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Annual UMass MS Center Clinical and Research Updates Virtual Symposium

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Friday, December 10, 2021, 12:30 to 5:55 p.m.

12:20 p.m. Join Zoom link here (please register prior to the event)
12:30 p.m. Carolina Ionete, MD, PhD and Christopher Hemond, MD
12:40 p.m. Carolina Ionete, MD, PhD
Defining Multiple Sclerosis: Advancing and Difficulties
1:00 p.m. Christopher Hemond, MD
MRI Biomarkers of Smoldering MS
1:20 p.m. Idanis Berrios Morales, MD
Treatment Decision Making Challenges in MS
1:40 p.m. Roberto Bomprezzi
Mechanical Factors can Drive Inflammation into the CNS
2:00 p.m. 10-minute break
2:10 p.m. Maria Mazzola, MD
Recognizing MS Mimics
2:30 p.m. Dalia AbouZeki, MD
Our Hemiplegic Gait Towards Better MS Care: The Diagnostic Cane
2:50 p.m. Kate Fitzgerald, PhD
Inflammasome as a Target in MS
3:10 p.m. Rachel Gerstein, PhD
Recent Advances in Understanding the Role of B Cells in MS
3:30 p.m. Dorothy Schaffer, PhD
Microglia and Complement: Viable Therapeutic Targets for Preventing Gray Matter Loss in MS
3:50 p.m. 10-minute break
4:00 p.m. Daniela Pimentel Maldonado, MD
Social Determinants in MS
4:20 p.m. Jillian Richmond, PhD
Using Systems Immunology Approaches to Study MS
4:40 p.m. Liisa Selin, MD,  PhD
Dysregulation of the T-cell Response to EBV in MS
5:00 p.m. Sean Hamil, MS4
Can People with Schizophrenia Have More Severe MS Course?
5:20 p.m. Celia Gomes McGillivray, ACNPC-AG, MSN, MPH
2021 MRI Guidelines for MS Patients
5:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:55 p.m. Adjourn

Presentation Video:

December 10, 2021

Accreditation Statement

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:

The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  
Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing: This offering meets the requirements for a maximum of 10.8 contact hours, as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244-CMR 5.04).  Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Other Health Professionals: Will receive a certificate which states the activity was designated for 9 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.