In-depth MRI techniques and analysis in multiple sclerosis

from 29/03/2021 until 31/03/2021

Today the role of MRI in multiple sclerosis (MS) is well established. It is undeniable that MRI
is required for establishing the diagnosis, evaluating prognosis and monitoring treatment
complications. Although competence and knowledge of qualitative neuroradiological
metrics are increasingly growing among neurologists interested in MS, there is still a need
to promote a deeper understanding of the applications, limits and possibilities of this tool
to improve the quality of the care. Additionally, quantitative MRI (i.e. lesion load and brain
volume calculation) approaches, as well as advanced neuroimaging tools, are widely
used in research, but are not diffusely applied in clinical settings, which will improve the
quantification of prognosis and the individualization of treatment approach.

The Scientific Seminars education approach reinforces concepts from different angles,
using a multi-format, multi-discipline and multi-profession approach to progressive
learning and access to a network of experts. The aim of this digital learner-centered
program is to increase knowledge and competence in the field of neuroimaging applied
to MS. This program will address the most recent updates in quantitative and qualitative
MRI techniques and in advanced neuroimaging. A multistep approach will be used,
encompassing web-based and live activities. All activities – in- person and online –
will involve the full interactivity of learners. The hybrid Preceptorship format has been
designed to cover both the theoretical and practical aspects of MRI in MS. This will be
integrated with the discussion of several clinical cases related to different aspects of the
disease. Some of these clinical cases will guide the participants to a proper diagnosis in
patients presenting with a first clinical attack, by integrating clinical, laboratory and MRI
information. Others will help to a timely identification of red-flags, useful for the differential
diagnosis of MS mimickers. Finally, decision making cases in the context of treatment
monitoring and treatment switches will be presented.

By attending this program, participants will be able to:
• Identify the main MRI markers corresponding to specific MS histopathological damage
• Define the main MRI metrics used for estimating prognosis and evaluating treatment
• Enumerate advantages and limits of the imaging techniques currently under
development for investigating MS-related damage

This program is designed for young clinicians and scientists currently involved in MS
management as well as radiologists interested in MS.

  • 29 Mar 2021 until 31 Mar 2021

    In-depth MRI techniques and analysis in multiple sclerosis

Past Congresses

Ist Congress

September 6, 1969

Colmar, France

Presidents: J.P. Braun & A. Wackenheim


IInd Congress

September 24-25, 1971

London, United Kingdom

President: J.D.W. Bull


IIIrd Congress

August 23-24, 1972 

Bologna, Italy            

President: G. Ruggiero


IVth Congress

September 28-29, 1973

Frankfurt, Germany

President: H. Hacker


Vth Congress

September 4-6, 1975    

Gello, Norway

President: P. Amundsen


VIth Congress

September 16-18, 1976

Dijon, France

President: J. Bories


VIIth Congress

September 9-10, 1977

Barcelona, Spain

President: M. Rovira


VIIIth Congress

September 7-8, 1979

Strasbourg, France                      

President: A. Wackenheim


IXth Congress                  

September 12-13, 1980

Brussels, Belgium

President: G. Cornelis


Xth Congress

September 25-26, 1981

Milan, Italy

President: A. Passerini


XIth Congress

September 15-17, 1983

Bern, Switzerland

President: H. Huber


XIIth Congress

September 27-29, 1984

Prague, former Czechoslovakia

President: J. Jirout



XIIIth Congress

September 11-15, 1985  

Amsterdam, The Netherlands          

President: J. Valk


XIVth Congress

September 8-12, 1987

Udine, Italy

President: M. Leonardi


XVth Congress

September 13-17, 1988    

Wurzburg, Germany

President: M. Nadjmi


XVIth Congress

July 2-6, 1989

Paris, France 

President: E.A. Cabanis


XVIIth  Congress

October 8-13, 1991

Zurich, Switzerland    

President: A. Valavanis


XVIIIth Congress

September 8-12, 1992

Stockholm, Sweden                    

President: K. Ericson


XIXth Congress                  

September 8-12, 1993

Bruges, Belgium

Presidents: B. Appel & D. Balériaux


XXth Congress

June 14-18, 1994

Nancy, France

President: L. Picard



XXIst Congress   

September 20-23, 1995   

Budapest, Hungary         

President: J. Kenéz 


XXIInd Congress

September 17-21, 1996

Milan, Italy

President: G. Scotti



XXIIIrd Congress

September 16-20, 1997   

Oxford, United Kingdom

President: J.V. Byrne


XXIVth Congress 

September 23-26, 1998

Lisbon, Portugal

President: A. Goulão



XXVth Congress

September 7-11, 1999    

Vienna, Austria 

President: E. Schindler


XXVIth Congress  

September 10-13, 2000

Oslo, Norway

President: P.H. Nakstad   


XXVIIth Congress (with ESHNR)

September 13-16, 2001   

Ancona, Italy     

President: U. Salvolini


XXVIIIth Congress

September 11-14, 2003   

Istanbul, Turkey                         

President: E. T. Tali


XXIXth Congress                        

September 8-11, 2004

Aachen, Germany

President: A. Thron


XXXth Congress  

September 15 -18, 2005

Barcelona, Spain

President: J. Ruscalleda


XXXIst Congress

September 13-16, 2006

Geneva, Switzerland

President: D. Rüfenacht