Webinar I: Effects of COVID on people with MS

As COVID-19 spreads around the world, the questions from people affected by Multiple sclerosis (MS) and the clinicians who treat them only become more urgent.

QMENTA has been working with MS Data Alliance (MSDA) and MS International Federation (MSIF) in the MS Global Data Sharing Initiative to collect patient data in order to study how COVID-19 is affecting people who suffer from Multiple sclerosis (MS). 

On Wednesday 8th July, 2020 a webinar session was held, where Dr. Liesbet Peeters from the MS Data Alliance (MSDA), Dr. Clare Walton from MS International Federation (MSIF) presented the first preliminary results of the initiative. Dr. Pablo Villoslada from Stanford University joined them in a panel discussion to discuss how big data is helping to investigate how COVID-19 affects the people who suffer from MS.

Webinar II: IronTract Challenge Round II

The IronTract Challenge has been extended for a second round and is now accepting new participants. The best pre- and post-processing strategies from the highest-scoring teams in Round I will now be provided to all teams. This new challenge focuses on the reproducibility upstream to the reconstruction and tractography methods.

A live webinar was held on Friday, October 9th, 2020 where Anastasia Yendiki and Chiara Maffei from Harvard Medical School gave a brief summary of the previous round and explained how to participate in the second round of the IronTract Challenge. 

Gabriel from École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, one of the winners of the first round, gave a tutorial on how to submit your code to the QMENTA Inc‘s platform.