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February 10, 2012 - February Med School Café

The February Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Christopher Eckstein, assistant professor of neurology at the USA College of Medicine.

His lecture, titled “New Developments in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis,” will take place Feb. 23, 2012, at the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

Dr. Eckstein will discuss multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. During the talk, he will cover signs and symptoms of the disease, as well as provide information on novel treatments and therapies.

Dr. Eckstein earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He completed neurology residency training at UAB and served as chief resident in neurology from 2008-2009. In addition, Dr. Eckstein completed a clinical fellowship at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the division of neuroimmunology and infectious disease.

The Mobile Museum of Art is located at 4850 Museum Drive in Mobile.

The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, please call Kim Partridge at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.


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