April at 6pm, (ii) Thinking and memory problems in MS – Tuesday 26 April at 1pm, (iii) MS research – Wednesday 27 April at 6.30pm, (iv) MS fatigue – Thursday 28 April at 11am and (v) Exercise and MS – Friday 29 April at 5pm.

If you haven’t heard me talking enough about #AttackMS & #ChariotMS, please tune in this Wednesday from 6:30pm when I will share the MS Trust’s webinar platform with Prof Alasdair Coles and Faisal Sheikh discussing clinical trials. Here’s an opportunity for you to quiz Prof Coles on their remyelination trial using Metformin & Clemastine, which made headlines on the beep last week!

On @The_MSBlog we’re MS aware 24/7, of course, and @prof_mouse (first & foremost!) plus @neurognanapavan, myself and some fab contributors such as @SmetsIde and @DJS_KBO will keep it that way.

Disclaimer: ChariotMS is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) [Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme (17/145/09)]. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care. ChariotMS is further generously supported by the MS Society UK, the US National MS Society, Merck Healthcare and Barts Charity. The opinions expressed on this Blog are those of the author and nobody else.

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  • @Prof K / @MD I know this was mentioned previously somewhere, but could you confirm how long the average new lesion would be visible for on an MRI scan with contrast? E.g. if Joe Blogs had a relapse on 1/1/2022 then would an MRI with contrast on 1/5/2022 be unlikely to capture the enhancement of said lesion? Do you think the size of the lesion could have an impact on this as well?

  • ProfK/MD… I know this was mentioned previously somewhere, but could you confirm how long the average new lesion would be visible for on an MRI scan with contrast? E.g. if Joe Blogs had a relapse on 1/1/2022 then would an MRI with contrast on 1/5/2022 be unlikely to capture the enhancement of said lesion? Do you think the size of the lesion could have an impact on this as well?

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