Congress Speakers

  • Prof. Dimitrios Karussis, Israel | Chairman

    Prof. Dimitrios Karussis, Israel | Chairman

    Prof. Dimitrios Karussis, was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on 7-8-1962. He graduated from Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki, Medical school in 1986 with excellency. Since 1988 he moved and lives in Jerusalem, Israel. He completed at Hadassah his Neurology specialization and his PhD degree. Since 2007 he is the Chairman of the Neuroimmunology Unit and MS Center at Hadassah and the MS/EAE neuroimmunology laboratory.
  • Anat Achiron, Israel

    Anat Achiron, Israel

    Anat Achiron, MD, PhD, FAAN, is a full Professor of Neurology at the Sackler School of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University and the founder director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel. 
  • Hans-Peter Hartung, Germany

    Hans-Peter Hartung, Germany

    Professor Hartung received his undergraduate training at the Universities of Düsseldorf, Glasgow, Oxford and London. After graduation magna cum laude as MD in 1980 he served an immunology fellowship at JohannesGutenberg-University of Mainz. He started his career in neurology at the University of Düsseldorf, where he became assistant professor in 1987.
  • Matilde Inglese, USA

    Matilde Inglese, USA

    Matilde Inglese is a Professor of Neurology, Radiology and Neuroscience, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She trained as a neurologist in Genoa, Italy, where she completed her fellowship in multiple sclerosis. Dr. Inglese then moved to San Rafael Hospital in Milan where she did a fellowship in neuroimaging under the mentorship of Professor M. Filippi. 
  • Netta Levin, Israel

    Netta Levin, Israel

    Prof. Netta Levin is a senior physician in the Department of Neurology and leads the clinical service and the research lab in the fMRI unit at the Hadassah university hospital.

  • Gianvito Martino, Italy

    Gianvito Martino, Italy

    Gianvito Martino received his Medical Degree in 1987 from the University of Pavia (Italy) where he completed his residency in Neurology in 1991. In 1990, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Neurology of the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) and, from 1991 to 1992, he held the position of Research Associate at the Department of Neurology of the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA).
  • Ron Milo, Israel

    Ron Milo, Israel

    Ron Milo is the chairman of the Department of Neurology and director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. 

  • Jacqueline Palace, UK

    Jacqueline Palace, UK

    Dr Jackie Palace is a consultant neurologist in Oxford and Associate Professor of Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Oxford University.  She leads the Oxford Multiple Sclerosis group and runs a national service for congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS) and jointly a UK neuromyelitis optica service (NMO) which includes adults and children.
  • Friedemann Paul, Germany

    Friedemann Paul, Germany

    Friedemann Paul is the group leader of the Clinical Neuroimmunology department of the Neurocure Clinical Research Center at the Charité.  He finished his medical education in Berlin and is a board certified Neurologist since 2003. Friedemann Paul is a senior Neurologist in the Charité since 2004 until date. Since 2010, he heads the Neuroimmunology outpatients’ clinic in Buch, a suburb of Berlin. 
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  • Panayiota Petrou, Israel

    Panayiota Petrou, Israel

    Dr. Petrou was born in Limassol, Cyprus, and she completed her Medical Degree at the Aristotle University of Thesssaloniki (Greece) Medical School. She completed her specialization in Neurology and received the Board Certification in Neurology in Israel with excellence, and the Board in the European Union. Dr. Petrou has been at Hadassah since 2007 and is today a Senior consultant Neurologist at Hadassah and a senior member of the board of the Unit of Neuroimmunology and MS Center at Hadassah HMO. 
  • Marcus D Souza, Switzerland

    Marcus D Souza, Switzerland

    Marcus D Souza is the head of Neurostatus-UHB and an Attending Physician in the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital Basel. Since 02/2018 he is also a post-doc researcher at the NCRC, Charité Berlin.
  • Angela Vincent, UK

    Angela Vincent, UK

    Angela Vincent is currently Emeritus Professor of Neuroimmunology at the University of Oxford.  She qualified as a doctor in London, worked as a doctor for one year, did an MSc in Biochemistry at University College, and did not pursue further clinical training, spending the rest of her career in neuro-immunological clinical and experimental research.  
  • Tianrong Yeo, UK/Singapore

    Tianrong Yeo, UK/Singapore

    Dr Yeo is a consultant neurologist from the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore, with a clinical and research interest in immune-mediated CNS inflammatory conditions.  He is currently pursuing a DPhil at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, supported by the National Medical Research Council, Singapore. 

  • Patrick Waters, UK

    Patrick Waters, UK

    Patrick Waters received a BSc in biochemistry from University College Cork, Ireland and a PhD from the University of East London, UK. He has worked as a research scientist at the University of Oxford for 16 years developing diagnostic tests for antibodies associated with central nervous system diseases and animal models to demonstrate pathogenicity.