Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) and its relationship to multiple sclerosis has been a subject of much discussion in the MS community in recent months. Soon you will have a chance to hear the latest CCSVI news directly from the doctor who first proposed treating CCSVI to relieve MS symptoms, as well as experts involved in the latest CCSVI research. On April 14th, the MS Society and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) will hold a live web forum about CCSVI and MS.
Open to anyone, the forum will begin at 12:00 pm (noon) Eastern Time. It will last 90 minutes. The event will cover what is currently known about CCSVI , what yet needs to be determined in order to prove the nature of its relationship to the MS disease process, and whether surgical intervention can improve the disease course. The panel will consist of the following speakers:
Dr. Paolo Zamboni, Director, Vascular Diseases Center, University of Ferrara, Italy
Dr. Robert Zivadinov, Associate Professor of Neurology at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Dr. Andrew Common, Radiologist in Chief at St. Michaels Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, CA
Dr. Aaron Miller, Professor of Neurology and Director of the MS Center at Mount Sinai, New York, member of the AAN Board of Directors, Chief Medical Officer of the National MS Society
Here is the information and links you need to participate:
Register now online (12 p.m. ET April 14) and ensure your system will support the live Web forum player. Questions for the panelists can be submitted online in advance of the live Web forum through Facebook or Twitter, or in real time through the live Web forum player. The recorded webcast will be available online after the event for those who are unable to attend.