Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the local committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 6th Pan Asian Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (PACTRIMS), to be held in Kyoto, Japan, from 6th November to 8th November, 2013.

As a follow up to last year’s program, we aim to provide a more robust curriculum this year and have expanded the oral presentation to 2 more sessions, giving more air-time to young investigators to present their posters submissions with the aim of encouraging and creating a more engaging environment for the research in Multiple Sclerosis.  Another new addition to our program is a session for patient groups.

This year, we are continuing our objective of providing contemporary knowledge on understanding and therapy of multiple sclerosis and other related demyelinating diseases.

PACTRIMS 2013 in Kyoto will comprise neurologists and researchers who have a strong interest in multiple sclerosis.  In recent years, there have been progressive strides made in the Asia Pacific region in the treatment and research in MS.  Hence, PACTRIMS 2013 will be an excellent platform for clinicians and researchers to network and share their experiences and best practices.

We hope you would take the time and opportunity to actively participate in this year’s program in the beautiful and historic city of Kyoto.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in November.





Professor Takahiko Saida