Congress Program

* Subject to Change

Thursday, 13 December

08:00-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:15

Welcome and Opening of the Congress
Prof. Dimitrios Karussis, Israel | Chairman

09:15-10:45

Session 1
MRI Techniques for the Diagnosis of MS and the Monitoring of its Activity

 


09:15-09:45
Functional MRI
Prof. Netta Levin, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Israel


09:45-10:15
DTI and Other Novel MRI Techniques
Matilde Inglese, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA


10:15-10:45
Brain and Spinal Cord Atrophy in MS
Prof. Dr. Anat Achiron, Sheba Medical Center, Israel

10:45-11:15

Networking, Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition 

11:15-12:45

Session 2
Pediatric MS and Neuroimmunological Diseases

 


11:15-11:45
General Principles of Neuronal and Glial Antibodies in Demyelinating and Encephalitic Disorders
Prof. Angela Vincent, University of Oxford, UK


11:45-12:15
Assays for Non-MS Antibodies: Principles, Techniques and Standardisation
Prof. Patrick Waters, University of Oxford, UK

 
12:15-12:45

Clinical and Treatment Differences between MS and NMOSDs
Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Palace,
 University of Oxford, UK

12:45-13:45

Lunch Break and visit the Exhibition

13:45-15:15

Session 3
Immune and Other Biomarkers for MS Diagnosis and Monitoring of its Activity

 


13:45-14:15
New Technologies in MS Diagnostics
Dr. Marcus D`Souza, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

 


14:15-14:45
Immune Biomarkers in Blood
Dr. Panayiota Petrou
, Hadassah Medical Center, Israel


14:45-15:15
Diagnostic Use of Metabolomics in Multiple Sclerosis and its Mimics
Dr. Tianrong YeoUniversity of Oxford, UK and National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore

15:15-15:45

Networking, Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition 

15:45-16:45

Session 4
Novel and Future Immunotherapies in MS-1

 
15:45-16:15
SP1 Targeting Treatments and Other Future Immunotherapies
Prof. Nikolaos Grigoriadis, AHEPA University Hospital, Greece

 
16:15-16:45
IRT (Immune Reconstitution Therapy) Concept
Prof. Dimirios KarussisHebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

      16:45

End of Day One

Friday, 14 December

09:00-09:30

Registration

09:30-10:45

Session 5
Selected Oral Presentations





10:45-11:15

Networking, Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition 

11:15-12:15

Session 6
Novel and Future Immunotherapies in MS

 


11:15-11:45
Monoclonal Antibodies in MS Treatment
Prof. Hans Peter Hartung, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany


11:45-12:15
Targeting B-Cells with Various Monoclonal Antibodies
Dr. Ron Milo
, Barzilai Medical Center, Israel

12:15-13:15

Lunch Break and visit the Exhibition

13:15-14:45

Session 7
Stem Cell Therapies in MS


13:15-13:45
HSCT in MS

Prof. Paolo Muraro, Imperial College London, UK



 


13:45-14:15
Therapeutic Plasticity of Neural Stem Cells
Prof. Gianvito MartinoSan Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy

14:15-14:45
Adult Stem Cells with Focus on Mesenchymal Stem Cells in MS
Prof. Dimitrios Karussis, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

14:45-15:15

Networking, Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition 

15:15-16:15

Session 8
Advanced Visual Function Techniques for Monitoring of MS Activity

 


15:15-15:45
OCT in MS
Prof. Friedemann Paul
, Berlin University, Germany

 


15:45-16:15
Dynamic Visual Tests
Prof. Netta Levin
, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Israel

 16:15

Congress Closing