Dear Colleagues,

It gives us a great pleasure to welcome you at the Sixth Middle East North Africa Committee for Research and Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis (MENACTRIMS) Congress. This year’s edition is in a hybrid format, offering many exciting possibilities to grow your network, transfer knowledge and explore the latest industry developments.

The congress aim is to provide a forum of excellence in MS education and research. Building on the collective efforts of the scientific committee, the meeting will deliver state-of-the-art presentations on MS by renowned international and regional keynote speakers. The content of the meeting includes up to date information on the latest treatments, clinical research, therapeutic strategies, pathology, imaging, epidemiology, diagnosis, biomarkers, neuromyelitis optica, and much more.

The congress will convene over a two-day period to present major updates through plenary sessions and scientific symposia. This year’s congress will also feature parallel sessions addressed to nurses in collaboration with the International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN), the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and the IVPN-Network; and to regional MS societies in collaboration with the MS International Federation (MSIF). In addition, the European Charcot Foundation will participate in the meeting through a scientific symposium.

We are excited to see you here at this unique educational experience, as we get the chance to gather again during these unprecedented times. We appreciate your active participation and wish you an enriching experience, whether you are attending physically or virtually.


Bassem I. Yamout
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates