Gearing up for the 2019 RND Symposium!

The TMA’s 2019 Rare Neuroimmune Disorders Symposium (RNDS) is around the corner! Taking place September 19-21 in Columbus, OH, this conference will feature over 20 guest speakers and over 30 talks centered on the rare neuroimmune disorders. This is an event you do not want to miss!

One of the presentations will be on “Recurrent vs Monophasic Disorders,” featuring Dr. Sara Qureshi from Billing’s Clinic, MT. Dr. Qureshi will discuss how physicians determine if a person is experiencing a relapse and how rare neuroimmune disorders differ on this topic. There will also be a panel of experts discussing “The Future of NMOSD Therapeutics,” which will include representatives from the pharmaceutical companies who have developed new medications to reduce relapses in individuals with NMOSD.

Many of the talks will be given on the most current research in the field of rare neuroimmunology. Dr. Benjamin Greenberg of UT Southwestern Medical Center will give a presentation on the “Study to Investigate the Safety of the Transplantation of Human Glial Restricted Progenitor Cells in Transverse Myelitis.” This will be an update on the status of this study, which is the first human clinical trial designed to study the safety and efficacy of implanting cells that produce myelin into the spinal cord in patients with TM. Another presentation will feature Dr. Cristina Sadowsky of Kennedy Krieger Institute, who will talk about “Rehabilitation and Rare Neuroimmune Disorders: Current Best Practices and Future Advances.”

Additionally, there will a variety of talks on symptom management in rare neuroimmune disorders. Dr. Jacqueline A. Nicholas of OhioHealth will give a presentation titled “What is Pain, Numbness, and Tingling?”. She will address best practices of pain management and how to differentiate various types of pain. Another talk will feature Dr. Allen DeSena of Carolinas HealthCare System Neurosciences Institute on the topic of fatigue, titled “Why Am I So Tired All the Time?”. Dr. DeSena will explain why rare neuroimmune disorders cause fatigue and what can be done to manage it.

These are only a few of the many presentations that will be given at the 2019 RNDS. To view a full list of speakers and presentations, you can view the agenda here.

Haven’t registered yet? Make sure to secure your spot at the RNDS by registering here.

Questions or concerns? Please contact us at info@myelitis.org or call +1 (855) 380-3330.

We look forward to seeing you in Columbus!

– The Transverse Myelitis Association

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