Adriana Carrá was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and she had graduated as Medical Doctor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires. She was clinical observer in the Neurology Service of University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, with Professor K. Johnson. Since 1995, she serves as Head of Demyelinating Diseases Section of the Hospital Británico, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Actually the center includes specific areas for caring of MS patients throughout the spectrum of the disease. Her main scientific interests included immunotherapies, therapeutic trials, the impact of MS on the optic nerve, and markers of treatments. So far she has been a PI in international trials in MS and is also involved in healthcare, community service, and continuing education. She is Neurology Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and active member of Argentine Neurology Society; Latin-American Club of Neuro-Ophthalmology; LACTRIMS and full membership of Consortium of MS Centers. She has more than 150 scientific presentations in national and international congresses and symposia. Her publications include The Global Adherence Project (GAP): a multicenter observational study on adherence to disease-modifying therapies in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis; Optimizing outcomes in multiple sclerosis: consensus guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis in Latin America. Therapeutic advances in neurological disorders; Latin American algorithm for treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis using disease-modifying agents; Effects of early treatment with glatiramer acetate in patients with clinically isolated syndrome; The effects of long-term exposure to disease-modifying drugs during pregnancy in multiple sclerosis. Carrá received awards like Premio Alfredo Lanari (1987); Premio de Honor Hospital Británico (1990); Premio José Maria Ramos Mejía (1997); Premio Dr. Carlos Bardeci (1998).
Biography Updated on 22 July 2013