SSIF Programme: Managing MS from diagnosis to treatment. ENS June 2013
FINAL PROGRAMMEManaging multiple sclerosis: from diagnosis totreatment7 June 2013, Barcelona, Spain
General informationVenueThe live educational workshop takes place at the:NH ConstanzaC/Deu i Mata, 69-9908029 Barcelona (Spain)Tel +39 93 2811500LanguageThe official language of the live educational workshop is English.Scientific secretariatSerono Symposia International FoundationSalita di San Nicola da Tolentino, 1/b00187 Rome, ItalySenior Project Manager: Serena Dell’AricciaTel.: +39 (0)6 420 413 251Fax: +39 (0)6 420 413 677E-mail: email@example.comMedical Advisor: Federica CerriSerono Symposia International Foundationis a Swiss Foundation with headquarters in14, rue du Rhône, 1204 Geneva, SwitzerlandOrganising secretariatMeridiano Congress InternationalVia Sapri, 6 - 00185 Rome, ItalyCongress coordinator: Sara GuglielminiTel.: +39 (0)6 88595 211 - Fax: +39 (0)6 88595 234E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing multiple sclerosis: from diagnosis totreatmentSerono Symposia International Foundation live educational workshop on:Managing multiple sclerosis: from diagnosis to treatment7 June 2013, Barcelona, SpainAimsMultiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex and invalidating neurological disorder that has been gathered a lot of interest amongneurologists and researchers. Over the last decades, a large amount of scientific discoveries has been provided, thus opening a newscenario for MS management. The diagnostic criteria has been modified and improved, allowing a very early diagnosis, but, on theother side, opening new questions about how and when start a treatment. Together with this, new treatments have been enlargingthe therapeutic armamentarium and patients chance to be treated. Nevertheless, long-term efficacy and side effects profile have tobe fully elucidated. In order to help neurologists in managing MS in this complex scenario, this meeting will provide an interactiveconference based on plenary lectures given by experts in MS field together with case studies discussions on the hottest topic in MS.Learning objectivesBy attending this live educational workshop, the learners will be able to:• Illustrate how to apply the diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis• Distinguish the different clinical forms of MS• Classify the available treatments for MS and compare their efficacy profileTarget audienceYoung neurologists involved in MS management.2All Serono Symposia International Foundation programmes are organized solely to promote the exchange and dissemination of scientific and medical information.No forms of promotional activities are permitted.This programme is made possible thanks to an educational grant received from Merck North & West Africa.
Faculty members3Giancarlo ComiDepartment of Neurology Instituteof Experimental NeurologyVita-Salute San Raffaele UniversityMilan, ItalyGavin GiovannoniDepartment of NeurologyThe Royal London HospitalWhitechapel, London, UKEva HavrdovàMS Centre and Neurology ClinicCharles UniversityPrague, Czech RepublicJaume Sastre-GarrigaMultiple Sclerosis Center ofCatalonia (Cemcat)Unit of Clinical NeuroimmunologyVall d’Hebron University HospitalBarcelona, SpainPer Soelberg SørensenDepartment of NeurologyCopenhagen UniversityHospital RigshospitaletDanish Multiple Sclerosis Research CenterCopenhagen, Denmark
Scientific programme4Chair: E. Havrdovà (Czech Republic)10.30 L1: MS diagnosis: McDonald’s criteriaG. Giovannoni (UK)11.00 L2: Differential diagnosisE. Havrdovà (Czech Republic)11.30 Coffee break11.45 Working group, case studies:Differential diagnosisG. Giovannoni (UK)E. Havrdovà (Czech Republic)12.30 Discussion12.45 LunchMS diagnosisSession IChair: P.S. Sørensen (Denmark)13.45 L3: Clinical forms of MSJ. Sastre-Garriga (Spain)14.15 L4: Old drugs and new treatmentP.S. Sørensen (Denmark)14.45 L5: Side effects managementG. Comi (Italy)15.15 Working group, case studies:Treatment algorithmsJ. Sastre-Garriga (Spain)P.S. Sørensen (Denmark)16.00 End of the workshopMS treatmentSession IIFriday, 7 June 201310.00 Registration and Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF) opening