Scientific Programme

Monday, 8th April 2019

07:45

Registration 

08:45-09:00

Opening: Prof Lars Fugger, UK     

09:00-10:30

Session I

09:00-09:20

Pathological Heterogeneity of Inflammatory Demyelination
Wolfgang Brück, Germany

09:30-09:50

Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in MS: A Role for Meningeal Inflammation  
Richard Reynolds, UK

09:50-10:10

Molecular Profiling of Multiple Sclerosis Lesions using Transcriptomics  
Anna-Lena Schaupp, UK

10:10-10:30

Discussion & Audience Q&A

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break and Exhibition visit

11:00-12:30

Session II

11:00-11:20

Cytotoxic T Cells as Drivers of Neuroinflammation
Doron Merkler, Switzerland  

11:20-11:40

Live Analysis of T-Cell-Induced Neurodegeneration  
Alexander Flügel, Germany 

11:40-12:00

Disentangling neurodegenerative pathways in CNS inflammation
Manuel Friese, Germany

12:00-12:30

Discussion & Audience Q&A

12:30-13:30

Lunch Break and visit the Exhibition

13:30-15:00

Session III

13:30-13:50

In Vivo Analysis of Neuronal Pathology in the Inflamed Grey Matter  
Martin Kerschensteiner, Germany

13:50-14:10

Maintenance of Regulatory T Cell Identity at Sites of Inflammation Through Epigenetic Imprinting 
Thomas Korn, Germany

14:10-14:30

TBA

14:30-15:00

Discussion & Audience Q&A

15:00-15:30

Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition

15:30-17:00

Session IV

15:30-15:50

TBA

15:50-16:10

Control of Pro-Inflammatory Astrocyte Functions  
Francisco J Quintana, USA

16:10-16:30

Meningeal Lymphatics and their Role in CNS-to-immune Signaling: An Opportunity for Intervening in Autoimmunity? 
Jasmin Herz, USA

16:30-17:00

Discussion & Audience Q&A



Tuesday, 9th April 2019

08:00-09:00

Registration 

09:00-10:30

Session V

09:00-09:20

Myeloid Cells During Neuroinflammation  
Marco Prinz, Germany

09:20-09:40

Live Analysis of T-cell-induced Neurodegeneration  
Alexander Flügel, Germany

09:40-10:00

Functional Genetics in Multiple Sclerosis
Lars Fugger, UK

10:00-10:30

Discussion & Audience Q&A

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition

11:00-12:30

Session VI

11:00-11:20

Dissecting the Population Structure of Human Microglia and its Relation to Neuropathologic Traits and Diseases  
Philip L De Jager, USA

11:20-11:40

The T cell/phagocyte Interface in Neuroinflammation
Burkhard Becher, Germany

11:40-12:00

Stratifying genetic risk in Multiple Sclerosis
Kate Attfield, UK

12:00-12:30

Discussion & Audience Q&A

12:30-13:30

Lunch Break and visit the Exhibition

13:30-15:00

Session VII   

13:30-13:50

Molecular Mimicry Between the Autoantigen Anoctamin 2 and Epstein Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen 1 Associates with Increased Risk for Multiple Sclerosis  
Tomas Olsson, Sweden

13:50-14:10

Amyloids and the NeuroImmune Circuit  
Lawrence Steinman, USA

14:10-14:30

Pediatric Onset Inflammatory and Neurodegenerative White Matter Disorders  
Jutta Gärtner, Germany

14:30-15:00

Discussion & Audience Q&A

15:00-15:30

Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition

15:30-17:00

Session VIII

15:30-15:50

Impact of Environmental Factors on the Immune System in Multiple Sclerosis
Ralph Gold, USA

15:50-16:10

B-cells Take Center Stage
Stephen L Hauser, USA

16:10-16:30

TBA

16:30

Closing remarks