Monday, April 18, 2011

Vancouver Coastal Health MS Clinic to establish provincial CCSVI registry

The provincial government in BC has responded to our call for a patient registry with funding of $700,000.  It is a new program that will establish a registry, develop protocols about care and establish a “rapid access pathway” to care that will support/serve patients and health care providers.

Released today:   Vancouver Coastal Health MS Clinic to establish provincial CCSVI registry and surveillance guidelines
(VANCOUVER – BC) The UBC Hospital MS Clinic is launching a new program to better understand the impact of interventional venous treatment. The Clinic will receive over $700,000 in provincial funding to establish a CCSVI patient registry, care-related protocols, and a rapid access pathway to expert care for both patients and health care providers. British Columbians with multiple sclerosis (MS) have been seeking the treatment from overseas clinics for the last 12 – 18 months.
Link to PDF of full announcement here: http://mssociety.ca/bc/PDF/ccsvi_reg_BC.pdf

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