Maria José Sá

Maria José Sá graduated in Medicine in 1976 and obtained a Ph.D. degree in 1998 from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto.  She is a Senior Neurologist in the Department of Neurology of Centro Hospitalar São João, Porto,

where she heads the MS Clinic and the CSF Laboratory.  She is also Associate Professor of Neurology at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University Fernando Pessoa in Porto.

Main areas of interest are neuroimmunology, biomarkers, and the inflammatory/demyelinating diseases of the nervous system, particularly MS. She is author of many presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as 7 books and 10 book chapters, and was the coordinator of the main textbook of neurology edited in Portugal “Clinical Neurology:  Understanding Neurological Diseases” (2nd ed. 2014).

Professor Maria José Sá was president of the first, second and third International Porto MS Congresses (2011; 2013; 2015) and has been involved in national and international organizations (Portuguese Society of Neurology, MS group of Directorate-General of Health, Portuguese Health Ministry). She is a member of the ESNI Scientific Board, the EAN MS Scientific Panel and the International Consortium of Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation.

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