Weekday Educational Course:
Advances in Multiple Sclerosis
Clinical Intensive Education Option
Organizers: Walter Kucharczyk, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., and Pia C. Maly Sundgren, M.D., Ph.D.
Skill Level: Basic - Intermediate
Tuesday, 4 May 2010 & Wednesday, 5 May 2010
08:15 -

This 2.5 hour course in two sessions is a part of the Clinical Intensive Neuro Course, and open to all meeting registrants. In its sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, physician speakers will focus on the state of the art in MS imaging and discuss whether MRI can be used as a biomarker for following MS. The use of contrast media for MRI of suspected or known MS patients will be discussed.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Explain brain plasticity;
  • Describe cases when MRI could appropriately be used as a biomarker for MS; and
  • Explain the rationale for using (or not) different dosages of contrast in MS patients.

  Moderators: Nicola de Stefano, M.D., Ph.D., and Alex Rovira, M.D.
08:15 MRI in MS - State of the Art - not available Frederik Barkhof, M.D., Ph.D.
08:40 fMR Imaging for Evaluation of Brain Plasticity in MS Alberto Bizzi, M.D.
09:05 Discussion  
  Moderators: Frederik Barkhof, M.D., Ph.D., and Nicola de Stefano, M.D., Ph.D.
08:15 MRI as a Biomarker Alex Rovira, M.D.
08:45 Is There a Need for High Dosages of Contrast in MS Imaging  - not available Ruth C. Carlos, M.D.
09:15 Discussion  


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