CANCELLED: SciNaPPS Seminar: Cortical demyelination in early multiple sclerosis

7 September 2012

SciNaPPS - Science, Neurology, and Psychiatry/Psychology Seminars - presents this free seminar on cortical demyelination in early multiple sclerosis

Presented by Dr Reem F Bunyan, Neurosciences Centre, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

ABSTRACT: Cortical demyelination was previously studied in autopsies of patients with chronic multiple sclerosis. The clinical correlates of these lesions are progressive disability and cognitive impairment. Conventional neuroimaging studies do not typically show cortical plaques. New evidence from tissue obtained in brain biopsies shows that cortical demyelination is frequently found in early multiple sclerosis. Cortical lesions are often inflammatory in nature and associated with meningeal inflammation. The clinical correlates of early cortical demyelination need to be further studied.

Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Location: Level 5 Lecture Theatre, 94 Mallet St, Camperdown.

Cost: Free

Contact: Wayne Reid

Phone: (02) 9114 4006

Email: 020b2156046f050a11166b404e2a0f3f215f560e19403033

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