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Highlights from the 2012 MS Brain Symposium
DAY 1: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Mandell Center for Multiple Sclerosis

5:30 PMWelcome Reception and Tours of the Mandell Center for Multiple Sclerosis 

DAY 2: Friday, October 28, 2016

Connecticut Convention Center

7:00 AMRegistration/Continental Breakfast
8:00 AMWelcome and Introduction to “Bridging the Gap” Concept 

Robert Krug, MD

Symposium Overview and Role of International Classification of Function (ICF) Model

Albert Lo, MD, PhD

8:30 AMEpidemiology: Data Sources 

Review of Available Literature Including the Role of Large Data Sets and Observational Studies

Helen Tremlett, PhD

Influence of Data Sources on Prevalence Estimates

Elizabeth W. Triche, PhD

Rehabilitation Repository

Peter Feys, PhD

10:00 AMBREAK 

10:15 AMAltering Capacity in MS: The Upper Extremity (UE) 

Relationship Between the UE and Function

Peter Feys, PhD

Findings from the UE Characterization Study

Albert Lo, MD, PhD

Functional Impairment and Available Interventions

Alon Kalron, PhD, PT

11:45 AMAltering Capacity in MS: 

Symptomatic Treatment - Dalfampridine-ER (fampridine-SR)

Review of Current Literature

Henrik Boye Jensen, MD, PhD

Effect of Dalfampridine-ER on Impairments and Function

Albert Lo, MD, PhD

12:45 PMLuncheon 

2:00 PMAltering Capacity in MS: Cognition 

Pathophysiology of Cognition

Gabriele DeLuca, MD, DPhil

Impact of Cognitive Deficits in MS

Peter Arnett, PhD

Rehabilitative Strategies to Improve Cognition

John DeLuca, PhD


3:45 PMNutrition and Microbiome in MS: 

Updates on Nutrition and Immunology

Lloyd Kasper, MD

Role of Gut Microbiome

Pavan Bhargava, MD

5:00 PMNetworking Cocktail Reception 

Scientific Abstracts/Poster Viewing

DAY 3: Saturday, October 29, 2016

Connecticut Convention Center

8:00 AMRegistration/Exhibit Hall Open 

8:30 AMBreakfast/Speaker Q&A (Professional Attendees Only) 

9:30 AMWelcome and Opening Remarks 

Peter Wade, MD 

9:45 AMOverview of Diet and Nutrition in MS 

Denise M. Nowack, RDN

10:15 AMBREAK 

10:45 AMComplementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and MS: 

Review and Interpretation of Current Literature and Recommendations

Allen C. Bowling, MD, PhD

CAM and Diversity of Service Options

Kathleen N. Mueller, MD

11:45 AMRehabilitative Strategies to Improve Cognition 

John DeLuca, PhD

12:30 PMLuncheon 

Guest Presenter

Lydia Emily Archibald, Artist and MS Advocate

1:45 PMClosing Remarks and Introduction to Poster Session/Vendor Booths 

Albert Lo, MD, PhD

Exhibit Hall Open

Abstracts/Posters on Display

*schedule subject to change 



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