Château de Cély,
August 17th-19th 2017
ISN satellite meeting on immune cells and the CNS seeks to gather scientists interested in the impact of immune cells during development of the CNS and over the course of neurological diseases. The involvement of immune cells is at the source of fine developmental modeling of the brain and the trigger of the autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis but they also actively contribute to the evolution of chronic neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The development of high throughput screening of genes and RNA, opens new opportunities for discoveries of interactions between specific neuroimmune pathways linked to development or implicated in neurological diseases.
The satellite meeting will consist of the five following symposia:
(1) Genetic studies unravels immune cell implication in neurological diseases,
(2) Microglial cells activation states,
(3) From injury to repair, role of immune cells,
(4) When immunity takes part in neurodegeneration
(5) Challenges of human microglial cells
Each symposium will consist of two 30 minute presentations from established scientists followed by three 15 minute talks from young investigators, selected on their abstract. Poster presentations during the two evenings and a free afternoon with a visit to the nearby Fontainebleau castle will increase the opportunities for scientific interactions.
With this satellite meeting we intend to bring together scientists working with different technological approaches on different topics: development, autoimmune or neurodegenerative diseases for their common interest of neuroimmunology and with this program, to attract a hundred scientists working in this field.