More MS news articles for March 2004
of the Second International Conference on MS, May 2003, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Int MS J. 2003 Dec;10(4):105-9
Poser CM, Brinar VV.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston
MA 02118, USA.
The conference was organized by Professors Vesna Brinar of the Faculty
of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia and Charles Poser of the Harvard
Medical School, Boston, USA.
It was attended by almost 200 neurologists from as far afield as South
Africa and Russia.
The major topics to be explored were:
the natural history of multiple sclerosis (MS);
development of diagnostic criteria; genetics with special emphasis on the
pathogenesis with emphasis on repair;
nomenclature of MS and its 'variants';
differentiation between MS and disseminated encephalomyelitis;
diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas resulting from MRI abnormalities in
and a general critique of therapeutic trials.