MRI in the diagnosis and monitoring of Multiple Sclerosis

7 Oct - 4 Nov 2019

Level II - General radiologist

24 CME Credits

Would you like to get an update on the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other demyelinating diseases? Do you want to practice the application of diagnostic criteria of MS? This online mini fellowship should help you in the standardisation and optimisation of the use of MR imaging in the management of MS in clinical practice. Live sessions at 9am CET

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Learning Objectives

  • To be aware of the clinical importance of an early and accurate diagnosis in MS, and the role of MRI for that purpose
  • To be familiar with the typical/atypical MRI features of brain and spinal cord MS lesions
  • To review the current diagnostic criteria for MS
  • To understand the role of MRI in the therapeutic management of MS

Description

Brain and spinal cord MRI are recognised as the most important paraclinical tools for the diagnosis of MS. However, the role of MR imaging in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) goes far beyond the diagnostic process and differential diagnosis. MR imaging can also provide useful prognostic information in terms of long term disability prediction. Moreover, with the introduction of the new generation of immunomodulatory drugs for the treatment of MS, MRI also plays an important role in treatment monitoring. This includes the prediction of treatment response, the assessment of treatment efficacy and treatment safety. This course will present an update on the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of MS and other demyelinating diseases, in the application of diagnostic criteria of MS, and on the value of MRI for monitoring and predicting treatment response. All this information should help radiologists in the standardisation and optimisation of the use of MR imaging in the management of MS in clinical practice.

This mini course will include:
• Lectures on different aspects of the role of MRI (brain and spinal cord) in the diagnosis and monitoring of multiple sclerosis
• Individual reporting with mentoring liaison on an interactive session
• Group case discussion of the reported cases

The maximum number of participants on the Online Mini Fellowship will be 20 fellows.

***Effort: 9-10 hour per week

-----------------------------------COURSE PROGRAMME--------------------------------------

WEEK 1
- 07/10/2019 9am CET // Kick off session (30 min)
- 07/10/2019 - 11/10/2019 // Diagnosis and differential diagnosis - Reporting on selected cases (7-8 hour learning time)
- 14/10/2019 9am CET // Live webinar. Lecture + Case discussion (90-120 min webinar)

WEEK 2
- 14/10/2019 - 18/10/2019 // Diagnostic criteria MS - Reporting on selected cases (7-8 hour learning time)
- 21/10/2019 9am CET // Live webinar. Lecture + Case discussion (90-120 min webinar)

WEEK3
- 21/10/2019 - 25/10/2019 // Monitoring MS with MRI and interactive cases - Reporting on selected cases (7-8 hour learning time)
- 28/10/2019 9amm CET // Live webinar. Lecture + Case discussion (90-120 min webinar)

WEEK 4
- 28/10/2019 - 1/11/2019 // Spinal cord MRI and differential diagnosis - Reporting on selected cases (7-8 hour learning time)
- 4/11/2019 9am CET // Live webinar. Lecture + Case discussion + wrap up (120 min webinar)

The reading of the the cases is self managed with no mentoring support. The trainees will be doing all the reporting on the online modules which will only be made available to start reporting on the reporting start date.

All the webinars and interactive sessions will be held at 9am CET.

Availability

Maximum number of seats: 12
Only three seats left

Learning objectives

  • To be aware of the clinical importance of an early and accurate diagnosis in MS, and the role of MRI for that purpose
  • To be familiar with the typical/atypical MRI features of brain and spinal cord MS lesions
  • To review the current diagnostic criteria for MS
  • To understand the role of MRI in the therapeutic management of MS

Level

Level II - General radiologist
Residents on year 4 and General radiologists

Lecturers

  • Alex Rovira M.D.
    Barcelona Spain

    Head of the Neuroradiology Section in the Radiology Department of the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital (Barcelona, ​​Spain). Professor of Radiology and Neuroimmunology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​Spain.

    Dr. Àlex Rovira is a full time neuroradiologist, who obtained his degree in 1983 at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. After his training in radiology at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital (Barcelona), he held a fellowship at the Shands Hospital (Gainesville, University of Florida) in 1989. He specializes in diagnostic neuroradiology and head and neck radiology, with special interest . in demyelinating diseases, stroke, neuro-oncology, hepatic encephalopathy and head and neck tumors. He received the European Qualification in Neuroradiology (issued by the European Board of Neuroradiology) in 2007. Outgoing President of the European Society of Neuroradiology and member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Society of Radiology, the World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies, and the MAGNIMS ( European Multicenter Collaborative Research Network in MRI in MS). He is a member of the editorial committees of the American Journal of Neuroradiology, Neuroradiology and MS Forum, and a member of the International Advisory Board on Clinical Trials in MS. Dr. Rovira is the author or co-author of more than 320 original articles, 25 review articles, 25 book chapters or monographs, and more than 400 presentations at national and international conferences.

Cancellation Policy

Participant cancellations
If a participant no longer is able to continue with the purchased sessions, no refund will be made, however access to the recorded sessions for paid sessions will still be available.

TMC cancellations

In case of cancellation of the full programme by TMC Academy a full refund of the remaining session is reimbursed.