Dear Colleagues,

It gives us a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the Sixth Middle East North Africa Committee for Research and Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis (MENACTRIMS) Congress which will take place from Friday, December 10 to Saturday, December 11, 2021 both physically and virtually at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The congress is taking place 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) and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), 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.

The congress is also a great opportunity to meet and network with colleagues interested in the field of MS clinical care. More than 300-400 healthcare professionals from the MENA region are expected to attend physically while over 800-1000 will virtually attend. The congress will have similar presence for networking on the congress virtual platform that will launch during the days of the congress.


Bassem I. Yamout
Abudhabi, United Arab Emirates