Prof Andrew Nicolaides chaired the session on consensus white paper from the society which outlines very carefully the current situation with respect to the scientific research on CCSVI. I was fortunate to spend some time with him and he was very clear that our approach in the UK was the correct one. It is vital to get experience of the condition and the angioplasty procedure before embarking on a randomised trial. He will be a valuable mentor in the future to make sure our study design is correct and has enough statistical power to demonstrate the proper outcomes.
From Dr. Gilhooly's notes:
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