MS 2019 : conference on multiple sclerosis

MS 2019 : conference on multiple sclerosis

50 years of international & collaborative research

Organized by Fondation ARSEP


08:30 Registration


09:00 Jean-Frédéric DE LEUSSE (President of ARSEP Foundation): Welcome address


9:10 Catherine LUBETZKI (Paris, France) : 50 years of actions of ARSEP Foundation


9:30 Immunology

Chair: Hartmut WEKERLE (Martinsried, Germany) – An introductive presentation to 50 years of immunology

9:45 Roland LIBLAU (Toulouse, France) & Britta ENGELHARDT (Bern, Switzerland): Focus on T cell: endothelial cell interactions in neuroinflammation


10:25 Coffee break


10:55 Clinical Research

Chair: Sandra VUKUSIC (Lyon, France) – An introductive presentation to 50 years of clinical research

11:10 Emmanuelle LERAY (Rennes, France) & Elaine KINGWELL (Vancouver, Canada): Effect of beta-interferon treatment on survival with MS: A France –  Canada collaborative study


11:50 Posters teaser*

Chair: Jean PELLETIER (Marseille, France) & Pierre-Olivier COURAUD (Paris, France)


12:50 Lunch & posters session


14:50 Neurobiology

Chair: Bernard ZALC (Paris, France) – An introductive presentation to 50 years of neurobiology

15:05 Fabian DOCAGNE (Caen, France) & Diego CLEMENTE (Toledo, Spain): From Blood-brain barrier protection to remyelination: French-Spanish connection in MS research


15:45 Imaging

Chair: Isabelle BERRY (Toulouse, France) – An introductive presentation to 50 years of imaging

16:00 Bruno STANKOFF (Paris, France), Bertrand KUHNAST (Orsay, France) & Federico TURKHEIMER (London, UK): PET imaging of neuroinflammation and remyelination in MS: from methodological optimizations to a novel conception of disability worsening


16:40 Prizes for the best poster and the best teaser


16:50 End of the meeting


Organizing committee : Scientific Committee of ARSEP Foundation



ARSEP Foundation offers meeting « travel grants » to help young researchers to defray the costs of their travel expenses to reach Paris and their accommodation for one night.

Applicants must submit a poster as first author and presented it on the day of the meeting.

See all the requirements on the website.



This short presentation is for doctoral & post-doctoral researchers only. The presentation will last from 60 to 120 minutes (time for each presentation will be the same but the duration will be indicate later).

Person interested in doing such a presentation have to indicate on the website when they put on their abstract.

Even if the researcher participates to the teaser, he/she has to present a poster during the posters’ session



Deadline for abstract submission : March 26, 2019

Deadline for registration (free but mandatory) : May 20, 2019


Information & Registration (on line) : visit our website.



Informations pratiques


8h30 - 16h50


Institut des Cordeliers