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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, Sep 27 - Friday, Sep 28 2018
Milan, Italy

Accreditation

EACCME®

Language

The official language is English

Registration status
Not applicable

To register for this event, contact

Meridiano Congress International
Event Manager: Valeria Frazzini
T +39 06 88595 245 - F +39 06 88595 234
valeria.frazzini@meridiano.it

Registration fee

300.00€

The registration fee for the whole blended programme is EURO 300,00 and includes:
• Access to the online tutorials
• Scientific sessions
• Coffee breaks and luncheons
• Educational materials
• Certificate of attendance
Dinners are not included

Overview

Today the role of MRI in multiple sclerosis is well established. It is undeniable that MRI  is required for establishing the diagnosis, evaluating prognosis and monitoring treatment complications. Although competence and knowledge of qualitative neuroradiological metrics are increasingly growing among neurologists interested in MS, there is still a need to promote a deeper understanding of the applications, limits and possibilities of this tool to improve the quality of the care. Additionally,  quantitative MRI (i.e. lesion load and brain volume calculation) approaches, as well as advanced neuroimaging tools, are widely used in research, but are not diffusely applied in clinical settings, which will improve the quantification of prognosis and the individualization of treatment approach. The EXCEMED blended education approach reinforces concepts from different angles, using a multi-format, multi-discipline and multi-profession approach to progressive learning and access to a network of experts. The aim of this learner-centred programme is to increase knowledge and competence in the field of neuroimaging  applied to MS. This programme will address the most recent updates in quantitative and qualitative MRI techniques and in advanced neuroimaging. A multistep approach will be used, encompassing web-based and live activities. All activities – in-person and online – will involve the full interactivity of learners.

Learning objectives

By attending this live educational course you will be able to:
• Apply the main MRI features suitable for differentiating MS from other neurological conditions
• Define NEDA and other MRI-related prognostic markers
• Identify the main software for imaging, post-processing and the basic principles and limits of
quantitative analysis in MRI imaging

Accreditation details

“The In-depth MRI techniques and analysis in multiple sclerosis, Milan, Italy, 27/09/2018-
28/09/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (EACCME®) with 10 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should
claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”


“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American
Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA
Category 1 Credits TM . Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be
found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activ....
“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the
Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”

Scientific programme

Thursday, 27 September 2018


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

09.15
L1: The MRI criteria for diagnosing MS, SLIDE KIT
M. Filippi (Italy)


09.45
L2: MRI and differential diagnosis in patients suspected of having MS, SLIDE KIT 
A. Falini (Italy)


10.15
Coffee break


10.45
L3: Monitoring treatment response with MRI (from NEDA-3 to NEDA-4), SLIDE KIT
N. De Stefano (Italy)


11.15
L4: Individualised treatment in patients with MS, SLIDE KIT
G. Comi (Italy)

11.45
Panel discussion


12.15 Lunch


13.15
Case studies on diagnosis/differential diagnosis and treatment decision making
S. Gerevini (Italy) and 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, 28 September 2018

08.30
L5: The clinical work up of patients suspected of having MS, SLIDE KIT 
J. Sastre-Garriga (Spain)


09.00
L6: Advanced imaging techniques: basic principles, SLIDE KIT
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, SLIDE KIT
M.A. Rocca (Italy)


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


11.00 Coffee break


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


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


12.30
L12: Atrophy: from clinical trials to single patient, SLIDE KIT
J. Sastre-Garriga (Spain)


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 is a non profit foundation dedicated, since the last four decades, to the development of high-
quality medical education programmes all over the world.
EXCEMED  adheres  to  the  guidelines  and  standards  of  the  European  Accreditation  Council  for
Continuing Medical Education (EACCME ® ) which states that continuing medical education must be
balanced, independent, objective and scientifically rigorous

 

Chair(s)

Massimo Filippi

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

Massimo Filippi

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

Giancarlo Comi

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

Andrea Falini

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

Nicola De Stefano

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

Simonetta Gerevini

Department of Neuroradiology
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
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

Jaume Sastre Garriga

Unit of Clinical Neuroimmunology
Multiple Sclerosis Center of Catalonia
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital
Barcelona, Spain

Menno Schoonheim

Department of Anatomy & Neurosciences
VU University Medical Center

Declan Chard

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

Paola Valsasina

Neuroimaging Research Unit
Division of Neuroscience
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy

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
Slide kit
David G Chard
Neurology
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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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Jaume Sastre Garriga
Neurology
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Jaume Sastre Garriga
Neurology
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Paola Valsasina
Neurology