34 episodes

The world is better when its people are connected. The ECTRIMS Podcast aims to be a sounding board for MS experts & advocates to discuss innovative work in MS research, treatment and care with the greater MS research community, while offering a collaborative platform for MS and healthcare experts to promote & nurture the advancement of research.

The ECTRIMS Podcast The European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis

    • Science

The world is better when its people are connected. The ECTRIMS Podcast aims to be a sounding board for MS experts & advocates to discuss innovative work in MS research, treatment and care with the greater MS research community, while offering a collaborative platform for MS and healthcare experts to promote & nurture the advancement of research.

    Myelin plasticity and repair

    Myelin plasticity and repair

    The next major step forward in the management of MS involves finding treatments that can repair damaged myelin. If successful, it would offer the potential to start to reverse some of the symptoms experienced by people living with MS. Bruno Stankoff, a neurologist of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris and vice president of ECTRIMS, and Gianvito Martino, scientific director of the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, discuss this important MS research area with host Brett Drummond of MSTranslate.

    • 40 min
    Lifestyle Modifications in MS

    Lifestyle Modifications in MS

    People living with MS want to be able to improve their quality of life and take control of a disease that is often filled with uncertainty. In this space, no topic has generated more interest or discussion than lifestyle modifications such as diet and exercise. What is the current evidence on how effective they can be at helping manage the disease? Robert Motl, professor of kinesiology and nutrition, and rehabilitation sciences at University of Illinois-Chicago, and Kathryn Fitzgerald, assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University, join host Brett Drummond of MStranslate.

    • 30 min
    The Impact of Ageing on MS

    The Impact of Ageing on MS

    While multiple sclerosis (MS) has been traditionally described as a disease of young adults, the significant improvements in treatments over the past few decades has meant that researchers and clinicians are now increasingly handling questions related to the impact of ageing. 
    In this episode, host Brett Drummond of MSTranslate talks with Anneke Van Der Walt, Director of MS and Neuroimmunology and Neuro-ophthalmology at Alfred Health in Melbourne, Australia and lead of the MS and Neuro-ophthalmology Research Group at the School of Translational Medicine, Monash University; and Professor Frederik Barkhof, Chair of Neuroradiology, Brain Repair & Rehabilitation at University College London's Queen Square Institute of Neurology and Professor in Neuroradiology at the Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine at VUmc in Amsterdam, on the key takeaways from a recent international workshop on ageing.

    • 28 min
    Artificial Intelligence in MS Research

    Artificial Intelligence in MS Research

    Artificial intelligence (AI) can be a powerful tool to help enhance our understanding of MS disease processes, improve our diagnostic accuracy, better predict disease course, and identify optimal treatments. How is AI being used in MS research currently and what may it be able to do in the future? Host Alan Thompson, Editor in Chief of MS Journal, talks with Arman Eshaghi of the Queen Square Institute of Neurology, University College London, and Daniel Ontaneda of the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute’s Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis in the United States.

    • 24 min
    Prioritising Women's Health Topics in MS Research

    Prioritising Women's Health Topics in MS Research

    In a landscape where funding is increasingly difficult to obtain, the importance of conducting research that has the greatest impact has never been more important. In the case of women with MS, a large-scale scoping review,* conducted on behalf of the International Advisory Committee on Clinical Trials in MS, sheds light on the research gaps related to female health. ln this episode, host Brett Drummond of MSTranslate talks with two of its authors -- Lindsay Ross, an assistant professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and Ruth Ann Marrie, professor of medicine and community health sciences at the University of Manitoba in Canada.
    *Ross, L., Finlayson, M., Amato, M. P., Cohen, J. A., Hellwig, K., Tintore, M., Vukusic, S., Salter, A., & Marrie, R. A. (2024). Priority setting: women's health topics in multiple sclerosis. Frontiers in neurology, 15, 1355817. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2024.1355817
     

    • 29 min
    Spotlight on Young MS Researchers

    Spotlight on Young MS Researchers

    The ECTRIMS Congress offers a valuable opportunity for young researchers to gain experience and exposure. Joonas Lehikoinen from Helsinki University Hospital and the University of Helsinki Neurocenter, along with Ahmed Abdelhak from the University of California, San Francisco, received poster abstract prizes at MSMilan2023. Host Brett Drummond from MSTranslate talks with them about their research, experiences, and advice for young researchers preparing abstracts for ECTRIMS2024.

    • 22 min

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