Notícia

6th European ALS Congress - Research Workshop and Young Investigators Meeting

Entre os dias 20 e 22 de Junho de 2008 o Instituto Molecular de Medicina organiza, em Lisboa, o 6th European ALS Congress. Este evento, que incide sobre o tema da esclerose lateral amiotrófica (ALS), visa ter a participação activa de um número significativo de jovens investigadores e estimular a interacção entre todos os especialistas.


PROGRAM

JUNE 20 – FRIDAY

12.00 – 13.30 – ARRIVAL – REGISTRATION
(Light Lunch Available)

13.30 – 14.00 – Opening Ceremony

14.00 – 14.10 – Welcome and Practical Information –M de Carvalho

14.10 – 14.20 – Introduction – A Ludolph

SESSION 1PROTEOMICS - METABOLOMICS BIOMARKERS
ChairP Shaw and J Costa

14.20 – 14.40 – The meaning of TDP-43 in ALS – T Hortobagyi

14.40 – 15.00 – Muscle NOGO and motor neuron disease – PF Pradat

15.00 – 16.00 – Free communications (12 + 3 min for discussion each).

16.00 – 16.20 – Coffee-Break

SESSION 2MECHANISMS of CELL DEATH
ChairW Robberecht and S Petri

16.20 – 16.40 – Excitotoxicity reviewed – K Krampfl

16.40 – 17.00 – Testing therapies in animal models: new guidelines – C Bendotti

17.00 – 18.00 - Free communications (12 + 3 min for discussion each).

19.30 – WELCOME RECEPTION – CITY MUSEUM


JUNE 21 – SATURDAY


SESSION 3GENOMICS
ChairP Andersen and C Fallini

8.40 – 9.05 – Whole-Genome analysis of sporadic ALS – A Al-Chalabi

9.05 – 9.25 – SMN gene as a risk factor in ALS – P Corcia

9.25 – 10.25 – Free communications (12 + 3 min for discussion each).

10.25 – 11.00 – Coffee-Break and Poster Viewing

SESSION 4ALS and COGNITION
ChairN Leigh and A de Mendonça

11.00 – 11.20 – Overlap of ALS and Frontotemporal Dementia – P Wicks

11.20 – 12.20 – Free communications (12 + 3 min for discussion each).

12.20 – 14.00 – Lunch and Poster Viewing

13.15 – 14.00 – Executive EALSC meeting – (limited to Ex EALSC members)

SESSION 5NUTRITION and VENTILATION
ChairA Ludolph and S Pinto

14.00 – 14.25 – What do we know after 15 years of non-invasive ventilation in ALS? – A Pinto

14.25 – 14.45 – Metabolism in ALS – L Dupuis

14.45 – 15.45 – Free communications (12 + 3 min for
discussion each).

15.45 – 16.15 – Coffee-Break and Poster Viewing

SESSION 6NEUROPHYSIOLOGY and IMAGING
ChairM Swash and B Stanton

16.15 – 16.40 – The new set of criteria for Neurophysiological diagnosis in ALS
(Awaji criteria) – A Eisen

16.40 – 17.00 – The difficult task of tracing upper motor neuron function in ALS – R Dengler

17.00 – 18.00 – Free communications (12 + 3 min for discussion each).

19.30 – Conference dinner


JUNE 22 – SUNDAY

SESSION 7PATIENT CARE
ChairV Meininger and M Turner

9.00 – 9.30 – Assistive Technology for Augmentative Communication in ALS – L Azevedo

9.30 – 9.50 – Time Line for Predicting Durable Medical Equipment Needs and Interventions for ALS Patients – M Bromberg

9.50 – 10.35 – Free communications (12 + 3 min for discussion each).

10.35 – 11. 00 – Coffee-Break

SESSION 8FINAL CONFERENCES
ChairA Ludolph and M de Carvalho

11.00 – 11.20 – Why have so many clinical trials in ALS failed? – M Swash

11.20 – 11.40 – Stem-cells updated – V Silani

11.40 – 12.00 – The new ways to go – N Leigh

12.00 – 12.10 – Discussion

12.10 – 12.25 – Congress Highlights – M Weber

12.35 – 12.45 – Closing Remarks – M de Carvalho

13:00 – Light Lunch



Valor da Inscrição/Registration fees
- Delegado/Delegate: 125€
- Registo no próprio dia/Onsite registration: 150€
- Acompanhante/Accompanying guest: 70€

Contactos:
- International Scientific Committe - Mamede de Carvalho ([email protected])
- Local Organizing Committee - Susana Pinto ([email protected])

Hospital de Santa Maria, Serviço de Neurologia
Unidade de Neuromusculares,
Av Professor Egas Moniz, 1649-028 Lisboa, Portugal
Tel. 00351217805219
Fax. 00351217805219

Para aceder à ficha de inscrição e/ou consultar outras informações pode visitar o website oficial do Congresso AQUI.