Articles You Can’t Miss Before ACTRIMS 2016
The first standalone forum held by the Madison, Wisconsin-based Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) gets underway on Thursday, Feb. 18 and runs through Feb. 20 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The forum ‘Progressive MS: From Bench to Bedside and Back’, is at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans at 601 Loyola Ave.
This ACTRIMS Forum will be mainly focused on progressive multiple sclerosis. This is the less common form of the disease and for which therapies are urgently needed, since patients are typically less responsive to treatment in comparison to patients with relapsing-remitting MS, the most common form of the disease.
If you are heading to New Orleans or simply following the conference online, here’s a list of some articles relevant for ACTRIMS 2016.
1. MS Treatment and Research Forum, ACTRIMS, Kicks Off Thursday in New Orleans
A full overview of ACTRIMS with all the information you’ll need.
2. Ocrelizumab: Could Genentech/Roche’s Experimental Drug Be the First Effective Progressive MS Therapy?
One of the topics which will be presented are the results from Ocrelizumab (the same drug that got lots of attention at ECTRIMS in Barcelona last year).
3. 2016 Multiple Sclerosis Forum to Focus on Distinctions in Disease Forms
Dr. Jerry S. Wolinsky of the University of Texas in Houston will give the Kenneth P. Johnson Memorial lecture at ACTRIMS,
4. Some Forms of MS Might Be Treatable with Hematopoietic Stem Cells – Multiple Sclerosis News Today
Lastly, stem cell research is still a “hot topic” and will be discussed in a few talks during the ACTRIMS 2016.