Day 2 | May 17

MAY 17
Session 2 | Gioventù Bruciata - Rebel without a Cause
Antonio Bruno (Pozzilli) & Giacomo Sferruzza (Milan)

09:00-09:40 | The Scientific Specialization and its Problems
Francesco Valagussa (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy)

09:40-10:00 | Modulation of synaptic plasticity by physical exercise
Livia Guadalupi (IRCCS San Raffaele/University of Rome San Raffaele, Italy) & Mario Stampanoni Bassi (IRCCS Neuromed, Italy)

10:00-10:20 | Neuroimmunological signature from depression to COVID-19
Benedetta Vai & Mario Gennaro Mazza (IRCCS Scientific Institute Ospedale San Raffaele, Italy)

10:20-10:30 | Round Table Discussion
10:30-11:15 Coffee Break
Session 3 | La Trappola - Breakdown
Gabriela Constantin (Verona) & Cinthia Farina (Milan)

11:15-12:00 | A transformed view of brain-immune system relationships: Immunotherapy to defeat neurodegenerative diseases with the help of the immune system
Michal Schwartz (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

12:00-12:15 | #45 CSF inflammatory markers associate with accumulation of cortical atrophy in early multiple sclerosis
Arianna Scartezzini (University of Verona, Italy)

12:15-12:30 | #22 Astrocytes as therapeutic tool in multiple sclerosis
Sandra Abdullatef (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy)

12:30-12:45 | #19 TLRs-CD44-ECM in the modulation of immune cells trafficking and of lesions’ distribution during Multiple Sclerosis
Gabriele Di Sante (University of Perugia, Italy)

12:45-13:00 | #40 A role for CD8+ T cell dysregulation in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s-like disease
Eleonora Terrabuio (University of Verona, Italy)

13:00-13:15 | #20 Liposome-based nanoparticles modulate Macrophage and T cell regulatory and effector phenotypes in Multiple Sclerosis patients
Francesco Ria (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy)
13:15-15:00 Lunch Break
Session 4 | Blade Runner
Matteo Gastaldi (Pavia) & Carlo Antozzi (Milan)

15:00-15:15 | Intro NINA Group

15:15-16:00 | B cell immunity and autoimmunity
Rita Carsetti (Bambino Gesù Children Hospital, Italy)

16:00-16:15 | #14 B lymphocyte phenotypic switches during treatment with cladribine in MS patients
Marta Pirronello (Fondazione Santa Lucia, Italy)

16:15-16:30 | #21 A world without B cells: the influence of Ocrelizumab-induced B cell depletion in Multiple sclerosis
Lorenzo De Marco (IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Italy)

16:30-17:00 | Coffee Break

17:00-17:15 | #43 B cell subset dynamic during pregnancy and early post-partum in women with Multiple Sclerosis
Martina Severa (Istituto Superiore Sanità, Italy)

17:15-17:30 | #29 CSF B cell and neuroaxonal damage biomarkers: correlation with relapses and long-term disability in MS
Krzysztof Smolik (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)

17:30-17:45 | #35 Laboratory diagnostic strategies for identification of antibodies against neuronal surface antigens in autoimmune encephalitis
Stefano Masciocchi (University of Pavia, Italy)
Session 5 | La Grande Bellezza - The Great Beauty
Vincenzo Barnaba (Rome) & Antonio Uccelli (Genoa)

17:45-18:30 | The role of neural stem cells in the adult brain: from physiology to therapy
Gianvito Martino (San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy)
18:45-dawn AINI Annual Football Match followed by the AINI Dinner
May 16 <--- ---> May 18