Applications Due October 31, 2017

The Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) is pleased to announce its second annual Neurology Resident Summit in Multiple Sclerosisto be held on the morning of February 1, 2018, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California. 

The goal of the Neurology Resident Summit in Multiple Sclerosis is to educate PGY 2 and/or PGY 3 residents about: 

  • The state of the art in MS therapeutics and research 
  • Opportunities for training in fellowship programs
  • The spectrum of careers that are attainable in MS research and clinical practice

The Summit will provide a historical perspective on the management of MS, an overview of future directions in MS therapeutics, an expert panel discussion and break-out sessions to discuss careers in clinical and investigative neuroimmunology. Selected participants will attend the pre-conference course, Advanced Curriculum for Multiple Sclerosis, the Neurology Resident Summit in Multiple Sclerosis and the ACTRIMS Forum 2018.  


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

5:00pm - 7:00pm Reception and Social

Thursday, February 1, 2018

10:00am - 10:40am Didactic Presentations
The Management of MS: A Historical Perspective
Fred Lublin
Past and recent accomplishments in MS therapeutics (with an emphasis on the dramatic advances that have occurred from the 1990s onward).
Future Directions in MS Therapeutics: Neurogeneration and Remyelination
Jeff Cohen, Cleveland Clinic
The state of research on interventions to reverse damage and restore neurologic function in patients with MS. How close findings are made at the bench to clinical translation.
10:40am - 11:45am Panel Discussion: Careers in Clinical and Investigative Neuroimmunology
The panel will include directors of MS centers, private practitioners who specialize in MS, clinical trialists, physician scientists in academia who conduct bench, translational, and/ or epidemiological research, faculty in medical school MS centers who are on the clinical track.

Examples of questions to be addressed: What career paths are possible for a neurologist interested in MS? What types of neuroimmunology fellowships are available? What should be expected from a neuroimmunology fellowship program? How does one integrate clinical practice with research activities in an effective manner?
11:45am - 12:40pm Q&A Break-out Sessions
Panelists will meet with groups of residents who are interested in pursuing a similar career. Break-out groups will be focused on:
  • MS in Private Practice
    • Jessica Stulc, MD, Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
    • Andrew Woo, MD, PhD, Santa Monica Neurological Consultants
  • MS in Academia:
    • Research Track: Bench Science
      Rhonda Voskuhl, MD, Brain Research Institute University of California Los Angeles

    • Research Track: Translational—Epidemiological Studies
      Tiffany Braley, MD, MS University of Michigan

    • Research Track: Translational—Neuroradiology
      Danny Reich, MD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
      Jerry Wolinsky, MD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    • Neuro-Ophthalmology
      Fiona Costello, MD, FRCPC, University of Calgary

    • Research Track: Clinical Trials
      Andrew Goodman, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center
      Mark Freedman, MD, University of Ottawa

    • Clinician/Educator Track
      Augusto Miravalle, MD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

    • Pediatric MS
      Tanuja Chitnis, MD, Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship Grant Awards
    • National MS Society
      Doug Landsman, PhD
12:30pm - 1:30pmResident Summit Luncheon with Panelists