Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the 12th Congress of the Pan-Asian Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (PACTRIMS) in Singapore from 13-15 November 2019.

After 11 successful meetings around the region, this will be the 2nd time Singapore is hosting this regional platform for the sharing of knowledge, advances and experience among healthcare professionals and scientists interested in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) and its related conditions.

There has been much progress in the understanding and management of MS and other immune-mediated CNS inflammatory demyelinating diseases in recent years. However, there remain many challenges faced by patients in Asia battling these incurable and progressively disabling diseases, due to accessibility of care, systemic regulations and cultural differences. There is an urgent need to translate basic research into improved diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and also healthcare delivery in local health systems. PACTRIMS 2019 will endeavor to provide another exciting diverse and interdisciplinary exchange of information and updates to improve patients’ outcomes and quality of life.

We welcome you to Singapore, a modern cosmopolitan city which also has a well-preserved history and heritage! We are especially excited that you can visit us this year as we commemorate 700 years of history while celebrating the Singapore Bicentennial in 2019 and look forward to hosting you in November.





Kevin Tan
Chairman, Local Organising Committee