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In-depth MRI techniques and analysis in multiple sclerosis

In-depth MRI techniques and analysis in multiple sclerosis
  • Neurology
  • Multiple sclerosis
Practice teaching course by Excemed
Thursday, Oct 5 - Friday, Oct 6 2017
Milan, Italy

Accreditation

EACCME®

Tags

MRI
advanced imaging

Event format

Course
Workshop session

Language

English

Registration status
Closed

Target audiences

Young clinicians and scientists currently involved in MS management as well as radiologists interested in MS

Files

Introduction

Access learning resources by clicking the Outcomes tab or scroll down to the Scientific Programme.

EXCEMED designed this programme in partnership with the Scientific Institute and University Vita-Salute San Raffaele.

Overview

The diagnosis and differential diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), as well evaluating prognostic factors at onset and along the disease course, increasingly rely on MRI findings. The MRI exam, along with the clinical evaluation, are the key measures for estimating treatment response and safety. Moreover, estimating prognosis may benefit from quantitative analysis of lesion load and brain volumes. Unconventional techniques are mostly used in clinical research and provide unique information about micro structural damage and brain dynamics. Therefore, there is a need to constantly update knowledge in the MRI field. This practice teaching course will give an overview of applying MRI techniques and offer practical training on MRI quantitative analysis through an innovative ‘hands on’ approach. Attendees will play with software that works as an analytical videogame where users submit MRI scans from which they can extract important numerical data concerning lesions, white matter and more.

Learning objectives

•  Describe the clinical and radiological work up for MS diagnosis

•  Define NEDA and other MRI-related prognostic markers

•  Illustrate the main findings of optic nerve MRI

•  Describe the main software for imaging, post-processing and basic principles of quantitative analysis of MRI imaging

Accreditation details

An application will be made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of the EXCEMED course “In-depth MRI techniques and analysis in multiple sclerosis” to be held on 5-6 October 2017 in Milan, Italy.
 

Scientific programme

Thursday, 5 October 2017


09.00    Opening and introduction
    G. Comi (Italy) - M. Filippi (Italy)

09.15  L1:  The clinical work up of patients suspected of having MS  VIDEO LECTURE
    K. Parmar (Switzerland)

09.45  L2:  The MRI criteria for diagnosing MS
    M. Filippi (Italy)

10.15  L3:  MRI and differential diagnosis in patients suspected of having MS
    A. Falini (Italy)

10.45    Coffee break

11.15  L4:  Monitoring treatment response with MRI (from NEDA-3 to NEDA-4)
    N. De Stefano (Italy)

11.45  L5:  Individualised treatment in patients with MS
    G. Comi (Italy)

12.15    lunch

13.15    Case studies on diagnosis/differential diagnosis and treatment decision making
     S. Gerevini (Italy) - M.A. Rocca (Italy)

15.15    Case studies presented by attendees

16.15    Visit to the Neuroimaging Research Unit

17.00    End of the first day

Friday, 6 October 2017

09.00  L6:  Advanced imaging techniques: basic principles  VIDEO LECTURE
    E. Pagani (Italy)

09.30  L7:  Understanding MS evolution using structural MR techniques
    M. Schoonheim (The Netherlands)

10.00  L8:  Understanding MS evolution using functional MR techniques
    M.A. Rocca (Italy)

10.30  L9:  MRI and cognition
    P. Preziosa (Italy)

11.00    Coffee break

11.30  L10:  Optic nerve MRI
    D. Chard (UK)

12.00  L11:  Spinal cord MRI
    P. Valsasina (Italy)

12.30  L12:  Atrophy: from clinical trials to single patient
    G. Tedeschi (Italy)

13.00    lunch

14.00    Practical session: training on lesion and atrophy quantification
    M.A. Horsfield (UK) - E. Pagani (Italy)
    P. Preziosa (Italy) - M.A. Rocca (Italy)

16.00    Concluding remarks
    M. Filippi (Italy)

    End of the live educational course

CME provider

EXCEMED - Excellence in medical education

Chair(s)

Massimo Filippi

Neuroimaging Research Unit
Institute of Experimental Neurology
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy
Division of Neuroscience
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milano, Italy
Speakers

Declan Chard

Institute of Neurology
Faculty of Brain Sciences
University College of London
London, United Kingdom

Giancarlo Comi

Department of Neurology
Institute of Experimental Neurology
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy

Nicola De Stefano

Department of Medicine, Surgery & Neuroscience
University of Siena
Siena, Italy

Andrea Falini

Department of Neuroradiology
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy

Massimo Filippi

Neuroimaging Research Unit
Institute of Experimental Neurology
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy
Division of Neuroscience
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milano, Italy

Simonetta Gerevini

Department of Neuroradiology
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Vita - Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy

Katrin Parmar

Department of Neurology
University Hospital Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Elisabetta Pagani

San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Division of Neuroscience
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy

Paolo Preziosa

Neuroimaging Research Unit
San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Institute of Experimental Neurology
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy

Maria Assunta Rocca

Head of the “Neuroimaging of CNS White Matter Unit”
Department of Neurology
Institute of Experimental Neurology
Milan, Italy

Menno Schoonheim

Department of Anatomy & Neurosciences
VU University Medical Center

Paola Valsasina

Neuroimaging Research Unit
Division of Neuroscience
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy
Slide kit
Giancarlo Comi
Neurology
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Massimo Filippi
Neurology
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Elisabetta Pagani
Neurology
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Paolo Preziosa
Neurology
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Maria Assunta Rocca
Neurology
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Gioacchino Tedeschi
Neurology
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Paola Valsasina
Neurology