World Congress on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis
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2008 exhibitors

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

Acorda Therapeutics is proud to be a sponsor of the World Congress on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis. Acorda is committed to increasing awareness about mobility dysfunction in people with MS and its negative impact on related Activities of Daily Living.

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals is a worldwide leading specialty pharmaceutical company. In the field of neurology, Bayer HealthCare has played a pivotal role of shaping the way multiple sclerosis is treated today. During the World Congress we will present clinical results on BETAFERON/BETASERON in multiple sclerosis. More detailed information can be obtained at the Bayer HealthCare exhibition stand.

Biogen Idec International GmbH

Biogen Idec offers a continuum of care for people with MS - with TYSABRI® (natalizumab) and AVONEX® (Interferon beta-1a). Biogen Idec creates new standards of care in therapeutic areas with high unmet medical need and is aggressively investing in future treatment options with one of the most diverse and active pipelines.

BioMS Medical Corp.

BioMS Medical is a biotechnology company engaged in the development and commercialization of novel therapeutic technologies with emphasis on the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Bioness Inc.

Bioness® introduces the NESS L300™ Foot Drop System. If your patients live with foot drop, the simplest tasks may be challenging. Using the latest in wireless technology, the NESS L300™ Foot Drop System is designed to increase speed, stability and social participation in patients with foot drop due to certain conditions.


A powerful, user-friendly database software for your multiple sclerosis patient records, EDMUS (now at version 4.0) allows you to store rich patient information using a standardized nomenclature; use this information (compute scores, search, summarize, etc.); and share this information (export/import). EDMUS runs on both Windows and Mac.

Elsevier Canada

Elsevier Canada is a team of leading publishers including Saunders, Mosby, Churchill Livingstone, Butterworth-Heinemann, Hanley & Belfus, MDConsult and FIRSTConsult dedicated to meeting the information needs of health science professionals. We publish high-quality textbooks, references, periodicals, and electronic products for medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and health professions.

EMD serono

EMD Serono is the name under which Merck Serono S.A. operates in the U.S. and Canada. Merck Serono S.A. is the division for innovative prescription pharmaceuticals of Merck KGaA, a global pharmaceutical and chemical group based in Darmstadt, Germany. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Merck Serono discovers, develops, manufactures and markets innovative small molecules and biopharmaceuticals to help patients with unmet medical needs.

EndMS Research & Training Network

The ambition of the endMS Research & Training Network is to accelerate the pace of multiple sclerosis research. By creating innovative educational resources and promoting collaboration and knowledge exchange among MS scientists and clinicians, the Network strives to establish Canada as a world leader in MS research.

European Charcot Foundation

The European Charcot Foundation is a non-profit, independent organization for MS research in Europe.Activities include:
- Full responsibility in organization, direction, execution of clinical trials
- Organization of symposia on focused subjects in MS
- Publication of symposia results in peer-reviewed journals
- Organization of university classes in MS
- Young investigators awards and grants

European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS)

ECTRIMS is the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to the understanding and treatment of multiple sclerosis. This European organization facilitates communication and creates synergies among clinicians and scientists to promote and enhance research and improve clinical outcomes in multiple sclerosis.

European Neurological Society (ENS)

ENS has become the most prominent society of neurologists on the European Continent, and its members excel in the practice and teaching of neurology, including research in which neuroscience plays an important role. The society leads Europe in its aims to provide continuous education in all fields of neurology.

European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP)

EMSP, the patient organization representing the interests of, and defending the rights of people with MS throughout Europe, is a network of 33 national MS societies. EMSP, an independent, not-for-profit non governmental organization, is committed to dialogue with, demonstrate respect for, and collaborate with all stakeholders in the field of MS.


Genzyme’s products and services are focused on rare inherited disorders, kidney disease, orthopaedics, transplant, cancer, neurology and diagnostic testing. Genzyme’s commitment to innovation continues today with a substantial research and development program focused on these fields, as well as immune disease, infectious disease, and other areas of unmet medical need.

Glycominds Ltd.

Glycominds is pioneering the application of using novel glycan markers to provide physicians new tools to both diagnose patients, and to identify those patients who require more aggressive treatment for cancer and autoimmune diseases. Our products include blood tests to aid treatment decisions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBDX®) and Multiple Sclerosis (gMS™).

Heidelberg Engineering, Inc.

Heidelberg Engineering is a leader in light-based diagnostics for ophthalmic applications. We design, manufacture and market a variety of instruments for application in retina, glaucoma and cornea diseases. Products include: HRT3 Retina Tomograph with Retina, Glaucoma and Cornea modules; and Spectralis®, the world’s first Tracking Laser Tomograph, available in three models—OCT, HRA, and HRA+OCT.

International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN)

IOMSN is the only international organization focused solely on the needs and goals of nurses who care for people with multiple sclerosis. Mentoring, educating, networking, IOMSN supports nurses in their continuing effort to offer hope. Please join this growing and dynamic organization.

Medis medical imaging system, bv

With its fast, easy and accurate measurement of volumes and volume changes in MR studies of the brain, the innovative QBrain® software enables monitoring the development and treatment of MS at a glance. Key features include automatic segmentation of brain volumes, lesions and lesion load, and advanced tools for editing.

MSBase Registry

MSBase is a free web based global online research registry for multiple sclerosis, which gathers long-term outcomes data from MS centres to facilitate ‘real world’ studies. Over 8200 patients are currently databased from 23 countries. Neurologists may use this tool for data collation, sub study management, and communication with participating centres.

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF)

Established in 1967, MSIF is the international umbrella organization for more than 75 national MS patient groups and organizations worldwide. Our mission is to lead the global MS movement’s efforts to improve the quality of life of people affected by MS and support better understanding, treatment and management of MS.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (USA) helps address the challenges of each person living with MS by funding worldwide research; supplying important clinical information to healthcare professionals; and providing programs and services for individuals and families. Visit “For Professionals” at

NeuroRx Research

NeuroRx is a full service CNS imaging contract research organization specialized in scan logistics and advanced image analysis. Our focus on service and in-depth support accelerates site start-up, ensures smooth conduct of global clinical trials (phases I-IV), and guarantees prompt delivery of high-quality final data.

Projects In Knowledge

Projects In Knowledge, Inc., is a CME provider that has served the physician community since 1980 by providing cutting-edge, innovative educational activities. Its mission is to improve the quality of healthcare by delivering highest quality continuing medical education, with demonstrated results, to physicians throughout the United States and worldwide using creative, effective, easily accessible instructional modalities.

Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center Tissue Bank

The Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center Tissue Bank works collaboratively with the Human Brain and Spinal Fluid Resource Center at UCLA ( and the MS Repository at the University of Illinois at Chicago to procure, process, characterize and distribute high quality autopsy material to laboratories involved in MS research.

SAGE Publications Ltd.

Free online access to Multiple Sclerosis – visit booth 228 for details! SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic publisher, with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore and Washington. For more information on our products and services please visit our website.


Sanofi-aventis, a leading global pharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and distributes therapeutic solutions to improve the lives of everyone. We are conducting worldwide MS clinical trials including the evaluation of an oral investigational medication for relapsing-remitting MS. Please visit us at Booth 628 to learn more about our innovative MS research.

Serono Symposia International Foundation

Serono Symposia International Foundation is an independent, non-profit Swiss foundation dedicated to providing state-of-the-art continuing medical education (CME) for scientists, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals, through high quality scientific programs designed to enhance patient care and improve healthcare outcomes.

Synovate Healthcare

Synovate Healthcare is the global specialist healthcare market research arm of Synovate, dedicated to delivering marketing insights to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Synovate Healthcare employs 550+ healthcare market research professionals across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Japan and offers global fieldwork capabilities.

Teva & sanofi-aventis

Teva pharmaceuticals and its marketing partner in Europe and Australia, sanofi-aventis, offer a different class of MS therapy with Copaxone® that uniquely addresses both pathologies of MS – inflammation and neurodegeneration. Copaxone sets a high standard of care with a potent and safe profile. For more information please visit us at the Copaxone stand.

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)

CMSC is the pre-eminent organization of MS healthcare professionals. CMSC aims to sustain a model of care that provides patients with healthcare and comprehensive management of their disease and to positively impact their quality of life. CMSC invites healthcare professionals interested in MS care to join us. WE ARE CHANGING THE FACE OF MS.










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