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Defeat MSA Canada is a Canadian registered organization that aspires to balance efforts to support patients, educate medical professionals, raise public awareness and nurture promising research.

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NEWS FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

If you care for someone with MSA, Please Join Us in the Caregivers Journey Group !Do you care for a loved one with MSA? Join us:www.facebook.com/groups/msacaregivers/?ref=share ...
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Off to DENMARK -The MSA Awareness Shoe leaves Greece & heads to the Danish Kingdom!
#KickMSA #DefeatMSA #msaawareness @ Copenhagen, Dennmark https://www.instagram.com/p/COwuL7GscTa/?igshid=1142jh7frptqk

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MSA EXPERT
SPOTLIGHT

Wouter Peelaerts, PhD

Wouter Peelaerts, PhD

KU Leuven, Belgium

Dr. Wouter Peelaerts is an experienced neuroscientist with special expertise in degenerative brain diseases. He earned his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from KU Leuven and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship there focused on neurobiology and gene therapy under the mentorship of Prof. Veerle Baekelandt. His efforts helped uncover new insights that further link the abnormal protein alpha-synuclein to neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Parkinson’s and Multiple System Atrophy. He has received numerous accolades for his research, including the 2020 JiePie award for MSA research, a prestigious 2017–2019 Fulbright Fellowship and the ATCG and ID&T postdoctoral award. In 2017, he joined the lab of Dr. Patrik Brundin at Van Andel Institute, MI, USA. His current research focuses on drug repurposing and how infections can trigger Multiple System Atrophy. Dr. Peelaerts serves on the Scientific and Medical Research Advisory Committee for the six charities that make up MSA United International Consortium, which includes Defeat MSA Alliance (USA). He is Chair of the Alliance’s Scientific Research Section.

List of Publications

Christopher T. Tulisiak, Mercado G, Peelaerts W, Brundin L, Brundin P. 2019. Chapter Seventeen – Can infections trigger alpha-synucleinopathies? Progress in molecular biology and translational science. Vol 168. Pages 299-322.

Quansah E*, Peelaerts W*, Langston JW, Simon DK, Colca J, Brundin P. 2018. Targeting energy metabolism via the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier as a novel approach to attenuate neurodegeneration. Mol Neurodegener 13:28.
*Contributed equally

Peelaerts W, Outeiro TF. 2017. Synuclein misfolding as a therapeutic target. Disease-modifying therapies and targets in neurodegenerative disorders. Academic Press.

Peelaerts W, Baekelandt V. 2016. ɑ-Synuclein strains and the variable pathologies of synucleinopathies. J Neurochem 139(Suppl 1):256–274.

 

Spotlight Links

“Sticking With MSA” -Dr. Wouter Peelearts (Defeat MSA Alliance Blog Launch, April 2019)

Fulbright grantee (2017–2018)

Integrated DNA Technologies and Advanced Technologies and Community Giving Foundation award (2017)

FWO postdoctoral fellowship (2017 – 2020)

Annual Award for Movement Disorders, best scientific article published by a young investigator (2015)

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Defeat MSA Awareness Shoe – #KickMSA

The Defeat MSA Awareness Shoe ™ has traveled to multiple countries, rubbed shoulders with some notable people and visited many famous landmarks. The Shoe is a tool for spreading MSA awareness, increasing support for MSA patients and their caregivers and fighting MSA by raising vital research dollars. It’s journey is undertaken in memory of all those that have died due to MSA and in support of all those presently fighting Multiple System Atrophy!

To date, the Shoe has “Kicked MSA” in many countries around the world. Learn more about the story and the globetrotting journey of the MSA Awareness Shoe under MSA Awareness tab or via its website: www.MSAshoe.org

#DefeatMSACanada #KickMSA #MSAcanada #DefeatMSA

about the

Defeat MSA Awareness Shoe – #KickMSA

The Defeat MSA Awareness Shoe ™ has traveled to multiple countries, rubbed shoulders with some notable people and visited many famous landmarks. The Shoe is a tool for spreading MSA awareness, increasing support for MSA patients and their caregivers and fighting MSA by raising vital research dollars. It’s journey is undertaken in memory of all those that have died due to MSA and in support of all those presently fighting Multiple System Atrophy!

To date, the Shoe has “Kicked MSA” in many countries around the world. Learn more about the story and the globetrotting journey of the MSA Awareness Shoe under the awareness tab or via its website: www.MSAshoe.org

#DefeatMSA #MSACanada #KickMSA #DeFeetMSA

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Defeat MSA Canada invites all our friends and allies, around the world, to join us in this noble fight, to speak for those who cannot, with one mind, one heart and one voice: to defeat MSA forever!

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OUR LEGACY GRANTS

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LEGACY

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The Defeat MSA Canada special Individual Named Legacy Grants program enables donors to fund a scientific research, medical education, patient support or public awareness grant and name it in their own name, in tribute to someone or in memory of a loved one. The Legacy Grants program designates four levels of grants: $10,000 (Platinum), $8,000 (Gold), $5,000 (Silver) and $2,000 (Bronze) in addition to Legacy Grants starter fundraisers at $1000 each. Please email us: legacyfunds@MSAcanada.ca, if you are interested in finding out more about this lasting gift.

MSA BLOGS 

Caregiver’s Blog

MSA AWARENESS WARRIORS ZOOM BACKGROUND

MSA AWARENESS WARRIORS ZOOM BACKGROUND

USE ZOOM? DOWNLOAD A BACKGROUND WHICH HONORS ALL THOSE BATTLING MSA - FOR MSA AWARENESS MONTH! #defeatmsa #kickmsa #msawarriors #zoomlife #zoombackground #msaawarenessmonth #msaawareness #MultipleSystemAtrophy #msaheroes #msahero

“Are we there yet?..No”- Anne Kastelic (Caregiver, Ohio)

“Are we there yet?..No”- Anne Kastelic (Caregiver, Ohio)

Caregiver Blog Post #2 The road to diagnosis... Are we there yet?...No Now?...No When are we going to get there? Said anyone who has taken a road trip.  Our trip took 3 1/2 years to get a doctor to agree to a diagnosis of "possible/probable MSA" and we were seeing...

Researcher’s Blog

*NEW * RESEARCH UPDATE FROM BIOHAVEN RE: VERDIPERSTAT (BHV-3241)

*NEW * RESEARCH UPDATE FROM BIOHAVEN RE: VERDIPERSTAT (BHV-3241)

Timeline: International Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Verdiperstat in Multiple System Atrophy "Top line results from the study are expected to be available in 3Q2021 and will help to characterize the potential benefits and risks of Verdiperstat in MSA. After the study...

POSSIBLE NEW DRUG

POSSIBLE NEW DRUG

Curious about the possible new drug being studied that might slow MSA? See this graphic for information about the mechanism of action (MOA). For Research Updates & More, Register on the Hub: https://defeatmsa.org/research-registry/ #defeatmsa #kickmsa...

Advocate’s Blog

SAVE THE DATE: MSA ANNUAL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 1-3, 2021

SAVE THE DATE: MSA ANNUAL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 1-3, 2021

Defeat MSA Canada/Vaincre AMS Canada, Defeat MSA Alliance (US) and allied charities in the MSA United Consortium are pleased to announce the second Annual All-Community MSA Conference to be held October 1-3, 2021. This year's conference will include several exciting...

GET SOME GEAR & RAISE AWARENESS ALL YEAR LONG!

GET SOME GEAR & RAISE AWARENESS ALL YEAR LONG!

Defeat MSA Canada/Vaincre L’AMS Canada Board Member & MSA Patient Advocate Kelly Murphy tests out the new mug! Maybe a 'wee nip of something strong?  Order One Now! www.MSAcanada.ca There are also online stores for some of our affiliated MSA United charites:...

Patient’s Blog

ACTIVIST PROFILE: VALERIE GARNEAU

ACTIVIST PROFILE: VALERIE GARNEAU

If there is one word to describe Valerie Garneau, it would be ‘relentless.’ Valerie along with her husband Joel serve on the board of directors for Defeat MSA/Vaincre AMS Canada. The members of her tight-knit, French-Canadian community would certainly agree with the...

New MSA/AMS Patient Advocate On National Canadian TV !!!

New MSA/AMS Patient Advocate On National Canadian TV !!!

We are grateful to MSA/AMS Patient Advocate Valerie Garneau. Valerie is the new Patient Advocate & Board Member for Defeat MSA/Vaincre AMS Canada. She spoke on national French Canadian TV about Multiple System Atrophy to raise awareness! Thank you Valerie for your...

“Defeat MSA Canada is an amazing organization, giving voice to those affected by this little known, devastating disease. This grass roots effort grew as a work of love and devotion by its founders. Indescribable grief and suffering has been channeled into positive action to help fund vital research and provide support for others dealing with MSA. It is an important and worthwhile organization and I hope to see it continue to serve more and more Canadians in need.”

Elena Fracassa, MS

“The charity remains true to its objective of supporting patients and families living with this dreadful disease, through supporting vital research and helping to network to connect families affected by MSA. This disease does not have a marathon or a 5k run in its name; the charity uses an intriguing device: a traveling shoe as a symbolic marathon to spread awareness among lay public about this devastating disease. “

Dr. Pratik Bhattacharya, MD, MPH

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