All privileges reserved. Neither of these parties endorse or recommend any commercial products, services, or equipment.. ALS Association, AAN to honor KCL neurologist with Essey Award The American Academy of Neurology and the ALS Association are awarding the 2012 Sheila Essey Award: An Award for ALS Study to Christopher Shaw, MBChB, MD, FRACP, with the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London. Shaw will have the award during the Academy’s 64th Annual Meeting, 21-28 April, 2012, in New Orleans. The Annual Meeting may be the world’s largest gathering of neurologists with an increase of than 10,000 attendees and more than 2,300 scientific presentations on the latest research advance in human brain disease.Secondary end points at 2 years included the number of gadolinium-enhancing lesions and of brand-new or enlarging hyperintense lesions on T2-weighted images, the annualized relapse rate , and the time to progression of disability. Disability progression was thought as at least a 1.0-point increase on the EDSS in patients with a baseline score of just one 1.0 or more or in least a 1.5-point increase in individuals with a baseline score of 0, with the increased score sustained for at least 12 weeks. Statistical Analysis All efficacy analyses were performed on data from the intention-to-treat population, which included all patients who underwent randomization and who received at least one dose of the scholarly study drug.