Sommet québécois sur la sclérose en plaques

9:00 a.m. Welcome and introduction

Louis Adam
Executive Director, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division

9:15 a.m. Unravel the mystery through collaboration

Peter Schwarz-Lam
Research Specialist at the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

9:45 a.m. Why study Pediatric MS?

Dr. Guillaume Sébire
Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the Montreal Children's Hospital and Professor at McGill University

10:30 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m Update on progressive forms

Dr. Douglas Arnold
Professor at McGill University and Director of the Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Unit at the Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Current and future therapeutic options for MS

Dr. Pierre Duquette
Neurologist and professor of neurology at the Université de Montréal. Founder and Director of the Notre-Dame MS Clinic (CHUM)

Dr. Catherine Larochelle
Neurologist. Clinical associate professor and researcher at the Université de Montréal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM)

3:00 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. “Getting On With Your Life With MS”: A Guide to taking charge of your health

Vanessa Bouchard
Physiotherapist, MSc. PhD student, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, McGill University

3:45 p.m. Taking part in a research: Why? Where? How?

Dr. Angela Lily Genge
Director of the Clinical Research Unit at the Montreal Neurological Hospital & Institute and of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic

4:15 p.m. Testimony of Elizabeth Gowing, researcher whose mother has MS

Elizabeth Gowing
PhD student, University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM)

4:25 p.m. Conclusion