ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS 2020 highlights

This year, the largest MS scientific conference in the world went virtual to share the latest findings and progress in MS with over 8,000 MS experts from 100 countries. Hear from our Head of Research, Dr Julia Morahan, for the key ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS 2020 conference highlights.


The European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) has served as Europe’s and the world’s largest professional organisation dedicated to the understanding and treatment of MS. The ECTRIMS annual congress takes place in a different city each year and brings together MS experts from across the globe to share new knowledge and discuss many aspects of MS.


Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) is a community of leaders from the United States and Canada who are dedicated to the treatment and research in MS and other demyelinating diseases. Tri-annually ACTRIMS hosts a joint conference with ECTRIMS to discuss the latest findings and progress in MS, in addition to their annual forums.


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ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS 2020 highlights