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

Enzinger, Christian

Co-Chair

Enzinger, Christian (MD, FEAN)
Graz, Austria
Filippi, Massimo

Co-Chair

Filippi, Massimo (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Milano, Italy
Derfuss, Tobias

Management Group Member

Derfuss, Tobias (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Basel, Switzerland

Management Group Member

Klotz, Luisa (MD)
Münster, Germany
Lefter, Antonia

RRFS Representative

Lefter, Antonia (MD)
Bucharest, Romania
Magyari, Melinda

Management Group Member

Magyari, Melinda (MD PhD, FEAN)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Oreja-Guevara, Celia

Management Group Member

Oreja-Guevara, Celia (Prof.)
Madrid, Spain

Individual panel members

Abdellatif, Doaa
Abdellatif, Doaa (Dr)
Cairo, Egypt
Adamec, Ivan
Adamec, Ivan (MD, PhD)
Zagreb, Croatia
Bollo, Luca
Bollo, Luca (Dr)
Bari, Italy
Bonacchi, Raffaello
Bonacchi, Raffaello (MD)
Milano, Italy
Brownlee, Wallace
Brownlee, Wallace (MBChB PhD)
London, United Kingdom
Chan, Andrew
Chan, Andrew (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Bern, Switzerland
Chaudhuri, Abhijit
Chaudhuri, Abhijit (MD, DM, PhD, FACP, FRCP, FEAN)
Romford, 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
D'Amico, Emanuele
D'Amico, Emanuele (Dr)
Foggia, Italy
De Stefano, Nicola
De Stefano, Nicola (Professor)
Siena, Italy
Derfuss, Tobias
Derfuss, Tobias (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Basel, Switzerland
Díaz-Díaz, Judit
Díaz-Díaz, Judit (Dr.)
Madrid, Spain
ELSherif, Mohammed
ELSherif, Mohammed (MD,PhD, FAAN)
Mansoura, Egypt
Faiss, Jürgen Hartmut
Faiss, Jürgen Hartmut (MD, Prof)
Teupitz, Germany
Fazekas, Franz
Fazekas, Franz (MD, Prof)
Graz, Austria
Figueira, Fernando F.A.
Figueira, Fernando F.A. (MD)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fischer, Wilhelm
Fischer, Wilhelm (MD)
Ulm, Germany
Fominykh, Vera
Fominykh, Vera
Moscow, Russian Federation
Gasperini, Claudio
Gasperini, Claudio (MD)
Rome, Italy
Gold, Ralf
Gold, Ralf (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Bochum, Germany
Gross-Paju, Katrin
Gross-Paju, Katrin (MD, Ass Prof)
Tallinn, Estonia
Guerrero Peral, Angel Luis
Guerrero Peral, Angel Luis (MD; PhD)
Valladolid, Spain
Hartung, Hans-Peter
Hartung, Hans-Peter (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Düsseldorf, Germany
Jancic MD PhD, Ervin
Jancic MD PhD, Ervin (MD, PhD, Ass. Prof.)
Karlovac, Croatia
Kallweit, Ulf
Kallweit, Ulf (MD, Prof., FEAN)
Witten, Germany
Kapeller, Peter
Kapeller, Peter (Prof. MD)
Villach, Austria
Kappos, Ludwig
Kappos, Ludwig (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Basel, Switzerland
Klupka Saric, Inge
Klupka Saric, Inge (Ass.prof.)
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)
Kaunas, Lithuania
Margoni, Monica
Margoni, Monica (MD)
Milan, 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
Plant, Gordon
Plant, Gordon (FRCP, FRCOphth, MD, FEAN)
London, United Kingdom
Preziosa, Paolo
Preziosa, Paolo (MD)
Milano, Italy
Pröbstel, Anne-Katrin
Pröbstel, Anne-Katrin
Basel, Switzerland
Rajda, Cecilia
Rajda, Cecilia (MD)
Szeged, Hungary
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
Schirmer, Lucas
Schirmer, Lucas (MD)
Munich, Germany
Sellner, Johann
Sellner, Johann (MD, Prof, FAAN FANA FEAN MBA)
Mistelbach, Austria
Sena, Armando José Nunes Harrington
Sena, Armando José Nunes Harrington (MD, Prof)
Portela LRS, Portugal
Simu, Mihaela Adriana
Simu, Mihaela Adriana (MD, Prof)
Timisoara, Romania
Smolders, Joost
Smolders, Joost (MD, PhD)
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Solari, Alessandra
Solari, Alessandra (MD Neurologist)
Milan, Italy
Sörensen, Per Soelberg
Sörensen, Per Soelberg (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Glostrup, Denmark
Torkildsen, Øivind Fredvik Grytten
Torkildsen, Øivind Fredvik Grytten (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Bergen, Norway
Tumani, Hayrettin
Tumani, Hayrettin (Prof. Dr. med.)
Ulm, Germany
Voltz, Raymond
Voltz, Raymond (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Cologne, Germany
Warnke, Clemens
Warnke, Clemens (Dr.)
Köln, Germany
Weber, Frank
Weber, Frank (MD)
Cham, Germany
Willekens, Barbara
Willekens, Barbara (MD, PhD)
Edegem, Belgium
Zanetta, Chiara
Zanetta, Chiara
Milano, Italy
Zivadinov, Robert
Zivadinov, Robert (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Buffalo, United States

RRFS Members

Abramova, Anna
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Bianchi, Alessia
Bianchi, Alessia (MD)
Palermo, Italy
Cacciaguerra, Laura
Cacciaguerra, Laura (MD)
Milano, Italy
Carotenuto, Antonio
Milan, Italy
Kerstens, Jeroen
Kerstens, Jeroen
Deurne, Belgium
Moro, Meryem
Marrakesh, Morocco
Muharremi, Eti
Muharremi, Eti (Dr)
Elbasan, Albania
Pilotto, Silvy
Cagliari, Italy
Pozzato, Mattia
Pozzato, Mattia (Resident)
Milano, Italy
Quezada Sánchez, Johnny
madrid, Spain
Rzepiński, Łukasz
Rzepiński, Łukasz (PhD)
Bydgoszcz, Poland
Soares dos Reis, Ricardo
Soares dos Reis, Ricardo (Dr)
Porto, Portugal
Tseriotis, Vasilis-Spyridon (MD, MSc)
Thessaloniki, Greece

Partner Society Representatives

Kim, Ho Jin

AOAN Representative

Kim, Ho Jin (MD)
Goyang-si, Korea, Republic of
Anlar, Banu

EPNS representative

Anlar, Banu (MD)
Ankara, Turkey
Derfuss, Tobias

Management Group Member

Derfuss, Tobias (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Basel, Switzerland

Patient Representative

Kasilingam, Elisabeth

Patient representative

Kasilingam, Elisabeth
Brussels, Belgium

Institutional panel members

Abbadessa, Gianmarco
Abbadessa, Gianmarco (MD)
Naples, Italy
Adamczyk-Sowa, Monika
Adamczyk-Sowa, Monika (MD Professor)
Zabrze, Poland
Adamec, Ivan
Adamec, Ivan (MD, PhD)
Zagreb, Croatia
Airas, Laura M.
Airas, Laura M. (MD)
Turku, Finland
Balasa, Rodica
Balasa, Rodica (Prof. dr.)
Târgu Mureş, Romania
Boyko, Alexey
Boyko, Alexey
Brecl Jakob, Gregor
Brecl Jakob, Gregor (MD, PhD)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Bsteh, Gabriel (Priv.Doz. Dr., PhD)
Vienna, Austria
Buniak, Anna
Buniak, Anna (MD, researcher)
Minsk, Belarus
Bünül, Sena Destan
Burk, Marcel
Burk, Marcel (MD)
Ettelbruck, Luxembourg
Csépány, Tünde
Csépány, Tünde (MD PhD)
Debrecen, Hungary
Di Pauli, Franziska
Di Pauli, Franziska
Innsbruck, Austria
Drulovic, Jelena
Drulovic, Jelena (MD, Prof)
Belgrade, Serbia
Dumanscaia, Maria
Dumanscaia, Maria (Resident doctor)
Chisinau, Moldova
Edan, Gilles
Edan, Gilles (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Rennes, France
EICHAU, SARA
EICHAU, SARA
SEVILLA, Spain
Frederiksen, Jette Lautrup
Frederiksen, Jette Lautrup (Professor, DMsc)
Glostrup, Denmark
Gasperini, Claudio
Gasperini, Claudio (MD)
Rome, Italy
Gross-Paju, Katrin
Gross-Paju, Katrin (MD, Ass Prof)
Tallinn, Estonia
Gusev, Eugene Ivanovich
Gusev, Eugene Ivanovich (MD, Prof)
Russian Federation
Hovhannisyan, Gurgen Andranik
Hovhannisyan, Gurgen Andranik (MD, Prof)
Yerevan, Armenia
Hovhannisyan, Gurgen
Yerevan, Armenia
Kalinowska, Alicja
Kalinowska, Alicja (MD)
Poznan, Poland
Karussis, Dimitrios
Karussis, Dimitrios (MD,Prof)
Kilintireas, Konstantinos
Kilintireas, Konstantinos (MD)
athens, Greece
Kizlaitiene, Rasa
Kizlaitiene, Rasa (MD, PhD)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Kondybayeva, Aida
Kondybayeva, Aida (MD, PhD)
Amaty, Kazakhstan
Kubala Havrdová, Eva
Kubala Havrdová, Eva (MD)
Prague, Czech Republic
Kubala Havrdová, Eva
Kubala Havrdová, Eva (MD, Prof.)
Praha 2, Czech Republic
Laplaud, David
Laplaud, David (MD)
Nantes, France
Leonidou, Eleni
Leonidou, Eleni (Dr)
NICOSIA, Cyprus
Lycke, Jan
Lycke, Jan (MD, PhD, Professor)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Maggi, Pietro
Maggi, Pietro (MD, PhD)
Brussels, Belgium
Maier, Smaranda
Targu Mures, Romania
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
Myhr, Kjell-Morten
Myhr, Kjell-Morten (Professor, MD)
Bergen, Norway
Odainic, Olesea
Odainic, Olesea (MD)
Chisinau, Moldova
Palavra, Filipe
Palavra, Filipe (MD)
Coimbra, Portugal
Pantzaris, Marios
Pantzaris, Marios (MD)
Nicosia, Cyprus
Pastare, Daina
Pastare, Daina
Riga, Latvia
Pot, Caroline
Pot, Caroline (Prof)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Pröbstel, Anne-Katrin
Pröbstel, Anne-Katrin
Basel, Switzerland
Rozsa, Csilla
Rozsa, Csilla
Budapest, Hungary
Scheinok, Thomas
Brussels, Belgium
Sellebjerg, Finn
Sellebjerg, Finn (MD, Prof)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sequeira, João (MD)
Lisbon, Portugal
Siva, Aksel
Siva, Aksel (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Istanbul, Turkey
Taluntiene, Vera
Taluntiene, Vera (MD)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Turcani, Peter
Turcani, Peter (MD, Prof)
Bratislava, Slovakia
Tzartos, Ioannis
Tzartos, Ioannis (MD)
athens, Greece
Uitdehaag, Bernard M.J.
Uitdehaag, Bernard M.J. (MD, Prof)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Voloshyna, Nataliya P.
Voloshyna, Nataliya P. (MD, Prof)
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Zido, Michal
Prague, Czech Republic