“Exploring Advances in Multiple Sclerosis”

Friday, 6th July, 8.30 – 16.00

Genomics Medicine Ireland will be holding an MS Research Forum for research personnel and healthcare professionals.

Date: Friday, 6th July 2018, 8.30-16.00

Key Note Speakers
Stephen Sawcer, University of Cambridge
Howard Jacob, AbbVie Inc.
Sherman Jia, University of California, San Francisco


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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