Expert Meetings

The Expert Meetings bring together the Members of ParadigMS. Research results are discussed and slide decks are peer reviewed. The Members also decide about the scientific program of the association, the action plan and the budget.


Regional or national symposia where state-of-the-art science is transferred to general neurologists and other care givers (nurses, etc) that are confronted with MS in their day to day practice.


Webinars can complement the educational events.


March 23, 2021

Expert meeting, Virtual

ParadigMS board members meet virtually in April. At the Expert Meetings, experts peer review each others educational slide decks with the objective to publish educational materials for clinical neurologists and nurses on behalf of ParadigMS.


The following ‘hot topics’ are on the agenda:
  • Innate immunity in MS and the role of microglia (Lead authors: Patrick Vermersch, Laura Airas)
  • Second line treatments in MS (Lead authors: Raed Alroughani, Bassem Yamout)
  • Virtual care of patients with MS (Lead authors: Mona Alkhawajah, Carlo Pozzilli)
  • COVID-19 experiences in MS  (Lead authors: Hans-Peter Hartung, Maura Pugliatti, Thomas Berger)
  • Microbiome in MS (Lead authors Nikolaos Grigoriadis, Alexey Boyko)
  • Precision Medicine in MS Critical Review of progressive MS treatment. (Lead authors: Nikolaos Grigoriadis)
  • NMO (Lead Authors: Celia Oreja-Guevara, Patrick Vermersch, Andrew Chan)
  • Pregnancy and MS  (Lead authors: Celia Oreja-Guevara, Maura Pugliatti, Carlo Pozilli, Laura Airas)
  • Prognosis factors in MS. (Lead authors: Bart Van Wijmeersch, Celia Oreja-Guevara)
  • Critical Review of progressive MS treatment (Lead authors: Carlo Pozzilli, Maura Pugliatti, Patrick Vermesch, Nikolaos Grigoriadis, Mona Alkhawajah, Laura Airas and Celia Oreja-Guevara)
February 10, 2021

ParadigMS Sixth Symposium – 24th June 2021

ParadigMS and the Belgian Multiple Sclerosis Study Group (BSGMS) present the sixth ParadigMS Symposium taking place on Thursday  24 June 2021.

November 2, 2020

ParadigMS-MENACTRIMS E-Workshop

Saterday 21th November 2020, ParadigMS Foundation and MENACTRIMS are offering an enriching e-workshop and keynote – MRI in MS // Management during a pandemic.

September 28, 2020

Expert meeting, Virtual

The ParadigMS Board Members will meet in October virtually. There are a number of new topics on the agenda. In addition, there will also be a number of (second) reviews of current subjects.


The following ‘hot topics’ are on the agenda:
  • NEW: Innate immunity in MS and the role of microglia (lead authors: Patrick Vermersch and Laura Airas)
  • NEW: Virtual care of patients with MS  (lead authors: Carlo Pozzilli and Mona Alkhawajah)
  • NEW: Precision Medicine in MS (lead authors: Nikolaos Grigoriadis + co-author to be assigned)
  • SECOND REVIEW: DMT’s in MS (lead authors: Yamout and Alroughani)
  • SECOND REVIEW: Risk management in the treatment of MS (lead authors: Pugliati and Pozzilli)
  • SECOND REVIEW: Suboptimal Response on Treatment in MS (lead authors: Van Wijmeersch)
  • REVIEW: Article on Pregnancy in MS (lead author: Oreja-Guevara)
  • REVIEW: Article on NMO (lead authors: Oreja-Guevara, Vermersch and Chan)
  • REVIEW: Article on progressive MS (lead authors: Pozzilli and Pugliati)
February 16, 2020

ParadigMS Fifth Symposium

ParadigMS and the Belgian Multiple Sclerosis Study Group (BSGMS) present the fifth ParadigMS Symposium taking place on Tuesday evening 16 June 2020, at the Van der Valk Brussels Airport Hotel.

February 1, 2020

Expert meeting, Frankfurt

The 4th of April a ParadigMS Expert Meeting will be organised in Frankfurt. The scientific discussion will be chaired by Prof. Celia Oreja-Guevara. The following ‘hot topics’ are identified and will be explored further during the next ParadigMS Expert Meeting.
  • NEW: NMO: Celia Oreja-Guvera (co-author: Andrew Chan)
  • FINAL REVIEW: Microbione in MS – Nikolaos Grigoriadis (Co-author: Alexey Boyko)
  • FINAL REVIEW: Progressive MS – Carlo Pozzilli (co-author: Maura Pugliati)
  • NEW: Risk management in the treatment of MS: Maura Pugliati (co-author: Carlo Pozzilli)
January 5, 2019

ParadigMS Fourth Symposium

ParadigMS and the Belgian Multiple Sclerosis Study Group (BSGMS) invite you to participate in the fourth ParadigMS Symposium, scheduled to take place on Thursday, 14 March 2019 in the Van der Valk Hotel in Brussels.

Educational slide decks
endorsed by experts

Minimum two MS experts collaborate to produce an educational slide deck. These slide decks are presented (live) to ParadigMS members, peer reviewed and updated.
The slide decks are published on the ParadigMS website “on behalf of ParadigMS”.

Consensus publications

Based on the slide decks, publications are produced. These publications are peer reviewed and published as consensus publications.

Regional and national educational events

Regional (fe: Scandinavian countries, Benelux, …) or national events where state-of-the-art science is transferred to general neurologists and other care givers (nurses, etc) that are confronted with MS in their day to day practice.

Web-based educational tools and resources

Webinars can complement the educational events.

Medical education (ME) programs

The educational slide decks, events and webinars can be important building blocks of accredited educational programs.


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