Episode 117: 2024 Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Annual Meeting Highlights

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Mind Moments®, a podcast from NeurologyLive®, brings you exclusive interviews with Anthony Feinstein, PhD, FRCPC, MBBCh; Brian G. Weinshenker, MD; Douglas A. Wajda, PhD; Le Hua, MD; and Eoin P. Flanagan, MB, BCh. [LISTEN TIME: 22 minutes]

Episode 117 of the NeurologyLive® Mind Moments® podcast is now live! Scroll down to listen or click here to subscribe on your favorite streaming service.

The Mind Moments podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest research and disease management strategies across the breadth of neurology, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and more.

In this episode, we spoke with a variety of specialists in neurology who presented research and gave talks at the 2024 Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) Annual Meeting, held May 29-June 2, in Nashville, Tennessee. Those included in this week's episode, in order of appearance, are:

  • Anthony Feinstein, PhD, FRCPC, MBBCh, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
  • Brian G. Weinshenker, MD, a professor of neurology at the University of Virginia.
  • Douglas A. Wajda, PhD, an assistant professor of neurology and member of the Health and Human Performance Department in the College of Education at Cleveland State University.
  • Le Hua, MD, director of Clinical Operations and director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program at Cleveland Clinic's Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Eoin P. Flanagan, MB, BCh, a professor of neurology and chief of the Division of Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology at Mayo Clinic; and director of the Autoimmune Neurology Fellowship.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN

  • 1:40 – Feinstein on the difficulties with improving fatigue in multiple sclerosis and the lack of improvement seen from approved disease-modifying therapies.
  • 5:20 – Weinshenker on the key diagnostic aspects of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and how it differs from other similarly presenting autoimmune disorders.
  • 9:40 – Wajda on the use of the Cionic Neural Sleeve, the advantages it holds, and how it may be used to treat gait dysfunction in multiple sclerosis.
  • 12:00 – Hua on the differential diagnosis of pediatric-onset MS vs late-onset MS, and the notable biologic changes observed.
  • 19:30 – Flanagan on the diagnostic pearls for MOG-antibody associated disease and the importance of early recognition of this group. 

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