Scientific Program

30 January 2015
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DAY 1: Monday June 1, 2015

Innate Immune System and Glia

Morning Session

Chairs: Gianvito Martino and Pavel Stourac

09:00 – 09:45:  Neuroinflammation
Trevor Owens | Denmark

09:45 – 10:30: CNS innate immune responses in chronic neurodegeneration
Diego Gomez-Nicola | United Kingdom


10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break


11:00 – 11:45: Microglia microvescicles as a new biomarker in neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration
Roberto Furlan | Italy

11:45 – 12:30: Immune mechanisms of axonal injury (advanced imaging techniques)
Martin Kerschensteiner | Germany


12:30 – 13:30: Lunch Break


Afternoon Session

Chairs: Annamaria Vezzani and Hugh Willison

13:30 – 14:15: Animal models of neuroinflammatory diseases: strengths and weaknesses
Lesley Probert | Greece

14:15 – 15:00: Neuroinflammation in AD
Frederic Brosseron | Germany


15:00 – 15:30: Coffee Break


15:30 – 16:15: Immune responses in the CNS in epilepsy
Annamaria Vezzani | Italy

16:15 – 17:00: Inflammation and accumulation of mitochondrial deficits as a cause of neurodegeneration
Don Mahad | United Kingdom


 

 DAY 2: Tuesday June 2, 2015

Adaptive Immune Responses in the CNS- T Cells

Morning Session

Chairs: Roberto Furlan and Antonio Uccelli

09:00 – 09:45: Mechanisms of T cell pathogenesis
Burkhard Becher | Switzerland

09:45 – 10:30: Th17 and memory cells in CNS autoimmunity
Thomas Korn | Germany


10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break


11:00 – 11:45: CD8 T cell-mediated immunopathology in the CNS
Roland Liblau | France

11:45 – 12:30: Stem cells in immunomodulation and neuroprotection
Antonio Uccelli | Italy


12:30 – 13:30: Lunch Break


Afternoon Session

Chairs: Don Mahad and Thomas Korn

13:30 – 14:15: Neuronal regulation of neuroinflammation
Shohreh Issazadeh-Navikas | Denmark

14:15 – 15:00: Paraneoplastic syndromes- update focused on new and emerging syndromes
Pavel Stourac | Czech Republic


15:00 – 15:30: Coffee Break


15:30 – 16:15: Treg in CNS autoimmunity and therapeutic perspectives
Benoit Salomon | France


 

DAY 3: Wednesday June 3, 2015

Adaptive Immune Responses in the CNS- B Cells

Morning Session

Chairs: Roberta Ward and Trevor Owens

09:00 – 09:45: Neuroinflammation, emerging roles for B cells and antibody in CNS disorders
Christopher Linington | United Kingdom

09:45 – 10:30: Neurobiology of multiple sclerosis
Gianvito Martino | Italy


10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break


11:00 – 11:45: Immunpathology of B cell associated CNS disorders
Hans Lassmann | Austria

11:45 – 12:30: Neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases including ALS disease, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease
Roberta Ward | United Kingdom


 12:30 – 13:30: Lunch break 


Afternoon Session

Chairs: Hugh Willison and Lesley Probert

13:30 – 14:15: Human Ab and CNS demyelination, new methods for analysing antibody specificities
Jeffrey Bennett | United States


 14:15 – 15:00: B cell function and autoantibodies in MS
Edgar Meinl | Germany


15:00 – 15:45: Pathogenic autoantibodies in human autoimmune encephalitis
Josep Dalmau | Spain


15:45 – 16:30: MS tissue and sample banks
Sandra Amor | the Netherlands


 16:30 – 16:45: Coffee break


Chairs: Sandra Amor and Hans Lassmann

16:45 – 18:15: Debate on the relevance of meningeal follicles in MS


 

 DAY 4: Thursday June 4, 2015

Disease

Morning Session

Chairs: Christopher Linington and Nicola Woodroofe

09:00 – 09:45: Narcolepsy
Mehdi Tafti | Switzerland

09:45 – 10:30: Autoimmune neuropathies
Hugh Willison | United Kingdom


10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break


11:00 – 11:45: Treatment of CNS demyelinating disorders
Eva Havrdova | Czech Republic

11:45 – 12:30: Immunological differences between NMO and MS / NMDA involvement
Zsolt Illés | Denmark


Student Presentations and Closing Lecture

Afternoon Session 

Chairs: Nicola Woodroofe and Petra Praksova

13:30 – 13:45: The immunogenicity of amyloid beta oligomers and their role in macrophage-mediated inflammation
Indre Dalgediene | Lithuania

13:45 – 14:00: The novel role of ALCAM in neuroinflammation and BBB homeostasis
Marc-André Lécuyer | Canada

14:00 – 14:15: Stressed oligodendrocytes trigger microglia activation a key event in early multiple sclerosis lesion formation
Laura Peferoen | the Netherlands

14:15 – 14:30: Chemokine expression and migration of immune cells in the central nervous system in viral neuroinflammation, with focus on regulatory T cells
Liza Lind | Sweden

14:30 – 14:45: TSPO-PET imaging reveals that anti-VLA-4 treatment leads to reduced microglial activation in focal rodent EAE
Susanne Vainio | Finland

CLOSING LECTURE

14:45 – 15:30: Gut microbioma and autoimmunity -current status and perspectives
Gurumoorthy Kirshnamoorthy | Germany

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