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Survey Alert: What Health Issues are the Highest Research Priorities for Women Living with MS?

March 29, 2022

Recent research pinpointed significant knowledge gaps in the extent to which women’s health issues have been studied in persons with MS. These gaps may leave women with MS and their physicians without the solid evidence needed to help with care decisions. (Read more about these findings.) This important effort is led by Ruth Ann Marrie, PhD (University of Manitoba) under the auspices of the International Advisory Committee on Clinical Trials in MS, which is jointly supported by the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) and the National MS Society.

This team is now conducting a brief survey, with the goal of determining the most important research priorities in the area of women's health for women living with MS. They are seeking the perspectives of people living with MS, carepartners, healthcare providers, researchers, and policymakers. This survey should take approximately five minutes to complete.

Participation in this survey is completely voluntary and confidential. No personally identifying information will be collected through the survey.

Click here for the survey

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About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis, and there is currently no cure for MS. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.


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