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Stockholm4th ESNI Course
28 September -1 October 2003







Program DAY ONE

Chairs: H. Willison, G. Martino

Innate Immunity and Brain Functions

09.00 - 09.45 Innate Immunity in the CNS: friend or foe?
(P. Gasque)
09.45 - 10.30 Cytokines: multifunctional mediators in autoimmunity and stroke
(G. Stoll)
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-11.45 Resident macrophage responses in the peripheral nervous system
(R. Kiefer)
11.45-12.30 Nitric oxide: its effects on the nervous system
in inflammatory demyelinating disease (K. Smith)
12.30-14.30 Lunch with the experts
14.30-15.15 Complement activation products and regulators
in neuroinflammation (P. Morgan)
15.15-16.00 The properties and functions of siglecs in the immune system
(P. Crocker)
16.00-16.30 Coffee Break
16.30-17.15 The functional role of CD1 in neuroinflammatory diseases
(G. De Libero)
17.15-18.00 Toll receptor biology in the central nervous system
(J.M. van Noort)


Chairs: L. Probert, N-E. Gilhus

Neurodegeneration and Immunoregulation

09.00-09.45 Protective vs. detrimental autoimmunity
(V. Barnaba)
09.45-10.30 Induction of tolerance in autoimmune demyelination
(D. Baker)
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11:00-11:45 Macrophages in neurodegeneration
(C. Dijkstra)
11.45-12.30 The protective properties of nitric oxide(NO)
donors in neuroinflammation (E. Ongini)
12.30-14.30 Lunch with the experts
14.30-15.15 Synaptic apoptosis in immune-mediated destruction
and remodeling of neuronal connections (M. P. Mattson)
15.15-16.00 Immunoregulatory mechanisms in neuroprotection (E. Taoufik)
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.15 Immunotherapy of Alzheimer’s disease (R. Nitsch)
17.15-18.00 Therapeutic approaches to neurodegeneration:
tissue protective cytokines (P. Ghezzi)


Chairs: F. Graus, A. Saiz

Relevance of autoantibody research in neuroimmunology

09.00-09.45 Autoantibodies as diagnostic tools in neuroimmunology:
An overview on CNS disorders (F. Graus)
09.45-10.30 Autoantibodies as diagnostic tools in neuroimmunology:
An overview on PNS disorders (E. Nobile Orazio)
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.45 Screening of DNA libraries and proteomics as new tools
for detection of relevant autoantibodies (J. Dalmau)
11.45-12.30 Humoral autoimmunity as a mediator of CNS repair
(M. Rodriguez)
12.30-14.30 Lunch with the experts
14.30-15.15 Rasmussen’s encephalitis: an autoantibody mediated disorder?
(R. Mantegazza)
15.15-16.00 Anti-gliadin antibodies and cerebellar ataxia. A new syndrome?
(M. Hadjivassiliou)
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.15 Immunological aspects of GAD autoimmunity
in neurological disorders (A. Saiz and D. Jaraquemada )
17.15-18.00 Relevance of autoantibodies in Multiple Sclerosis
(J. Archelos)
20.00-24.00 Social Dinner


Chairs: X. Montalban, G. Comi

Immunotherapies in Neuroimmunology

09.00-09.45 Genomic variations and clinical response to immunotherapy
(J. Oksenberg)
09.45-10.30 Modelling autoimmunity of the nervous system in animals:
relevance for therapy (T. Olsson)
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.45 Gene therapy of autoimmune disorders
(Y. Chernajovsky)
11.45-12.30 Neuroprotection in neurological disorders using cell therapy
(E. Snyder)
12.30-14.30 Lunch with the experts
14.30-15.15 Current concepts of multiple sclerosis therapy
(X. Montalban)
15.15-16.00 Pathogenetic heterogeneity of multiple sclerosis lesions:
implications for treatment (W. Brück)
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.15 Basis of immunotherapy of PNS inflammatory diseases
(B. Kieseier)
17.15-18.00 T cell receptor immunotherapy in immuno-mediated diseases
of the CNS (P. Stinissen)

Organizing Committee

  • Xavier Montalban (local organizer, Spain)
  • Nils Erik Gilhus (Norway)
  • Francesc Graus (Spain)
  • Gianvito Martino (Italy)
  • Lesley Probert (Greece)
  • Hugh Willison (United Kingdom)

Chairs and Speakers

  • Archelos, Juan (Graz, Austria)
  • Baker, David (London, United Kingdom)
  • Barnaba, Vincenzo (Rome, Italy)
  • Brück, Wolfgang (Göttingen, Germany)
  • Chernajovsky, Yuti (London, United Kingdom)
  • Comi, Giancarlo (Milan, Italy)
  • Crocker, Paul (Dundee, United Kingdom)
  • Dalmau, Josep (Philadelphia, United States)
  • De Libero, Gennaro (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Dijkstra, Christine (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Gasque, Philippe (Cardiff, United Kingdom)
  • Ghezzi, Pietro (Milan, Italy)
  • Gilhus, Nils Erik (Bergen, Norway)
  • Graus, Francesc (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Hartung, Hans-Peter (Düsseldorf, Germany)
  • Jaraquemada, Dolores (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Kiefer, Reinhard (Munster, Germany)
  • Kieseier, Bernd (Duesseldorf, Germany)
  • Mantegazza, Renato (Milan, Italy)
  • Martino, Gianvito (Milan, Italy)
  • Mattson, Mark P. (Baltimore, United States)
  • Montalban, Xavier (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Morgan, Bryan P. (Cardiff, United Kingdom)
  • Nitsch, Roger (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Nobile Orazio, Eduardo (Milan, Italy)
  • Oksenberg, Jorge (San Francisco, United States)
  • Olsson, Tomas (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Ongini, Ennio (Milan, Italy)
  • Probert, Lesley (Athens, Greece)
  • Rodriguez, Moses (Rochester, United States)
  • Saiz, Albert (Barcelona, Spain)v
  • Smith, Kenneth J. (London, United Kingdom)
  • Snyder, Evan (United States)
  • Stinissen, Piet (Diepen, Belgium)
  • Stoll, Guido (Würzburg, Germany)
  • Taoufik, Era (Athens, Greece)
  • Van Noort, Johannes M. (Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • Willison, Hugh J. (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
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