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Coverage from the

Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) 2016

September 14 - 17, 2016; London, United Kingdom

September 14 - 17, 2016 London, United Kingdom
  • ECTRIMS Many Patients With MS Consider Physician-Assisted Death In a survey of almost 7000 patients with MS, more than half said they'd consider physician-assisted death in one of five hypothetical situations, such as unbearable pain or being a financial burden.
  • ECTRIMS Blood Test for Multiple Sclerosis? The IQIsolate system identifies diagnostic gene expression patterns consistent with multiple sclerosis in peripheral whole blood samples with 90% accuracy, report investigators.
  • ECTRIMS Vitamin D Deficiency, Smoking May Increase Disability in CIS Patients with clinically isolated syndrome and low vitamin D or high cotinine levels had twice the risk for disease severity as nonsmokers or those with normal vitamin D, a new study shows.

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Medscape Board at the Podium

  • Mark Freedman, MD
    Director, Multiple Sclerosis Research Unit, The Ottawa Hospital, Ontario, Canada
    Presentation: Immunoablation and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation completely aborts inflammation in aggressive relapsing forms of MS
    Date: September 15, 2016