A lecture from the MS Society


A free lecture as part of the MS Society’s Stop MS Appeal will take place virtually on Wednesday 2 June from 6.30pm. The lecture is for anyone who is keen to find out about research the MS Society is funding and also the new exciting trial that could transform the way treatments for Progressive MS are tested. 

The Stop MS Appeal

Everyone diagnosed with MS knows that their condition is likely to progress, potentially impacting their ability to simply walk, talk, think, eat or see. For those with the primary or secondary progressive stages of MS, it is currently impossible to repair the damage once it’s been done. 

Put simply, the Stop MS Appeal aims to raise £100 million to find treatments for every single person with MS. Today, in 2020, we have treatments that can reduce relapses and slow the worsening of disability in relapsing forms of MS. But that is not enough. We want to stop MS in its tracks, and halt progression, for everyone. 

We don’t have to imagine a future where nobody needs to worry about their MS getting worse, we can see it. And a major strategic investment could unlock breakthroughs that are on the horizon. By 2025 we plan to be in the final stages of testing a range of treatments for everyone with MS.

The Lecture 

We are excited to announce that the lecture will be presented by Professor Jeremy Chataway, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, and Professor Max Parmar, Director of the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, lead investigators of our ground-breaking new multi-arm, multi-stage trial, Octopus, that will transform the way we test treatments for progressive MS.

Join Professors Chataway and Parmar as they explain our Octopus journey so far – from bringing together experts from different fields to plan the trial, developing Octopus’ revolutionary design and getting the trial ready to open to participants later this year.

After the lecture, there will be a Q&A panel session with our esteemed Stop MS Scientific Ambassadors, where guests will be invited to ask any questions they may have.


You can register to attend here: https://stopmslecture.eventbrite.co.uk (please note, places are limited.)

For more information please contact Hettie.tetteh@mssociety.org.uk.