17th of March 2016, first ParadigMS Symposium. The ParadigMS Foundation and the Belgian Study Group for Multiple Sclerosis (BSGMS) organised an interactive learning and networking experience. Here you can review one of the three lectures that were on the agenda: Disease modifying treatment and management.
Prof van Wijmeersch prepared this presentation in collaboration with Prof Paolo Gallo. Prof Van Wijmeersch presented a number of highlights in the treatment and management of relapsing remitting MS. More specifically, he focused on:
Early treatment of RRMS, how to choose when to treat or when to wait.
Switching treatments, when to switch, switch to first- or second-line therapy.
Finally, he also talked about monitoring the disease and treatment, via MRI, clinical or other methods.
BART VAN WIJMEERSCH
Neurologist, specialized in Multiple Sclerosis, at the Rehabilitation & MSCenter in Overpelt, were he is medical director and leads a multidisciplinary MS-team. Member of the board of the Belgian Study Group for Multiple Sclerosis and the first president of the ParadigMS Foundation. As associate professor of Neurology at the University Hasselt, he is affiliated with the Biomedical Institute of the University, where he is involved in the clinical and fundamental research in Multiple Sclerosis.
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”.
Based on the slide decks, publications are produced. These publications are peer reviewed and published as consensus publications.
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.
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The educational slide decks, events and webinars can be important building blocks of accredited educational programs.