In less than an hour after I sent my e-mail, Yves Savoie actually responded. I'm not happy with the reply, but here it is:
Thank you for your email and for your long-time membership with the MS Society of Canada.
The event you reference is to allow members of the MS Society board-appointed CCSVI Working Group and directors on the National Board of Directors to learn from medical practitioners who have first-hand knowledge of the procedures and/or current standards of practice in vascular surgery, interventional radiology or clinical neurology which are relevant to deepening the understanding of the possible existence, diagnosis, association and/or treatment of CCSVI in persons with multiple sclerosis.
The format will be a moderated panel discussion involving four physicians who meet the criteria identified above and ideally hold an academic appointment in a recognized faculty of medicine or are involved in a university-based study of the CCSVI procedure. Panellists represent various perspectives so that a comprehensive discussion can take place. The event is not open to the public and is separate from the AGM.
The MS Society has created the website www.ccsvi.ca
to provide the latest in information on CCSVI and to allow members to share their experiences with it. We continue to closely monitor all developments on CCSVI and post new information on a regular basis.