1.Along with the rest of the world and seven other Chapters in India, MSSI Delhi held a series of events in line with this year’s theme of research, giving all those who are curious about MS research an opportunity to meet people involved and learn more about progress in the field. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of India Delhi Chapter and India’s leading Research Centre & Hospital All India Institute of Medical Sciences held an open day for people to meet experts working in MS research & treatment, including psychotherapy and counseling. It invited the public to learn about MS and how it affects different aspects of daily life.
An awareness Seminar was organised at India’s foremost Hospital & Medical Research centre All India Institute od Medical Sciences (AIIMS) A Panel discussion was held with 7 leading Neurologists / Senior Faculty members of the Neurosciences Centre ( NSC) discussing the latest treatments in the search for cure for MS . Dr Kameshwar Prasad , Head of NSC AIIMS was hopeful of the results coming in from AIIMS own research and corroborated with similar research in the rest of the world with regard to hematopoietic stem cell treatment (HSCT) . He is of the belief that in the near future we could expect that HSCT could well become the first line of treatment in MS.
This was attended by over 300 people which included newly diagnosed persons with MS, their families, caregivers, Doctors & members of the general public.
2. During MS Awareness Week, the MS Society of India’s Delhi Chapter engaged with people affected by MS as well as the wider public. An all day Awareness Booth came up at Delhi’s most popular Mall Select City Mall Saket for the whole day on Saturday 26 MayThis Mall sees the highest foot falls , with up to 40,000 visitors on weekends .MSSI Delhi put up an LCD screen showing short films & videos on MS. several thousand pamphlets on “what is MS” were distributed along with other items like orange MS wrist bands, MS badges , ribbons etc with the WMSD & MSSI logos. Many persons with MS and their families dropped in and bonded over coffee & pizza spending an exciting day in the Mall – some lucky mamas managed to get a quick free makeover at cosmetic stores while their kids got free balloons at other promotional events !