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BOP MS 2017 Newsletters and Calendar of Events

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Latest News / Press Releases

Warning to people with MS to take care in the heat following a death of a woman in Christchurch - read the Coroner's report here.

An introduction to self and peer advocacy for disabled people and their families - three sessions (20th and 27th March and 3rd April.  Click here for the flyer.

Miniter Wagner's speech from the 16 June 2017 WBOP Disability Support Trust Networking Seminar.  Click here to read it.

New services to support disabled people in work from the Minister of Disability Issues.  Click here to read it.

Liftware's Level electronic utensil helps people with Huntington's feed themselves.  Click here to read about it, and to view the video in the link.

Mt Maunganui Beach Mat Demonstration - click here to read about a NZ first mat to create a comfortable path for wheelchairs, walkers and strollers to access the beach.

New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust Update : March 2016 - click here to read the update.

Neurological Foundation funding lays groundwork for world-first clinical trial in Multiple Sclerosis - click here to read the article.

Official Launch of the New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust - click here for the offical announcement.  If you wish to view the brochure click here.

New Zealand a world leader on disability issues

PHARMAC'S announcement a positive step forward for the MS Community - click here for the official announcement.

Please feel free to visit the Pharmac website for further information:

Teva and Active Biotech Announce Expansion of Laquinimod Clinical Development Program with New Trial in Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and First Patient Screened in Huntington’s Disease Trial - click here to read the article

Back at the Helm, Documentary - Ex Americas Cup Sailors Rick Dodson and David Barnes have a long list of sailing achievements between them . In the 1990's they were both diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and gave up the demanding sport. Now together they are back on the water, competing and determined to represent New Zealand at the Rio Paralympics in 2016.

Drug Trials Given Healthy Cash Boost

July 2013 Drug Trials

Carers Alliance and Carers NZ Payment Response this website provides up to date information on the latest international research on Multiple Sclerosis click here to view current research news.

Huntington's Disease News / Updates

HD Buzz - Huntington's Disease Therapeutics Conference, day 1

HD Buzz - Huntington's Disease Therapeutics Conference, day 2

Huntington's Disease gene dispensable in adult mice

Isis Pharmaceuticals and Roche have announced a multi-million dollar deal to support the development of 'gene silencing' drugs to human trials