Global Epidemiology Conference – 27/28 January 2020
London (Ontario, Canada) – 5.30PM
London (UK) – 10.30PM
Central European time – 11.30PM
East Coast US – 5.30PM
West Coast US – 2.30PM
East Coast Australia – 9.30AM
Zoom dial-in details to follow
Dr Vilija Jokubaitis, PhD., Senior Research Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Monash University, Australia and Honorary Senior Research Fellow Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Title: Pregnancy, CIS and MS in the modern day
Dr Sarah Morrow, M.D., M.S.C.E., Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Title: Treating acute optic neuritis with bioequivalent doses of oral or intravenous steroids
Dr Jo Lane, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Research School of Public Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Title: My first year in MS research: reflections and the next steps”
NMOSD and MOG-Ab associated disorders – 11/12 December 2019
Dr Romina Mariano, MBBCh (Wits), DPhil Candidate and Honorary Clinical Fellow, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, The Queen’s College, University of Oxford
Title: Involvement of the spinal cord in MOG-Ab disease, NMOSD and MS
Dr Sara Samadzadeh, MD, Guest Researcher, University of Southern Denmark and Neurology Resident and post-doctoral research fellow in university hospital Düsseldorf
Title: Association of serum IgG autoantibodies specific for myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG-IgG) with optic neuritis
Clinical Trials Conference – 20/21 November 2019
Dr. Ellen Mowry, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Investigator-initiated clinical trials in MS: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Dr. Riley Bove, University of California San Francisco
Title: Pilot trial of hormone therapy for women with multiple sclerosis
Dr. Anneke van der Walt, Monash University
Title: Cross-over trial design: lessons learnt from a Botox-study for upper limb tremor in MS
Global Epidemiology Conference – 21 October 2019
Fardowsa Yusuf, MSc
Fatigue, sleep disorders, anaemia and pain in the multiple sclerosis prodrome.
Tingting Zhang, MD, PhD
Effects of comorbidities on short-term functional decline among nursing home residents with multiple sclerosis.
Neuroimaging Conference – August 7, 2019
The first inaugural Neuroimaging Interest Group conference.
Dr Rosa Cortese, Clinical Research Associate at UCL Institute of Neurology
The role of imaging biomarkers in different demyelinating disease phenotypes
Dr. Burcu Zeydan
Pittsburgh compound-B PET imaging in MS
Global Epidemiology Conference – July 15, 2019
Chaired by Dr Ellen Mowry, iWiMS Global Epidemiology Conference
Our speakers included:
Deanna Saylor, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University/Visiting Lecturer & Consultant, University of Lusaka (Zambia). MS in sub-Saharan Africa: Absence of Disease or Absence of Expertise?
Charity Evans, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan. Adherence in MS: a model for other chronic diseases?
Mitzi Williams, MD, Neurologist & MS Specialist, Atlanta, GA. Addressing Diversity in MS: The African American Experience in the US
16 May 2019 – Chaired by Dr Vicki Maltby, inaugural iWiMS Global Genetics and Genomics conference.
1 April 2019 – Chaired by Dr Ellen Mowry, inaugural iWiMS Global Epidemiology Conference