About

The Alberta MS Network was initiated in 2009 with funding from the MS Society of Canada (previously branded as the ‘Alberta endMS Regional Research and Training Centre’). What began as a training network to enhance the quality of teaching of MS trainees in Alberta rapidly evolved into a network across Alberta that fosters collaboration, research, and educational activities on MS, in addition to training the next generation of MS scientists.
"We have become an interactive network of trainees, investigators from the basic neurosciences, neurologists and clinician scientists, all working together on MS. I welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our network and the opportunities to collaborate."     -     V. Wee Yong, Ph.D, Network Director

Steering Committee:

Scott Jarvis, MD, Ph.D
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary
Trisha Lichtenberger, Ph.D
Coordinator, Alberta MS Network
Shalina Ousman, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary
Christopher Power, MD
Professor, Medicine (Neurology), University of Alberta
Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry, University of Alberta
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Featured Alumni

Where in the world are our alumni?

Our network alumni are in many places in many capacities around the world.

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NETWORK GOAL  #1  -  To provide an environment for top quality training on MS across the province at all levels.
NETWORK GOAL #2  -  To create and extend MS research collaborations, including multi-disciplinary research activities.
NETWORK GOAL #3  -  To increase the capacity for MS research discoveries in Alberta.
NETWORK GOAL  #1  -  To provide an environment for top quality training on MS across the province at all levels.
NETWORK GOAL #2  -  To create and extend MS research collaborations, including multi-disciplinary research activities.
NETWORK GOAL #3  -  To increase the capacity for MS research discoveries in Alberta.
RESEARCH GOAL  >  Repair of damaged brain and spinal cord tissue including myelin, the cells that make myelin and nerve fibres.
RESEARCH GOAL  >  Blocking the immune system attack on the brain and spinal cord including a study of the use of bone marrow transplantation as a treatment.
RESEARCH GOAL  >  Genetic susceptibility to MS and potential environmental factors. The use of MRI to provide a “window” into the brain and spinal cord.
RESEARCH GOAL  >  Repair of damaged brain and spinal cord tissue including myelin, the cells that make myelin and nerve fibres.

News

2018 Summer Studentship Awardees

May 1, 2018
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MS Education Day - June 6

May 1, 2018
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Update to the Alberta MS Collaboration PDF Competition Guidelines

March 23, 2018
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Annual Retreat

The retreat brings together MS researchers and trainees from the Universities of Alberta, Calgary & Lethbridge as well as physicians from the community and the MS clinics in Edmonton, Calgary & Red Deer. The relatively small size of this MS‐dedicated group makes it the perfect venue to exchange knowledge and ideas, and to foster networking and collaborations.

NEXT RETREAT: December 8-9 2017 at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta. Headliners include Drs. Jonah Chan, Kassandra Munger, Daniel Reich, and Jack van Horseen. Registration will open Summer 2017.

Seminar Series

The Alberta MS Network has monthly 1-hour seminars on a broad spectrum of MS-related topics in which the Alberta institutions are linked via videoconference. Presentations are given by visiting guest speakers, or local researchers and trainees. These seminars are an opportunity to get involved in dynamic discussion on all areas of MS research.

All times are from 12:00 - 12:50 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

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For more information please contact info@AlbertaMSNetwork.ca

Guest Speaker Support

Would you like to host a guest speaker for a future Alberta MS Network seminar? Limited funds are available.

Knowledge Translation

This program provides support for knowledge translation activities, including interacting with selected patient groups to transmit new knowledge, or to learn of their expectations so that better research questions can be formulated.

Collaborative Meeting Support

This program helps groups wishing to initiate new MS projects or to work on an ongoing collaboration.

Contact

Location

182A Heritage Medical Research Building
3330 Hospital Drive NW
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta  T2N 4N1

info@AlbertaMSNetwork.ca
403-210-6351

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