The UBC Hospital MS Clinic is recognized internationally for its unique and innovative approaches taken by clinical personnel and associated researchers; it has treated and followed over 10,000 patients since inception.
The mandate of the UBC Hospital MS Clinic has been a multidisciplinary team approach with the goal being “to find the cause and cure of MS through patient management and education, research and teaching".
Did you know?
Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world.
MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada.
Every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS.
Women are more than three times as likely to develop MS as men.
MS can cause loss of balance, impaired speech, extreme fatigue, double vision and paralysis.
MS was first identified and described by a French neurologist, Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, in 1868.
We do not know what causes MS but UBC/VCHRI researchers are dedicated to finding the answer.
Over 5000 people visit the UBC Hospital MS Clinic annually.
The UBC Hospital MS Group Includes
Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy
Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
Through this we will reach our goal of finding an end to MS.