The University MS Center (UMSC) is a partnership between the biomedical research institute of Hasselt University and the rehabilitation & MS center within Noorderhart Pelt. UMSC is an international center of expertise where advanced MS research is performed in order to offer the best care for persons with MS. Within this center, we focus on MS research, education and collaboration with persons with MS. In the light of educational programs we will organise a course 'How to become an expert in MS'? Target groups for this course are: (assistant) neurologists, other care professionals and researchers. This course will be taught by several clinical experts and spread over 4 sessions.
09u30-10u30 Pathophysiology and immunology of MS - prof.dr. Bart Van Wijmeersch, UMSC
10u45-11u45 Clinical manifestations of MS - prof.dr. Veronica Popescu, UMSC
13u00-14u00 How to measure cognition in MS? - prof.dr. Hanneke Hulst, University of Leiden
09u30-10u30 Current and future use of MRI in MS - prof.dr. Veronica Popescu, UMSC
10u45-11u45 Use of electrophysiology OCT & biomarkers in MS - prof.dr. Bart Van Wijmeersch, UMSC
12u00-13u30 Lunch and guided tour in the Rehabilitation & MS Center
13u30-14u30 Other measures/clinical scales in MS - dr. Ilse Lamers, UMSC
09u30-10u30 DMT in MS: focus on prognosis and strategy - prof.dr. Bart Van Wijmeersch, UMSC
10u45-11u45 DMT in MS: overview of trial results and practical use - prof.dr. Veronica Popescu,
13u00-14u00 DMT in MS: switching treatments, when why and how - prof.dr. Bart Van Wijmeersch,
09u30-10u30 Symptomatic treatment in MS part 1 - MD. Cornelia Rogojan, UMSC
10u45-11u45 Symptomatic treatment in MS part 2 - MD. Cornelia Rogojan, UMSC
13u00-14u00 Follow-up of MS patients in a multidisciplinary setting - MD Griet Gysemberg, UMSC
For each session accreditation is requested. You are not obligated to participate in all sessions, except for session two. You will receive a course certificate for each session you attended, if you participated in session 2 as well.
Sessions can be attended on site (Rehabilitation & MS Center, Pelt) or online. Again session two must be attended on site. Food and drinks will be provided for participants attending the course on site.
You can register via the following link.
Registration deadline is November 15th!
Thanks to sponsorships of Novartis and BMS, the 15 first registries can participate for free.
From the 16th registration onwards, registration fee is 110 euro per session. You will receive a discount if you attend all sessions. After your registration, you will receive an email containing invoice details.
Your registration will be definitive upon payment of the invoice.