The McCourt Foundation’s Educational Update
Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Marriott Boston Quincy
In-person and virtual participation
Join us for three free information sessions and hear from top doctors on progress in Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, and Alzheimer's research, treatment, and resource development.
This is a completely free event for patients, caregivers and medical professionals. Each session is 90 minutes long and includes 30 minutes of presentations and an hour interactive Q&A.
This is an in-person event with the option to view via online zoom webinar (non-interactive). If you are participating via zoom, please submit your questions for the presenters on the registration form.
Schedule of Sessions
Alzheimer’s Disease Session
10am-11:30am EST; 1.5 hours
Speaker & Moderator: Howard Weiner, MD (BWH), “An Update on the Alzheimer’s Vaccine Trial”
Speaker & Panelist: Alberto Serrano-Pozo, MD, PhD (MGH), “Contributions of Glial Cells to Alzheimer’s Disease”
Panelist: Catherine Munro, PhD (BWH)
12pm-1:30pm EST; 1.5 hours
Speaker & Moderator: Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD (MGH), “Updates on ALS: Emerging Treatments and Innovative Clinical Trials”
Speaker & Panelist: Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne, MD, PhD (MGH), “Emerging Preclinical Models and Therapeutic Development for ALS”
Speaker & Panelist: James Berry, MD, MPH (MGH), "Turning Smart Devices and Digital Biomarkers into Tools to Fight ALS"
Multiple Sclerosis Session
2pm-3:30pm EST; 1.5 hours
Speaker & Moderator: Eric Klawiter, MD, MSc (MGH), “The Epstein-Barr virus and Multiple Sclerosis”
Speaker & Panelist: Nancy Sicotte, MD, FAAN (Cedars-Sinai), “Managing Multiple Sclerosis in the COVID era: Updates and lessons learned”
Speaker & Panelist: Anastasia Vishnevetsky, MD (MGH), “If I don’t have MS, what else could it be? Differential diagnosis of MS/NMO/MOG”