Thursday, 05 December, 2019
The Department of Neurology will present a Grand Rounds from 8 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, in Lecture Hall 1, Schwitalla Hall.
Robert Naismith, M.D., professor of neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine, will present, “Neuromyelitis Optica: Resurgence of a 19th century disease with new treatments for the 21st century.”
Naismith is a professor of neurology at the Washington University where he is clinic director of the John L. Trotter Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center, director of clinical trials for multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology and neurology clerkship director.
His areas of research interest include the use of imaging and outcome measures in clinical practice and research, clinical trial design, gait analysis, the visual system and cognition in MS. Naismith’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and National MS Society. He is the author of many publications on MS and serves on local and national committees for MS clinical care and research.