The Society begins receiving postings on its Facebook page with visitors asking questions about CCSVI in the fall of 2009
On November 12, the Society features the article “Blood flow in the brain and MS” in its enews
A Canadian TV feature on Dr. Zamboni and his research on November 21 causes an overall spike in interest about CCSVI on our website and the Society begins posting ongoing information about CCSVI on its Facebook page.
In December the Society establishes a dedicated CCSVI site on its web pages to communicate with the nearly half million individuals who visit its homepage monthly.
Individuals begin posting anecdotal reports about their positive experiences with endovascular surgery to treat their MS
In an effort to examine any potentially promising and scientifically-grounded new hypothesis concerning the cause and treatment of MS, the Society expedited research funding to issues public call for CCSVI research proposals on December 16 with a January 6,2010 deadline
Blogs begin appearing, showing ‘before and after’ CCSVI treatment
The Society expands its sharing of known information about CCSVI including posting “Pursuing blood flow insufficiency” in its eNews distributed to over 1 million subscribers
The Society hosts a web forum at the AAN in April providing a platform to CCSVI experts to share their research and views
The US and Canadian societies announce on June 17th that they are committing $2.4 million to fund 7 initial CCSVI research grants and grantees begin work on July 1st, updates on that work have been provided every six months on a wide variety of platforms
A special CCSVI insert is included in the Society’s magazine, Momentum, and distributed to over 500,000, primarily people with MS and their families
The 18-month CCSVI research update is released on January 27th