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2006 Meeting Summary

The 2006 Annual Meeting of the NYSMSC was held at the LaGuardia Airport Marriott Hotel, East Elmhurst, NY on September 8, 2006. Eight NYSMSC sites were represented at the 2006 meeting providing a quorum. NYSMSC Executive Director Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD facilitated the meeting. The Consortium welcomed a new member site, The MS Care Clinical Care Center of the Neurological Institute of NY at Columbia University Medial Center, represented by Dr. Mark Tullman, Daniel Harrison, and Jennifer Smrtka.

Agenda items addressed during the meeting included the following:

  • Questionnaires (Enrollment and Follow-up)
  • NYSMSC database Crosswalk
  • Quality Control Manual
  • Consortium Status
    • Enrollment n=8,708
    • Follow-up n=13,494
  • Administrative Update
    • Data collection
    • Follow-up priority
    • Collaboration fees
    • ATSDR (CDC) P\pilot project
    • Consortium Coordinator hired
  • New site
    • MS Clinical Care Center, Neurological Instít of NY, Columbia Univ. Med. Ctr.
  • Funding
  • Future Projects
    • Benign MS
    • Pediatric MS
    • Familial MS
    • Quantified MRI

The next annual meeting will be held September 7, 2007. A semi-annual in May or June will be announced.