On 22 July, MSIF will be joining forces with the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) to celebrate World Brain Day! We are delighted that the theme for this year’s campaign is ‘stop multiple sclerosis’.
Everyone is welcome to take part, from people affected by MS, to MS organisations and health professionals… so get involved!
Advocating for change and raising awareness this World Brain Day
Many of the World Brain Day 2021 key messages are underpinned by findings from the Atlas of MS, 3rd edition. So why not use this day to shine a spotlight on MS and advocate for change using your Atlas of MS data? Or you might want to use World Brain Day as a second opportunity to promote your World MS Day activities to your audiences once again.
Let’s work together to stop MS by diagnosing earlier, providing better access to life-changing treatments, and advocating for improved quality of life for those living with MS and their caregivers.
Rachel King, International Evidence Manager at MSIF, said:
‘We are delighted to partner with the World Federation of Neurology to shine a spotlight on multiple sclerosis this World Brain Day.
‘While there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, much progress has been made in recent years to improve treatment options for people with multiple sclerosis. We now need to come together to ensure that everyone can access the right treatment at the right time.’
The tools to help you mark World Brain Day
Explore the World Brain Day toolbox, where you’ll find logos, posters, graphics and more.
World Brain Day will be marked on 22 July with a webinar, but the campaign will continue until October. This is when the World Congress of Neurology will take place as well as the European Committee for the Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) Congress, which will be held on 13-15 October.
Prof. Tissa Wijeratne, the World Brain Day chair, said:
‘Every year, we use World Brain Day to highlight an area of neurology that needs the world’s attention. Every five minutes, someone receives the life-altering diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, so the urgency of this matter could not be more apparent.’
Prof. William Carroll, WFN President, said:
‘More than 2.8 million people of all ages live with multiple sclerosis around the world, and every one of those people has a story, friends, family and dreams.
Our goal is to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis and its impact on the individuals who live with it, their loved ones and society to improve access to quality neurological care and life-changing treatments.’