Title: Multiple Sclerosis and NMO
Presenter: Jeffrey Winters, MD - Mayo Clinic
Dr Winters is the medical director of the therapeutic apheresis treatment unit at the Mayo Clinic where 50 to 100 patients with multiple sclerosis or neuromyelitis optica undergo plasma exchange each year and has coauthored articles and book chapters on the use of apheresis in the treatment of these disorders with his neurology colleagues at the Mayo Clinic.
Following the completion of this exercise, the participant should be able to:
- Compare and contrast the signs, symptoms, pathophysiology and treatment of multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica.
- Identify the role of plasma exchange in the treatment of relapsing and remitting multiple sclerosis, chronic progressive multiple sclerosis, and neuromyelitis optica.
- Describe the evidence supporting the use of plasma exchange in multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica.