The ACTRIMS/LACTRIMS Teaching Course will be held virtually July 23 and 24, 2021. This course is directed to neurologists in Latin America but open to all. Each day will include scheduled presentations followed by a Q&A discussion, see the full program for more details. Registration is complimentary - sign up below!

All talks will be in English with English slides. Live Spanish interpretation will be available during the teaching course and accessible directly in the virtual meeting platform, Zoom. Simply navigate to the Zoom toolbar, click on the "Interpretation" globe icon and choose Spanish as your preferred language.

Full Program - Eastern Time (ET)

4:00 – 4:05 pm Welcome and Introduction to Course
Fernando Hamuy, Universidad Nacional de Asunción
Daniel Ontaneda, Cleveland Clinic
4:05 – 4:30 pm Multiple sclerosis risk factors and environment
Helen Tremlett, University of British Columbia
4:30 - 4:55 pm Microbiome studies in multiple sclerosis
Sergio Baranzini, University of California, San Francisco
4:55 – 5:20 pm Making the diagnosis of MS applications in different populations
Lilyana Amezcua, University of Southern California
5:20 – 5:45 pm Remyelination therapies for multiple sclerosis
Ari Green, University of California, San Francisco
5:45 – 6:00 pm Q&A Discussion and Closing
Fernando Hamuy, Universidad Nacional de Asunción
Daniel Ontaneda, Cleveland Clinic 
9:00 – 9:05 am Welcome and Introduction to Day 2
Fernando Hamuy, Universidad Nacional de Asunción
Daniel Ontaneda, Cleveland Clinic 
9:05 – 9:30 am  NMO and MOG clinical features and diagnostic approach
Amy Kunchok, Cleveland Clinic
9:30 – 9:55 am MRI use in clinical practice: informing decision making
Jiwon Oh, University of Toronto
9:55 – 10:20 am Initial treatment selection in multiple sclerosis
Daniel Ontaneda, Cleveland Clinic
10:20 – 10:30 am  BREAK
10:30 – 10:55 am A review of cell-based therapies in MS
Jeffrey CohenCleveland Clinic
10:55 – 11:20 am Biomarkers for multiple sclerosis focus on OCT and NfL
Fiona Costello, University of Calgary
11:20 – 11:35 am Q&A Discussion and Closing
Fernando Hamuy, Universidad Nacional de Asunción
Daniel Ontaneda, Cleveland Clinic 


CE Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association (IPMA) and ACTRIMS. The IPMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

All registrants will receive an email with directions on how to claim their certificates following the Teaching Course. To receive CE credit for this meeting, you must attend the learning sessions, complete the online evaluation, and certify the number of credits you are eligible to receive. Upon completion, you will electronically receive your CE certificate. The deadline to claim CE Credit or a Certificate of Participation is October 24, 2021.

For more CE information and faculty disclosures, please click here