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.
- Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy
- Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)