2017 Symposium

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Auditorium A, University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate research innovations in multiple sclerosis (MS). The day includes presentations by experts in the fields of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of MS, a panel discussion moderated by André Picard, health columnist with The Globe and Mail, and a keynote lecture by the 2017 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipient.

Symposium Agenda

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:05 a.m. Brenda Banwell, MD, FAAP, FRCPC
Paediatric Multiple Sclerosis: Lessons Children Teach Us

9:45 a.m. Alan J. Thompson, MD, FMedSci, FRCP, FRCPI
Finally making progress in Progressive MS
10:25 a.m. Jiwon Oh, MD, PhD
Spinal Cord MRI in MS and Beyond

11:05 a.m. Jennifer Gommerman, PhD
Reverse Translation of MS Clinical Trials – what have we learned from B cell depletion therapies

11:45 a.m. Break

1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: A Brighter Future: Frontiers in Multiple Sclerosis Research and Treatment, Moderated by André Picard, The Globe and Mail

2:00 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Ravi Menon, PhD, Sarah Morrow, MD, FRCPC, MS and Steven Kerfoot, PhD
London MS Update

3:00 p.m. Keynote Lecture - V. Wee Yong, PhD
2017 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipient

3:40 p.m. Closing Remarks

Register Online

For event inquiries, please contact Natalie Wakabayashi at 519.661.2111 ext. 89201 or email natalie.wakabayashi@schulich.uwo.ca.