In the latest issue of Open Door (February 2017)


Research update

The latest research on ocrelizumab, biotin and whether people want to know about the future course of their MS 

25 years of MS nurses 

To celebrate 25 years of MS specialist nursing, we catch up with some of the first MS nurses to find out how care has changed during this time, and the challenges we still face to ensure nobody has to manage MS alone

Balancing hope and hype 

One year on from the Panorama programme on stem cell therapy in MS, we speak to Dr Eli Silber and Professor John Snowden about this controversial treatment 

Focus on childhood MS

With an increasing number of young people being diagnosed with MS, Open Door visited Great Ormond Street Hospital to meet paediatric MS specialist nurse Katie, and two of the young people she works with: Mohammed, 17, and Eden, 15. 

New technology in MS rehab 

Dr Lorna Paul reports on how new technologies might make rehab more accessible, sociable and fun 

Get involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved and support our work helping everyone affected by MS. Here are just a few ideas:

  • MS Awareness Week - Save the date! Be Bold in Blue this MS Awareness Week (24-30 April) to raise awareness and funds. Get in touch for a pack full of ideas.
  • MS Circuit Challenge - Join our fun family day out at the Goodwood Motor Circuit on 21 May. Cycle 50 miles around the track or join our fully accessible ‘by any means’ challenge.
  • Superhero Tri  - Enter a team in this brand new and fully accessible triathlon event on 19 August. Team up with friends or family to swim, bike or walk/run/wheel a distance that suits you.   
  • Survival Skills Weekend - Leave the modern world behind and learn to build shelters, light fires and forage for food in Ashclyst Forest, East Devon from 23-25 June. 
  • British 10k London Run Join our team on 9 July, you don’t need to have any previous running experience and we offer discounts for groups of 6 or more 

15 minutes with MS Trust supporter Trudi Lampart-Macdonald 

Trudi tells us about why she decided to skydive for the MS Trust, the thrill of ‘freefalling above the clouds’ and how she has adapted to life with MS


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