Activation of macrophages and microglia in neuroinflammatory diseases

Lectures take 35 minutes + discussion

Final Programme

Thursday, February 7th 2013
7:30 - 8:30 Registration opens
08:30 Official opening of meeting
08:45 - 09:30 Prof. Christine Dijkstra, Vrjie University, Holland, Netherlands
Innate immunity in MS
09:30 - 10:30 Prof. Hugh Perry, University of Southampton, UK
Microglia, cytokines and synapses in chronic neurodegeneration
10:15 - 11:45 Coffee
10:45 - 11:20 Prof. Marzia Malcangio, Kings College, London, UK
The role of microglia in positive and negative modulation of nociceptive fibre synaptic activity in the spinal cord
11:20 - 12:00 Assoc Prof. Camilla Svensson, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Role of spinal microglia and toll-like receptors in inflammation-induced pain
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:45 Prof. Lars Farde, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Imaging macrophages and microglia in the CNS
13:45 - 14:30 Prof. Bertil B Fredholm, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
The role of adenosine A1 receptors for chemokine-mediated neuroprotection upon ischemic brain damage
14:30 - 16:00 Poster session + Coffee
11:00 - 12:00 Student presentations (15 min)

Daphne Vogel
Macrophages in Inflammatory Multiple Sclerosis Lesions have an intermediate activation status
Joel Jakobsson
Microglial activation in lithium- and valproate-treated bipolar disorder patients
Jacomijn Dijksterhuis
WNT-5A is expressed in the brain and has proliferative and immunoregulatory effects on various cell types in the CNS
Frederik Vilhardt
Reciprocal dynamic interactions between alpha-synucleinopathic PC12 catecholaminergic neurons and microglia
17:00 - Dinner for invited guests
Friday, February 8th 2013
09:00 - 09:45 Prof. Uwe Hanisch, Göttingen University, Germany
Microglia - How versatile are their responses, how heterogeneous are they to start with?
09:45 - 10:30 Prof. Jennifer Pocock, University College London, London, UK
P53 family pathway activation in microglia; implications for neurodegeneration
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
16:00 – 17:00 Current Controversy
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:45 Dr. Tobias Pukrop, Göttingen University, Göttingen, Germany
Carcinoma cells misuse the host tissue danger response to invade the brain
13:45 - 14:30 Assoc Prof. Gunnar Schulte, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Pro-inflammatory transformation of microglia in response to WNT stimulation
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee
15:00 - 15:45 Roham Parsa, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Mice depleted of LyzM+ macrophages develop chronic inflammation and disregulated adaptive immunity
15:45 - 16:30 Assoc Prof. Robert Harris, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Myeloid cell therapy in neuroinflammatory diseases – future prospects for personalized medicine
16:30 - 16:45 Official closing of meeting
Saturday, February 9th 2013