Neurology Resident Summit in Multiple Sclerosis

ACTRIMS is pleased to announce its third annual Neurology Resident Summit in Multiple Sclerosisto be held on the at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. 

The goal of the Neurology Resident Summit in Multiple Sclerosis is to educate PGY 2 and/or PGY 3 residents about: 

  • The state of the art in MS therapeutics and research

  • Opportunities for training in fellowship programs

  • The spectrum of careers that are attainable in MS research and clinical practice

The Summit, chaired by Dr. Benjamin M. Segal from University of Michigan, will provide a historical perspective on the management of MS, an overview of future directions in MS therapeutics, an expert panel discussion and break-out sessions to discuss careers in clinical and investigative neuroimmunology. Selected participants will attend the pre-conference course, Advanced Curriculum for Multiple Sclerosis, the Neurology Resident Summit in Multiple Sclerosis and the ACTRIMS Forum 2019.  

To apply for the Neurology Resident Summit, please submit a nomination letter from your Residency Director on letterhead and your CV here. Applications are due by October 31, 2018


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

5:00 - 7:00pm Resident Summit Social

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

7:00am - 7:00pm AcademicCME Program

Thursday, February 28, 2019

7:00am - 12:00pm AcademicCME Program
12:15 - 12:45pm Lunch
12:45 - 1:45pm SESSION 1 - Didactic Presentations
12:45 - 1:15pm The Management of MS: A Historical Perspective
Fred Lublin, Mount Sinai
Past and recent accomplishments in MS therapeutics (with an emphasis on the dramatic advances that have occurred from the 1990’s onward)
1:15 - 1:45pm Future Directions in MS Therapeutics: Neuroregeneration and Remyelination
Jeffrey Cohen, Cleveland Clinic
The state of research on interventions to reverse damage and restore neurologic function in patients with MS. How close findings are made at the bench to clinical translation.
1:45 - 2:00pm Break
2:00 - 8:00pm ACTRIMS Forum Program


7:00 - 8:15am North American Imagining in Multiple Sclerosis (NAIMS) Symposium
8:00 - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 6:30pm ACTRIMS Forum Program
6:45 - 7:25pm Dinner
7:25 - 7:45pm Lecture: Wellness in Multiple Sclerosis
Kathy Zackowski, National MS Society
7:45 - 9:00pm Panel Discussion
Moderated by Benjamin M. Segal, University of Michigan
  • MS in Private Practice
    • Jessica Stulc, Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
  • MS in Academia:
    • Research Track: Bench Science
      Rhonda Voskuhl, University of California, Los Angeles

    • Research Track: Translational/Epidemiological Studies
      Ellen Mowry, Johns Hopkins

    • Research Track: Translational—Neuroradiology
      Danny Reich, National Institutes of Health; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

    • Neuro-Ophthalmology
      Fiona Costello, University of Calgary

    • Research Track: Clinical Trials
      Andrew Goodman, University of Rochester Medical Center
      Mark Freedman, University of Ottawa

    • Clinician/Educator Track
      Andrew Romeo, University of Michigan

    • Pediatric MS
      Brenda Banwell, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Fellowship Grant Awards
    • National MS Society
      Doug Landsman

    • NIH - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
      Ursula Utz

Saturday, March 2, 2019

7:30 - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00 - 11:50am ACTRIMS Forum Program
11:50am - 1:05pm Luncheon and "Meet the Mentors" Session
Panelists will meet with groups of residents who are interested in pursuing a similar career.
1:05 - 4:30pm ACTRIMS Forum Program