WE ATTENDED THE 35th ECTRIMS
The ECTRIMS 2019 – 35th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis took place from 11th to13th of September 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. It was a very successful congress with over 9’300 participants from 100 countries. During the last 26 years, ECTRIMS has served as Europe’s and the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to the understanding and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis(MS). The conference includes three days of oral presentations authored by the world-top scientists and clinical experts in the field. Furthermore, the conference provides also several poster sessions which are useful to both spread the research and community networking.
As a member of NeuroImage Computing Group team from the University of Girona, Mostafa Salem participated in the conference with two posters with titles “Detecting the appearance of new T2-w multiple sclerosis lesions in longitudinal studies using Deep convolutional neural networks” and “Lesion synthesis for extending MRI training datasets and improving automatic multiple sclerosis lesion segmentation”.
The conference was an interesting opportunity to share experiences and learn from the world-top experts in the field. It was also a fantastic opportunity to have feedback from our new lesion detection and MS lesion synthesis tools and also to understand better the clinical expert needs. We strongly believe that our tools can continue contributing to the MS field, helping the clinical experts to monitor and diagnose the disease.