Kenneth P. Johnson Memorial Lecture

ACTRIMS is proud to present an annual lecture named in honor of the late Kenneth P. Johnson, MD, who spearheaded the foundation of ACTRIMS®. The lecture provides an opportunity to hear from a prestigious clinician or researcher selected for their knowledge, accomplishments and contributions related to Multiple Sclerosis. To learn more about Kenneth P. Johnson, click here

In 2016, Dr. Jerry Wolinsky gave the first annual Kenneth P. Johnson Memorial Lecture. We are excited to announce that Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, MD from Rutgers University will present this year's Kenneth P. Johnson Memorial Lecture. 

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2018 Lecturer - Dr. Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut

Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, MD is Professor and Chairman of the Departments of Neurology at RUTGERS-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New Jersey Medical School. He also directs the RWJ Center for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Dr. Dhib-Jalbut currently serves as President of the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (ACTRIMS).

Dr. Dhib-Jalbut graduated Alpha-Omega-Alpha from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and completed his Neurology training at the University of Cincinnati. He then joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland where he specialized in MS and Neuroimmunology.

Dr. Dhib-Jalbut’s extramurally funded research includes how MS therapies work, biomarkers of treatment response in MS, and neuroprotective gene therapy. To date, he has contributed over 130 manuscripts to the scientific literature. He has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Neuroimmunology, and is currently Associate Editor of the MS Journal and a member of the Editorial Boards of JICR, Cytokine, Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Diseases, and MS International. He has served on several National and International scientific committees including Chairmanship of the Scientific Committee for the World Congress on MS in 2008. He also presided over the largest international MS Congress held in Boston in 2014. Dr. Dhib-Jalbut has been on the Best Doctors in America list since 2009 and has received several awards and recognitions including the Norman H. Edelman clinical science mentoring award at Rutgers, the Medical Excellence Award from the National MS Society, the Outstanding Medical Scientist Award from the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Foundation and the Excellence in Research Award from the New Jersey Health Foundation.