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Exploring Advances in Multiple Sclerosis – Summer Research Forum

Date: Friday, 6th July, 2018, 08.30 – 16.00
Venue: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin


  • 08.30: Registration – Tea & Coffee
  • 09.00: Sean Ennis, CSO and Co-Founder of GMI – Welcome and Introduction
  • 09.10: Ava Battles, CEO, MS Ireland, “More than hope – progress”
  • 09.20: Claire McCoy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – “Manipulation of microRNA-155 in Multiple Sclerosis”
  • 09.50: Howard Jacob, AbbVie Inc. – “Genomics for discovery: bedside to benchside”
  • 10.35: Tea & Coffee
  • 10.55: Susan Coote, University of Limerick – “Activity Matters: Interventions to increase physical activity for people with MS”
  • 11.25: Anthony Ryan, GMI – “A genome’s journey through GMI”
  • 11.45: Denise Fitzgerald, Queen’s University Belfast – “Harnessing the immune system to remyelinate the Central Nervous System”
  • 12.15: Sherman Jia, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – “Genome sequencing uncovers phenocopies in primary progressive Multiple Sclerosis”
  • 13.00: Lunch
  • 14.00: Bruno Gran, University of Nottingham – “Treatment priorities in relapsing and in progressive MS”
  • 14.30: Stephen Sawcer, University of Cambridge – “MS genetics – pitfalls and prospects”
  • 15.15: Panel Discussion: Treatment approaches in MS
    Harriet Doig, Brian Sweeney, Susan Coote, Bruno Gran
    Moderated by Ava Battles, CEO of MS Ireland
  • 15.45: Meeting Close



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