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
Graz, Austria
Filippi, Massimo

Co-Chair

Filippi, Massimo
Milano, Italy
Derfuss, Tobias

Management Group Member

Derfuss, Tobias
Basel, Switzerland
Klotz, Luisa

Management Group Member

Klotz, Luisa
Münster, Germany
Lefter, Antonia

RRFS Representative

Lefter, Antonia
Bucharest, Romania
Magyari, Melinda

Management Group Member

Magyari, Melinda
Copenhagen, Denmark
Oreja-Guevara, Celia

Management Group Member

Oreja-Guevara, Celia
Madrid, Spain

Individual panel members

Abdellatif, Doaa
Abdellatif, Doaa
Cairo, Egypt
Adamec, Ivan
Adamec, Ivan
Zagreb, Croatia
Bollo, Luca
Bollo, Luca
Bari, Italy
Bonacchi, Raffaello
Bonacchi, Raffaello
Milano, Italy
Brownlee, Wallace
Brownlee, Wallace
London, United Kingdom
Cerqueira, João
Cerqueira, João
Braga, Portugal
Chan, Andrew
Chan, Andrew
Bern, Switzerland
Chaudhuri, Abhijit
Chaudhuri, Abhijit
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Comi, Giancarlo
Comi, Giancarlo
Milan, Italy
Compston, Alastair David S.
Compston, Alastair David S.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
D'amico, Emanuele
D'amico, Emanuele
Foggia, Italy
De Stefano, Nicola
De Stefano, Nicola
Siena, Italy
Derfuss, Tobias
Derfuss, Tobias
Basel, Switzerland
Díaz-Díaz, Judit
Díaz-Díaz, Judit
Madrid, Spain
Elsherif, Mohammed
Elsherif, Mohammed
Mansoura, Egypt
Faiss, Jürgen Hartmut
Faiss, Jürgen Hartmut
Teupitz, Germany
Fazekas, Franz
Fazekas, Franz
Graz, Austria
Figueira, Fernando F.a.
Figueira, Fernando F.a.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fischer, Wilhelm
Fischer, Wilhelm
Ulm, Germany
Fominykh, Vera
Fominykh, Vera
Moscow, Russian Federation
Gasperini, Claudio
Gasperini, Claudio
Rome, Italy
Gold, Ralf
Gold, Ralf
Bochum, Germany
Gross-Paju, Katrin
Gross-Paju, Katrin
Tallinn, Estonia
Guerrero Peral, Angel Luis
Guerrero Peral, Angel Luis
Valladolid, Spain
Hartung, Hans-Peter
Hartung, Hans-Peter
Inglese, Matilde
Inglese, Matilde
Genova, Italy
Jancic Md Phd, Ervin
Jancic Md Phd, Ervin
Karlovac, Croatia
Kallweit, Ulf
Kallweit, Ulf
Witten, Germany
Kapeller, Peter
Kapeller, Peter
Villach, Austria
Kappos, Ludwig
Kappos, Ludwig
Basel, Switzerland
Khalil, Michael
Khalil, Michael
Graz, Austria
Klupka Saric, Inge
Klupka Saric, Inge
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Köhler, Wolfgang
Köhler, Wolfgang
Leipzig, Germany
Kruja, Jera
Kruja, Jera
Tirana, Albania
Leocani, Letizia
Leocani, Letizia
Milan, Italy
Malciene, Lina
Malciene, Lina
Kaunas, Lithuania
Margoni, Monica
Margoni, Monica
Milan, Italy
Massacesi, Luca
Massacesi, Luca
Florence, Italy
Milo, Ron
Milo, Ron
Ness-Ziona, Israel
Milonas, Ioannis
Milonas, Ioannis
Thessaloniki, Greece
Montalban, Xavier
Montalban, Xavier
Barcelona, Spain
Mosa, Ahmed
Mosa, Ahmed
Mansoura, Egypt
Mulero, Patricia
Mulero, Patricia
VALLADOLID, Spain
Plant, Gordon
Plant, Gordon
London, United Kingdom
Preziosa, Paolo
Preziosa, Paolo
Milano, Italy
Pröbstel, Anne-Katrin
Pröbstel, Anne-Katrin
Basel, Switzerland
Rajda, Cecilia
Rajda, Cecilia
Szeged, Hungary
Rocca, Maria Assunta
Rocca, Maria Assunta
Milano, Italy
Sá, Maria José
Sá, Maria José
Porto, Portugal
Saiz, Albert
Saiz, Albert
Barcelona, Spain
Schirmer, Lucas
Schirmer, Lucas
Munich, Germany
Sellner, Johann
Sellner, Johann
Mistelbach, Austria
Sena, Armando José Nunes Harrington
Sena, Armando José Nunes Harrington
Portela LRS, Portugal
Simu, Mihaela Adriana
Simu, Mihaela Adriana
Timisoara, Romania
Smolders, Joost
Smolders, Joost
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Solari, Alessandra
Solari, Alessandra
Milan, Italy
Sörensen, Per Soelberg
Sörensen, Per Soelberg
Glostrup, Denmark
Torkildsen, Øivind Fredvik Grytten
Torkildsen, Øivind Fredvik Grytten
Bergen, Norway
Tumani, Hayrettin
Tumani, Hayrettin
Ulm, Germany
Voltz, Raymond
Voltz, Raymond
Cologne, Germany
Warnke, Clemens
Warnke, Clemens
Köln, Germany
Weber, Frank
Weber, Frank
Cham, Germany
Wiendl, Heinz
Wiendl, Heinz
Münster, Germany
Willekens, Barbara
Willekens, Barbara
Edegem, Belgium
Zanetta, Chiara
Zanetta, Chiara
Milano, Italy
Zanghì, Aurora
Zanghì, Aurora
Caltanissetta, Italy
Zivadinov, Robert
Zivadinov, Robert
Buffalo, United States

RRFS Members

Abramova, Anna
Abramova, Anna
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Bianchi, Alessia
Bianchi, Alessia
Palermo, Italy
Cacciaguerra, Laura
Cacciaguerra, Laura
Milano, Italy
Cambier, Audrey
Cambier, Audrey
Saint Gilles, Belgium
Carotenuto, Antonio
Carotenuto, Antonio
Milan, Italy
Kerstens, Jeroen
Kerstens, Jeroen
Deurne, Belgium
Moro, Meryem
Moro, Meryem
Marrakesh, Morocco
Moura, João
Moura, João
Porto, Portugal
Muharremi, Eti
Muharremi, Eti
Elbasan, Albania
Pilotto, Silvy
Pilotto, Silvy
Cagliari, Italy
Pozzato, Mattia
Pozzato, Mattia
Milano, Italy
Quezada Sánchez, Johnny
Quezada Sánchez, Johnny
madrid, Spain
Rzepiński, Łukasz
Rzepiński, Łukasz
Bydgoszcz, Poland
Soares Dos Reis, Ricardo
Soares Dos Reis, Ricardo
Porto, Portugal
Tseriotis, Vasilis-Spyridon
Tseriotis, Vasilis-Spyridon
Thessaloniki, Greece

Partner Society Representatives

Kim, Ho Jin

AOAN Representative

Kim, Ho Jin
Goyang-si, Korea, Republic of
Derfuss, Tobias

Management Group Member

Derfuss, Tobias
Basel, Switzerland

Patient Representative

Kasilingam, Elisabeth

Patient representative

Kasilingam, Elisabeth
Brussels, Belgium

Institutional panel members

Abbadessa, Gianmarco
Abbadessa, Gianmarco
Naples, Italy
Adamczyk-Sowa, Monika
Adamczyk-Sowa, Monika
Zabrze, Poland
Adamec, Ivan
Adamec, Ivan
Zagreb, Croatia
Airas, Laura M.
Airas, Laura M.
Turku, Finland
Balasa, Rodica
Balasa, Rodica
Târgu Mureş, Romania
Boyko, Alexey
Boyko, Alexey
Brecl Jakob, Gregor
Brecl Jakob, Gregor
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Bsteh, Gabriel
Bsteh, Gabriel
Vienna, Austria
Buniak, Anna
Buniak, Anna
Minsk, Belarus
Bünül, Sena Destan
Bünül, Sena Destan
Burk, Marcel
Burk, Marcel
Ettelbruck, Luxembourg
Csépány, Tünde
Csépány, Tünde
Debrecen, Hungary
Di Pauli, Franziska
Di Pauli, Franziska
Innsbruck, Austria
Drulovic, Jelena
Drulovic, Jelena
Belgrade, Serbia
Dumanscaia, Maria
Dumanscaia, Maria
Chisinau, Moldova
Edan, Gilles
Edan, Gilles
Rennes, France
Eichau, Sara
Eichau, Sara
SEVILLA, Spain
Frederiksen, Jette Lautrup
Frederiksen, Jette Lautrup
Glostrup, Denmark
Gasperini, Claudio
Gasperini, Claudio
Rome, Italy
Gross-Paju, Katrin
Gross-Paju, Katrin
Tallinn, Estonia
Gusev, Eugene Ivanovich
Gusev, Eugene Ivanovich
Russian Federation
Hovhannisyan, Gurgen Andranik
Hovhannisyan, Gurgen Andranik
Yerevan, Armenia
Hovhannisyan, Gurgen
Hovhannisyan, Gurgen
Yerevan, Armenia
Kalinowska, Alicja
Kalinowska, Alicja
Poznan, Poland
Karussis, Dimitrios
Karussis, Dimitrios
Kilintireas, Konstantinos
Kilintireas, Konstantinos
athens, Greece
Kizlaitiene, Rasa
Kizlaitiene, Rasa
Vilnius, Lithuania
Kondybayeva, Aida
Kondybayeva, Aida
Amaty, Kazakhstan
Kubala Havrdová, Eva
Kubala Havrdová, Eva
Praha 2, Czech Republic
Kubala Havrdová, Eva
Kubala Havrdová, Eva
Prague, Czech Republic
Laplaud, David
Laplaud, David
Nantes, France
Leonidou, Eleni
Leonidou, Eleni
NICOSIA, Cyprus
Lycke, Jan
Lycke, Jan
Gothenburg, Sweden
Maggi, Pietro
Maggi, Pietro
Brussels, Belgium
Maier, Smaranda
Maier, Smaranda
Targu Mures, Romania
Martinovic, Vanja
Martinovic, Vanja
Belgrade, Serbia
Mcguigan, Christopher
Mcguigan, Christopher
Dublin 4, Ireland
Milanov, Ivan
Milanov, Ivan
Sofia, Bulgaria
Millers, Andrejs
Millers, Andrejs
Riga, Latvia
Myhr, Kjell-Morten
Myhr, Kjell-Morten
Bergen, Norway
Odainic, Olesea
Odainic, Olesea
Chisinau, Moldova
Palavra, Filipe
Palavra, Filipe
Coimbra, Portugal
Pantzaris, Marios
Pantzaris, Marios
Nicosia, Cyprus
Pastare, Daina
Pastare, Daina
Riga, Latvia
Pot, Caroline
Pot, Caroline
Lausanne, Switzerland
Pröbstel, Anne-Katrin
Pröbstel, Anne-Katrin
Basel, Switzerland
Rozsa, Csilla
Rozsa, Csilla
Budapest, Hungary
Scheinok, Thomas
Scheinok, Thomas
Brussels, Belgium
Sellebjerg, Finn
Sellebjerg, Finn
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sequeira, João
Sequeira, João
Lisbon, Portugal
Siva, Aksel
Siva, Aksel
Istanbul, Turkey
Taluntiene, Vera
Taluntiene, Vera
Vilnius, Lithuania
Turcani, Peter
Turcani, Peter
Bratislava, Slovakia
Tzartos, Ioannis
Tzartos, Ioannis
athens, Greece
Uitdehaag, Bernard M.j.
Uitdehaag, Bernard M.j.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Voloshyna, Nataliya P.
Voloshyna, Nataliya P.
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Zido, Michal
Zido, Michal
Prague, Czech Republic