Multiple Sclerosis conference scheduled in Reykjavik

ReykjavikThe European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP) plans to hold its next conference in Iceland. According to the event website, the conference, entitled “Living Independently with Multiple Sclerosis”, will take place in Reykjavik from 22nd to 25th May.

The conference is aimed at various players in the field of Multiple Sclerosis, from medical experts, to social support professionals, from rehabilitation experts to members of MS organizations.

Discussion at the conference will include updates on the campaign to bring the “European Code of Good Practice” into reality at both the regional and the national level across Europe.

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, the President of Iceland, has invited all the conference participants to a reception at his residence on 23rd May.

Panel discussions and presentations will cover a variety of issues including learning lessons from other chronic illnesses which can help those with MS live more independently, and the latest research and development into the disease.

EMSP is an organization which aims to encourage research related to multiple sclerosis and disseminate information about the diseases to those affected. The group also encourages joint action programmes with other groups working on multiple sclerosis and related issues in Europe.

Multiple Sclerosis is a condition of the immune system in which the body attacks its own central nervous system. The disease is common in young adults and results in a variety of physical and mental symptoms but most often affects the brain and spinal cord. There is currently no cure for the disease although several treatments have emerged which help prevent disability and manage the disease.