Didactic Webinar Series

Fellowship WebinarThe ACTRIMS Didactic Webinar Series is offered nationally to neuroimmunology and MS fellows beginning in September 2021.  An expert lecturer will present on niche topics to increase the educational yield for trainees. This series provides a forum for trainees to engage with advanced faculty on a scheduled basis.


The Didactic Webinar Series will be held twice per month on Fridays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET. 

  1. To use a virtual platform to provide national didactics on high-yield niche topics in neuroimmunology 
  2. To increase comfort levels among neuro-immunology trainees on high-yield niche topics in neuroimmunology
  3. To provide fellows with the opportunity for direct interactions with topic experts
  4. To facilitate discussion and networking among MS/Neuroimmunology trainees
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the tools underlying MS/Neuroimmunology evidence-based-practice, including trial design, lab-based testing and imaging
  2. Compare the pathogenic mechanisms underlying MS and other neuroimmunologic diseases
  3. Distinguish rare neuroimmune diseases and their mimics 
  4. Describe the issues affecting special populations (pediatric and advanced MS) and explain management strategies for these groups.
  5. Integrate cross-disciplinary tools to manage symptomatic concerns for MS and other neuroimmune diseases

CME Accreditation:
This webinar series has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association (IPMA) and ACTRIMS. Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association designations this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. A survey will be sent to all participants after each webinar to claim credit for that specific webinar. If you are unable to watch the webinars live, you may watch them on-demand and still receive a CME certificate. View the ACTRIMS Didactic Lecture Faculty Disclosures here

If you are a neuroimmunology and/or MS fellow, register here. Contact Emily Viles-Monari with questions. 

Register here
Date Topic Speaker
09/10/2021 Stem Cell Therapy and MS Jeffrey Cohen, Cleveland Clinic
09/17/2021 Lab Techniques and Tools for Understanding Antibody-Mediated Diseases Andrew McKeon, Mayo Clinic
10/01/2021 B Cells and Autoantibody Mediated Pathogenesis in MS Jeffrey Bennett, UC Health
10/22/2021 Panel Discussion on Career Options in MS Laura Baldassari, FDA
Annette Langer-Gould, 
Southern California Permanente Medical Group/Kaiser Permanente
Michael Racke, 
Quest Diagnostics
Alexandra Goodyear,
10/29/2021 Clinical Trials in MS Bardia Nourbakhsh, Johns Hopkins
CMSC - October 25-28, 2021
11/4/2021 Management of Advanced MS - Interventional Spasticity Management Kim Burchiel, Oregon Health & Science University
11/12/2021 Autoimmune Myelitis and its Mimics Eoin Flanagan, Mayo Clinic
12/03/2021 Neurosarcoidosis
Jeff GelfandUniversity of California, San Francisco
12/17/2021 Pathobiology, Immunology, and Biomarkers of MS Bruce Trapp, Cleveland Clinic
New Year’s Day – January 1, 2022
01/07/2022 CNS Vasculitis Leonard Calabrese, Cleveland Clinic
01/21/2022 Emerging Autoimmune Diseases Stacey Clardy, University of Utah Health
02/04/2022 Pediatric MS Brenda Banwell, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
02/18/2022 Basic Science of Remyelination Wendy MacklinUniversity of Colorado 
ACTRIMS Forum 2022 – February 24-26, 2022
03/04/2022 Progressive MS: Past Challenges and Looking Forward to the Future Robert Fox, Cleveland Clinic
03/11/2022 MS Registries Panel Kate Fitzgerald, Johns Hopkins
Robert Fox, Cleveland Clinic
Mitch Wallin, George Washington University
03/18/2022 Urological Issues and their Management in MS Nina Davis, Oregon Health & Science University
04/01/2022 Healthcare Disparities in MS Liliana Amezcua, University of Southern California
AAN Annual Meeting – April 2-8, 2022
04/15/2022 Leukodystrophies Jennifer Orthmann Murphy, University of Pennsylvania
05/13/2022 Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis and Mechanism of Disease Josep Dalmau, University of Pennsylvania
05/27/2022 Pregnancy and MS Riley Bove, University of California, San Francisco

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