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George Jelinek

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George Jelinek lives and works in Western Australia and Victoria, with Professorial appointments at the University of Western Australia, University of Melbourne, and Monash University. George has had a stellar career in Emergency Medicine; he won the Prize in the first Specialist Examinations in 1986, is a past President of the Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine and Vice-President of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM). He was the first Professor of Emergency Medicine in Australasia and Founding Editor of the journal Emergency Medicine Australasia, a major international journal he has edited for 20 years. He was awarded the ACEM Medal in 2003, and was a WA Finalist for 2008 Australian of the Year recognising his work in emergency medicine and multiple sclerosis. George has written and edited several major textbooks in Emergency Medicine, but since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999, has devoted considerable time to analysing and summarising the vast medical literature on this disease. His major new work, 'Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: An Evidence-based Guide to Recovery', published by Allen and Unwin (http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781742371795), is a compelling evidence-based summary of the literature that provides realistic hope that it is possible to be well after a diagnosis of MS. The book is to be released on 1st February 2010.