The Lancet  Neurology Autoimmune Disorder Conference

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Oral Programme
Wednesday 25 March
17:00-18:00 Registration
19:30-22:30 Dinner by invitation only
Thursday 26 March
07:00-08:30 Registration
08:30-09:00 Welcome and introduction
Josep Dalmau, University of Pennsylvania, USA and University of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, and ICREA, Spain,
Elena Becker-Barroso, Editor, The Lancet Neurology
  Session 1 - How does the immune system protect the CNS and regulate synaptic plasticity?
Chairs:  Hartmut Wekerle, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology , Germany and Richard Ransohoff, Biogen Idec, USA
09:00-09:40 Mechanisms of immunity in the CNS
Richard Ransohoff, Biogen Idec, USA
09:40-10:20 Unfolding brain autoimmunity
Hartmut Wekerle, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology , Germany
10:20-10:40 Refreshment break
10:40-11:20 Roles of the NMDA receptor in the CNS
Graham Collingridge, University of Bristol, UK
11:20-12:00 Immune molecules and synaptic plasticity
Lisa Boulanger, Princeton University, USA
12:00-12:40 Neuronal vulnerability to immune responses
David Sulzer, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, USA
12:40-13:00 General Discussion
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Poster session 1
  Session 2 - Clinical consequences of CNS autoimmunity
Chairs: Francesc Graus, University of Barcelona and IDIBAPS, Spain and Vanda Lennon, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
15:00-15:40 Spectrum of autoimmune disorders (adults)
Maarten Titulaer, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
15:40-16:20 Aquaporin-4 autoimmune neurological disease
Vanda Lennon, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
16:20-17:00 Autoimmune CNS disease in children
Kevin Rostasy, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
17:00-17:20 Refreshment break
17:20-18:00 Neurological syndromes at the crossroads of autoimmunity and neurodegeneration
Francesc Graus, University of Barcelona and IDIBAPS, Spain
18:00-18:40 Interferon signaling and CNS autoimmune disease
Yanick CrowParis Descartes University, France and University of Manchester, UK
18:40-19:00 General discussion
19:00-20:30 Welcome drinks reception
Friday 27 March
08:00-08:20 Welcome and introduction
Francesc Graus, University of Barcelona and IDIBAPS, Spain , Editor The Lancet Neurology
  Session 3 - Synaptic NMDA receptors and brain disease
Chairs:  Graham Collingridge, University of Bristol, UK and Stuart Lipton, The Scripps Research Institute, and University of California, San Diego, USA
08:20-09:00 NMDA receptors in psychiatric disorders                            
Daniel Javitt, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA
09:00-09:40 NMDA receptors and neurodegenerative disease
Stuart Lipton, The Scripps Research Institute, and University of California, San Diego, USA
09:40-10:00 Refreshment break
10:00-10:40 NMDA receptors in Huntington’s disease
Isabel Perez-Otano, University of Navarra Medical School, Spain
10:40-11:20 Brain on fire
Susannah Cahalan, Author – Brain on Fire, USA
11:20-12:00 General Discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Poster session 2
  Session 4 - Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis: how to advance diagnosis and treatment?
Chairs:  Josep Dalmau, University of Pennsylvania, USA and University of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, and ICREA, Spain  and Laurent Groc, Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, Bordeaux, France
14:00-14:40 Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis
Josep Dalmau, University of Pennsylvania, USA and University of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, and ICREA, Spain 
14:40-15:20 Tracking human NMDA receptor antibody effects
Laurent Groc, Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, Bordeaux, France
15:20-15:40 Refreshment break
15:40-16:20 Examining synaptic receptors and the effects of antibodies at the nanoscale level
Melike Lakadamyali, Advanced Fluorescence Imaging and Biophysics Group, ICFO, Spain
16:20-17:00 Mouse models of anti-NMDAR antibodies
Rafael Maldonado, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
17:00-17:30 General discussion
17:30-18:00 Closing ceremony and poster awards
Josep Dalmau, University of Pennsylvania, USA and University of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, and ICREA, Spain 
Elena Becker-Barroso, Editor, The Lancet Neurology

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The Lancet

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The Lancet Neurology

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Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance

The Lancet Neurology

The Lancet Neurology

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