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CPODD is a site for multiple clinical research studies and sponsored clinical trials for new treatments for MS and related disorders. As the only Southeast site of the US Network of Pediatric MS Centers, we study the underlying causes, risk factors, treatments, and outcomes of pediatric MS and other demyelinating diseases. We also work closely with the UAB MS Center and the National MS Society.

If you would like to learn more about on-going research as CPODD, please contact us at cpodd@peds.uab.edu.

Family and Patient Resources

CPODD Family Retreat

The CPODD Family Retreat is a 4-day educational, community-building event directly benefitting CPODD patients in the Southeast who are living with Multiple Sclerosis or Neuromyelitis Optica. This annual event began in 2008 and is held every June at the Children’s Harbor illness camp facility near Alexander City, Alabama.

School resources

Students with MS and the Academic Setting: A Handbook
Managing School-Related Issues

Other Pediatric MS Resources

National MS Society
General Information on Pediatric MS
Kids Get MS Too: A Guide for Parents of a Child or Teen with MS

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
Cover Story Pediatric MS: Disease Course, Diagnosis, Treatment Options, and Overall Wellness