Program

THE FIRST MEETING OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE CONSORTIUM OF MS CENTERS

/CSEECMSC/

8th - 10th of December 2008

 

The first meeting of CSEECMSC was granted 9 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

 

 

 

8th of December 2008

 

16:00 Press conference -Stem cells (D.Karussis)

Hotel "Park", Novi Sad 1st floor, Auditory 2

 

18:15 Press conference

(L.Steinman, D.Karussis, C.Guttman, B.Banwell, Z.Illes, C.Nadj)

Hotel "Park", Novi Sad  1st floor , Auditory 2

 

19:00 Welcome reception Hotel "Park"

 

 

9th of December 2008

 

07.30-8.30 Registration

 

8.30-8.50 Opening ceremony

Atila Čengeri, Secretary of health, Autonom province of Vojvodina

Čongor Nadj, cofounder of CSEECMSC

 

 

I Understanding MS

Chairmen: L.Steinman, L.Vécsei, D.Karussis

 

Lawrence Steinman (Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, USA)

A Molecular Trio in Relapse and in Remission of MS

8:50-9:50

 

William Robinson (Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, USA)

Biomarkers - Protein and Lipid Arrays, Multiplex Cytokine Analysis

9:50-10:40

 

Renaud Du Pasquier (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland)

Viruses and Multiple Sclerosis

10:40-11:20

 

11:20-11:40 Coffee break

 

Chairmen: V.Brinar, I.Milanov, C.Tiu,

 

Trygve Holmøy (Ullevål University Hospital, Oslo, Norway)

Immunological Basis for Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

11:40-12:15

 

Bruno Gran (The University of Nottingham, UK)

Innate regulation of autoimmunity in MS

12:15-12:50

 

II Stem cell and Multiple sclerosis - mini symposium

Chairmen: S.Komoly, I.Lušić, G.Tončev

 

Dimitrios Karussis (Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel)

The use of stem cells in MS: preclinical and initial clinical experience

12:50-13:50

 

13:50-14:40 Lunch

 

III Multiple Sclerosis in children - mini symposium

Chairmen: C.Guttmann, D.Todorović,  V.Daskalovska

 

Brenda Banwell (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)

Clinical Features and Diagnosis of MS in Children

14:40-15:10

 

Brenda Banwell (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)

Treatment of Children with MS and Acute Demyelination

15:10-15:40

 

15:40-16:00 Coffee break

 

IV MR and MS

Chairmen: H. Garren, Z.Illés, O.Sinanović,

Charles Guttmann (Harvard University School of Medicine, Harvard, USA)

MRI, Image Analysis, and Informatics Pathways to Discovery in Multiple Sclerosis

16:00-17:00

 

V New and Emerging Therapies

Chairmen:  B.Banwell, Č.Nadj, W. Robinson,

Hideki Garren (Bayhill Therapeutics, Inc., Palo Alto, USA)

Mechanism of Tolerance and Vaccines in Multiple Sclerosis

17:00-17:35

 

VI Joint meeting of the Scientific, Advisory and Executive Board

17:45-18:15 

 

20:00 Dinner 

 



10th of December 2008

 

I RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

 

8:30-9:30 /Parallel sessions/:

 

The experts will explain the proposed project, protocols and relevant details for cooperation and establish research network on the following topics

 

 

II CSEECMSC constitutional meeting

 

9:30-10:30

First meeting of the CSEECMSC (we expect participation of at least one researcher from every research or medical center)

Hotel "Park", Novi Sad Amphitheatre 1

 

 

III Sightseeing and social program /optional/