The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan             334 Amsterdam Ave.               New York, New York 10023

The 2018 Research & Wellness Symposium

Moderated by Elissa "EJ" Levy, the Symposium is an educational and inspirational experience, featuring presentations from world renowned MS experts on the topics of Wellness and MS Research.

Wellness Topics to include depression and cognitive impairment in MS.

Research Topics explore the blood brain barrier, gut bacteria in people with MS and an update on the current research being funded by the International Progressive MS Alliance.

Register for one of the two sessions:

Morning Session:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Afternoon Session:
1:30pm - 4:30pm



Dritan Agalliu, PhD

Assistant Professor
Departments of Neurology, Pathology and Cell Biology, Pharmacology
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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Rebecca Farber, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Division of Neuroimmunology/ MS Clinical Care and Research Center
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Neuropsychiatry
Chief Psychiatric Consultant, Multiple Sclerosis and Transverse Myelitis Clinics Department of Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Elissa “EJ” Levy

Founder & President, MS Hope for a Cure, diagnosed with Secondary Progressive MS in 2002, and most importantly, Matilda’s Mom.

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Shane Liddelow, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience & Physiology, Neuroscience Institute
NYU Langone Medical Center

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Cyndi Zagieboylo

President & CEO, National MS Society and Chair of the International Progressive MS Alliance Executive Committee

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