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President's Post April 2019

Prof Ralph Benedict
Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychology Jacobs Neurological Institute, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine Buffalo General Hospital Buffalo, New York


Greetings IMSCOGS Members:

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the upcoming annual IMSCOGS Meeting in Amsterdam.  This is an exciting time in Neuropsychology of MS, as innovations in assessment continue, and we gain understanding of the neuropathological and neuroimaging underpinnings of cognitive and psychiatric symptoms.  This year’s meeting spans two days and is structured around three Sessions: Mechanisms of Cognitive Decline, Measurement and Imaging, and Insights from Longitudinal Studies.  


In response to last year’s feedback, new topics and strategies are undertaken to widen the scope of meeting content and foster more discussion.  Bruce Trapp will speak on histopathology and gray matter atrophy.  Anthony Feinstein is joining us from Toronto to review psychiatric disorders in MS, and there are several very interesting papers on network alterations and serum neurofilament light chain levels.  Importantly, there is a three-fold increase in designated time for panel discussion and audience participation will be built into each session.


Thank you in advance for joining us in Amsterdam, I anticipate that this will be our best meeting to date!

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