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MS21 manuscript published in Neurology and Therapy: Optimizing conversations about disease progression

28 November 2019

April 2023

MS21 is pleased to announce the publication of its manuscript which summarizes the lively panel debate held at a congress in 2018 on the topic of communicating about disease progression in MS. The paper, titled ‘Knowledge is power, but is ignorance bliss? Optimizing conversations about disease progression in multiple sclerosis’, and authored by Prof Patrick Vermersch, Jane Shanahan, Prof Dawn Langdon, David Yeandle OBE, Dr Nektaria Alexandri and Prof Sven Schippling, discusses the stigma associated with MS progression and the challenges, benefits and drawbacks in communicating MS’ complex and uncertain disease course with patients. Potential ways to improve these conversations are also highlighted, acknowledging that personalizing communication is very important. Published in Neurology and Therapy, this paper is available online here: