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Canadian CCSVI Conference ~ New Discoveries, New Beginnings Sept 10, 2011

Images of our first annual conference are set to the conference song “I Believe” to remember the incredible moments of this groundbreaking event and to look ahead to our second annual conference in Alberta in September 2012. If you have photos from this event you would like included, please email them to sandra(at)nationalccsvisociety(dot)org ~ thank you! Music “I Believe” by Nikki Yanofsky

CCSVI and MS – National MS Society

MS Learn Online is the National MS Society’s online educational webcast series. This video, recorded in early June, 2010, features Kate Milliken (a woman living with MS) and Jerry Wolinsky, MD. Dr. Wolinsky describes the hypothesis of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) put forth by Dr. Paolo Zamboni from the University of Ferrara in Italy and what we need to know to better understand it. Studies being funded by the National MS Society and the MS Society of Canada are underway to carry out significant steps needed to confirm the phenomenon originally described by Dr. Zamboni and resolve the questions raised by him and others as to whether CCSVI is a cause of MS or related to MS in some other manner. Dr. Wolinsky and a team representing researchers from diverse specialties at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are among those grantees These studies will also resolve conflicting data from previous research, such as how frequently CCSVI occurs in MS, and how often it occurs in people who do not have MS. If blockages are found, the findings will speed the way to determining whether therapeutic trials to correct them will be helpful in improving or altering MS disease process. Adding clarity to the relationship between CCSVI and MS is essential in assisting people with MS secure any treatment they may consider. Medical institutions and health care providers require research data confirming the validity, necessity and safety of any procedure