Programme

2017 Themes:

1. Imaging MS and NMOSD (both diagnostic and research)
2. Mechanisms of CNS Inflammation (Disease Models, Basic Science, Laboratory Investigations)
3. Therapeutics in Asia (Not only Medications, but the Differences Compared with the Western Situation)
4. Environmental Factors in MS/NMOSD (e.g. Gut Microbiome, Sunlight, Smoking, etc., Interaction with Genetics)

 

Thursday, 23 November 2017
Grand Ballroom
12:30-14:00 European Charcot Foundation Symposium
How to Improve Recovery in MS
14:00-14:30 Coffee Break  
14:30-14:45 Opening Ceremony
14:45-15:55 Opening Symposium: Main Symposium-1
How Genes and Germs Influence CNS Inflammation?
Part 1. How Genetic Factors Influence Neuroinflammation? 
15:55-16:05 Short Break
16:05-17:15 Opening Symposium: Main Symposium-1
How Genes and Germs Influence CNS Inflammation?
Part 2. How Environmental Factors Influence Neuroinflammation?
17:15-17:30 Short Break
17:30-19:00 Merck Sponsored Symposium
19:30-21:00 Welcome Reception
Friday, 24 November 2017
 Grand Ballroom
8:30-10:00 Genzyme Sponsored Symposium
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 Plenary Oral Presentation-1 (10:30-11:15)
Plenary Oral Presentation-2 (11:15-12:00)
Plenary Two Minute Oral Presentation of Selected Posters (12:00-12:30)
12:30-13:30 Lunch & Poster Viewing
13:30-14:10 10th PACTRIMS Anniversary Lecture
14:10-14:20 Short Break
14:20-15:20 10th PACTRIMS Presidential Symposium: Main Symposium-2
Therapeutics and Health Care Policies for MS and NMOSD in East and West: Present Status and Road Blocks to Change
15:20-15:50 Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
15:50-17:20 PACTRIMS Teaching Session-1: Main Symposium-4
Differential Diagnosis for MS/NMOSD/Autoimmune Encephalitis/ Other Mimickers: An Interactive Case Discussion
17:20-17:30 Short Break
17:30-19:00 Pharmaceutical Company-supported Symposium-3
19:30-21:30 Presidential Dinner
Friday, 24 November 2017
Sub-Conference Room (Breakout Session)
14:20-15:20 Main Symposium-3
Imaging MS and NMO Lesions by Conventional MRI and Novel Methodologies
Part 1. Imaging MS and NMO Lesions by Conventional MRI
15:20-15:50 Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
15:50-17:20 Main Symposium-3
Imaging MS and NMO Lesions by Conventional MRI and Novel Methodologies
Part 2. Imaging Tissue Damage and Repair in MS and NMO by Novel Methodologies 
Saturday 25 November 2017
Grand Ballroom
8:30-10:00 PACTRIMS Teaching Session-2: Main symposium-5 (8:30-10:00, 90 min)
Neuroimaging Teaching Course: How to Make Good Use of MRI in Clinical Practice for CNS Demyelinating Disease
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
10:30-11:40 Main Symposium-6
Understanding Autoantibody-mediated Neuro-inflammation
Part 1. Autoimmunity against Astrocytes
11:40-12:00 Short Break
12:00-13:00 Main Symposium-6
Understanding Autoantibody-mediated Neuro-inflammation
Part 2. Autoimmunity against Myelinating Cells
13:00-13:10 Closing and Award Ceremony

*The program is subject to change.