Brunch honoring MS neurologist, Robert Zivadinov,MD, PhD, FAAN Director of the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) at the University at Buffalo, and author of numerous published studies on the undeniable association between Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) and Multiple Sclerosis. Buffalo has one of the highest MS rates and has supported some of the most innovative MS research for years. Since December 2008 over 165 peer reviewed studies on CCSVI and MS have been published. Overall the research is still too early to be certain, however meta-analysis by the Canadian government in 2011 has lead them to unanimously support clinical trials exploring the benefits of treating CCSVI and elucidating its undeniable association with MS.
Dr Zivadinov is visiting Stanford on June 8 to present his most recent findings at Grand Rounds at the invitation of John Cooke, MD, PhD., Co-director of Stanford’s world renowned Falk Cardiovascular Research Center. Dr. Cooke’s 25 years of research on the endothelial changes expressed in the presence of turbulent blood flow caused by blocked vessels may shed light on the damage to the blood brain barrier that facilitates the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis and perhaps other neurological disease.
Come to the MStery Party, to thank Dr Zivadinov for his work, but mostly for the opportunity to chat with him about his collaboration with vascular disease specialists. register for more info and online auction. http://msteryatbnac.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/hello-world/. Donations requested but not required to attend.