Leadership Program

Inaugural session

Dr Orly Avitzur, President Elect of the American Academy of Neurology.

Multiple sclerosis in the mist of a pandemic: what has changed?

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Following our conversation, Dr Orly Avitzur (MD, MBA, FAAN) President-Elect of the AAN has written on the disruptions to clinical practice and research as a result of COVID-19, and experiences of clinicians and scientists working in our field. Find the article in Neurology Today.

Orly Avitzur is the president-elect of the American Academy of Neurology. She is a medical writer and the editor-in-chief of Brain & Life™, the AAN patient and caregiver magazine. She has been writing for Neurology Today, reporting on trends and innovations in the practice of neurology, since 2001, and is an associate editor for the publication. She is a former chair of the AAN Medical Economics and Management Committee, the Practice Management and Technology Subcommittee, and the Audit Committee. Over the past several years she has co-directed the AAN annual meeting’s Leadership for Women course and she has recently focused her attention to the gender pay gap in academic neurology, co-chairing an “Unequal Pay for Equal Work” initiative.    

More information on Dr Avitzur can be found here