The International Medical and Scientific Board is composed of up to two people per country appointed by our 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.

Executive Committee

Chair: Professor Brenda Banwell

Deputy Chair: Professor Jorge Correale

  • Professor Olga Ciccarelli
  • Dr Laura Musambayi
  • Professor Mohammad Sahraian
  • Professor Frauke Zipp
  • Professor Jeffrey Cohen (ACTRIMS President)
  • Professor Kazuo Fujihara (PACTRIMS President)
  • Professor Fernando Hamuy Diaz de Bedoya (LACTRIMS President)
  • Professor Bernhard Hemmer (ECTRIMS President)
  • Professor Daphne Kos (RIMS President)
  • Professor Bassem Yamout (MENACTRIMS President)

In 2020, the new chair and deputy chair expanded the executive committee. It now includes all TRIMS presidents, the RIMS president, and more women leaders. These moves have led to improved regional representation, broader professional experience which extends to rehabilitation, and better gender balance.

Members

Argentina: Professor Jorge Correale, Professor Adriana Carra

Australia: Professor Bill Carroll, Professor Jeannette Lechner-Scott, Dr Julia Morahan

Austria: Professor Hans Lassmann

Belgium: Dr Pierrette Seeldrayers, Prof Bénédicte Dubois

Brazil: Dr Maria Cristina Brandao Giacomo, Dr Liliana Russo

Canada: Professor Jack Antel, Professor Samuel Ludwin,

Cyprus: Dr Marios Pantzaris

Czech Republic: Professor Eva Havrdová, Dr Olga Zapletalova

Denmark: Professor Per Sorensen, Professor Finn Sellebjerg, Dr Lasse Skovgaard

Egypt: Dr Magd Zakaria, Dr Hatem Shehata

Estonia: Vacant

Finland: Dr Juhani Ruutiainen, Dr Juha-Pekka Erälinna

France: Professor Bruno Brochet, Professor Catherine Lubetzki, Dr Emmanuelle Plassart-Schiess

Germany: Professor Frauke Zipp, Professor Reinhard Hohlfeld, Alexander Stahmann

Greece: Professor John Matsoukas, Professor Anastasios Orologas

Iceland: Dr María Hrafnsdóttir

India: Professor Kameshwar Prasad, Dr Suresh Kumar

Iran: Dr Mohammed Ali Sahraian, Professor Jamshid Lotfi

Ireland: Dr Una Fitzgerald, Harriet Doig

Israel: Dr Oded Abramsky, Dr Ron Milo

Italy: Professor Gianvito Martino, Professor Marco Salvetti, Dr Paola Zaratin

Japan: Professor Kazuo Fujihara, Professor Takashi Yamamura

Latvia: Dr Jolanta Kalnina

Lebanon: Vacant

Luxembourg: Vacant

Malta: Dr Norbert Vella

Mexico: Dr Carlos Cuevas Garcia, Dr Raul Arcega Revilla

Netherlands: Professor Bernard Uitdehaag, Dr Jan Meilof, Dr Kirstin Heutinck

New Zealand: Dr Ernest Willoughby, Dr Deborah Mason

Norway: Dr Kjell-Morten Myhr, Professor Trygve Holmøy

Poland: Professor Jacek Losy, Professor Krzysztof Selmaj

Portugal: Dr Lívia de Sousa, Dr Ana Martins da Silva

Russia: Professor Alexey Boyko, Dr Mikhail Kurapov

Slovakia: Vacant

Slovenia: Dr Beatrika Koncan-Vracko

South Korea: Dr Kwang-Kook Kim

Spain: Dr Guillermo Izquierdo, Professor Xavier Montalban, Pedro Carrascal

Sweden: Professor Sten Fredrikson, Professor Oluf Andersen

Switzerland: Professor Tobias Derfuss, Dr Claude Vaney, Dr Mark Lutz

Tunisia: Professor Riadh Gouider, Professor Chokri Mhiri

Turkey: Professor Mefkure Eraksoy, Professor Aksel Siva

UK: Professor Alastair Compston, Professor Olga Ciccarelli, Dr Emma Gray

Uruguay: Dr Cecilia Orellana, Dr Carlos Oehninger

USA: Professor Jeff Cohen, Professor Fred D Lublin, Dr Bruce Bebo

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