Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that affects over 100,000 Canadians. Alberta has one of the highest rates of MS – about 340 out of every 100,000 Albertans. MS is also the leading cause of neurological disability in adults from ages 20-40. MS can cause symptoms such as fatigue, instability, weakness, impaired sensation, vision problems, cognitive impairment, and many more.

The University of Alberta’s MS Centre is co-directed by Dr. Chris Power and Dr. Bradley Kerr. The MS Centre demonstrates what can be done at an academic centre when science and medicine are linked. We bring together researchers, clinicians, and trainees with different areas of expertise. MS researchers also work with patients in the MS clinic. This approach:

  • Educates medical professionals in all aspects of MS
  • Expands opportunities for educators, researchers, and students from diverse fields to collaborate MS
  • Develops a new generation of highly qualified MS health care professionals and MS researchers