Mission

Inform

Inform people with MS of evidence-based research that can inspire them to improve their lives and potentially overcome the disease

Educate

Educate people with MS and health professionals, caregivers and other members of the MS community about the benefits of a preventive medicine approach to MS management

Empower

Empower people with MS by providing them with tools and resources to make sustainable diet and lifestyle changes that improve health and enable recovery

Professor George Jelinek

George Jelinek

Personal background

My mother died of MS in 1981. Towards the end of her life, she was totally incapacitated, unable to feed or care for herself. I was diagnosed with MS in 1999. I was determined that this was not going to be my fate.

Fortunately, my career as a Professor in Emergency Medicine and background as Editor-in-Chief of a major medical journal gave me the tools to sort through the medical literature on MS, giving appropriate weight to the various pieces of evidence I found. What I found startled me.

Further information

  • Professional background
  • Positions held 
  • Prizes & Awards 
  • Publications 

Our Team

OMS Team

Team

Our goal is to reach and support each and every person with MS. Find out more about the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis trustee board and staff team working hard to achieve this vision. 

 

Facilitators

Veronique

Meet our team of expert event facilitators who assist with Overcoming MS retreats and one day events. Our facilitator team includes medical doctors, nutritionists, meditation practitioners and fitness experts. 

 

NEU Research

Tracey

Read about the Neuroepidemiology Unit (NEU) team at The University of Melbourne which includes medical doctors, psychologists, biostatisticians, and public health researchers.