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Expert meeting-24 April 2021, Virtual

ParadigMS Foundation

By ParadigMS Foundation

April 24, 2021

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.

Expert Meeting-24 April 2021

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)

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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