Publications

Bulletin

Our official quarterly magazine for people living with a neurological condition.

The Winter 2022 edition of MSWA's Bulletin magazine is out now. This edition, as well as the full catalogue of previous editions of Bulletin, can be browsed via the below button.

Vitality

Our monthly e-newsletter with articles covering the latest in research, medical advancements and general wellbeing for people living with a neurological condition.

August 2022
This month we shared two more videos from our Annual Client Forum that held on 5 July; Affective Savouring & Anticipation of Mood Concepts, and Communication Matters!
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July 2022
This month we reflect on our Annual Client Forum held in early July. We also caught up with PhD candidate Rebecca Russell from Curtin University to talk about the link between MS and diet.
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June 2022
This month we speak to Professor Bruno Meloni about his research into the use of neuroprotection agents in people recovering from stroke and explore the results of MS Australia's Employment and Workplace Survey. We also highlight the exciting new MSWA programs, workshops and events available for our Clients and look at the latest in research news.
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May 2022
This month we catch up with Professor Moira Sim from ECU to explore the SPIN research program and explore the recently released MS Nurse Care Report that MSWA was proud to have participated in. We also look at the latest in research news and highlight the exciting new MSWA programs, workshops and events available for our Clients.
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April 2022
This month, MSWA CEO Melanie Kiely opens the edition with a video message, we catch up with Professor Sulev Kõks to explore his research on Trajectories of Outcome in Neurological Conditions (TONiC), learn about a newly developed light therapy to aid people suffering fatigue, read about a new drug that aims to delay motor neurone disease progression, investigate the impacts of intended exercise on Parkinson's disease, and look for people living with MS who would like to participate in a research project.
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March 2022
This month, we talk all things robotics and Mindpod with Dr Onno van der Groen from Edith Cowan University, take a look at the latest research funding announcement from MS Australia, celebrate George Pampacos being announced as co-recipient of the John Studdy Award, prepare for National Dieticians Week that takes place from 21 - 25 March and get the latest information about upcoming events, programs and support groups you can attend. And finally, we show you how you can take part in the Health Literacy Project and National Palliative Care Week that is coming up in May.
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February 2022
This month, hear from our new CEO, Melanie Kiely, get an insight into Clinical Professor Allan Kermode's research into demyelinating diseases, help us celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science by focusing on the work of Associate Professor Jenny Rodger and browse the latest research articles. Plus, get the latest information about upcoming events, programs and support groups you can attend, and take part in the Health Literacy Project by completing their survey.
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October 2021
This month, watch exclusive video content from our recent Client Forum and read about emerging research from MSWA-funded researcher Associate Professor Anne Whitworth. Plus, get the latest information relating to COVID-19 and find out about upcoming events, programs and support groups you can attend, including the our MSWA Client & Volunteer Christmas Party.
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August 2021
This month, read about emerging research from around the globe for MS, Parkinson’s, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and other neurological conditions. Plus, find out about MSWA-funded research you can be involved in, upcoming forums, and support groups you can attend.
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July 2021
This month, read about emerging research from around the globe for MS, Parkinson’s, ALS, and other neurological conditions. Plus, find out about MSWA-funded research in media, forums, and research you can be involved in, and support groups you can attend.
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June 2021
This month, read about emerging research from around the globe for MS, MND, Huntington’s, stroke, Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions. Plus, find out about updates to MSWA membership, research you can be involved in, and forums and support groups you can attend.
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May 2021
This month, read about emerging research from around the globe for MS, MND, Stroke and Alzheimer’s. Plus, find out about updates to medications, forums and research you can be involved in, and support groups you can attend.
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March 2021
This month read about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in WA, a new treatment approved for RRMS, the impact of childhood diet on MS, and what one of our research partners, the International Progressive MS Alliance is up to.
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February 2021
This month read about which new MS medication is up for PBS inclusion, the latest nutrition/MS research and see what research, programs and events you can get involved in.
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December 2020
This month read about a new MS medication proven successful in clinical trials, what the role of AHSCT is in MS, how additional medical conditions can impact MS and how gut immune cells travelling to the brain may be having a positive effect.
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November 2020
This month read about how microscopic insights into the spine’s electrical circuit are adding pieces to the MS puzzle, a potential new biomarker for progressive MS, what the association is between Vitiligo (skin condition) and MS and how a subset of immune cells are playing a role in MS.
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October 2020
This month read about a study into a treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), new insights into MS and pregnancy, which treatment has been approved by the TGA for an MS-like disease and how an international collaboration aims to accelerate clinical trials for progressive MS.
Plus, find out what clinical trials you can get involved in.
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September 2020
This month read about how you can modify your lifestyle to have a positive impact, good news for pregnant ladies with MS, and which MS medication has recently been approved by the PBAC.
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Nerve Centre

LATEST MSWA SUPPORTER NEWS

Our quarterly e-newsletter covering exciting news, our much-loved upcoming fundraising activities and how your ongoing support of MSWA benefits Western Australians living with a neurological condition.

Winter 2022
Our CEO, Melanie Kiely, reflects on the funds raised by the participants in Step Up for MSWA that was held in June and the opening of our newest supported living accommodation and Services Centre in Albany. We get an insight into the ground-breaking work that MSWA-funded researcher Rebecca Russell is doing into the effects of diet on MS. We look at all the latest fundraising and events from across MSWA. We read stories from MSWA fundraiser, Tracey Hockey, and MSWA Client, Des Catherwood. And finally, we introduce MSWA's newest service available to Clients - Employment Support.
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Autumn 2022
Listen to a special thank you message from our CEO, Melanie Kiely, take a peak inside our new Albany Services Centre, relive all the fun and excitement from the recent MSWA Albany Ride through our photo gallery, learn about the Mindpod exoskeleton developed by Dr Onno van der Groen and the team at Edith Cowan University, get involved with our current fundraising activities, and read stories from our Clients and our fundraising community.
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Summer 2022
Hear from our new CEO, Melanie Kiely, be inspired by the 229 MSWA Clients that took part in the 2021 Stationary Cycle Challenge, learn about the important research being undertaken by Professor Allan Kermode that explores the origins and nature of multiple sclerosis, find out about our upcoming fundraising events including the soon-to-be-launched Mega Home Lottery, be humbled by the story of MSWA Client and volunteer, Julia Hewson, and check out the photo gallery from the annual MSWA Client and Volunteer Christmas Party.
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Spring 2021
With a warm welcome from MSWA Board President, Ros Harman, we take a peak at our new campaign showcasing what we do and who helps us do it, get a better understanding of the great work of MSWA-funded researchers, get involved in our latest fundraising efforts, including our annual Christmas Appeal, and reflect on personal stories from MSWA Client, Kim Graham, and MSWA Client and volunteer, Margaret Wells.
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Winter 2021
Reflect on MSWA's latest achievements, find out how to get involved in MSWA events, reserve your tickets for the next MSWA Mega Home Lottery and read stories from members of the MSWA community.
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Autumn 2021
Read about the official launch of our $7 million dual purpose facility in Albany, meet the Mega Home Lottery winners, find out about our upcoming fundraising event in Perth CBD and read MSWA Clients' stories.
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Summer 2020/2021
Get an update on MSWA's investment into neurological research, find out about our latest High Support Accommodation Facility in Albany, our upcoming fundraising event in Albany and hear from the MSWA community.
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Spring 2020
Read about how your support has allowed MSWA to fund a new motion-sensing technology in partnership with ECU, take the first exciting steps towards a new 20-unit High Support Accommodation Facility in Shenton Park, and donate $2.1 million to our national research body – MSRA.
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