The 2023 JOINT Pre-ECTRIMS Course will be held on October 10, 2023, both in Milan, Italy and virtually, in the framework of the 9th joint ECTRIMS - ACTRIMS Meeting.

The 2023 JOINT Pre-ECTRIMS has been officially endorsed by ECTRIMS, MENACTRIMS, EAN and SIN.

The European Charcot Foundation, in collaboration with Med-Ex Learning and Fondazione Prada-Human Brains, will be holding a course both on-site and virtually, prior to the ECTRIMS Congress.

Scientific Programme

Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 | 10:00 - 17:30


10:00 - Welcome & Opening - Chair: G. Comi (Italy) and X. Montalban (Spain)

Session I - Advancements in understanding Multiple Sclerosis - Chair: G. Comi (Italy)

  • 10:15 - Lecture I: Is the Epstein Barr Virus the trigger and/or the driver of MS? - G. Giovannoni (UK)
  • 10:35 - Lecture II: Tissue-resident immune cells in the pathogenesis of MS - H. Lassman (Austria)
  • 10:55 - Lecture III: MRI biomarkers of progression in MS - C. Granziera (Switzerland)

11:15 - Coffee Break

  • 11:45 - Lecture IV: Discontinuing MS treatments in a stable disease: yes, or no? - M. Tintorè (Spain)
  • 12:05 - Lecture V: Current and future treatments in Relapsing MS - X. Montalban (Spain)
  • 12:25 - Lecture VI: Current and future treatments in Progressive MS - G. Comi (Italy)
  • 12:45 - Lecture VII: Enhancing myelin repair - B. Stankoff (France)

13:05 - Q&A

13:30 - Lunch

Session II - Burning questions in MS - Chair: X. Montalban (Spain)

  • 14:30 - Discussion I: PIRA: mechanistic or statistical construct? - C. Tur (Spain) - F. Lublin (USA)
  • 15:00 - Lecture VIII: Immunosenescence: friend or foe? - V. Van Pesch (Belgium)
  • 15:20 - Lecture IX: Cognition in MS - M. P. Amato (Italy)
  • 15:40 - Lecture X: Digital medicine in MS - L. Leocani (Italy)
  • 16:00 - Lecture XI: Use of Artificial intelligence in predicting prognosis in MS: values and limits - A.Eshaghi (UK)

16:20 - Round Table: Observational real-world studies in MS: usefulness and criticism - J. Hillert (Sweden), T. Kalinchik (Australia), A. Signori (Italy), M.Trojano (Italy)

16:50 - Q&A

17:20 - Wrap-up

17:30 - End of the day



The 2023 Joint Pre-ECTRIMS course, Milan, Italy 10/10/2023 - 10/10/2023, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 5.5 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”

“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at https://edhub.ama-assn.org/pages/applictations .

“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”


You can consult and download the Scientific Programme (PDF Version) here.

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Both in Milan, Italy and Virtually
October 10, 2023 - October 10, 2023