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ACTRIMS 2021 | Assessing cognitive fatigability in MS

Mark Freedman, MSc, MD, CSPQ, FAAN, FRCPC, University of Ottawa & Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada, discusses the common occurrence of cognitive fatigability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Defined as an inability to maintain performance throughout a sustained cognitive task, cognitive fatigability is seen more frequently in patients with MS than healthy controls. Effectively assessing cognitive deficits in MS to detect and quantify cognitive fatigability is an area of ongoing research and could help to determine treatment strategies in the future. This interview took place during the ACTRIMS Forum 2021.


Research or educational grants: Sanofi-Genzyme Canada, Hoffman-La Roche, EMD Inc. (Canada)
Honoraria or consultation fees: Actelion (Janssen/J&J), Alexion, BiogenIdec, Celgene (BMS), EMD Inc., Sanofi-Genzyme, Hoffman La-Roche, Merck Serono, Novartis, Teva Canada Innovation
Member of a company advisory board, board of directors or other similar group: Actelion (Janssen/J&J), Alexion, Atara Biotherapeutics, BayerHealthcare, BiogenIdec, Celgene (BMS), Clene Nanomedicine, GRI Bio, Hoffman La-Roche, Magenta Therapeutics, Merck Serono, Novartis, Sanofi-Genzyme, Teva Canada Innovation
Company sponsored speaker’s bureau: Sanofi-Genzyme, EMD Serono