June 1, 2021

#WorldMSDay2021 – MS Care in a Digital Age

On 27 May, 2021, in the leadup to #WorldMSDay2021, an event was organised by The Economist Events in collaboration with EU40,  Biogen, and the European Brain Council. The topic was innovation in biotechnologies, examining how the digital revolution is transforming health-care delivery, with a special focus on Multiple Sclerosis. 

The event was two-fold, beginning with a fireside chat on the topic of “Aligning policy to unlock digital innovation” which included EU40 President Eva Kaili MEP, alongside Shibeshih Belachew, Vice President at Biogen.

The second panel discussion was on the topic of “Improving MS care in a digital age”, which included speakers Prof. Maria da Graça Carvalho MEP; Frédéric Destrebecq, EBC; George Pepper, Shift.MS; and Dr. Jiwon Oh, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto. Both sessions were moderated by Alan Lovell, from EIU. 

In addition to the event, the European Brain Council kicked off a virtual exhibition on the topic of multiple sclerosis. It features people living with MS, clinicians, care givers, policymakers and industry representatives who want to make a difference in how MS care and treatment are delivered in Europe. The exhibition includes videos and infographics showcasing the critical need for improved, patient-centred treatment. 

EU40 took part in this virtual exhibition, featuring MEP Alex Agius Saliba (Malta, S&D Group); MEP Tomislav Sokol (Croatia, EPP); MEP Eva Kaili (Greece, S&D Group);  and Alessandro Da Rold, EU40 Managing Director. Check them out below!