Category

Program

19
Feb

Tuesday – November 9

Morning Session

Plenary Session

Chair: Sonia Garel (France) and Jon Laman (the Netherlands)
Brain-Immune system interactions in physiological conditions
Neuro-immune interactions in regulation of Allergy and autoimmunity
(Vijay Kuchroo, Harvard Medical School – USA)
Anticipating pathogen invasion: Neuroimmune activation preserves gut homeostasis
(Gabrielle Belz, University of Melbourne – Australia)
Dissecting functions of Microglia and non-parenchymal CNS macrophages
(Steffen Jung, Weizmann Institute of Science – Israel)

PARALLEL SYMPOSIA

Chair: Ari Waisman (Germany)
Symposium I | Dialog between astrocytes and microglia in neuroimmunology
TBC
(Sonia Garel, IBENS, Université Paris – France)
Astrocyte heterogeneity in Multiple Sclerosis
(Francisco Quintana, Harvard Medical School – USA)
Development and Function of Brain Macrophages
(Melanie Greter, University of Zurich – Switzerland)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chair: Nicolas Blanchard (France)
Symposium II | Parasites and neuroinflammation
TBC
(Antonio Barragan, Stockholm University – Sweden)
Mechanisms of fatal blood barrier dysfunction during cerebral malaria
(Dorian McGavern, NIH – USA)
TBC
(TBC)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Symposium III | Antibody-mediated diseases: new targets and new mechanisms
The different syndromes and mechanisms of neuronal synaptic autoantibodies
(Josep Dalmau, University of Barcelona – Spain)
TBC
(Maarten Titulaer, Erasmus MC University Medical Center – the Netherlands)
The peculiar features of IgG4 and its role in autoimmune diseases
(Maartje Huijbers, Leiden University Medical Center – the Netherlands)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

PANEL DISCUSSION | 12:50-14:00

Chair: Giancarlo Comi (Italy) and Roland Liblau (France)
ISNI-ECF Panel Discussion | Immunotherapy in MS: 8 key questions
Gilles Edan (University Hospital of Rennes – France)
Kazuo Fujihara (Southern TOHOKU Research Institute for Neuroscience – Japan)
Hans-Peter Hartung (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf – Germany)
Catherine Lubetzki(Hôpital de la Salpêtrière – France)
Patrick Vermersch (University Hospital of Lille – France)
Howard Weiner (Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital – USA)
Heinz Wiendl (University of Münster – Germany)

Afternoon Session

WORKSHOPS

Chair: Frauke Zipp (Germany)
Workshop I | T cell immunity in AD, Parkinson and ALS: do they really play a role?
Lymphocyte trafficking to the CNS – does provenance matter?
(Thomas Korn, Klinikum rechts der Isar Technische Universität München – Germany)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chairs: Violetta Zujovic (France) and Abdelhadi Saoudi (France)
Workshop II | Immunomodulation and remyelination
Promoting macrophage/microglia activity for remyelination
(V. Wee Yong, University of Calgary – Canada)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chairs: Sandra Amor (the Netherlands) and Lennart Mars (France)
Workshop III | Modeling neuroinflammation using IPSC, organoids and animal models
TBC
(TBC)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chair: Simone Fillatreau (France)
Workshop IV |  Single cell analyses in neuroimmunology: essential or overrated?
Oligodendroglia cell states in multiple sclerosis: insights from single-cell transcriptomics and epigenomics
(Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, Karolinska Institutet – Sweden)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Chairs: Amit Bar-Or (USA)
The Newsom-Davis Lecture
TBC
(Howard Weiner,Harvard Medical School – USA)

Poster & Mini-Oral session

18
Feb

Wednesday – November 10

Morning Session

PLENARY

Chair: Heinz Wiendl (Germany)
Regeneration and neuroimmunomodulation
Microglia shape white matter health
(Veronique Miron, University of Edinburgh – UK)
Brain Macrophage Ontogeny and Functions in Health and Disease
(Florent Ginhoux, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) – Singapore)
Crosstalk of the immune and the nervous system with a focus on neurons
(Frauke Zipp, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg   University Mainz – Germany
)

PARALLEL SYMPOSIA

Chair: Catharina Gross (Germany) and Julie Ribot (Portugal)
Symposium IV | Barriers of the CNS: actors in neuroinflammation
Regulation of the blood-brain barrier in health and disease
(Richard Daneman, University of California, San Diego – USA)
Unbiased and large-scale CNS endothelium transcriptomic analyses in human and mouse
(Alexandre Prat, Université de Montréal – Canada)
Modelling T-cell autoimmunity  of the CNS grey and white matter
(Francesca Odoardi, University Medical Center Göttingen – Germany)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Symposium V | Autoimmune neurological disorders (other than MS)
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders: Pathobiology predicts treatment response for AQP4-IgG-associated subtype
(Brian Weinshenker, Mayo Clinic – USA)
TBC
(Angela Vincent, University of Oxford – UK)
TBC
(Hai Qi, School of Medicine – China)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chair: D. Gonzalez-Dunia (France) and Trevor Owens (Denmark)
Symposium VI | Viruses and neuroinflammation
TBC
(Robyn Klein, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis – USA)
TBC
(Doron Merkler, Centre Médical Universitaire – Switzerland)
Epstein-Barr virus and multiple sclerosis: from autoimmunity to virus-induced immunopathology?
(Francesca Aloisi, Istituto Superiore di Sanità – Italy)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

INDUSTRIAL SYMPOSIUM / PANEL DISCUSSION

Afternoon Session

WORKSHOPS

Chair: Serge Nataf (France)
Workshop V | Brain ageing: impact of immunity and infection
TBC
(TBC)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chair: Caroline Pot (Switzerland) and Guy Gorochov (France)
Workshop VI | Does our food affect our brain via the immune system?
Diet and the gut microbiome shape the course of multiple sclerosis
(Aiden Haghikia, Ruhr-Universität Bochum – Germany)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chair: Cécile Delarasse (France) and Sylvain Fisson (France)
Workshop VII | Immuno-ophthalmology: an integral aspect of neuroimmunology
TBC
(Rachel Caspi, National Eye Institute, NIH – USA)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chair: Sophie Laffont (France)
Workshop VIII |  Sex chromosomes and hormones in neuroimmunology
Sex Chromosome Effects on Autoimmunity
(Rhonda Voskuhl, UCLA – USA)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Chair: Gianvito Martino (Italy)
The Immunology Lecture
TBC
(Joan Goverman, University of Washington – USA)

ISNI GENERAL ASSEMBLY

17
Feb

Thursday – November 11

Morning Session

PLENARY

Chair: Guillaume Dorothée (France) and Shohreh Issazadeh-Navikas (Denmark)
Neuroimmunology of neurodegenerative diseases and ageing
Trem2-independent activity of PD-L1 immunotherapy in modifying Alzheimer’s disease in a mouse model of amyloidosis
(Michal Schwartz, Weizmann Institute of Science – Israel)
TBC
(TBC)
TBC
(Marco Colonna, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis – USA)

PARALLEL SYMPOSIA

Chair: Lesley Probert (Greece) and Angela Vincent (UK)
Symposium VII | Neurons as active players in neuroinflammation
TBC
(TBC)
Neuronal structure and function in the inflamed gray matter
(Martin Kerschensteiner, Ludwig-Maximilians University – Germany)
Adaptive and innate immune mechanisms: context dependent bystanders or active players in neurodegeneration
(Hans Lassmann, Medical University of Vienna – Austria)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chair: Maartje Huijbers (the Netherlands) and Jean-Christophe Antoine (France)
Symposium VIII | Peripheral nervous system: a central target of neuroinflammation
Glial-axonal interdependency at the node of Ranvier in autoimmune injury
(Hugh Willison, University of Glasgow – UK)
Nociceptor Neuron regulation of barrier immunity and host defense
(Isaac Chiu, Harvard Medical School – USA)
Nodo-paranodopathies: how autoantibodies affect conduction in peripheral nerves
(Jérôme Devaux, Hopital Saint Eloi – France)

Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chairs: Jennifer Gommerman (Canada) and Sergio Baranzini (USA)
Symposium IX | 
Gut microbiota and CNS inflammation
How the microbiota regulates susceptibility to CNS autoimmunity
(Ari Waisman, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University – Germany)
The ageing microbiome and MS progression
(Jennifer Gommerman, University of Toronto – Canada)
TBC
(Caroline Pot, CHUV – Switzerland)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

INDUSTRIAL SYMPOSIUM / PANEL DISCUSSION

Afternoon Session

WORKSHOPS

Chair: Asya Rolls (Israel) and Jonathan Kipnis (USA)
Workshop IX | Behavior and immunity
TBC
(TBC)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chair: Nicolas Gaudenzio (France)
Workshop X | Neural inflammation and pain
Sympathetic Neuroimmunity for Obesity
(Anna Domingos, University of Oxford – UK)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Workshop XI | Immunology in Neuro-oncology
TBC
(Gaetano Finocchiaro, Istituto Neurologico Besta – Italy)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chairs: Sonia Berrih-Aknin (France) and Nils Erik Gilhus (Norway)
Workshop XII |  Myasthenia Gravis
Etiological and pathophysiological mechanism in myasthenia gravis
(Rozen Le Panse, Sorbonne Université – France)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Chair: Michal Schwartz (Israel)
The Rita Levi-Montalcini Neurobiology Lecture
TBC
(Katerina Akassoglou, University of California – USA)

POSTER & MINI-ORAL SESSION

16
Feb

Friday – November 12

Morning Session

PLENARY

Chair: David Laplaud (France)
Neuroimmunology of CNS demyelinating disorders
TBC
(Roland Martin, University Zurich – Switzerland)
The T cell-Phagocyte Interface in Neuroinflammation
(Burkhard Becher, University of Zurich – Switzerland)

Role of the inflammasome in MS
(Manuel Comabella, Vall d’Hebron University Hospital – Spain)

PARALLEL SYMPOSIA 

PLENARY

Chair: Alexandre Prat (Canada)
Symposium X | Drainage and immunosurveillance of the CNS
Breaking (Bad) Brain Barriers Beliefs
(Jonathan Kipnis, University of Virginia – USA)
TBC
(TBC)
TBC
(Adrian Liston, Babraham Institute – UK)
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chairs: Naomi Habib (Israel) and Burkhard Becher (Switzerland)
Symposium XI | Multi-omics in Neuroimmunology
TBC
(TBC)
Integrating genome, metagenome and data science to understand MS
(Sergio Baranzini, University of Californi San Francisco – USA)

Applied epigenomics: insights into the pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis
(Maja Jagodic, Karolinska Institutet – Sweden)

Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chair: Roberto Furlan (Italy)
Symposium XII | Immunopsychiatry: is it a nascent field?
Towards a clinical immunological diagnosis of psychiatric disorders
(Hemmo Drexhage, University Medical Center Rotterdam – the Netherlands)

Modulatory roles of the immune system in shaping animal behaviors
(Jun Huh, Harvard Medical School – USA)

The brain: a central regulator of immunity?
(Asya Rolls, Technion – Israel)

Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

INDUSTRIAL SYMPOSIUM / PANEL DISCUSSION

Afternoon Session

WORKSHOPS

Chair: Rejane Rua (France) and Roland Liblau (France)
Workshop XIII | Checkpoint inhibitors and neuroinflammation
TBC
(Yves Allenbach, Hospitaal La Pitié Salpetrière – France)

Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chair: Francisco Quintana (USA)
Workshop XIV | Diversity of brain myeloid cells
Heterogeneity of myeloid cells in the CNS
(Marco Prinz, University Hospital Freiburg – Germany)

Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chair: Anne Dejean (France)
Workshop XV | Metabolism in Neuroimmunology
TBC
(Luciana Berod, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz – Germany)

Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

Chair: Doron Merkler (Switzerland) and Hans Lassmann (Austria)
Workshop XVI |  Tissue-resident T cells in CNS inflammation
Tissue-resident memory T cells invade the brain parenchyma in multiple sclerosis white matter lesions
(Inge Huitinga, Netherlands Brain Bank – the Netherlands)

Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation
Oral presentation

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Chair: Tomas Olsson (Sweden)
The Dale McFarlin Lecture
How to deal with heterogeneity of MS and NMOSD: The potential value of biomarkers
(Takashi Yamamura, NCNP – Japan)

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