Research objectives: 1. We better understand the mechanisms that lead to disease progression and we accelerate the development of new therapies; 2. We pursue new avenues to discover how nerve cells are damaged and potentially repaired; 3. We pursue new rehabilitation techniques and symptomatic treatments to restore neurological function and enhance quality of life; 4. We identify risk and triggering factors that cause MS, and understand the biological interactions that lead to its development so that MS can be prevented; 5. We expand and strengthen the quantity and quality of MS research worldwide to accelerate new discoveries and treatments for people with MS.