IMSVISUAL Symposium 2022

IMSVISUAL held its annual symposium in conjunction with the ACTRIMS Forum 2022 in West Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, February 25 from 4:00-5:15 pm ET. Please see the symposium schedule below as well as the full recording from the session.


Thursday, February 27, 2020, 11:15 am – 1:45 pm
Palm Beach County Convention Center, Grand Ballroom

This symposium is included in your ACTRIMS Forum 2020 registration. You must be registered for the Forum to attend this symposium.

Part 1: Chaired by Jiwon Oh, University of Toronto; Alex Brandt, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
11:15am-11:35am Harmonizing Neuroimaging Data in Collaborative Networks
Taki Shinohara, University of Pennsylvania
11:35am-11:50am Visual Outcomes in Pediatric Demyelinating Disorders
Ann Yeh, The Hospital for Sick Children
11:50am-12:05pm Retinal Ganglion Cell Layer Thickness for Risk Stratification in Early Multiple Sclerosis
Hanna Zimmermann, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
12:05pm-12:15pm A New MRI Method for Visualizing Subpial Cortical Lesions at 3 Tesla
Erin Beck, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
12:15pm-12:45pm LUNCH
Part 2: Chaired by Shiv Saidha, Johns Hopkins University; Eric Klawiter, Massachusetts General Hospital
12:45pm-1:00pm Genetic Predictors of Visual Dysfunction in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Kathryn Fitzgerald, Johns Hopkins University
1:00pm-1:20pm Imaging Correlates of Axonal Damage in MS
Susie Huang, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
1:20pm-1:35pm VISIONARY-MS: A Phase 2 clinical trial of catalytic gold nanocrystals, CNM-Au8, for the treatment of chronic optic neuropathy
Robert Glanzman, Clene Nanomedicine, Inc.
1:35pm-1:45pm Functional Connectivity Predicts MS Patients' Impairment Using An Ensemble Model Applied With A Machine Learning Approach
Ceren Tozlu, Weill Cornell Medicine

IMSVISUAL Symposium at ACTRIMS Forum 2019

It is our pleasure to invite you to our IMSVISUAL symposium at ACTRIMS Forum 2019 (being held in Dallas, Texas, February 28 – March 2), to discuss updates on vision research in multiple sclerosis and related disorders. For the third consecutive year we are fortunate to have secured ACTRIMS as our sponsor.

The symposium, integrated into the ACTRIMS program and CME accredited, will take place on Thursday, February 28th from 12:30pm – 1:45pm. Please see below the confirmed agenda for talks/speakers during the session. This symposium/session is open to all attendees of the ACTRIMS Forum 2019.

I think this will be an exciting symposium with presentations from
several groups representing existing IMSVISUAL member sites from
around the world.

We look forward to seeing you all in Dallas!

IMSVISUAL symposium at the ACTRIMS Forum 2019, Thursday, February 28th

Session Chairs: Laura Balcer, NYU Langone Health and Elena Martínez-Laspiscina, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona

Symposium Schedule

1: “Is there progressive retinal damage in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders?”
Friedemann Paul, NeuroCure Clinical Research Center

2: “Smartphone Suite of Visual Tests in Multiple Sclerosis”
Randy Kardon, University of Iowa Health Care

3: “Corneal Confocal Microscopy: “A rapid non-invasive technique to image neurodegeneration”
Ioannis Petropoulos, Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar

4: “Dynamics of retinal layer atrophy in normal aging and multiple sclerosis”
Elias Sotirchos, Johns Hopkins University

5: “Retinal imaging in EAE for translational neuroprotection studies”
Philipp Albrecht, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf