Scientific Programme

Detailed programme on a daily basis.

(Select a day for the detailed Scientific Programme of that specific day)

Hour
Location
Title Location
10:15 - 11:15
Carlo 3
Satellite Symposium
Carlo 3
11:15 - 11:45
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
Coffee Break
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
11:45 - 12:45
Carlo 3
Satellite Symposium
Carlo 3
12:45 - 13:30
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
Light Lunch
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
13:30 - 14:15
Carlo 1
XXVII Annual Meeting Opening Lecture
Carlo 1
13:30 - 13:35 Welcome
Prof Dr Giancarlo Comi
 
13:35 - 13:45 Introduction
Prof Dr Stephen L. Hauser
 
13:45 - 14:15 Inflammation in MS: T Cells versus B Cells
Reinhard Hohlfeld
 
14:15 - 15:45
Carlo 1
Session I - Basic Aspects of B Cells in MS
Howard L. Weiner
Carlo 1
14:15 - 14:35 B Cell Migration into the CNS
Prof Dr Alexandre Prat
 
14:35 - 14:55 B Cells as Modulator of immune responses
Prof Dr Amit Bar-Or
 
14:55 - 15:15 Recirculating Intestinal IgA-Producing Cells Regulate Neuroinflammation via IL-10
Prof Dr Jennifer Gommerman
 
15:15 - 15:35 ALCAM regulates B Lymphocyte Migration across Central Nervous System Barriers
Dr Laure Michel
 
15:35 - 15:45 Q & A
 
15:45 - 16:15
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
Poster Viewing & Coffee Break
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
16:15 - 17:45
Carlo 1
Session II - B Cells in the MS CNS Compartment
Dr Francesca Aloisi
Carlo 1
16:15 - 16:35 B Cells in MS Lesions: When, where and how many?
Prof Dr Hans Lassmann
 
16:35 - 16:55 Interaction of Glial Cells and B Cells in MS
Prof Dr Edgar Meinl
 
16:55 - 17:15 B Cell and Cortical Demyelination
Roberta Magliozzi
 
17:15 - 17:35 In Vivo MRI Evidence of Disruption of the Blood-meningeal Barrier
Dr Martina Absinta
 
17:35 - 17:45 Q & A
 
17:45 - 18:00
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
Coffee Break
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
18:00 - 19:00
Carlo 3
Satellite Symposium
Carlo 3
19:00 - 20:00
3 Isole
Scientific Networking Cocktail
3 Isole
Hour
Location
Title Location
08:30 - 10:00
Carlo 1
Session III - Intrathecal Antibodies in MS
Prof Dr Patrick Vermersch
Carlo 1
08:30 - 08:50 Oligoclonal Immunoglobulins in the CSF versus CNS Lesions
Prof Dr Klaus Dornmair
 
08:50 - 09:10 Pathogenic Auto-antibodies Produced by CSF Plasma Cells
Prof Dr Jeffrey L. Bennett
 
09:10 - 09:30 IgG - IgM as Markers of Disease State and Courses
Prof Dr Antonio Uccelli
 
09:30 - 09:50 Auto-antibodies in MS
Dr Matteo Gastaldi
 
09:50 - 10:00 Q & A
 
10:00 - 11:00
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
Poster Viewing & Coffee Break
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
11:00 - 12:30
Carlo 1
Session IV - Role of Pathogenic Antibodies. The Example of MOG Antibody Associated IDD
Prof Dr William M Carroll
Carlo 1
11:00 - 11:20 Epidemiology of MOG Antibody Associated Disease
Prof Dr Jacqueline Palace
 
11:20 - 11:40 From Immunology to Treatment
Prof Dr Kazuo Fujihara
 
11:40 - 12:00 The Pathological Spectrum of MOG Antibody Associated Disease
Dr Tatsuro Misu
 
12:00 - 12:20 The Role of Peripheral CNS-Directed Antibodies in Promoting Inflammatory CNS Demyelination
Prof Dr Romana Höftberger
 
12:20 - 12:30 Q & A
 
12:30
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
Light Lunch
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
13:00 - 14:00
Carlo 3
Satellite Symposium
Carlo 3
14:00 - 15:30
Carlo 1
Session V - B Cell Directed Therapies
Prof Dr Jeffrey Cohen
Carlo 1
14:00 - 14:20 Treatment of Relapsing MS
Prof Dr Hans-Peter Hartung
 
14:20 - 14:40 Treatment of Primary Progressive MS
Prof Dr Xavier Montalban
 
14:40 - 15:00 Future Developments
Prof Dr Ludwig Kappos
 
15:00 - 15:20 Molecular Mechanisms that Modulate the Immunoprotective Response of B Cells. A Different View to our Current Approach.
Dr Jorge Correale
 
15:20 - 15:30 Q & A
 
15:30 - 16:00
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
Coffee Break
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
16:00 - 16:15
Carlo 1
Announcement Young Investigator Award Winners
Prof Dr Giancarlo Comi
Carlo 1
16:15 - 17:45
Carlo 1
Session VI - Risk Management
Prof Dr Alexey Boyko
Carlo 1
16:15 - 16:35 Preventing Risks
Dr Lucia Moiola
 
16:35 - 16:55 Management of Early Complications
Prof Dr Gilles Edan
 
16:55 - 17:15 Long Term Adverse Effects
Prof Dr Krzysztof Selmaj
 
17:15 - 17:35 The Importance of MS Centre Organization
Prof Per Soelberg Sørensen
 
17:35 - 17:45 Q & A
 
17:45 - 18:00
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
Coffee Break
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
18:00 - 19:00
Carlo 3
Satellite Symposium
Carlo 3
Hour
Location
Title Location
08:30 - 10:00
Carlo 1
Session VII - How to Monitor Treatment Effects of B Cell Directed Therapies?
Prof Dr Oscar Fernández
Carlo 1
08:30 - 08:50 Role of Conventional Brain and Spinal Cord MRI
Dr Mara Rocca
 
08:50 - 09:10 MRI of Cortical Lesions
Prof Dr Massimiliano Calabrese
 
09:10 - 09:30 Functional Measures
Prof Dr Letizia Leocani
 
09:30 - 09:50 Body Fluids Analysis
Prof Dr Luisa Klotz
 
09:50 - 10:00 Q & A
 
10:00 - 10:30
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
Coffee Break
Meeting Lobby & Winter Garden
10:30 - 11:00
Carlo 1
Young Investigator Award Winner Presentations
Carlo 1
11:00 - 12:30
Carlo 1
Session VIII - Effect of Immunomodulating Therapies on B Cells
Prof Dr Edgardo Cristiano
Carlo 1
11:00 - 11:20 Lessons from Failures (Targets of B Cell Directed Treatments)
Prof Dr Luca Battistini
 
11:20 - 11:40 B Cell Repopulation after Anti-CD20 Treatment
Dr Darius Häusler
 
11:40 - 12:00 Intrathecal Anti-CD20: Effect or Fiction?
Dr Joakim Bergman
 
12:00 - 12:20 B Cells Therapy in Pediatric Age
Dr Angelo Ghezzi
 
12:20 - 12:30 Q & A
 
12:30 - 13:00
Carlo 1
Concluding Remarks
Prof Dr Giancarlo Comi
Carlo 1
13:00 - 14:00
Restaurant 3 Isole
Lunch
Restaurant 3 Isole