Advanced Curriculum for Multiple Sclerosis 2023

Advanced Curriculum for Multiple Sclerosis 2023

The 8th Annual Pre-ACTRIMS Comprehensive CME/CE Course


Tuesday, February 21st, 2023
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023


Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
San Diego, CA



Tuesday, February 21st – Wednesday, February 22nd


Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
San Diego, CA


The 8th Annual Advanced Curriculum for Multiple Sclerosis, chaired by Dr. Fred D. Lublin, is an innovative, comprehensive medical education program that provides clinicians with recent information relative to all aspects of the multiple sclerosis disease spectrum. This comprehensive curriculum will utilize interactive lectures and patient case studies, among other formats, to deliver practical information regarding the care of patients with MS that can be applied into practice. Topics for this CME/CE course include diagnosis, biomarkers, monitoring, current and emerging MS therapeutics, shared decision making, management of the MS patient, and advances in MS centers.

Target Audience

Neurologists, MS specialists, fellows, residents, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with multiple sclerosis.


*All timings are approximate 

Tuesday, February 21st, 2023
12:00pm–12:30pm Welcome and Introductions
Multiple Sclerosis: Differential Diagnostics, Biomarkers and Monitoring
12:30pm – 1:00pm Update for Classification Diagnostic Criteria
Patient Case with Interactive Panel: Initial Visit – New Patient in 2023
1:00pm – 1:30pm The Role of Biomarkers and Imaging for Diagnosis and Monitoring Disease Progression
Patient Case with Interactive Panel: Comprehensive MS Patient Workup
1:30pm – 2:00pm Accurate Alignment of Differential Diagnosis with Treatment Plans
Patient Case with Interactive Panel: Patient with 4-Year History of MS and Worsening Symptoms
2:00pm – 2:30pm Common Misdiagnoses – Lessons Learned
Patient Case with Interactive Panel: MS Patient with 8-Year Delay in Diagnosis, Critical Opportunities Missed
Panelists: Patricia Coyle, MD; Joseph Berger, MD; Stephen Krieger, MD
2:30pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 5:00pm Clinical Trial Update – Review and Analysis of Current and Emerging MS Therapeutics

  • Cellular Depletion Therapeutics
  • Immunomodulators
  • Cell Migration Inhibitors
  • Cell Replication/Proliferation
  • BTK Inhibitors

Faculty: Mark Freedman, MD; Peter Calabresi, MD; Anne Cross, MD

5:00pm – 5:30pm Therapeutic Clinical Shared Decision Making: The Balance of Safety and Efficacy – Joseph Berger, MD
5:30pm – 6:00pm Continuing the Conversation: Addressing Unanswered Questions – Fred Lublin, MD

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023
8:00am – 8:30am Welcome & Breakfast
Management of the MS Patient
8:30am – 9:00am Strategies to Preserve Cognitive Performance
9:00am – 9:30am Improved Strategies for Symptom Management
9:30am – 10:00am COVID-19 Concerns & the MS Patient
10:00am – 10:30am Patient Management Decisions for Family Planning
10:30am – 11:00am Advances in Healthcare Disparity Care for All MS Patients
11:00am – 11:30am The MS Patient Experience – Listening to Patient Concerns
Faculty: Emmanuelle Waubant, MD, PhD; Benjamin Segal, MD; Robert Naismith, MD; Jack Antel, MD; June Halper, APN-C
11:30am – 12:00pm 2023: The New Era in MS Care – Advances in MS Centers – Clyde Markowitz, MD
Program Adjourns

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, AcademicCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event Staff will be glad to assist you with any questions or special needs. Please contact AcademicCME at [email protected].


This activity is being held in conjunction with the ACTRIMS Forum 2023, from February 23rd to 25th in San Diego, CA.