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Multiple Sclerosis Task Force



The mission of the Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group Multiple Sclerosis Task Force is to advance practice, education and research related to rehabilitation of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) by facilitating multidisciplinary collaboration between rehabilitation professionals and other MS stakeholders from various specialties and backgrounds to promote translational research, clinical practice, and education aimed at improving the quality of life of people diagnosed with MS.



The task force will foster networking and collaborations among ACRM members and non-members interested in the best care of persons with MS with the goal of transforming and fostering a vibrant and progressive agenda for research, education, and clinical practice in the field of MS.

Individuals interested in joining the Multiple Sclerosis Task Force should contact the task force chair, Ekaterina Dobryakova.



Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD

Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD


Research Scientist
Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research
Kessler Foundation


The bi-annual MS Task Force newsletter highlights researchers in the field of MS, resources relevant for the MS community, and a blog post written by an individual with MS. Please contact the task force chair, Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD, to submit content suggestions or recommend a colleague you would like us to interview.

Jul 2020 Issue >>

Aug 2019 Issue >>


  • Develop timely and current educational materials such as a newsletter, webpages, educational, and scientific presentations
  • Identify key leaders in the arena of MS research and clinical practice to participate in ACRM activities
  • Foster key collaborations among ACRM members and non-members for new collaborations, projects, and products to serve people with MS

Task force members will participate in quarterly meetings during which members will decide on potential projects and individual contributions to the digest/newsletter that is published electronically twice a year through ACRM.