Social Affairs, Science and Technology – October 4, 2012

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Social Affairs, Science and Technology – October 4, 2012

Social Affairs, Science and Technology (October 4, 2012)

Liberal Senator Jane Cordy and Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan provided an overview of Bill S-204 , the senator’s proposal to establish a national strategy for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) treatments for multiple sclerosis patients in Canada. This country has one of the highest prevalence rates of MS in the world.

Dr. Alain Beaudet from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Rodney Ghali with the Public Health Agency of Canada and John Wright of the Canadian Institute for Health Information testified during the second part of the meeting. The witnesses discussed their organizations’ initiatives related to MS.