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9/11 Join us October 6, 2016 for MS Breakthroughs Program

You’re invited to our free annual program to hear about the latest in multiple sclerosis treatments including new exciting results in progressive disease.  Groundbreaking research from the world’s largest annual international MS conference in mid September will be presented.  An array of topics will be addressed including bone marrow transplant, stem cells and myelin repair.  Question and answer session will follow.  Light refreshments will be served.

Speakers:  Barry Singer, MD; Mark Tullman, MD; Melanie Huff, BSN, RN.

THURSDAY  October 6, 2016  6:30 to 8:30 PM,  St. Louis Frontenac Hilton, 1335 South Lindbergh

REGISTER: 314-996-LIFE (314-996-5433) or 800-392-0936.

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5/14 Scientific Advancements: Center News

IMG_0024Barry Singer, MD, our center’s director, continues to work hard to further our understanding of multiple sclerosis and advance treatment.  He presented scientific posters at the Academy of Neurology Meeting in Vancouver in April 2016.   Topics were the efficacy of using Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) in patients with highly active multiple sclerosis and rapid  benefits of Gilenya (fingolimod) in relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Singer also just published a chapter in Seminars in Neurology on FDA-approved and future monoclonal antibody treatments for multiple sclerosis.  Tysabri (natalizumab) and Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) are currently available.  Hopefully, both Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) and Zinbryta (daclizumab) will be available within the year.  His chapter also covers remyelination antibodies being studied in clinical trials including opicinumab (Anti-LINGO-1) and rHIgM22.

In addition,  Dr. Singer was extremely pleased to join the Board of Directors for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.  As a global patient advocate, this position will allow him to further press for options for those living with multiple sclerosis.

4/19 Team MoBap at MS Walk

From the MS Center for Innovations in Care, Danielle Scales, Dr. Singer, Vickie Kopf, and Delea Payne-Gates (left to right)

From the MS Center for Innovations in Care, Danielle Scales, Dr. Singer, Vickie Kopf, and Delea Payne-Gates (left to right)

On April 17, 2016,  Team MoBap had a great time participating in Walk MS with the Gateway Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Our team consisted of patients and staff committed to fundraising for critical research to repair MS damage and ultimately curing MS.  Team MoBap was over 70 people strong and was the highest fundraising team.  Dr. Barry Singer, the Walk MS chair, thanked the walkers and volunteers for their dedication and support!

Walk MS Speakers: Barry Singer, MD, Rebecca Fehlig, Chapter President of theGateway Chapter of National MS Society and Evelyn Sanguinetti, Illinois' lieutenant governor living with MS.

Walk MS Speakers: Barry Singer, MD, Rebecca Fehlig, Chapter President of theGateway Chapter of National MS Society and Evelyn Sanguinetti, Illinois’ lieutenant governor living with MS (left to right)

8/24 BJC Today Article: Doc gets down and dirty for his patients