Alex Waldman, DPhil
American Physician Scientists Association
Description: This webinar will be broken into two-parts. Part 1 will focus on my neuropathology doctoral research as a student in the National Institutes of Health MD/PhD Partnerships Program and Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program. Through my work, I studied the largest collection of multiple sclerosis spinal cord tissue with the aim of identifying novel patterns in the prevalence and topography of staged demyelinated lesions. Part 2 of the webinar will describe the mission of the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) and the successful initiatives that have continued under my tenure as Vice-President, including forging a strong partnership with the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP).
1. Describe the topographical variation of demyelinated lesions in the multiple sclerosis spinal cord
2. Understand the contribution of inflammatory demyelination to multiple sclerosis spinal cord pathology at end-stage disease
3. Explain the clinical importance of spinal cord lesions in multiple sclerosis
4. Learn about APSA’s mission and its current initiatives/partnerships