Medical Advisory Committee

Chair:

Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in Neurology, Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences, Epidemiologist, and MS Neurologist, University of Manitoba
Area of expertise: population patterns of MS, comorbidity, genetic and environmental risk factors

Members:


Dr. Brenda Banwell
Professor of Neurology, Pediatric MS Neurologist, and Researcher, The Hospital for Sick Children and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Area of expertise: pediatric MS and other inflammatory and demyelinating disorders


Dr. Timothy Coetzee
Chief Advocacy, Services, and Research Officer, National MS Society (U.S.)

Liaison Representative

Capt. Yanick Drouin
Aerospace Engineer, Royal Canadian Air Force
Lay Member 


Dr. Michael Giuffre
Clinical Professor of Cardiac Services and Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta Children's Hospital
Area of expertise: pediatric cardiology


Dr. Anthony Feinstein
Neuropsychiatrist and Associate Scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centrev
Area of expertise: cognition and emotional behaviour, MRI, effects of medical cannabis


Dr. Marcia Finlayson
Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Director of School of Rehabilitation Therapy, MS Occupational Therapist, Queen’s University
Area of expertise: rehabilitation therapy, fatigue management, caregiving in MS, Falls in MS


Ms. Valerie Hussey
Chair, National Board of Directors, MS Society of Canada


Dr. Michael C. Levin
Professor of Neurology and Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Saskatchewan
Area of expertise: neurology, pathogenesis of MS, neurodegeneration

Dr. Paul Matthews
Head of the Division of Brain Sciences, Department of Medicine, Imperial College, London
Area of expertise: imaging methods, neuropathology, neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration


Dr. Wayne Moore
Clinical Professor and Neuropathologist, University of British Columbia
Area of expertise: MS tissue pathology, MRI 


Dr. Shalina S. Ousman
Associate Professor, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary
Area of expertise: protective mechanisms in MS and peripheral nerve regeneration


Dr. Scott Patten
Professor, Departments of Community Health Sciences and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
Area of expertise: epidemiology of psychiatric disorders


Dr. Michelle Ploughman
Associate Professor, Memorial University
Area of expertise: rehabilitation and neuroplasticity

Mr. Cory Turner
President, Spicers Canada
Lay Member


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