Follow the latest discussions concerning multiple sclerosis (MS) disease course with our coverage of the Merck–hosted symposium from the European Charcot Foundation (ECF) 30th Annual meeting with the theme Progressive MS from pathology to treatment, held in November 2022 in Baveno, Italy. Learn from experts in the field as they debate whether MS has one disease course and present the following positions:
- MS has one disease course represented by primary progressive MS (PPMS)
- MS disease courses are defined by focal inflammatory activity
Watch as Professor Gavin Giovannoni and Professor Fred Lublin debate whether MS has one disease course in this symposium. Professor Gavin Giovannoni argues that PPMS is the one true MS disease course, and MS therapies should aim to target the progressive pathology independent of relapse activity. Professor Fred Lublin presents the view that not all MS is progressive and that MS disease courses are defined by focal inflammatory activity.
Catch-up with the highlights from the ECF 2022 Symposium
Professor Gavin Giovannoni
Professor Giovannoni was appointed to the Chair of Neurology, Blizard Institute, Barts, and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK, in 2006. His clinical interests lie in the field of MS and inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system, with a particular focus on clinical issues related to optimising MS disease-modifying therapies. Professor Giovannoni's current research is focused on Epstein–Barr virus as a possible cause of MS, MS-related neurodegeneration, MS biomarker discovery, MS clinical outcome measures, MS clinical trials and immune tolerance strategies.
Professor Fred Lublin
Professor Lublin, MD is the Saunders Family Professor of Neurology at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS, US. Along with his colleagues at the National MS Society, he has re-defined the clinical course definition of MS, updated in 2014. He has been involved in the development of nearly all MS treatment agents on the market and is currently involved with clinical research looking into several promising new agents for the treatment of MS. Professor Lublin is a member of numerous professional societies and advisory boards and has published many scientific articles. He is a member of the international panel that periodically revises the McDonald Criteria for the diagnosis of MS.
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GL-NONNI-01196 | February 2023