Multiple sclerosis

The Scientific Panel on Multiple sclerosis is dedicated to coordinate research and treatment guidelines for demyelinating diseases within the neurological societies in Europe. The Scientific Panel has a close collaboration with the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS), as reflected by co-positions of some members in the ECTRIMS board. In addition the panel is in contact with the ENS panel to facilitate future joined activities.

During the last years the panel produced several guidelines:
1. Guidelines on the use of anti-interferon-beta antibody measurements in multiple sclerosis
2. Guidelines for treatment of multiple sclerosis relapses
The guidelines were published in the European Journal of Neurology in 2005 and constituted chapters in the Handbook of Neurological Management published in 2006.

Current task forces

Together with the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) the Subspecialty Scientific Panel has established a task force on guidelines for the use of immunomodulatory therapy in multiple sclerosis.

The Subspecialty Scientific Panel has planned to form a working group for producing a paper on the access for neurologists in all European countries to prescribe all approved immunomodulatory drugs. Ron Milo was appointed leader of this working group.

Future work of the panel will address a consensus for safety considerations for MS therapy with monoclonal antibodies. In addition, the issue of neutralizing antibodies against natalizumab will be addressed under the leadership of Prof Sorensen. Finally an update on the use of modern oral therapies for treatment of multiple sclerosis will be prepared.

Management Group

Filippi, Massimo


Filippi, Massimo (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Milano, Italy
Oreja-Guevara, Celia


Oreja-Guevara, Celia (Prof.)
Madrid, Spain
Derfuss, Tobias
Derfuss, Tobias (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Basel, Switzerland
Hartung, Hans-Peter
Hartung, Hans-Peter (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Düsseldorf, Germany
Kappos, Ludwig
Kappos, Ludwig (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Basel, Switzerland
Kappos, Ludwig
Kappos, Ludwig (Professor)
Basel, Switzerland
Magyari, Melinda
Magyari, Melinda (MD PhD, FEAN)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Smets, Ide
Smets, Ide (MD)
Leuven, Belgium

Individual panel members

Adamec, Ivan
Adamec, Ivan (MD, PhD)
Zagreb, Croatia
Brochet, Bruno
Brochet, Bruno (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Cerqueira, João José  Fernandes Cardoso Araújo
Cerqueira, João José Fernandes Cardoso Araújo (MD, AssProf)
Braga, Portugal
Chan, Andrew
Chan, Andrew (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Bern, Switzerland
Chaudhuri, Abhijit
Chaudhuri, Abhijit (MD, DM, PhD, FACP, FRCP, FEAN)
Greater London, United Kingdom
Comi, Giancarlo
Comi, Giancarlo (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Milan, Italy
Compston, Alastair David S.
Compston, Alastair David S. (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Costru-Tasnic, Elena (MD)
Chisinau, Moldova
De Melo-Souza, Sebastiao Eurico
De Melo-Souza, Sebastiao Eurico (MD)
Goiania-Go, Brazil
De Stefano, Nicola
De Stefano, Nicola (Professor)
Siena, Italy
Díaz-Díaz, Judit
Díaz-Díaz, Judit
Getafe, Spain
ELSherif, Mohammed
ELSherif, Mohammed (MD,PhD, Dr)
Mansoura, Egypt
Enzinger, Christian
Enzinger, Christian (MD, FEAN)
Graz, Austria
Faiss, Jürgen Hartmut
Faiss, Jürgen Hartmut (MD, Prof)
Fazekas, Franz
Fazekas, Franz (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Graz, Austria
Figueira, Fernando F.A.
Figueira, Fernando F.A. (MD)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fischer, Wilhelm
Fischer, Wilhelm (MD)
Ulm, Germany
Gold, Ralf
Gold, Ralf (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Bochum, Germany
Guerrero Peral, Angel Luis
Guerrero Peral, Angel Luis (MD; PhD)
Valladolid, Spain
Inglese, Matilde
Inglese, Matilde (MD, PhD)
Kallweit, Ulf
Kallweit, Ulf (MD, Ass. Prof.)
Witten, Germany
Kapeller, Peter
Kapeller, Peter (MD, Prof)
Villach, Austria
Klupka Saric, Inge
Klupka Saric, Inge
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Köhler, Wolfgang
Köhler, Wolfgang (MD)
Leipzig, Germany
Kruja, Jera
Kruja, Jera (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Tirana, Albania
Leocani, Letizia
Leocani, Letizia (MD, Prof)
Milan, Italy
Malciene, Lina
Malciene, Lina (MD, Prof)
Klaipeda, Lithuania
Margoni, Monica
Margoni, Monica (MD)
Padova, Italy
Massacesi, Luca
Massacesi, Luca (MD, Prof., FEAN)
Florence, Italy
Milo, Ron
Milo, Ron (MD)
Ashkelon, Israel
Milonas, Ioannis
Milonas, Ioannis (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Montalban, Xavier
Montalban, Xavier (MD,PhD, Prof, FEAN)
Barcelona, Spain
Preziosa, Paolo
Preziosa, Paolo (MD)
Milano, Italy
Rajda, Cecilia
Rajda, Cecilia (MD)
Szeged, Hungary
Rieckmann, Peter
Rieckmann, Peter (MD Prof. FRCPC, FAAN)
Bischofswiesen, Germany
Rocca, Maria Assunta
Rocca, Maria Assunta (MD)
Milano, Italy
Sá, Maria José
Sá, Maria José (MD, Prof)
Porto, Portugal
Saiz, Albert
Saiz, Albert (MD)
Barcelona, Spain
Sellner, Johann
Sellner, Johann (MD, Prof, FAAN FANA FEAN)
Mistelbach, Austria
Sena, Armando José Nunes Harrington
Sena, Armando José Nunes Harrington (MD, Prof)
Solari, Alessandra
Solari, Alessandra (MD)
Sörensen, Per Soelberg
Sörensen, Per Soelberg (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Torkildsen, Øivind Fredvik Grytten
Torkildsen, Øivind Fredvik Grytten (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Tumani, Hayrettin
Tumani, Hayrettin (Prof. Dr. med.)
Ulm, Germany
Valis, Martin
Valis, Martin (MD, FEAN)
Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Voltz, Raymond
Voltz, Raymond (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Warnke, Clemens
Warnke, Clemens (Dr.)
Koeln, Germany
Weber, Frank
Weber, Frank (MD)
Cham, Germany
Zivadinov, Robert
Zivadinov, Robert (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Buffalo, United States

RRFS Representative

Bârsan, Ioana-Cristina
Bârsan, Ioana-Cristina (Doctor)
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Ivashynka, Andrei
Ivashynka, Andrei (MD, PhD)
Novara, Italy

Institutional panel members

Balasa, Rodica
Balasa, Rodica (Prof. dr.)
Târgu Mureş, Romania
Berger, Thomas
Berger, Thomas (MD, Prof)
Wien, Austria
Boyko, Alexey
Boyko, Alexey
Bsteh, Gabriel
Bsteh, Gabriel (MD, PhD)
Innsbruck, Austria
Coles, Alasdair
Coles, Alasdair (MD)
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Csepany, Tunde
Csepany, Tunde (MD PhD)
Debrecen, Hungary
Drulovic, Jelena
Drulovic, Jelena (MD, Prof)
Belgrade, Serbia
Edan, Gilles
Edan, Gilles (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Frederiksen, Jette Lautrup
Frederiksen, Jette Lautrup (Professor, DMsc)
Glostrup, Denmark
Gross-Paju, Katrin
Gross-Paju, Katrin (MD, AssProf)
Habek, Mario
Habek, Mario (Prof.)
Zagreb, Croatia
Horvat Ledinek, Alenka
Horvat Ledinek, Alenka (MD)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Istratii, Diana
Istratii, Diana (MD)
Chisinau, Moldova
Karussis, Dimitrios
Karussis, Dimitrios (MD,Prof)
Kilintireas, Konstantinos
Kilintireas, Konstantinos (MD)
Kizlaitiene, Rasa
Kizlaitiene, Rasa (MD, PhD)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Klotz, Luisa
Klotz, Luisa (MD)
Kondybayeva, Aida
Kondybayeva, Aida (MD)
Amaty, Kazakhstan
Kubala Havrdová, Eva
Kubala Havrdová, Eva (MD)
Prague, Czech Republic
Kuchling, Joseph
Kuchling, Joseph
Berlin, Germany
Kulakowska, Alina
Kulakowska, Alina (MD)
Bialystok, Poland
Laplaud, David
Laplaud, David (MD)
Lycke, Jan
Lycke, Jan (MD, PhD, Professor)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Martinovic, Vanja
Martinovic, Vanja (MD)
Belgrade, Serbia
McGuigan, Christopher
McGuigan, Christopher (MD)
Dublin 4, Ireland
Milanov, Ivan
Milanov, Ivan (MD, Prof)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Millers, Andrejs
Millers, Andrejs (MD, Prof)
Riga, Latvia
Novi, Giovanni
Novi, Giovanni (Dr.)
Genoa, Italy
Odainic, Olesea
Odainic, Olesea (MD)
Chisinau, Moldova
Pantzaris, Marios
Pantzaris, Marios (MD)
Nicosia, Cyprus
Pastare, Daina
Pastare, Daina
Riga, Latvia
Rozsa, Csilla
Rozsa, Csilla
Budapest, Hungary
Sellebjerg, Finn
Sellebjerg, Finn (MD, Prof)
Glostrup, Denmark
Siva, Aksel
Siva, Aksel (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Istanbul, Turkey
Smets, Ide
Smets, Ide (MD)
Leuven, Belgium
Taluntiene, Vera
Taluntiene, Vera (MD)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Turcani, Peter
Turcani, Peter (MD, Prof)
Bratislava, Slovakia
Uitdehaag, Bernard M.J.
Uitdehaag, Bernard M.J. (MD, Prof)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Voloshyna, Nataliya P.
Voloshyna, Nataliya P. (MD, Prof)
Kharkiv, Ukraine