Kara Elam,  —

Kara Elam is currently working on her Doctorate in Health Policy. She holds Master Degrees in both epidemiology and microbiology. Her research interests include emerging viral diseases, the intersection of human rights and intellectual property rights, and ending violence against women.

Articles by Kara Elam

ACTRIMS 2018 Forum in San Diego to Showcase Latest Multiple Sclerosis Research

The Americas Committee for the Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, otherwise known as ACTRIMS, says its third annual ACTRIMS Forum will take place Feb. 1-3, 2018, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California. These forums bolster the ACTRIMS mission, which is to foster the careers of young researchers interested in MS by promoting mentor relationships with senior scientists, and giving promising investigators a chance to present their early research findings. ACTRIMS 2017 was a record-breaking year with over 800 people attending. Organizers say 1,000 people will attend this year's conference. The 2018 forum's theme is “Therapeutic Targets in MS: The Frontier and the Future of Disease Modifying Therapy.” ACTRIMS 2018 also features continuing medical education credits for attendees, as well as participation grants for applicable young investigators.

#ECTRIMS2016 – Oryzon to Present Positive Preclinical Data on Potential MS Therapy

Researchers from Oryzon will present efficacy data on the company’s oral epigenetic drug ORY-2001, a potential treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS), at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) congress taking place this week in London. The poster presentation, “LSD1 inhibition, a potential epigenetic therapeutic approach for the…

Genzyme Announces New Research Collaboration With Ablynx for Innovative Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutic Project

This week, Belgian-based biopharmaceutical company Ablynx announced they have entered into an exclusive research collaboration with Genzyme, a Sanofi company, to investigate the use of Nanobodies as part of a targeted therapeutic strategy for multiple sclerosis (MS).  The research will utilize Genzyme’s early-stage MS research programs involving neuroprotection…

New MS Educational Program Seeks to Improve Care in Women

This week the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) in collaboration with The France Foundation, a provider of continuing medical education have launched a new educational program focused on the important issues that affect women with multiple sclerosis (MS), entitled, “Strategies to Improve the…