Monthly Archives: January 2018

Leading researchers and clinicians gather to present their work at the third annual ACTRIMS Forum

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The research team is on site again for another year of reporting on the latest and hottest news presented at the annual Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) Forum 2018. This year’s meeting is held in San Diego, California from February 1-3.

Themed, “Therapeutic Targets in MS: the Frontier and Future of Disease Modifying Therapy,”, the forum is packed with leading researchers/clinicians presenting on hot topics in the field. Emerging concepts in the pathology, risk factors and imaging tools are sure to be news-worthy. Sessions are also planned on different cells—lymphocytes, microglia, macrophages, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes—and what role they play in MS.  Moreover, the session on cutting-edge developments with topics such as novel therapeutics, and genetic influences of MS are for sure to be of interest. For more information, visit the ACTRIMS Forum 2018 site.

Stay tuned for more updates on #ACTRIMS2018 over the next few days, both here on the blog and on Twitter at @Dr_KarenLee.

Happy New Year! Here are my three top research moments of 2017!

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Happy New Year! It’s the time of year many of us make that list of New Year’s resolutions whether it’s being healthier, getting organized, being happier or something else. For many of you affected by MS, one hope you have is to stay well through your very personal journey.

Happily, 2018 seems promising for another year of discoveries. The MS Society continues to fund some of the world’s most groundbreaking MS research—research that has improved quality of life for people affected by MS. So here’s to another year of life-changing scientific advances like those we saw in 2017:

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