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Event Recap | New England Patient Day

Posted by: The Sumaira Foundation in News & Announcements

On Saturday, March 9, 2024, we hosted our New England Patient Day for NMOSD & MOGAD in Boston in collaboration with Dr. Michael Levy and Dr. Marcelo Matiello of Massachusetts General Hospital. Our in-person event was joined by 100+ attendees including patients, caregivers, family members and clinicians. We were delighted to welcome Christine Ha (celebrity chef, author, winner of MasterChef Season 3 and NMOSD patient/advocate) as a special guest to this one-of-a-kind community event in our home city! Special thanks to our sponsors Amgen (platinum), UCB, Alexion, and Portal Instruments.

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Meet our patient speakers:

Becca | Betsy | Caryn | Colleen | Gerome

Jolanda | Dr. Kina | Marion | Natalia

Meet our clinician speakers:

Tanuja Chitnis, MD, PhD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital)

Hamza Coban, MD (UConn Health)

Jaime Imitola, MD, FAAN, FANA (UConn Health)

Michael Levy, MD, PhD (Massachusetts General Hospital)

Marcelo Matiello, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital)

Nicte Mejia, MD, MPH (Massachusetts General Hospital)

Yosbelkys Martin Paez, MD (Tufts Medical Center)

Anastasia Vishnevetsky, MD, MPH (Massachusetts General Hospital)

This event was made possible with support from our sponsors:

Amgen, UCB, Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Portal Instruments.

Special thanks to MGB Collaborative Media Services, Christine Ha, Erika Kapin Photography, Manal Kurdi and volunteers – Grace, Lauren and Kelsey.

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