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DUBAI, UAE, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) have dramatically improved over recent decades due to scientific advancements, yet MS persists as one of the most disabling neurological disorders, having a significant impact on young adults - the age group most affected by the disease.

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Continuing medical education provider, EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education, will draw leading international experts in MS to explore the roles of genetics and environment in MS pathology. The conference, "Multiple sclerosis: Improving patient outcomes through scientific and clinical advances" takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 9 to 10 May 2014.  

"This meeting will present the latest epidemiological and genetic knowledge about MS and link it to pathology and the practical management of therapy for people with MS" says Professor David Bates, Department of Neurology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and - scientific organizer of the event.

"We are proud to gather, year after year, an outstanding international panel of experts in neurology and MS research in order to contribute to the debate from the perspective of clinical practices. The goal is to identify the most appropriate treatments for this disease," says Professor Giancarlo Comi, President of the EXCEMED Scientific Committee and Professor in Neurology at University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.

The scientific programme of the event offers three sessions and six workshops: Session one will address basic research in MS pathogenesis including epidemiology, risk factors, genetics of MS and mechanism and prevention of neurodegeneration. Session two will address clinical approaches to MS and session three will deal with therapeutic management.

The six workshops will be attended in rotation by each participant to allow for optimal exchange of opinions and a deeper understanding of the different MS related topics.

About EXCEMED 

EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education is an independent, non-profit continuing medical education (CME) provider based in Geneva, Switzerland. The Foundation has provided world-class CME to thousands of healthcare professionals over the past four decades, convening over 1500 international scientific congresses with more than 500 proceedings published in leading international medical journals. EXCEMED has also pioneered online CME courses since 2000 and oversees an expanding portfolio of e-learning activities including video lectures, CME-accredited online courses and symposia. http://www.excemed.org, +39-3498089073; social@excemed.org

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