European Committee for Treatment and Research in Mulitple Sclerosis 2019

The 35th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Mulitple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) was held in Stockholm, Sweden, from September 11 to 13, 2019. The congress covered all the latest and exciting new developments in multiple sclerosis, including treatment, genetics, pathology, imaging, immunology, and epidemiology.
The neurologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Mellen Center for MS Treatment spoke about the impact smoking has on cognition and brain atrophy in MS, and the need to urge patients with MS to quit smoking.
The professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health discussed what might be an optimal dose of vitamin D supplementation in MS, and how vitamin D deficiency should be addressed as a modifiable risk factor.