Refresher Courses: Neuro

Multiple sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory diseases

5 min
Chairperson's introduction
15 min
MS: current criteria for diagnosis and follow-up
1. To understand the timing and significance of MRI for the early diagnosis of MS.
2. To learn to apply the latest updates of the McDonald criteria for MS.
3. To appreciate the role of MRI in MS pharmacovigilance, including efficacy and safety.
15 min
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD): aquaporin 4 and MOG disease
1. To understand the pathophysiology and immunology of NMOSD and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody-associated disease (MOGAD).
2. To learn about the imaging characteristics that help distinguish between different demyelinating disorders.
3. To introduce the "easy" diagnostic diagram to use during the daily routine.
15 min
Update on autoimmune diseases and encephalitis
1. To understand the clinical presentation and diagnostic criteria.
2. To learn the typical imaging characteristics.
3. To learn about the role of imaging in the differential diagnosis.
10 min
Panel discussion: Benefits of a standardised MRI protocol for follow-up