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Stockholm6th Esni Course
12-15 September 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program DAY ONE

Chairs: Gianvito Martino (Italy) and Ariel Miller (Israel)

Methods in Neuroimmunology

09.00 - 09.45 Mechanisms of tissue injury in human inflammatory brain diseases
Hans Lassmann, Austria
09.45 - 10.30 Regulation of the immune response within the central nervous system
Jack Antel, Canada
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 11.45 Immunoregulation of Th1 and Th2 responses in neuroinflammation
(Lesley Probert, Greece)
11.45 - 12-30 Cholinergic signals: a bridge between the nervous
and the immune systems (Hermona Soreq, Israel)
12.30 - 14.30 Lunch with the expert
14.30 - 15.15 Antibody assays for neuronal targets
(Angela Vincent, UK)
15.15 - 16.00 Biomarkers in neuroinflammation: the role of cell surface molecules,
cytokines and proteases (Ariel Miller, Israel)
16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 - 17.15 Pharmacogenetic approaches in neuroimmunology
(Iris Grossmann, USA)
17.15 - 18.00 Animal models in neuroimmunological diseases
(Nikolas Grigoriadis, Greece)


DAY TWO

Chairs: Piet Stinissen (Belgium) and Nikolas Grigoriadis (Greece)

Immunointervention

09.00 - 09.45 The immunological homunculus (Irun COHEN, Israel )
09.45 - 10.30 Specificity and degeneracy of T cell recognition in CNS autoimmunity:
considerations for the development of antigen and TCR specific therapies
(Bernard Hemmer, Germany)
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 11.45 DNA vaccination with pro-inflammatory cytokines (Nathan Karin, Israel)
11.45 - 12.30 DNA vaccination with encephalitogenic epitopes in autoimmune disease
(Anna Lobell, Sweden)
12.30 - 14.30 DLunch with the expert
14.30 - 15.15 Neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory therapeutic approach
in experimental stroke (Dirk Hermann, Switzerland)
15.15 - 16.00 T cell receptor peptide therapy in myasthenia gravis
(Sylvia Cohen-Kaminsky, France)
16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 - 17.15 Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's disease as a possible
window for intervention? (Tony Wyss-Coray, USA)
17.15 - 18.00 Statins: immunomodulatory effects and therapeutic potential
for multiple sclerosis (Hans-Peter Hartung, Germany)

DAY THREE

Chairs: Tomas Olsson (Sweden) and Nils Erik Gilhus (Norway)

Genetics

09.00 - 09.45 Non-MHC gene influences in rat neuroinflammation
(Maja Jagodic, Sweden)
09.45 - 10.30 Gene positioning in rodent inflammation (Rikard Holmdahl, Sweden)
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 11.45 MHC gene influences and function in neuroinflammation
(Robert Weissert, Gerrmany)
11.45 - 12.30 HLA and human neuroinflammation (Jan Hillert, Sweden)
12.30 - 15.00 Lunch with the expert
15.00 - 15.45 Non-MHC genetics in humans (Steven Sawcer, UK)
15.45 - 16.30 Genetics of neurodegeneration (Fredrik Piehl, Sweden)
16.30 - 17.00 Coffee break
17.00 - 17.45 Genetics of peripheral neuropathies (Christian Vedeler, Norway)
17.45 - 18.30 Genetics of inflammation (ApoE and more)
in models of neurodegeneration (Danny Michaelson, Israel)
20.30 - 23.00 Social Dinner


DAY FOUR

Chairs: R. Dimitris Karussis (Israel) and Ioannis Mylonas (Greece)

Infection and autoimmunity

09.00 - 09.45 Overview of molecular mimicry and post-infectious mechanisms
(Steven Miller, USA)
09.45 - 10.30 Mechanisms of mimicry in human diseases: the post streptococcal syndrome
(PANDAS) paradigm (Dimitri Karussis, Israel)
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.45 The significance of LPS and bacterial antigens in neurological
para-infectious syndromes: the paradigm of Guillaine Barre Syndrome
(Itzhak Wirguin, Israel)
11.45-12.30 Potential role of bacterial superantigens as triggers
of autoimmune demyelination (Piet Stinissen, Belgium)
12.30-15.00 Lunch with the expert
15.00 - 15.45 Endogenous retroviruses and multiple sclerosis (Tomasz Brudek, Denmark)
15.45 - 16.30 HIV and immune mediated neurological syndromes: mechanisms
(Israel Steiner, Israel)
16.30 - 17.00 Coffee break
17.00 - 17.45 Post-polio syndrome: facts and myths (Tomas Olsson, Sweden)
17.45 - 18.00 Neuro-Lyme; what's new (Markus Fritzchke, Switzerland)

Organizing Committee

  • Nils Erik Gilhus (Norway)
  • Nikolas Grigoriadis (local organizer, Greece)
  • Dimitrios Karussis (organizer, Israel)
  • Gianvito Martino (Italy)
  • Ariel Miller (organizer, Israel)
  • Ioannis Milonas (local organizer, Greece)
  • Tomas Olsson (Sweden)
  • Piet Stinissen (Belgium)

Chairs and Speakers

  • Antel, Jack (Montreal, Canada)
  • Brudek, Tomasz (Aarhus, Denmark)
  • Cohen, Irun (Rehovot, Israel)
  • Cohen-Kaminsky, Sylvia (Le Plessis, France)
  • Fritzchke, Markus (Switzerland)
  • Gilhus, Nils Erik (Bergen, Norway)
  • Grigoriadis, Nikolas (Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Grossman, Iris (Durham, United States)
  • Hartung, Hans-Peter (Duesseldorf, Germany)
  • Hemmer, Bernard (Duesseldorf, Germany)
  • Hermann, Dirk (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Hillert, Jan (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Holmdahl, Rikard (Lund, Sweden)
  • Jagodic, Maja (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Karin, Nathan (Haifa, Israel)
  • Karussis, Dimitrios (Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Lassmann, Hans (Viena, Austria)
  • Lobell, Anna (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Martino, Gianvito (Milan, Italy)
  • Michaelson, Daniel (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • Miller, Steven (Chicago, United States)
  • Miller, Ariel (Haifa, Israel)
  • Milonas, Ioannis (Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Olsson, Tomas (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Piehl, Fredrik (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Probert, Lesley (Athens, Greece)
  • Sawcer, Steven (United Kingdom)
  • Soreq, Hermona (Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Steiner, Israel (Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Stinissen, Piet (Diepenbeek, Belgium)
  • Vedeler, Christian (Bergen, Norway)
  • Vincent, Angela (Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Weissert, Robert (Tuebingen, Germany)
  • Wirguin, Itzhak (Beer-Sheva, Israel)
  • Wyss-Coray, Tony (Stanford, United States)
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