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Professor Thompson elected chair of international progressive multiple sclerosis committee

29 November 2012

Professor Alan Thompson

Professor Alan Thompson, Dean of the Faculty of Brain Sciences, has recently been elected Chair of the Steering Committee of the International Progressive MS (multiple sclerosis) Collaborative. The Collaborative aims to expedite the development of effective disease modifying and symptom management therapies for progressive forms of MS and is an initiative of a number of MS International Federation (MSIF) member organisations and includes the MS Societies of Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Professor Thompson commented: “This is a unique opportunity to bring together researchers from around the world to tackle what is the most challenging area in MS – both for researchers and those affected by the condition. I am delighted to be invited to chair this expert group but don’t underestimate how difficult it is going to be to make a real impact on progression.”


Faculty of Brain Sciences

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF)

Read more about the International Progressive MS Collaborative