The ultimate challenge in MS: neuroprotection and remyelination against chronic inflammation

Lectures by Belgian research team leaders
and by two Guest Lecturers,
Prof. Dr. Axel PETZOLD and Prof. Dr. Catherine LUBETZKI

 In collaboration with the Belgian Study Group for Multiple Sclerosis

8:30Welcome coffee
9:00Welcome and presentation of the symposium
Prof. Dr. Christian SINDIC, Chairman Fondation Charcot Stichting
Prof. Dr. Bénédicte DUBOIS, Chairman Belgian Study Group for Multiple Sclerosis
9:15Early MS is already a chronic axonal disease:
the case of optic pathways.
Prof. Dr. Axel PETZOLD (University College London, UK)
10:00Paramagnetic rims and serum neurofilaments
in MS: a combined laboratory-imaging marker
of chronic inflammation?
Dr. Pietro MAGGI (UCLouvain)
10:45Coffee break
11:15Microglia in CNS inflammation and MS pathology
Prof. Geert VAN LOO (UGent)
12:00Foamy macrophages impair remyelination in MS
Prof. Jerome HENDRIKS (UHasselt)
14:00Neuroprotection by IL13-primed microglia and macrophages: a grey zone between detrimental and protective immunomodulatory therapy for neuro- inflammatory disorders.
Prof. Peter PONSAERTS (UAntwerpen)
14:45Apical stem cells as regenerative tools within the CNS.
Prof. Anne des RIEUX (UCLouvain)
15:30Remyelination strategy in multiple sclerosis :
from biology  to clinical translation
Prof. Dr. Catherine LUBETZKI (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)
16:15Closing remarks
Farewell cocktail

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