President's Post November 2019
It as a pleasure to announce that IMSCOGS is associated with ECTRIMS for the organization of a summer school, ‘Cognition and behavior in multiple sclerosis’. This Summer school will be held on 23-25 June 2020 in Gdansk, Poland. A very exciting program has been proposed by the organizing committee (MP Amato, K Selmaj, J De Luca, B Brochet).
Despite all that is known about cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis (MS) and its impact on individuals with MS and their families, cognitive function is still not openly discussed, routinely assessed, or optimally treated. Ample evidence supports early and ongoing cognitive assessment and personalized treatment. The summer school will gather international experts in the field to provide an updated and comprehensive review on these topics.
It will address physiopathology, assessment by neuropsychological tests and ecological evaluation, risk factors, structural and functional imaging correlates of cognitive deficits , neuroplasticity, behavioral problems, pharmacological and behavioral treatments, cognition in pediatric MS, and impact on daily life.
Beyond a theory-led course, participants will be given opportunities to apply the concepts via practical and interactive activities integrated throughout the course and specifically during practical sessions on the second day of the course, dedicated to interactive sessions through 4 working groups.
The target audience is represented by young neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, neuroradiologists with interest in this area and a basic knowledge of neuropsychology, who want to deepen and implement their expertise in the field.
If you are interested please go the dedicated website (https://www.professionalabstracts.com/ectrims2020/summerschool/) and apply before Tuesday, 17 December 2019.
The program is available on line (https://www.ectrims.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ECTRIMS-SUMMER-SCHOOL-2020_PROGRAMME_10.10.2019.pdf)
See you in Gdansk !