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NOVEMBER EDITION 2019

Welcome to the November edition of Vitality.

This month, read about how developments in technology have opened up a number of possibilities for improving the efficiency of monitoring MS, how fat-related genetic changes are linked to MS progression and the link between lifestyle factors and depression outcomes for people living with MS.

Also, find out about an exclusive WASO discount and all the details for our annual Christmas party!

Until next time, take care.

RESEARCH NEWS

HOW TECHNOLOGY IS REVOLUTIONISING THE MONITORING OF MS

MS Research Australia have recently released a video episode where Dr Scott Kolbe from Monash University speaks about how developments in technology have opened up a number of possibilities, especially in improving the efficiency of monitoring MS.

Watch video

FATS, GENES AND MS PROGRESSION

Are fat-related genetic changes linked to MS progression?
Find out by reading MS International Federation’s recent article.

Read article

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, HEALTHY MIND

MS International Federation have recently released an article showing the link between lifestyle factors and depression outcomes for people living with MS.

Read article

INTERNATIONAL STUDY IDENTIFIES PROTEIN NETWORKS THAT UNDERLIE MS RISK

Researchers investigate the proteins made by genes, bringing us one step closer to personalised therapy for people living with MS.
 
Read MS International Federation’s article.

Read article
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
METRO

Members and Volunteers Annual Christmas Party 2019

Christmas is just around the corner, and we would like to celebrate the season with you at MSWA’s Members and Volunteers Annual Christmas Party. 
 
Please note – this is an alcohol-free event.

When: Thursday, 5 December 2019 from 9am to 1.30pm
Where: Lifestreams Christian Church (corner of Murray St and McNabb Loop, Como)
Lunch (included): Two-course meal, drinks, entertainment and a small gift 
Cost: Free to Members and volunteers. $20 for others
RSVP: No later than Friday, 29 November 2019
Members – please RSVP to Nicola Ryan on 9365 4830
All others – please contact Donna on 9365 4869 or email Donna.Hill@mswa.org.au

RSVP

The SensAtion Gallery

Join us for the opening weekend of MSWA's newest event - The SensAtion Gallery

The SensAtion Gallery is a multi-sensory playground. Be prepared to be enthralled, educated, immersed and challenged to think about your senses differently.

As an important member of our community, we are delighted to give you access to four tickets for free, for you and your family to experience this incredible event.

Here are the details:

DATES: Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November
TIMES: Morning session – 10am to 1pm | Afternoon session – 1pm to 4pm 
Note: you’ll need to select which session you’ll be coming along to when you RSVP
VENUE: SensAtion Gallery | Corner Moreau Parade and De Vlamingh Avenue, East Perth
PARKING: Queens Gardens

If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP before Friday, 8 November 2019 by clicking the RSVP button below. Please do not forget to let us know what day, and whether you and your family will be coming in the morning or afternoon.

RSVP

MSWA Ocean Ride

On Sunday 24, November thousands of Western Australians will put their body, and bike, on the line to raise vital funds for people living with a neurological condition.
 
Participants have the option of riding 10km – 120km along the beautiful WA coastline.
 
Registrations are open until Wednesday, 20 November - https://mswaoceanride.org.au/signup

Sign up
BUNBURY

Coffee Crew

This is an opportunity to catch up and share experiences with other people living with a neurological condition over a hot beverage.

When: Thursday, 14 November at 11.30am
Where: Dolphin Discovery Centre, Koombana Drive, Bunbury
RSVP: Register your interest with Leonie on 6454 2804 or email Leonie.Wellington@mswa.org.au

Register
SHARE YOUR STORIES
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