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News from ACTRIMS Forum 2016

More than 500 leading MS neurologists, neuroscientists, and researchers met in New Orleans from February 18-20, 2016 for the inaugural Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) Forum to learn and discuss the latest discoveries in the pathogenesis and management of progressive MS.

The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Center interviewed several prominent MS experts during the ACTRIMS Forum. Dr. Benjamin Segal (University of Michigan) introduced the overall agenda for the forum. Dr. Mark Freedman (University of Ottawa) discussed highlights from his work with interferon-beta and also discussed data from the ORATORIO trial in patients with primary progressive MS that was presented at the meeting. Dr. Ari Green (University of California, San Francisco) discussed the importance of the visual system in patients with MS, and potential therapeutics that target the visual system. Dr. Samuel Ludwin discussed overall highlights from the ACTRIMS Forum, mitochondrial abnormalities in patients with MS, cytokine dysregulation, and the importance of inflammation in disease progression.

Additionally, brief highlights from selected sessions are also available:

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About the Editors

  • Prof Timothy Vartanian

    Timothy Vartanian, Professor at the Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell...
  • Dr Claire S. Riley

    Claire S. Riley, MD is an assistant attending neurologist and assistant professor of neurology in the Neurological Institute, Columbia University,...
  • Dr Rebecca Farber

    Rebecca Farber, MD is a Multiple Sclerosis fellow at The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS at Mount Sinai Hospital,...

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  • May 2016
    May 2016

    From Science to Society

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Philadelphia, PA
    United States
    Presenting the latest developments in neurorehabilitation and associated fields, the 9th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation (WCNR 2016) is the major...
  • May 2016
    May 2016
    Lucca, Italy
    What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are a series of unique 2-day meetings held in conjunction with an...
    Via Giovanni Pascoli
    55051 Barga LU
  • May 2016
    May 2016
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    The European Academy of Neurology (EAN) is the joint subsequent organisation of the EFNS (European Federation of Neurological Societies) and...
    Center Boulevard 5
    2300 Copenhagen

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