Seeing a difference in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder: Integrating novel strategies into care

24 September, 2020 | Posted in:

ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS 8th Joint Conference: MS Virtual 2020 Neurology Academy · ECTRIMS 2020 – Audio Summary – New Treatments For NMO Learning objectives included: Outline strategies for diagnosing NMO early and accurately how new treatments target NMO relapse phase 3 study results new treatments impacting current algorithm Kazuo Fujihara discussed early diagnosis as essential […]

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Gut-CNS axis and the microbiome in MS

23 September, 2020 | Posted in:

ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS 8th Joint Conference: MS Virtual 2020 Neurology Academy · ECTRIMS 2020 – Audio Summary – GutCNS in MS A collection of presentations formed this interesting session on the latest findings in the gut/central nervous system axis and the microbiome in MS. Emanuelle Waubant began the session by discussing the Microbiome in Adult […]

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Closing lecture: New insights in immunopathogenesis

22 September, 2020 | Posted in:

ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS 8th Joint Conference: MS Virtual 2020 Neurology Academy · ECTRIMS 2020 – Audio Summary – Immunopathogenesis Stefan Bittner closed the 8th joint ECTRIMS/ACTRIMS meeting this year, giving up to date evidence on the immunopathogenesis of MS. He began by outlining the current two-stage model of MS across early stage: the migration of […]

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Hot topic – strategies for remyelination in MS

22 September, 2020 | Posted in:

ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS 8th Joint Conference: MS Virtual 2020 Neurology Academy · ECTRIMS 2020 – Audio Summary – Remyelination An introduction that Jeffrey Huange gave in the final presentation sets a good scene for what we know so far which are prompting this investigation into lesion development and de/remyelination: There are insufficient oligodendrocytes despite the […]

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Discussions in the Brain Exchange chat rooms

21 September, 2020 | Posted in:

ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS 8th Joint Conference: MS Virtual 2020 Dr Agne Straukiene reported on the peer-to-peer discussion held on 12th September. Discussions were surrounded elements of care within the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Discussions in the chat rooms began around B-cell depletion therapy and whether MS services should be providing this at present. Key […]

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Innovations in symptomatic and rehabilitative therapy

18 September, 2020 | Posted in:

ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS 8th Joint Conference: MS Virtual 2020 Neurology Academy · ECTRIMS 2020 Audio Summary – Innovation in rehab The panel reviewed lifestyle, non-medical interventions and pharmacological interventions for fatigue and cognitive impairment in MS. Tiffany Braley outlined ‘Rehabilitative and Pharmacological Therapies for MS Fatigue’, examining current trends and gaps in knowledge.  She highlighted […]

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Telemedicine in MS: a discussion in the Brain Exchange chat rooms

17 September, 2020 | Posted in:

ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS 8th Joint Conference: MS Virtual 2020 Dr Agne Straukiene reported on the peer-to-peer discussion held on 11th September. A colleague discussed how they have been using telemedicine exclusively and consistently for the past 3-4 months and shared feedback from their patients. They reported that patients have been positive about the virtual practices; and […]

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What’s new in relapsing MS? Expert Perspectives on Pathogenesis, Targeting B Cells for Treatment, and Advances in Disease State Monitoring

15 September, 2020 | Posted in:

ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS 8th Joint Conference: Virtual 2020 Neurology Academy · ECTRIMS 2020 – Audio Summary – Whats New In RRMS Chaired by Xavier Montalban, Multiple Sclerosis Centre of Catalonia (CEMCAT), with presentations from Amit Bar-Or, University of Pennsylvania, Ludwig Kappos, University Hospital Basel Xavier Montalban introduced the session and set the scene for assessing […]

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The MS Prodrome by Dr Helen Tremlett

15 September, 2020 | Posted in:

ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS 8th Joint Conference: Virtual 2020 Neurology Academy · ECTRIMS Audio Summary – Helen Tremlett – MS Prodrome Dr Helen Tremlett kicked off the first session of the virtual conference at 9am ET (14.00 GMT), joined by an audience of over 1,750 attendees from across the globe. Delivering the Don Paty lecture, Helen […]

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