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Multiple sclerosis management: the value of experience - a Pre-MENACTRIMS Workshop

Multiple sclerosis management: the value of experience - a Pre-MENACTRIMS Workshop
  • Neurology
  • Multiple sclerosis
Regional workshop by Excemed
Thursday, Nov 23 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates





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This live scientific programme is endorsed by MENACTRIMS


Epidemiological studies and the availability of new technologies for diagnosing and treating multiple sclerosis (MS) have dramatically changed the management of the disease all over the world and in the Middle East. Therefore, there is an increasing need for continuous education about all aspects of MS management, from diagnosis to treatment. This workshop will update and share knowledge about these critical topics of multiple sclerosis, focusing on disease staging and on the risk/benefit profile of lifelong treatments.

Learning objectives

• Illustrate MS diagnostic criteria and the key elements of differential diagnosis

• Explain treatment algorithms according to individual prognosis

• Describe risk/benefit profile of maintenance treatment and PIRT

• Illustrate how to manage cognitive impairment in the clinical setting

Accreditation details

The CME “multiple sclerosis management: the value of experience a pre-MENACTRIMS workshop” held on 23 November 2017 in Dubai, UAE is designated for a maximum of 6 (six) 
hours of European CME credits (ECMEC). Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. EACCME ®  credits are recognized 
by the American Medical Association (AMA) towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). To convert EACCME ®  credit to AMA PRA category 1 credit, please contact the AMA.

Scientific programme

Thursday, 23 November 2017

08.45    Introduction and welcome
J.    Inshasi    (UAE)    -    B.    Yamout    (Lebanon)


09.00  L1:  Risk factors for MS: genes, environment, diet, urbanization  VIDEO LECTURE
M. Ali Sahraian (Iran)

09.30  L2:  Update on diagnostic criteria and differential diagnosis  VIDEO LECTURE
B.    Yamout    (Lebanon)

10.00  L3:  Clinical and MRI prognostic factors at onset and during treatment
N. De Stefano (Italy)

10.30    Coffee break


11.00  L4:  Treatment goals and unmet needs in MS today  VIDEO LECTURE
M. Freedman (Canada)

11.30  L5:  Individualised treatment in MS: efficacy of maintenance therapy and pirT
N. Grigoriadis (Greece)

12.00  L6:  Individualised treatment in MS: safety of maintenance therapy and pirT  VIDEO LECTURE
P. Vermersch (France)

12.30    Discussion

13.00    Lunch


14.15  L7:  Burden of treatment and health related quality of life  VIDEO LECTURE
P.    Rieckmann    (Germany)

14.45  L8:  Pharmacological and non pharmacological approach to cognitive impairment  VIDEO LECTURE
M.P. Amato (Italy)

15.15    Interactive clinical cases session
S. Schippling (Switzerland)

16.15    Panel discussion

16.45    Concluding remarks

End of the workshop

CME provider

EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education


Jihad Inshasi

Neurology Department
Rashid Hospital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Bassem Yamout

Professor of Clinical Neurology
Multiple Sclerosis Center Clinical Research
American University of Beirut Medical Center
Beirut, Lebanon