The international medical and scientific board is composed of up to two people appointed by each member organisation. Its role is to advise on matters related to international MS research, and to form a professional link between the MS medical and research community and the MS International Federation.

Chair: Professor Xavier Montalban (Spain)

Vice Chair: Professor Reinhard Hohlfeld (Germany)

Executive Committee: Professor Alan Thompson (UK), Professor Giancarlo Comi (Italy), Professor Per Soelberg Sorenson (Denmark), Professor Jeff Cohen (USA), Professor Brenda Banwell (Canada), Professor Catherine Lubetzki (France), Professor Kazuo Fujihara (Japan)

Members

Argentina: Professor Jorge Correale

Australia: Dr Bill Carroll, Dr Elizabeth McDonald

Austria: Dr Ulf Baumhackl, Dr Hans Lassmann

Belgium: Dr Pierrette Seeldrayers, Prof Bénédicte Dubois

Brazil: Dra Maria Cristina Brandao Giacomo, Dra Liliana Russo

Canada: Professor Jack Antel, Professor Samuel Ludwin, Professor Brenda Banwell

Chile: Vacant

Cyprus: Dr Marios Pantzaris

Czech Republic: Dr Eva Havrdová, Dr Olga Zapletalova

Denmark: Professor Per Sorensen, Professor Finn Sellebjerg

Finland: Dr Juhani Ruutiainen

France: Professor Bruno Brochet, Professor Catherine Lubetzki

Germany: Professor Frauke Zipp, Professor Reinhard Hohlfeld

Greece: Professor John Matsoukas, Professor Anastasios Orologas

Hungary: Dr Etelka Jófeju

Iceland: Dr María Hrafnsdóttir

India: Professor Lekha Pandit, Professor B. S. Singhal

Iran: Dr Mohammed Ali Sahraian, Professor Jamshid Lotfi

Ireland: Dr Michael Hutchinson

Israel: Dr Oded Abramsky

Italy: Professor Giancarlo Comi, Dr Gianvito Martino, Dr Marco Salvetti

Japan: Professor Kazuo Fujihara, Dr Takeshi Tabira, Dr Takashi Yamamura, Professor Takahiko Saida

Latvia: Dr Jolanta Kalnina

Luxembourg: Vacant

Malta: Dr Norbert Vella

Mexico: Dr Carlos Cuevas Garcia, Dr Raul Arcega Revilla

Netherlands: Professor Bernard Uitdehaag, Professor Dick Hoekstra

New Zealand: Dr Ernest Willoughby

Norway: Dr Kjell-Morten Myhr, Trygve Holmøy

Poland: Dr Jacek Losy

Portugal; Dr Lívia de Sousa, Dr Jose Grilo

Romania: Dr Ovidiu Bajenaru

Russia: Professor Alexey Boyko

Slovakia: Vacant

Slovenia: Dr Beatrika Koncan-Vracko

South Korea: Dr Kwang-Kook Kim

Spain: Dr Guillermo Izquierdo, Professor Xavier Montalban

Sweden: Professor Sten Fredrikson, Professor Oluf Andersen

Switzerland: Prof Roland Martin, Dr Claude Vaney

Tunisia: Professor Riadh Gouider, Professor Chokri Mhiri

Turkey: Professor Dr Mefkure Eraksoy, Professor Dr Aksel Siva

UK: Professor Alastair Compston, Professor Alan Thompson

Uruguay: Dra Adriana Gómez Añón, Dr Carlos Oehninger

USA: Professor Jeff Cohen, Professor Fred D Lublin

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