The Pathways to Cures initiative is focused on stopping MS progression, restoring lost function, and ending MS forever. This bold initiative has already been endorsed by more than 20 MS research and patient organizations around the world. And now, the publication of the Pathways to Cures Research Roadmap has brought us to a pivotal moment in the history of MS research.
Joining me in this episode of RealTalk MS are two very special guests, Dr. Carol Whitacre and Professor Alan Thompson. We're taking a close look at what Pathways to Cures is all about, where we are on the Pathways to Cures Research Roadmap, and what this initiative means for people affected by MS.
Dr. Whitacre is the former Senior Vice-President of Research at The Ohio State University, and the current Chair of the National MS Society's Scientific Advisory Committee.
Professor Thompson is a clinician scientist who has been the recipient of virtually every high honor and award that's given in the field of multiple sclerosis research, including the John Dystel Prize for MS Research in 2017, the Sobek Research Prize in 2020, and the 2021 Charcot Award, which recognizes a lifetime of achievement in outstanding research into understanding and treating MS.
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The Pathways to Cures Research Roadmap :22
Dr. Carol Whitacre discusses the significance of the Pathways to Cures initiative 3:34
Prof. Alan Thompson reviews the status of MS research to stop progression, restore lost function, and end MS, then looks ahead to next steps in the Pathways to Cures research roadmap 16:14
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RealTalk MS Episode 238
Guests: Dr. Carol Whitacre and Prof. Alan Thompson
Tags: MS, MSAwareness MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS