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Agenda -- Multiple Sclerosis BRAIN Symposium 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012
Connecticut Convention Center

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Evolution and Revolution in MS: Comprehensive Care and Research
June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN
Nicholas G. LaRocca, PhD
Albert Lo, MD, PhD
Timothy Vollmer, MD, FAAN

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Morning Sessions:

Session l: MS Epidemiology: Update on Longitudinal Studies in North America
Stephen Buka, ScD
Helen Tremlett, PhD
Mitchell T. Wallin, MD, MPH

Session ll: MS Genetics, Imaging, Stem Cell Regeneration
Stephen J. Crocker, PhD
Philip L. De Jager, MD, PhD
Daniel Pelletier, MD

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Rehabilitation Research: Session l
Susan E. Bennett, PT, DPT, EdD, NS, MSCS
Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD
Peter Feys, MSc, PhD

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Rehabilitation Research: Session ll
Francois Bethoux, MD
Pamela W. duncan, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FAHA
Claude Vaney, MD

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
International Perspectives on MS Health Economics and Comprehensive Care: Canadian & U.S. Perspectives 
Christopher T. Bever, Jr., MD, MBA
Craig I. Coleman, PharmD
T. Jock Murray, MD

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Dinner & Panel Discussion

Saturday, October 6, 2012
Connecticut Convention Center

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Healthy Diet Choices and Molecular Research Considerations
Allen Bowling, MD, PhD
Mollie Katzen
Albert Lo, MD, PhD
Paolo Riccio, DSc

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Therapies on the Horizon and Enhancing DMT Use
Timothy Vollmer, MD, FAAN
Peter Wade, MD

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Concurrent Morning Sessions:

Session l: Symptom Management
Robert J. Krug, MD
Marlene A. Murphy-Setzko, MD
Ben Thrower, MD

Session ll: Personal Financial Management for People with MS and Their Families
Martin Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP, JD

12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Closing Luncheon & Panel:
Role of Philanthropy and Advocacy for MS
Elissa (EJ) Levy
Joyce D. Mandell
Deborah Hertz, MPH


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