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Meetings and Webinars

The PML Consortium organizes and participates in research conferences, symposia, and webinars to advance the Consortium's mission. Information about proceedings from past events is available below.

The Role of Consortia in Addressing Rare Adverse Events

PML Consortium Webinar -The Role of Consortia in Addressing Rare Adverse Events from Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP on Vimeo.

This 60-minute public webinar features a brief presentation on the Consortium’s activities followed by discussion with Dr. Abidali Fazal, Senior Pharmacovigilance & Risk Management Assessor, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), UK and Dr. Souleh Semalulu, Head, Biotech Scientific Evaluation Section, Marketed Biological, Biotechnology and Natural Health Products Bureau, and Marketed Health Products Directorate at Health Canada, who will discuss, using the PML Consortium as a case study, the unique opportunities that collaboration within the context of consortia presents for addressing serious but rare adverse events. We will hold a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

2nd International Conference on PML - August 2015

The PML Consortium held a research conference on PML on August 25-26, 2015 at AstraZeneca Mölndal, Sweden. This conference brought together industry and academic researchers with epidemiologists and physicians to discuss clinical, immunological, and basic research topics relevant to JCV and PML. Proceedings of the conference were published in the Journal of NeuroVirology and can be downloaded below, with permission of Springer.


2nd International Conference on Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) 2015: JCV virology, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy pathogenesis, diagnosis and risk stratification, and new approaches to prevention and treatment
Journal of NeuroVirology
December 2015, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp 702-705 (First online: 26 October 2015)
Andriani C. Patera , Scott L. Butler, Paola Cinque, David B. Clifford, Robert Elston, Robert L. Garcea, Eugene O. Major, Dejan Pavlovic, Ilse S. Peterson, Anne M. Ryan, Kenneth L. Tyler, Thomas Weber, on behalf of the PML Consortium
DOI 10.1007/s13365-015-0392-5


1st PML Research Conference - June 2013

In 2013, the PML Consortium co-organized a research conference with the New York Academy of Sciences. The e-briefing, which includes a meeting report and slides and audio from the conference presentations, is available through the New York Academy of Sciences PML Conference webpage.


Transatlantic Workshop on PML - July 2011

In July 2011, the PML Consortium participated in the European Medicine Agency’s (EMA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Transatlantic Workshop on Drug-related Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) in London, UK. Presentations from that workshop are available through the European Medicine Agency’s website and linked below for convenience.

PML Consortium Research

Download Presentation Slides [20 slides] (PDF - 0.23 mb)
Download Presentation Video [16 minutes] (MP4 - 117 mb)

Keeping Abreast of Progress for the Benefits of Public Health

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