The 8th Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting - MSVirtual2020 - To be Held September 11-13 With A Special Encore Session Featuring COVID-19 & MS and Late

~Program to Focus on Advances and Breakthroughs in MS Research, Diagnostics and Technology~

~Special Press Events Planned to Give Media Access to Key Leaders & Late Breaker Investigators~

MIDDLETON, Wis., Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The 8(th) Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting, the largest international conference focused on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research, will be held in a virtual format from September 11-13, 2020, with a special encore session featuring Late-Breaking News and a COVID-19 Session on September 26. []

At this virtual conference - MSVirtual2020 - world class scientists, neurologists, clinicians and researchers from around the world will be presenting the latest research, clinical trial outcomes and technology and diagnostic advances in multiple sclerosis (MS).

Media registration, which is open to editors, reporters, producers, and active freelance writers and bloggers, will allow access to the full program including plenary sessions, invited speakers and platform presentations. Press Registration can be completed online here [], or to expedite press registration, you can send a request directly to the Press Managers. They can be reached at: [] and []. They are also available to arrange interviews with participating leaders, presenters and experts that you may wish to connect with.

The MSVirtual2020 program at a glance can be found here []. Key topics will cover:

-- Cutting-edge research into the cause of MS, ranging from epigenetics and
genetic factors, to defining the intricate immunological and
pathological pathways that inform drug discovery and therapeutic
-- Radiological advances and machine learning approaches and how these
techniques can help us better understand MS.
-- Biomarkers of disease activity and response to therapy, which is
critical for the future of personalized medicine in MS.
-- The outcomes of recent clinical trials of new agents and interventions,
innovations in symptomatic and rehabilitative therapy, and current
research on MS and COVID-19.
Keynote speakers will include:

-- Opening Remarks: September 11 @9:00 a.m. ET

-- The Honorable Donna F. Edwards,
C] Former U.S. Representative, diagnosed with MS in 2017
-- Opening Presentation by Professor Helen Tremlett
or+Helen+Tremlett] on "The MS prodrome"
-- Closing Remarks: September 13(th) @ 2:30 p.m. ET

-- Closing Presentation by Professor Frauke Zipp
pp] on "New insights on immunopathogenesis"
MSVirtual2020 will be hosting a Newsroom on Newswise that will house various media materials including press releases, videos, infographics, bios & photos of leaders and speakers, and other assets. Newswise will also host a few Zoom press events for media only that will allow registered journalists to access and ask live questions to ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS leaders and late breaking investigators. The link to the MSVirtual2020 Newsroom is: here [], or at the following link: []. The conference hashtag is: #MSVirtual2020.

MSVirtual2020 Press Events:

-- Opening Press Conference with ACTRIMS and ECTRIMS Leaders with live Q&A
(Media only)

-- Friday, September 11th @ 8:00 a.m. ET
-- Virtual Coffee Break with ACTRIMS President and Q&A (Media Only)

-- Sunday, September 13(th) @ 7:30 a.m. ET
-- An opportunity to ask the President questions regarding key
presentations, major research, clinical, technology and
rehabilitation advances, and what's next for MS
-- Early Availability of Embargoed Late Breaker Abstracts for Media Only
(Upon Request)

-- Thursday Morning, September 24(th) @ 9:00 a.m. ET
-- Late-Breaker Press Event - Live Q&A with Late Breaker and COVID-19
Investigators (Media only)

-- Friday, September 25(th) @ 9:00 a.m.ET
-- Encore Event: Late Breaker Presentations (Open to all attendees and

-- Saturday, September 26(th) from 9-10:30 a.m. ET
-- Encore Event: Covid-19 and MS Special Session (For all attendees and

-- Saturday, September 26(th) from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ET

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CONTACT: If you have questions, would like press registration and/or would like to request an interview, please contact: Lynn Blenkhorn, Press Manager, MSVirtual2020,, +1-508-851-0930; Emily Papp, Assistant Manager, MSVirtual2020,, +1-203-240-8446

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