Cognition in MS: Background, assessment tools and management strategies
Join us at 17:00–18:00 • CET on Tuesday 5th November, 2019
Biogen is happy to invite you to the first interactive webinar of our MSWebs series, dedicated to cognition in multiple sclerosis (MS). During this one hour session, cognition experts Professor Iris-Katharina Penner and Professor Herbert Schreiber will discuss the latest tools for cognitive assessment, as well as management strategies for cognitive impairment in MS. You will have the opportunity to interact with our expert faculty via live Q&A chat sessions.
So what is the current understanding of cognition in MS, and why should we be assessing it? Cognitive impairment in MS has long been overlooked despite evidence of its prevalence–up to 65% of adults with MS– and its profound impact on patients and their families1. Cognitive dysfunction affects complex attention, information processing speed, memory and executive functions, verbal fluency, and visuospatial perception1. Recently, it has become clear that early and frequent monitoring benefits patients, and can lead to optimized and personalized disease management strategies1.
Biogen invites you to take an active part in this interactive educational forum, by discussing challenges encountered in your daily practice, and by sharing your own clinical experience.
About the speakers
Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Iris-Katharina Penner
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Professor Penner is an internationally recognized neuroscientist, focused on development and implementation of methodological assessments for diagnostic and therapy of neurodegenerative diseases like MS.
Prof. Dr. med. Herbert Schreiber
Ulm University, Ulm, Germany
Professor Schreiber is a German neurologist and MS expert, combining experience as a clinician and significant expertise in cognitive diagnostics.
1. Kalb et al., Mult Scler. 2018 Nov;24(13):1665-1680