Introduction

Welcome to the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre. The Resource Centre provides you with free access to the latest peer-reviewed clinical information relating to the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.

What is a Resource Centre?

A Resource Centre is a freely accessible platform that aims to increase clinical knowledge in a specific medical specialty by disseminating important new research and clinical developments more broadly.

All content on this platform is independently selected and reviewed by the Resource Centre’s editor, Professor Tim Vartanian from Cornell University.

This resource is provided by the journal, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, published by Elsevier, and made possible by a donation from EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Articles

About the editor

  • Prof Timothy Vartanian

    Timothy Vartanian, Professor at the Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, obtained his M.D. degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Chicago. He completed his Medical Internship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and his Neurology Residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

    From 1994 to 2009 Dr. Vartanian worked as Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor, at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Since 2009 he has led the clinical and research efforts at the Judith Jaffe Multiple Sclerosis Center at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan.

    His principal areas of research focus on understanding the molecular basis of new lesion formation in MS, environmental triggers for MS, innate immunity and myelin regeneration and repair.

  • Dr Claire S. Riley

    Claire S. Riley, MD is an assistant attending neurologist and assistant professor of neurology in the Neurological Institute, Columbia University, in New York, NY.

    Dr. Riley earned an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, in New York. She completed internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center. She is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Riley completed a two-year clinical fellowship in multiple sclerosis at Columbia University Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care and Research Center in 2010.

    Dr. Riley is an investigator in clinical trials related to multiple sclerosis. As an author or co-author, her work on multiple sclerosis has been published in Multiple Sclerosis and Merritt’s Neurology 12th edition. Dr. Riley joined the faculty of the Department of Neurology of Yale University in New Haven, CT, in 2010, where she served as the Clinical Director of the Yale MS Center. She returned to Columbia University as the Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care and Research Center in 2012.

Congress planner

2014

  • 9 - 13 November

    Germany, Mainz

    12th International Congress of NeuroImmunology ISNI 2014

    The International Society for NeuroImmunology (ISNI) is organizing the 12th International Congress of NeuroImmunology (ISNI 2014) together with the 14th European School of Neuroimmunology (ESNI) Course from November 9-13, 2014 in Mainz, Germany. On November 9 the ESNI Course, spanning from basic immunology to clinical neuroimmunology is held. The ISNI 2014 scientific program runs from November 10-13. A well-balanced scientific program will be offered, using a mix of presentation formats. Ample time is also available for networking and discussing the data presented.

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  • 15 - 19 November

    USA, Washington

    Neuroscience 2014 - 44th Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting

    The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is organizing its 44th Annual Meeting in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC (USA) from November 15 through 19. Neuroscience 2014 is the world’s largest marketplace for global neuroscience, joining over 30,000 neuroscience colleagues from more than 80 countries. Here neuroscientists can present and learn from emerging science, hear from the experts, meet peers and learn all about new tools and technologies, to advance their research and careers.

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2015

  • 25 - 30 January

    USA, Taos, New Mexico

    Keystone Symposia Conference: Neuroinflammation in Diseases of the Central Nervous System

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  • 3 - 8 February

    USA, Keystone, Colorado

    Keystone Symposia Conference: Autoimmunity and Tolerance

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  • 14 - 18 March

    USA, Atlanta, Georgia

    American Society for Neurochemistry 46th Annual Meeting

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This online Resource Centre has been made possible by a donation from EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Note that EMD Serono, Inc. has had no editorial control or influence over the content of this Resource Centre. The Resource Centre and all content therein have been subject to an independent editorial review

Prof Timothy Vartanian

Prof Timothy Vartanian

Timothy Vartanian, Professor at the Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, obtained his M.D. degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the ...

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Journal Editor's choice

Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders ; Volume 3, Issue 2

Prof. Gavin Giovannoni

Sample sizes for lesion magnetisation transfer ratio outcomes in remyelination trials for multiple sclerosis
D.R. Altmann, K. Schmierer, K. Hunter, D.J. Tozer, C.A. Wheeler-Kingshott, A. Coles, D.H. Miller
Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, April 2014, Vol 3 Issue 2.

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