Free digital course on detailed MRI techniques and analysis for multiple sclerosis
Today, the role of MRI in multiple sclerosis (MS) is well established. It cannot be denied that an MRI is needed to make the diagnosis, assess the prognosis, and monitor complications in treatment. Although the skill and knowledge of qualitative neuroradiological metrics is increasing among neurologists interested in MS, there is still a need to foster a deeper understanding of the uses, limitations, and capabilities of this tool in order to improve the quality of care. In addition, quantitative MRI approaches (i.e., calculating lesion load and calculating brain volume), as well as advanced imaging tools, but not diffusely applied in clinical settings, are widely used in research to improve the quantification of the prognosis and the choice of the right treatment approach.
This program is aimed at young clinicians and scientists currently involved in MS management, as well as radiologists interested in MS.
The educational approach to academic seminars reinforces concepts from different angles and uses a multi-formatted, multidisciplinary and cross-professional approach to progressive learning and access to a network of experts. This digital learner-focused program aims to improve knowledge and skills in the field of imaging applied to MS.
This program covers the latest updates in quantitative and qualitative MRI techniques, as well as advanced imaging. A multidisciplinary approach is used which includes the full interactivity of the learner.
The digital preceptorship format was developed to cover both the theoretical and practical aspects of MRI in MS. This will be incorporated into the discussion of several clinical cases related to different aspects of the disease. Some of these clinical cases guide participants to an appropriate diagnosis in patients with an initial clinical attack by integrating clinical, laboratory, and MRI information. Others help identify red flags in a timely manner, which are useful in the differential diagnosis of MS facial expressions.
Finally, decision cases related to treatment monitoring and treatment change are presented.
- Identify the key MRI markers that correspond to a particular MS histopathological lesion.
- Define the key MRI metrics that will be used to estimate prognosis and assess treatment response.
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of the imaging techniques currently under development to study MS-related damage.
The course takes place in 3 different modules::
- Monday, March 29, 2021 – from 3.45 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Italian time (2h45 ‘)
- Tuesday March 30th 2021 – from 3:45 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. Italian time (2h40 ‘)
- Wednesday March 31, 2021 – from 3.45 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. Italian time (3h)
To register for all 3 digital modules, please contact:
Scientific seminars International Foundation
CME manager: Michela Fiuzzi
This educational program is made possible by an independent educational grant from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt.
The webinar is endorsed by the World Federation of Neurology.