ACTRIMS/LACTRIMS Teaching Course

The ACTRIMS/LACTRIMS Teaching Course will be held virtually July 23 and 24, 2021. This course is directed to neurologists in Latin America but open to all. Each day will include scheduled presentations followed by a Q&A discussion, see the full program for more details. Registration is complimentary - sign up below!

All talks will be in English with English slides. Live Spanish interpretation will be available during the teaching course and accessible directly in the virtual meeting platform, Zoom. Simply navigate to the Zoom toolbar, click on the "Interpretation" globe icon and choose Spanish as your preferred language.

 Full Program

FRIDAY, JULY 23 
4:00 – 4:05 pm Welcome and Introduction to Course
Fernando Hamuy, Universidad Nacional de Asunción
Daniel Ontaneda, Cleveland Clinic
4:05 – 4:30 pm Multiple sclerosis risk factors and environment
Helen Tremlett, University of British Columbia
4:30 - 4:55 pm Microbiome studies in multiple sclerosis
Sergio Baranzini, University of California, San Francisco
4:55 – 5:20 pm Making the diagnosis of MS applications in different populations
Lilyana Amezcua, University of Southern California
5:20 – 5:45 pm Remyelination therapies for multiple sclerosis
Ari Green, University of California, San Francisco
5:45 – 6:00 pm Q&A Discussion and Closing
Fernando Hamuy, Universidad Nacional de Asunción
Daniel Ontaneda, Cleveland Clinic 
SATURDAY, JULY 24
9:00 – 9:05 am Welcome and Introduction to Day 2
Fernando Hamuy, Universidad Nacional de Asunción
Daniel Ontaneda, Cleveland Clinic 
9:05 – 9:30 am  NMO and MOG clinical features and diagnostic approach
Amy Kunchok, Cleveland Clinic
9:30 – 9:55 am MRI use in clinical practice: informing decision making
Jiwon Oh, University of Toronto
9:55 – 10:20 am Initial treatment selection in multiple sclerosis
Daniel Ontaneda, Cleveland Clinic
10:20 – 10:30 am  BREAK
10:30 – 10:55 am A review of cell-based therapies in MS
Jeffrey CohenCleveland Clinic
10:55 – 11:20 am Biomarkers for multiple sclerosis focus on OCT and NfL
Fiona Costello, University of Calgary
11:20 – 11:35 am Q&A Discussion and Closing
Fernando Hamuy, Universidad Nacional de Asunción
Daniel Ontaneda, Cleveland Clinic