The Symposium will be held face-to-face. A Covid protocol will be applied and will guarantee the security of the event.

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

Lectures by Belgian research team leaders
(Dr. P. Maggi, Prof. G. van Loo, Prof. J. Hendriks,
Prof. P. Ponsaerts, Prof. A. des Rieux)
and by two Guest Lecturers,
Prof. Dr. Axel PETZOLD and Prof. Dr. Catherine LUBETZKI

  In collaboration with the Belgian Study Group for Multiple Sclerosis

8:00     Registration – Welcome coffee
9:00Prof. Dr Christian SINDIC, Chairman Fondation Charcot Stichting
Prof. Dr Bénédicte DUBOIS, President Belgian Study Group for Multiple Sclerosis
Welcome and presentation of the symposium.
9:15Prof. Dr Axel PETZOLD (University College London, UK)
Early MS is already a chronic axonal disease: the case of optic pathways.
9:45Dr Pietro MAGGI (UCLouvain)
Chronic White Matter Inflammation and Serum Neurofilament
in Multiple Sclerosis.
10:15   Coffee break
10:45Prof. Geert VAN LOO (UGent)
Microglia in CNS inflammation and MS pathology.
11:15Prof. Jerome HENDRIKS (UHasselt)
Targeting foamy macrophages in MS to promote remyelination.
11:45Prof. Dr. Christian SINDIC.
Charcot Fund 2021: presentation of the laureates.
12:30   Lunch
14:00Prof. Peter PONSAERTS (UAntwerpen)
Neuroprotection by IL13-primed microglia and macrophages: a grey zone between detrimental and protective immunomodulatory therapy for neuro-inflammatory disorders.
14:30Prof. Anne des RIEUX (UCLouvain)
Apical stem cells as regenerative tools within the CNS.
15:00Prof. Dr Catherine LUBETZKI (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)
Remyelination strategy in multiple sclerosis: from biology to clinical translation.
15:30Closing remarks
Farewell cocktail

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Because of Covid restriction the number of participants will be limited. First registered, first served.

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