Funding for this research was provided by:
National Health and Medical Research Council (APP1142008)
Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (G173565)
Sydney Research Excellence Initiative 2020 (G201115)
Received: 3 July 2019
Accepted: 9 August 2019
First Online: 3 September 2019
: FT, JAL, VM, FZXL, AZ, DP, SV, APDH, MHB, EL, AF, CLF, DAB, JDL have no conflict of interest. SR and EMY report fellowship research funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. SWR has received grants and personal fees from Genzyme Sanofi, personal fees and departmental support from the Government of Australia, Baxter, Biogen, CSL, and Merck; and departmental support from Novartis, outside the subject of the submitted work. SB has received honoraria for attendance at advisory boards and travel sponsorship from Bayer-Scherring, Biogen-Idec, Merck-Serono, Novartis, and Sanofi-Genzyme, has received speakers honoraria from Biogen Idec and Genzyme, is an investigator in clinical trials sponsored by Biogen Idec, Novartis and Genzyme, and was the recipient of an unencumbered research grant from Biogen-Idec. JL-S has accepted travel compensation from Novartis, Biogen, and Merck Serono. Her institution receives the honoraria for talks and advisory board commitment as well as research grants from Bayer Health Care, Biogen, Genzyme Sanofi, Merck, Novartis and TEVA. AVDW has received travel support from Merck Serono, Novartis, Biogen, Roche, and Sanofi. She has served on scientific and commercial advisory boards for Merck, Novartis, Sanofi, and Roche, and has received unencumbered research grants from Novartis, Biogen, Merck and Roche. MM has served on scientific and commercial advisory boards for Merck Serono. RCD and FB have received research funding from The Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia, the Petre Foundation, and the National Health Medical Research Council (Australia). They have received honoraria from Biogen Idec and Merck Serono as invited speakers.