Scientific Programme 28th Annual Meeting - Digital Edition

The 28th Annual Meeting Scientific Committee established an inspiring and high-quality scientific programme* on the topic "The role of envirmonmental factors in MS".

The timing of the programme is adjusted to accommodate the digital character of the Annual Meeting.

Check out the 32 different lecture topics that will be covered in 8 sessions, spread over 5 consecutive evenings:

  • Updates in epidemiology
  • Microbioma
  • Pollution
  • Infections
  • Vitamin D
  • Other environmental factors
  • Do environmental factors modulate disease evolution?
  • Environment and treatment
* Changes to the programme may apply.
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Hour
Location
Title Location
17:00 - 17:45
XXVIII Annual Meeting Opening lecture
17:45 - 19:15
Session I - Updates in epidemiology
Prof Dr Oscar Fernández
17:45 Methodological Bias in epidemiological studies
Dr Kjetil Bjornevik
 
18:05 Investigating the environmental risk factors: the lesson from Parkinson's disease
Prof Dr Yoav Ben-Shlomo
 
18:25 Geographic distribution of MS and migration studies
Dr Dalia Rotstein
 
18:45 Gene environment interactions in MS
Prof Tomas Olsson
 
19:05 Interactive Q&A Session I
 
19:15 - 20:00
Satellite Symposium
20:00 - 20:30
ACTRIMS Lecture
Hour
Location
Title Location
16:30 - 17:00
Selected poster presentations
17:00 - 18:30
Session II - Microbioma
Prof Dr Krzysztof Selmaj
17:00 An introduction to the gut microbiota
Prof Dr Laure Bindels
 
17:20 Microbioma and immune system
Prof Dr Hartmut Wekerle
 
17:40 Epidemiological studies of the gut microbiota and Multiple Sclerosis
Prof Dr Helen Tremlett
 
18:00 Human interventional studies
Prof Dr Ralf Gold
 
18:20 Interactive Q&A Session II
 
18:30 - 19:15
Satellite Symposium
19:15 - 20:45
Session III - Pollution
Prof Dr Alexey Boyko
19:15 Epidemiological evidences of the role of air pollution in MS
Prof Dr Roberto Bergamaschi
 
19:35 Smoking and organic solvents in the context of MS risk genes in relation to risk of MS
Prof Dr Lars Alfredsson
 
19:55 Is smoke influencing the risk of MS?
Prof Dr Kjell-Morten Myhr
 
20:15 Effects of smoke on immune system: implications for MS
Dr Cinthia Farina
 
20:35 Interactive Q&A Session III
 
Hour
Location
Title Location
16:30 - 17:00
Selected poster presentations
17:00 - 18:30
Session IV - Infections
Prof Per Soelberg Sørensen
17:00 Is EBV present in the MS brain? Yes
Dr Francesca Aloisi
 
17:20 Is EBV present in the MS brain? No
Prof Dr Hans Lassmann
 
17:40 HERV-W role in MS
Prof Dr Hans-Peter Hartung
 
18:00 Covid-19 and MS
Prof Dr Gavin Giovannoni
 
18:20 Interactive Q&A Session IV
 
18:30 - 19:15
Satellite Symposium
19:15 - 20:45
Session V - Vitamin D
Prof Dr Gilles Edan
19:15 Epidemiological studies
Dr Kassandra Munger
 
19:35 How vitamin D impacts on the immune system in MS
Dr Anne Astier
 
19:55 Interventional studies
Prof Trygve Holmøy
 
20:15 Clinical trials of effects of vitamin D in RRMS
Prof Dr Eric Thouvenot
 
20:35 Interactive Q&A Session V
 
Hour
Location
Title Location
16:30 - 17:00
Selected poster presentations
17:00 - 18:30
Session VI - Other environmental factors
Prof Dr Patrick Vermersch
17:00 Salt
Prof Dr David Hafler
 
17:20 Alcohol
Prof Dr Melinda Magyari
 
17:40 Concussion in adolescence, other causes of CNS inflammation, and subsequent MS risk
Prof Dr Scott Montgomery
 
18:00 Stress
Prof Dr Anthony Feinstein
 
18:20 Interactive Q&A Session VI
 
18:30 - 19:15
Satellite Symposium
19:15 - 20:45
Session VII - Do environmental factors modulate disease evolution?
Prof Dr Maria Trojano
19:15 RIS/CIS
Dr Susana Otero
 
19:35 Relapsing remitting and progressive MS
Prof Dr Maria Pia Amato
 
19:55 Role of environmental comorbidities
Prof Dr Ruth Ann Marrie
 
20:15 Environmental factors in progressive MS
Dr Marianna Cortese
 
20:35 Interactive Q&A Session VII
 
Hour
Location
Title Location
16:30 - 17:00
Selected poster presentations
17:00 - 17:45
Satellite Symposium
17:45 - 19:15
Session VIII - Environment and treatment
17:45 Effects of environmental factors on response of DMTs
Prof Dr Fredrik Piehl
 
18:05 Impact of DMTs on the risk of infection
Prof Dr Sven Meuth
 
18:25 How to handle the risk of infections
Dr Lucia Moiola
 
18:45 Can diet be considered a treatment of MS?
Prof Dr Ellen M. Mowry
 
19:05 Interactive Q&A Session VIII
 
19:15 - 20:00
Satellite Symposium
20:00 - 20:45
Young Investigator Award & concluding remarks