Sharon Richardson
CCSVI Alliance


Tuesday March 27, 2012

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm                           

*  Registration begins at 6:30pm

*  Program begins at 7:00pm

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Marriott Marquis, Club Room
55 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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2012 Doctors' Roundtable Discussion: CCSVI and MS

 Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) has attracted global attention for its potential correlation to MS and other neurological diseases, such as Parkinson's.   CCSVI is a clinical condition resulting from impaired blood flow from the brain and spine to the rest of the body.  It has been hypothesized that this restriction of blood flow may contribute to brain tissue injury. Current research has shown symptom improvement for some patients treated with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA).  

Come and hear leading medical and scientific professionals discuss current key questions and concerns related to Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and possible links to other neurological diseases.  Cooperation of the various medical disciplines is an important step in advancing the understanding of CCSVI.  The multidisciplinary panel includes:


Michael Dake, MD -- Thelma and Henry Doelger Professor (III), Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA


Bulent Arslan, MD -- Director of Interventional Radiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Jack Burks, MD -- Chief Medical Officer, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA), Cherry Hill, NJ 

Douglas Goodin, MD -- Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at UCSF Medical Center, is a neurologist and an internationally renowned expert in the treatment and research of multiple sclerosis.

Lindsay Machan, MD -- Radiologist, Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver British Colombia, Canada

James F. McGuckin, MD -- Interventinonal Radiologist, Vascular Access Centers, Trenton, NJ

Salvatore J.A. Sclafani, MD -- Interventional and Vascular Radiologist, Fresenius Vascular Care, Brooklyn, NY

Gary Siskin, MD -- Chair, Department of Radiology, Albany Medical Center / Community of Care Physicians, Albany, NY

The panel will also take written questions from the audience.  This event is admission free and open to the public.

Contact Deborah Hunter Mills at with any questions about the event or registration.  Hope to see you there!