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The Partners Pediatric MS Center is committed to increasing awareness and knowledge about childhood-onset MS and demyelinating diseases amongst Healthcare professionals and the community. Below are a list of talks, presentations and publications from the staff of the Partners Pediatric MS Center. If you are interested in having our staff speak to your group, please call 617-726-2664.

 

Educational Talks for Health Professionals:

 

Upcoming Talks:

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*Click here for the most recent publications*

 

2011:

Issues in Clinical Trial Design in Pediatric MS. European Pediatric MS Meeting, London, UK. Speaker: Tanuja Chitnis.

 

International Consensus on Clinical Trial Design in Pediatric MS Consortium of MS Centers Meeting. Symposium on Pediatric MS, Montreal, Quebec. Speaker: Tanuja Chitnis

 

2010:

Therapeutics in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis. Universoty of Bochjum Medical Center, Germany. Speaker: Tanuja Chitnis

 

 

2009: 

September 30, 2009- Harvard Medical School, Child Neurology Course, Boston MA- Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Diseases. Speaker: Tanuja Chitnis M.D.

 

May 28, 2009 - Symposium on Pediatric MS: Consortium of MS Centers, National Meeting 2009, Atlanta, Georgia -  Chair and Speaker, Tanuja Chitnis M.D.

 

May 15-16 - Pediatric MS - A Neurologist's Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis, Central New England Chatper of the NMSS, Boston, MA.  Tanuja Chitnis M.D.  

    

January 13, 2009 – Grand Rounds – New horizons in Pediatric MS. Department of Pediatric Neurology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. Tanuja Chitnis M.D.

   

 

2008

November 3, 2008 – CME Program for Health Care Professionals and Educators: Childhood MS; diagnosis and management. South Shore Hospital, Quincy, MA. - Molly Colvin-Putnam Ph.D., Gretchen Timmel M.Sc., Catherine Becker R.N., Tanuja Chitnis M.D.

 

October 2, 2008 – Grand Rounds – Pediatric MS and Demyelinating Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment, Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Tanuja Chitnis M.D. 

 

October 1, 2008 – Grand Rounds – Childhood MS: What have we learned, and what do we need to know? Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. Tanuja Chitnis M.D. 

  

May 15, 2008 - Grand Rounds – Childhood-onset Demyelinating Disorders, Department of Neurology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME. Tanuja Chitnis M.D.

 

May 12, 2008 - Invited Speaker – Pathophysiology of Pediatric Demyelinating Diseases, Inaugural MS Research Symposium, Stonybrook, SUNY. Tanuja Chitnis M.D.

 

March 11, 2008 - Grand Rounds – Childhood-onset Demyelinating Disorders, Department of Neurology and Child Neurology, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA. Tanuja Chitnis M.D.

 

February 6, 2008 - Grand Rounds – Childhood-onset Demyelinating Disorders, Department of Neurology and Child Neurology, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Providence, RI.  Tanuja Chitnis M.D.

 

February 5, 2008 - Grand Rounds – Childhood-onset Demyelinating Disorders, Department of Neurology and Child Neurology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA. Tanuja Chitnis M.D.

   

January 10, 2008 - Medical Grand Rounds – Update in Adult and Pediatric-onset MS, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, NH. Tanuja Chitnis M.D.

 

2007 

   

December 12, 2007 - Grand Rounds – Childhood-onset Demyelinating Disorders. Department of Neurology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, NJ. Tanuja Chitnis M.D.

   

November 15, 2007 - Grand Rounds – Childhood-onset Demyelinating Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA. Tanuja Chitnis M.D.

   

September 6, 2007 - Grand Rounds – Childhood-onset Demyelinating Disorders. Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Tanuja Chitnis M.D. 

 

October 10, 2007 -Invited lecturer – The Pathophysiology of Childhood-onset Demyelinating Disorders, Child Neurology Society. 36th Annual meeting. Quebec City, Canada. Tanuja Chitnis M.D.

   

August 1, 2007 - Grand Rounds – Childhood Demyelinating Disorders, South Shore Hospital, Quincy, MA. Tanuja Chitnis M.D. 

   

May 31, 2007 - Invited lecturer – Pediatric MS Case Series. Consortium of MS Centers: Washington D.C. Tanuja Chitnis M.D.

   

May 10, 2007 - Invited lecturer – Pathophysiology of Childhood-onset Demyelinating Disorders, Stonybrook University Medical Center: Clinical and Research Opportunities in Pediatric MS, Cold Spring Harbor Research Facility, NY. Tanuja Chitnis M.D.  

  

2006

   

September 7, 2006 - Grand Rounds: Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis, Department of Child Neurology, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT. Tanuja Chitnis M.D.   

 

Articles and Reviews:

   

Chitnis T (2006) Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis, The Neurologist. Nov;12(6):299-310. Review. 

 

Chitnis T, Khoury SJ (2007) Eds. Cohen J and Rudick R. T cell based Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis in Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics 3rd Edition. Chapter.  

 

Tenembaum S, Chitnis T, Ness J, Hahn JS (2007) International Pediatric MS Study Group. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. Neurology. Apr 17;68(16 Suppl 2):S23-36. Review. 

 

Belman AL, Chitnis T, Renoux C, Waubant E; International Pediatric MS Study Group. (2007) Challenges in the classification of pediatric multiple sclerosis and future directions. Neurology. 68(16 Suppl 2):S70-4. Review 

 

Pohl D, Waubant E, Banwell B, Chabas D, Chitnis T, Weinstock-Guttman B, Tenembaum S. (2007) International Pediatric MS Study Group. (2007) Treatment of pediatric multiple sclerosis and variants. Neurology. 68(16 Suppl 2):S54-65. Review 

 

Tenembaum S, Chitnis T. (2008) Eds. Russell RC, Vincent A. Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis; in Inflammatory and autoimmune disorders of the nervous system in children. Chapter. In press.  

 

Chitnis T, Pirko I. (2009) Sensitivity versus Specificity: Progress and Pitfalls in defining MRI criteria for Pediatric MS. Neurology. Editorial, Mar 17;72(11):952-3.  

 

Chitnis T, Glanz B, Jaffin S, Healy BC. (2009) Demographics of Pediatric-onset Multiple Sclerosis in an MS Center population from the Northeastern United States. Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 15(5):627-31.

Gardener H, Munger KL, Chitnis T, Spiegelman D, Ascherio, A. (2009) The relationship between handedness and risk of multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 15(5):587-92

Gardner H, Munger KL, Chitnis T, Michels, KB, Spiegelman D, Ascherio A. (2009). Prenatal and perinatal factors and risk of MS. Epidemiology. Epub Mar 27.
 

Gorman MP, Healy BC, Polgar-Turcsanyi M, Chitnis T. (2009) Higher relapse rate in pediatric compared to adult-onset multiple sclerosis. Archives of Neurology. Jan;66(1):54-9.

Makhani N, Gorman MP, Branson H, Stazzone L, Banwell B, Chitnis T. (2009) Cyclophosphamide therapy in pediatric multiple sclerosis. Neurology. ePub May 13.

Vishwas M, Chitnis T, Pienaar R, Healy BC, Grant PE. (2009). Tract Based Analysis of callosal Projection and Association Pathways in Pediatric Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. AJNR. In press.  
                         

 

  

                                       











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