Involvement of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry is fundamental in achieving the mission of the Alliance. This sector can contribute knowledge and resources needed to drive novel drug discovery and development in progressive MS.

Industry participates in the work of the Alliance through the Industry Forum, the venue for industry members to provide advice and recommendations to the Alliance Scientific Steering Committee and contribute financial support towards the ongoing research initiatives of the Alliance.


Giancarlo Comi, Professor of Neurology, Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Director of the Institute of Experimental Neurology, Scientific Institute San Raffaele, (IT)
Robert Hyde, Senior Director Global Medical Affairs, Biogen, (US)

Co-Chair Elect

Marco Salvetti, Director, Neurology Unit, Sant’Andrea University Hospital, Rome; Director, PhD Programme on Clinical and Experimental Neurosciences and Psychiatry, Sapienza University of Rome, (IT)


Licinio Craveiro, Neurologist, Senior Global Medical Director, Genentech/Roche, (CH/PT)
Kate Daniels, Manager, International Progressive MS Alliance
Fernando Dangond, Head of Global Clinical Development, Neurology, EMD Serono, (US)
Julie DeMartino, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Translational Innovation Platform Immunology, EMD Serono, (US)
Shawna Golden, Associate Vice President, Global Initiatives, International Progressive MS Alliance
Bruno Musch, Group Medical Director USMA Neuroscience Pipeline, Genentech/Roche, (CH/PT)
Nikolaos Sfikas,  Senior IIS Global Group Head, Novartis, (CH)
Kathy Smith, Consultant, International Progressive MS Alliance
Sana Syed, Senior Medical Director, Clinical Lead, Sanofi, (FR)
Johan van Beek, Head of Personalized Healthcare Solutions, Biogen, (US)
Florian von Raison, Clinical Development Head Neuroscience, Global Drug Development, Novartis, (CH)
Erik Wallström, Therapeutic Area Head, Neurology, Sanofi, (FR)
Paola Zaratin, Director of Scientific Research, AISM — Italian MS Society

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