Pain can be one of the most difficult ‘invisible’ symptoms to describe and manage. Up to two-thirds of people with MS report pain in worldwide studies. Learn about the latest advances in treatment and research on pain in this 30-minute global webcast. An international panel of MS experts answered questions from people affected by MS throughout the world. From ways to manage or reduce pain, to research seeking its cause, and developing new treatments.

If you missed the latest Alliance webcast about advancing research on pain in progressive MS, don’t worry – you can catch up here. Learn about the latest advances in treatment and research on the topic of pain during this 30-minute global webcast.

The International Progressive MS Alliance is a first-of-its-kind global research network aimed at accelerating the development of new, effective treatments for progressive MS. We are rallying the world through an unprecedented collaboration of MS organizations, researchers, healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical companies, trusts, foundations, donors and people affected by MS. Our promise is more than hope; it is progress.

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Watch the webcast below and keep scrolling to read more about the host and expert panel.

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Webcast Panel


Cory Turner is the President of Spicers Canada, a print and specialty products company with 600 employees. He was diagnosed with MS in 2005 and lives with progressive MS. He has been involved with the MS Society, Canada for years, serving as a board member on the MS Scientific Research Foundation and as a lay-member of the Medical Advisory Council. He is a strong advocate for those affected by MS and currently serves on the People Affected by MS Engagement Coordination Team for the International Progressive MS Alliance.


Professor Dawn Ehde is a psychologist and holds the Nancy and Buster Alvord Endowed Professorship in MS Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, at University of Washington in the United States. She conducts clinical trials evaluating non-pharmacologic interventions for chronic pain, fatigue, and other symptoms affecting people with MS. She serves on the International Progressive MS Alliance Well-Being Scientific Working Group.



Dr. Jaume Sastre-Garriga
is a neurologist at the Neuroimmunology and MS Centre of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. He has served in several leadership positions in MS treatment and research internationally and published over 100 papers. He serves as the director of the journal, Revista de Neurlogica, and is on the editorial committee of the Multiple Sclerosis Journal. His research interests include functional and structural MRI and neurorehabilitation, with a particular focus on progressive MS. He serves on the International Progressive MS Alliance Improving Well-Being Scientific Working Group.



Kathy Zackowski, PhD is the Associate Vice President for  at the National MS Society. She manages the Society’s research portfolio on clinical and rehabilitation care, leads the development of the Society’s Wellness Initiative, and facilitates the Society’s Community Review of MS Research committee. In addition, Dr. Zackowski serves on the scientific leadership team of the Progressive MS Alliance. Prior to being at the Society she was at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as a researcher focused on neuroscience and motor control and as a clinician providing occupational therapy to individuals with multiple sclerosis.


Resources on Pain Management in MS