Topical Concurrent Session 3B – Pain in Multiple Sclerosis


Topical Concurrent Session 3B

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Chronic pain is highly prevalent in multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic, inflammatory, demyelinating, and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system. In this topical session, we will present a perspective of people living with MS-related pain, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of pain in MS.

A/Prof Desmond Graham will outline the presentation of pain in people with MS, current treatment options, and the impact of pain on an individual’s quality of life. Pain associated with Des’s MS is his major burden of the disease. He will discuss his own pain journey, how it presents, his treatments and the impact on him and his family.

Dr Jamie Young will present three studies relating to non-pharmacological management of chronic pain in MS (case study).

Prof Maree Smith will present her work on establishing a new mouse model of MS, characterised by a discordance between motor and sensory symptoms, and findings on novel agents with the potential to alleviate MS-associated central neuropathic pain.

A/Professor Desmond Graham, MS Australia, NSW
Dr Jamie Young, University of Melbourne, VIC
Emeritus Professor Maree Smith, University of Queensland, QLD

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