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Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD):
Educational Seminar for Patients, Family Members and Caregivers
Focus on Adult and Pediatric Patients

Thursday, March 11, 2021



This half-day online event will include presentations by healthcare experts who will provide advances in diagnosis and care of the adult and pediatric patients living with Neuromyelitis Optica.


At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Illustrate the recent updates in diagnosis and management of neuromyelitis optica disease.
  • Understand available treatment options for neuromyelitis optica including management of acute relapses, disease modifying therapy, and symptomatic treatment options.
  • Understand and learn strategies for the high prevalence of mental health symptoms and disorders in chronic disease.
  • Describe the risk of COVID-19 in NMOSD patients and how the pandemic has affected NMOSD patient’s lives.


Thursday, March 11, 2021

8:45 - 9:00 AM
Event Log In/Test Computer/Virtual Exhibits
9:00 - 9:10 AM
Welcome/Review of Program - Chelsey Judge, PhD - Connor B. Judge Foundation
9:10 - 9:35 AM
New Day for NMOSD - Mary Rensel, MD, FAAN
9:35 - 9:55 AM
Breaking news on COVID and NMOSD - Carolyn Goldschmidt, DO
9:55 - 10:40 AM
NMOSD Treatment Updates - Hesham Abboud, MD, PhD
10:40 - 10:55 AM
Break / Virtual Exhibits
10:55 - 11:40 AM
Living with Chronic Disease - Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP
11:40 - 12:00 PM
Questions and Answers for all faculty


Hesham Abboud, MD, PhD - University Hospitals
Carolyn Goldschmidt, DO - Cleveland Clinic, Mellen Center
Mary Rensel, MD, FAAN - Cleveland Clinic, Mellen Center
Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP - Cleveland Clinic, Mellen Center

Registration is Complimentary

Please register for this seminar by March 9, 2021.

For questions, contact Brigid Walters at or 216.445.0754.

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