Conference Program 2020

Due to COVID-19 TN2 meeting is postponed until November 20, 2020 in Amsterdam

At Amsterdam UMC we take utmost care of the safety of both our patients and staff in relation to COVID-19. Guidelines to limit any further spread are continuously updated and communicated internally to all staff. The latest update states: “Until further notice Amsterdam UMC will not organize international congresses at its premises and will cancel already organized international congresses.”  In view of these new regulations issued by our employer last weekend, we decided today that  the upcoming TN2-meeting of March 20 has to be canceled and will be postponed until November 20, 2020 in Amsterdam.

Venue: Amsterdam UMC (location AMC), Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam – LECTURE HALL 4

Session 1: Neuroinfection & -inflammation
Session 2: Neurodegeneration

08:30 – 09:15 Registration, Meet & Greet
09:15 – 09:30 Opening & Welcome
Plenary session – Key Note lecture
09:30 – 10:30 Principles of wiring of the human connectome – shaping health and disease?
Martijn van den Heuvel (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break and transfer to breakout session room


Parallel Session 1A
Clinical Imaging: Neuroinfection & -inflammation
11:00 - 11:30MRI of opportunistic infections: lessons learned in a decade using effective immunomodulatory treatments - Mike Wattjes (Hannover Medical School)
11:30 - 12:00Functional brain networks in multiple sclerosis - Prejaas Tewarie (Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc)
12:00 - 12:15Autoimmune encephalitis resembling dementia syndromes – Danielle Bastiaansen (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam)
12:15 - 12:30Genetic risk factors for cerebral infarction in bacterial meningitis – Philip Kremer (Amsterdam UMC, location AMC)
Parallel Session 2A
Preclinical Imaging: Neurodegeneration
11:00 - 11:30 Innate immune activation in Alzheimer’s disease - Michael Heneka (University of Bonn Medical Center)
11:30 - 12:00 Astrocytes in brain diseases: role in synapse dysfunction and cognitive impairment - Elly Hol (UMC Brain Center)
12:00 - 12:15 Common genetic variants in Alzheimer's disease: small effects with a large impact - Sven van der Lee (Alzheimer Center)
12:15 - 12:30Heterogeneity of microglia in response to CNS disease - Susanne Kooistra (University Medical Center Groningen)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch & poster market

Parallel Session 1B
Preclinical Imaging: Neuroinfection & -inflammation
14:00 - 14:30On the road to a remyelination therapy in multiple sclerosis - Wia Baron (University Medical Center Groningen)
14:30 - 15:00Central sensory neurons and bacterial meningitis - Kinki Jim (Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc)

15:00 - 15:15Tissue-resident memory T cells invade the brain parenchyma in multiple sclerosis white matter lesions - Nina Fransen (NIN, Amsterdam)
15:15 - 15:30Glucocorticoid resistance of brain-infiltrating T cells in multiple sclerosis – Steven Koetzier (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam)
Parallel Session 2B
Clinical Imaging: Neurodegeneration
14:00 - 14:30 Tau PET in aging and Alzheimer’s disease - Rik Ossenkoppele (Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc)
14:30 - 15:00 The role of neuroimaging in (frontotemporal) dementia prediction and dementia diagnostics - Janne Papma (Alzheimer Center Erasmus Medical Center)
15:00 - 15:15 Exploring pathways to microvascular lesion formation in cerebral amyloid angiopathy - Whitney Freeze (Leiden University Medical Center)

15:15 - 15:30A multi-scale approach in neurodegenerative disease, from MRI to microscope - Laura Jonkman (Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break and transfer to plenary room
Plenary session – Key Note lecture
16:00 – 17:00 Microglial activation in progressive multiple sclerosis – lessons from positron emission tomography
Laura Airas (University of Turku, Finland)
17:00-18:30 Reception sponsored by the Amsterdam Neuroscience


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