Multiple sclerosis is an often devastating disease for patients and their families. With the recent emergence of potential disease modifying therapies, early and correct diagnosis is the new cornerstone for standard-of-care, as well as the new baseline from which hope has grown for 1) effective treatments; and 2) quality of life maintenance. Central in this effort is appreciation of clinical, environment and genetic, and paraclinical prognostic indicators with a focused appreciation for what magnetic resonance imaging is bringing to this effort. But MS care is more than just a correct and timely diagnosis, it includes the need for a multidisciplinary team of physicians and other health care personnel who collectively optimize the outcome for each individual patient. As such, educational and practice needs have been identified that are addressed in this initial series of three modules written, and reviewed by global faculty.
This module offers for the participant an overview of MS; diagnostic strategies and identifying predictors of outcome; and links disease and disability progression in a way that provides insight into clinical practice.