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2020 CNND Virtual Symposium: CNS Barriers

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CNND VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM INFORMATION:

We are delighted to invite you to the 8th annual Center for Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases (CNND) Mini-symposium, which is planned for October 28, 2020 at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis as a virtual event.

Our theme this year is “CNS barriers”. The symposium will cover the latest research advances in describing fluid and cell movements through the brain’s glial–lymphatic, meningeal lymphatic, and cerebrospinal fluid systems in CNS infections, neuroinflammatory, and neurodegenerative diseases. We are pleased to have as our keynote speaker, Dr. Maiken Nedergaard, who has pioneered work on the glymphatic system. In addition, four speakers from Washington University School of Medicine performing cutting-edge research in the field of CNS barriers will present their work. Please join us!

Symposium Schedule:

9:00 – 9:15am   –   Welcome, Opening Remarks and Introduction – Anne Cross, MD, Professor of Neurology and Section Head of Neuroimmunology, Manny and Rosalyn Rosenthal and Dr. John L. Trotter MS Center Chair in Neuroimmunology, Co-Director of CNND, Washington University School of Medicine

9:15 – 10:00am  –  Keynote Speaker: ‘The Glymphatic System’ – Maiken Nedergaard, MD, PhD, Professor, Co-Director, Center for Translational Neuromedicine, University of Rochester Medical School and Faculty of Health and Medical Services, University of Copenhagen

10:00 – 10:30am – ‘Meningeal Lymphatics as a Promising Therapeutic Target in Alzheimer’s Disease’ – Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, BJC Investigator, Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Neurosurgery, Washington University School of Medicine

10:30 – 10:50am – ‘Diversity and Specificity of T Cell Responses in Neurological Disorders’ – Naresha Saligrama, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Bursky Scholar, Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Center for Human Immunology & Immunotherapy Programs, Washington University School of Medicine

10:50 – 11:00am – Q&A – Laura Piccio, MD, PhD Moderator – Associate Professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine and Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney

11:00 – 11:30am – ‘CNS Barriers in Viral Infections’ – Robyn Klein, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Pathology & Immunology, and Neurosciences, Robert E. and Louise F. Dunn Professor of Medical Sciences, Professor of Medicine & Immunology, Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Director of Center for Neuroimmunology & Neuroinfectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine

11:30 – 11:50am – ‘Single-cell RNA-seq Analysis of Human CSF Microglia and Myeloid Cells in Neuroinflammation’ – Claudia Cantoni, PHD, Research Instructor – Dept. of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine

11:50 – 12:00pm – Q&A – Gregory F. Wu, MD, PhD Moderator – Associate Professor of Neurology and Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine

12:00 – 12:15pm – Wrap-up and Closing Remarks – Robyn Klein, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Pathology & Immunology, and Neurosciences, Robert E. and Louise F. Dunn Professor of Medical Sciences, Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Director of Center for Neuroimmunology & Neuroinfectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine