Newswise — The MSVirtual2020 program will continue in an Encore Program that will be held on Saturday, September 26th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET. This Encore Program will feature the Late Breaker (9-10:30 a.m. ET) and COVID-19th  (10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET) sessions.The late breakers will provide presentations on breakthroughs and major advances being made in multiple sclerosis (MS) research.  The COVID-19-focused presentations will feature the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on MS research, practice and patient care. These presentations will be insightful, value-added and timely.  They will be featured on the Scientific Program Auditorium. To access go to this link and log-in. 

For media only, the press room managers  have organized another press event for Friday, September 25th at 9:00 a.m. ET,  that will feature a ‘live’ Q&A on the Late Breakers and COVID-19 presentations.  There will be no presentations at this event as there will not be enough time. Instead, we have planned a Q&A session where media can ask questions to the late breaker and COVID-19 investigators/presenters.  To attend this event, just click on the following link a little before 9:00 a.m. ET (no log-in required):

To prepare for this Q&A session,  abstracts will be available late-in-the-day on September 21st. To obtain them, you must send a note of request to the Press Managers indicating you will adhere to the embargo date/time, which is Friday, September 25th at 7:00 a.m. ET. 

Alternatively, you can obtain these embargoed abstracts throughout the week starting September 22nd on the Newswise’s embargo site found here. To access the abstracts on the Newswise site go to: 

    • Go to Press Releases, and then embargoed releases
    • Username: FirstnameLastname (without a space)
    • Password: MSVIRTUAL2020 (You can click the option reset password to customize your password, if you wish) 

MSVirtual2020 has a Newswise News Room where you can obtain bios and photos of the ACTRIMS and ECTRIMs leaders, infographics, and additional information and assets.    The NewsRoom can be obtained at:

Should you need to obtain the abstract links to any of MSVIrtual2020 presentations, or should  you wish to have the email address of any of the presenters you would like to reach out to for an interview, please do not hesitate to contact the press managers. 

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