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Associate Professor Des Graham

MS Australia Chair
Chair, MS Australia

Rohan Greenland

CEO, MS Australia
CEO, MS Australia

Dr Anna Ritchie

Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Dr Anna Ritchie achieved fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in... More

Associate Professor Anne Bruestle

Australian National University
Associate Professor Anne Brüstle is an immunologist at The John Curtin School of Medical... More

Horst Bemmerl

Horst is a business strategy and process improvement specialist, with extensive knowledge in... More

Dr Claudia Marck

University of Melbourne
Dr Claudia Marck is a MS Australia Fellow and a Momentum Fellow at the Disability and Health... More

Professor Kaylene Young

Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Debra Langridge

Western Australian Health Translation Network
Deb has worked in the public health and prevention space at all levels of government –... More

Associate Professor Laura Piccio

University of Sydney
Dr. Piccio obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. degree from the School of Medicine at the University of... More

Professor Jeremy Chataway

University College London
Professor Jeremy Chataway MA, PhD, FRCP Professor of Neurology, University College London and... More

Professor Jeannette Lechner-Scott

John Hunter Hospital
Prof Jeannette Lechner-Scott is a senior staff specialist in the department of Neurology,... More

Associate Professor Jennifer Rodger

The University of Western Australia
Jenny Rodger is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia and Head of Brain... More

Melanie Kiely

Melanie Kiely, currently the CEO of MSWA, is a seasoned leader and non executive director with... More

Dr Nicholas Blackburn

Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Dr Nicholas Blackburn is a Research Fellow in Computational Genomics at the Menzies Institute... More

Professor Robert Motl

University of Illinois Chicago
Robert Motl is a Presidential Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the... More

Professor Simon Broadley

Griffith University
Professor Broadley has been researching the causes and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and... More

Professor Tomas Kalincik

Royal Melbourne Hospital
Professor Tomas Kalincik is Dame Kate Campbell Professorial Fellow, the head of the Clinical... More

Dr Wee Yong

University of Calgary
Dr. Wee Yong is a Professor at the University of Calgary. His research interests in... More

Associate Professor Yasmine Probst

University of Wollongong
Yasmine Probst is an Associate Professor with the School of Medical, Indigenous and Health... More

Dr Yvonne Learmonth

Murdoch University
Dr. Yvonne Learmonth is an accredited physiotherapist who specialises in physical... More

Alessandro Castorina

University of Technology Sydney
Targeting the neuropeptide receptor PAC1 to reduce neuroinflammation in the cuprizone... More

Alison Daly (Rapid Fire)

Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
Higher protein intake is associated with lower likelihood of a first clinical diagnosis of... More

Amin Zarghami

Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS
Changes in Employment Status Over Time in Multiple Sclerosis Following a First Episode of CNS... More

Anoushka Lal (Rapid Fire)

Central Clinical School, Monash University
Reduced Likelihood of High-efficacy Disease Modifying Therapy Prescription during the COVID-19... More

Baye Dagnew (Rapid Fire)

University of Tasmania
The association of comorbidities with sleep quality among Australians with multiple sclerosis:... More

Belinda Kaskow

Perron Institute, University of Western Australia, Murdoch University
Human regulatory memory B cells defined by expression of TIM-1 and TIGIT are dysfunctional in... More

Brittney Lins (Rapid Fire)

Curtin University; Perron Institute
Cuprizone causes region-specific copper depletion in mouse brain. BACKGROUND: Cuprizone is a... More

Caleb Wong Han

The Chemokine Biology Laboratory
Transcriptional regulation governing Th17 cells in experimental CNS autoimmunity. Background:... More

Chris Gumley

Menzies Consumer and Community Reference Committee
Chris is the current Chair of the MS research Flagship’s consumer and community reference... More

David Levitz

Central Clinical School, Monash University
The Impact of COVID-19 Infection on Multiple Sclerosis Disease Course: A Propensity-Matched... More

Fabienne Brilot-Turville (Rapid Fire)

University of Sydney
Cumulative effect of COVID-19 vaccine boosters in people with MS depends on DMTs and viral... More

George Pampacos

Progress in MS Research Conference Organising Committee Chair; Deputy Chair, MS... More

Glen Henson

University of Tasmania
The quality-of-life impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with multiple sclerosis and... More

Hajar Mazahery

Curtin University
Higher Mediterranean diet score is associated with longer time between relapses in Australian... More

Hannah Papendorf

Curtin University
No association between dairy consumption and time between relapses in an Australian longitudinal... More

Hayley Long

My name is Hayley Long, I am 29 years old and diagnosed with MS at 26 years old. I started... More

Holly Emery

University of Tasmania
Disability, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Self-Concept Change in People with Multiple... More

Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC

WA Minister for Medical Research

Iain Comerford

The University of Adelaide
Molecular control of pathogenic Th17 cell migration to the inflamed CNS. Background: Pathogenic... More

Ibrahim Khormi

University of Newcastle
3D Amide proton transfer weighted imaging for evaluating Multiple Sclerosis lesions and... More

Izanne Roos (Oral Presentation)

University of Melbourne
Effectiveness of cladribine compared to fingolimod, natalizumab, ocrelizumab and alemtuzumab in... More

Jacqueline Orian

La Trobe University
Perivascular astrocytes are early contributors to neurodegeneration by promoting platelet... More

Jeannette Lechner-Scott (Rapid Fire)

John Hunter Hospital and Hunter Medical Research Institute
DNA methylation discriminates between responder and non-responder status in a long-term study of... More

Jeremy Henderson

MS Australia
Jeremy was appointed Head of Advocacy at MS Australia in 2022. He is a highly regarded... More

Julia Morahan

Head of Research, MS Australia
Head of Research, MS Australia

Julie Campbell

University of Tasmania, Menzies Institute
Estimation of transition probabilities from a large cohort of Australians living with MS for... More

Karen Zoszak

University of Wollongong
Development of a scoring tool for eating patterns promoted to people living with multiple... More

Katherine Kenyon

Monash University
Functional and microstructural brain changes associated with speech in people with multiple... More

Katie Snell

MS Australia
Katie is the National Policy Manager at MS Australia and has over 25 years’ experience... More

Kaylene Young

University of Tasmania
Low intensity repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation enhances remyelination by newborn and... More

Kelly Engelhardt

NDIS campaign
Kelly Engelhardt was diagnosed with MS in 2001 just 6 weeks short of her 21st birthday. The... More

Lachlan Rash

The University of Queensland
Development of venom peptide inhibitors of acid-sensing ion channel 1 as novel therapeutics for... More

Malini Visweswaran

St. Vincents Centre for Applied Medical Research
Characterisation of immunometabolic profile after Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell... More

Maurice Pagnin (Rapid Fire)

Monash University
Preclinical trial of a small molecule to promote neuroprotection and repair in an animal model... More

Meltem Karadeniz

Monash University
Exploring the role of the innate immune system during relapse in multiple sclerosis Background:... More

Nevin John

Monash University
Vascular comorbidities are associated with grey matter atrophy in secondary progressive multiple... More

Nicolette Murphy

I’m 53. From London, I moved to Australia in 2005 and was diagnosed with MS in 2010. I... More

Peter Crouch

University of Melbourne
Improving copper availability to mitigate permanent neurological disability in MS through... More

Phu Hoang

Neuroscience Research Australia
Step exergame training to reduce falls in people with multiple sclerosis: The i-FIMS... More

Phu Hoang (Rapid Fire)

Neuroscience Research Australia
Step exergame training to reduce falls in people with multiple sclerosis: The i-FIMS... More

Professor Bruce Taylor

Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Professor Bruce Taylor is a clinician-scientist with more than 20 years of experience in MS... More

Rebecca Russell

Curtin University
Collaborating with the multiple sclerosis community to co-design an online nutrition education... More

Samuel Klistorner

University of Sydney
Longitudinal enlargement of choroid plexus is associated with inflammation and neurodegeneration... More

Shwathy Ramesan

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Using human iPSC-derived 'MiniBrains' to model de- and re-myelination. Background: Mechanistic... More

Sifat Sharmin

University of Melbourne
High-efficacy therapy delays disability in paediatric-onset multiple... More

Stephanie Trend

Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science
Characterisation of clonally-expanded B cells in multiple sclerosis. Background: Multiple... More

Steve Simpson-Yap (Poster_1 & Oral Presentation)

The University of Melbourne
Environmental and genetic mixture effect on MS risk mediated by differential DNA methylation in... More

Suzanne Máté

The University of Sydney
Hybrid Functional Electrical Stimulation Interval Training to Improve Aerobic Fitness in People... More

Tadele Adal (Rapid Fire)

University of Tasmania, Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Health economic investigation of the cost of informal care for people living with multiple... More

Ting Zhao

Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Exploring the cost-effectiveness of multiple sclerosis prevention in an Australian... More

Travis Cruickshank (Rapid Fire)

Edith Cowan University
Preliminary findings from the ENLighTIND-MS trial - Feasibility and effects of morning light... More

Valery Fuh-Ngwa (Rapid Fire)

Menzies Institute for Medical Rsearch
Trajectories of multiple sclerosis disease progression are associated with differential risk of... More

Vernise Lim

La Trobe University
Targeting Platelets as an Alternative Therapeutic Strategy for Neuroprotection in Multiple... More

Vivienne Jones

Menzies Institute for Medical Research University of Tasmania
Viv commenced work at the University of Tasmania's  Menzies Institute for Medical... More

Xiaochen Qu

Curtin University
A higher Palaeolithic diet score is associated with longer time between relapses in women with... More

Xin Lin

Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Identifying copy number variants and genes associated with multiple sclerosis. Background: The... More

Yi Chao Foong

Alfred Health
Patient-determined disease steps is not interchangeable with the Expanded Disease Status Scale... More

Yuanhao Yang

The University of Queensland
The Shared Genetic Landscape of Blood Cell Traits and Risk of Multiple Sclerosis. Background:... More