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MAIN THEME:
IMMUNE-BRAIN INTERACTIONS: WHAT WE KNOW AND WHERE WE GO

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9:00 - 9:05: Opening Ceremony

Opening remark
Jun-ichi Kira (JSNI President) | Japan

Special remark from International Society of Neuroimmunology
Voon Wee Yong (ISNI President) | Canada

 

9:05 - 11:05 Session 1: Double-edged sword of immunity against neural tissues

Opening Lecture (Lecture-1) (45 min)

Chairperson: Takashi Yamamura | Japan

Immunoregulation by gut environmental factors
Sachiko Miyake | Japan

Hot Topics-1 (Lecture-2) (30 min)

Chairperson: Tatsusada Okuno | Japan

Innate Immune cell migration from the CNS regulating peripheral anti-CNS immunity
David Brown | Australia

Lecture-3 (45 min)

Chairperson: Koji Yamanaka | Japan

Detrimental and protective effects of inflammation in neurodegeneration
Michal Schwartz | Israel

11:05 - 11:20 COFFEE BREAK AND POSTER SETTING/VIEWING

 

11:20 - 12:30 Session-2: Novel roles of glial cells in neuroinflammation

Lecture-4 (40 min)

Chairperson: Ryo Yamasaki | Japan

Immune-to-brain signaling: Target ID and validation using bacTRAP technology
Jordi Serrats | USA

Lecture-5 (30 min)

Chairperson: Makoto Matsui | Japan

Neuroimmunology of glia: who is a bad guy in neuroinflammation?
Akio Suzumura | Japan

12:30 - 13:15 LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING

 

13:15 - 14:45 - Session-3: Neural cell repair and stem cells in Neuroimmunology

Special Lecture by ISNI president (Lecture-6) (45 min)

Chairperson: Jun-ichi Kira | Japan

The neuroimmunology of CNS repair with a focus on remyelination
Voon Wee Yong | Canada

Lecture-7 (45 min)

Chairperson: Gen Sobue

Neural stem cells at the crossroad between brain and immunity
Gianvito Martino | Italy

14:45 - 15:00 COFFEE BREAK AND POSTER VIEWING

 

15:00 - 16:30 - Session-4: Roles of autoantibodies in neuroimmunological disease

Hot topics-2 (Lecture-8) (30 min)

Chairperson: Takashi Inuzuka | Japan

Autoantibodies and their potential roles in diseases of the nervous system
Judith Greer | Australia

Hot Topics-3 (Lecture-9) (30 min)

Chairperson: Susumu Kusunoki | Japan

Antibodies to glycoconjugates in autoimmune neuropathies
Kenichi Kaida | Japan

Hot topics-4 (Lecture-10) (30 min)

Chairperson: Takanori Yokota | Japan

Autoimmunity targeting axo-glial interface
Jun-ichi Kira | Japan

 

16:30 - 17:00

Closing Lecture (Lecture-11) (30 min)

Chairperson: Tatsufumi Nakamura | Japan

How does HTLV-1 cause CNS disease? - The importance of cross-talk between infected T-cells and astrocytes
Yoshihisa Yamano | Japan

 

17:00 - 18:30 - Meet the Expert Session (Farewell Party)

Chairperson: Hiroyuki Murai (JSNI Secretary) | Japan

Welcome remark
Akio Suzumura (ISNI Advisory Board Member & Immediate Former President of JSNI) | Japan

Special remark from European School of Neuroimmunology
Gianvito Martino | Italy

Remark and Toast
Takashi Yamamura | Japan

(midst)

Special remark from Australian Society of Neuroimmunology
David Brown | Australia

Special remarks from East Asia
Chinese Society of Neuroimmunology, Korean MS Society, and National Taiwan University

Closing remark
Voon Wee Yong (President of ISNI) | Canada

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