Information Webinar February 17, 2022

TN2 Webinar on Neuroinfection & inflammation

Date: February 17, 2022
Time: 12:15-13:30 (CEST)
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration: closed

Program (12:15-13:30)

– Welcome and introduction
– Presentation by Marianna Bugiani (Amsterdam UMC)
– Presentation by Zoé van Kempen (Amsterdam UMC)
– Plenary wrap up

Marianna Bugiani, MD, PhD, neuropathologist, Department of Pathology, Amsterdam UMC

Title: COVID-19 and the brain: during and after the disease
Abstract: Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemics, Marianna has implemented the SARS-CoV2 patients’ autopsies in order to collect the tissue that now is used for circa 20 different research projects aiming at unravelling the disease mechanism, the association with other pathologies, and the response to treatment. 

Zoé van Kempen, MD, PhD neurologist MS Center Amsterdam, Department of Neurology, Amsterdam UMC

Title: Multiple sclerosis during the COVID-19 pandemic: what have we learnt so far?
Abstract: People with multiple sclerosis (MS) can experience neurological exacerbations that we can suppress with immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive medication. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, patients and carers worried about the effects of COVID-19 on MS and the extra risks MS patients would have regarding COVID-19 severity and immunity after infection or vaccination. Researchers and physicians all around the world worked and are still working together to answer the most important questions regarding risks and immunity in this patient group. I will summarize the most important findings and discuss the questions that remain to be answered.