Imaging the aging CNS in multiple sclerosis

Imaging the aging CNS in multiple sclerosis

MAGNIMS Workshop

Imaging the aging CNS in multiple sclerosis

Venue: Hotel NHOW

November 10th, 2023

08.30 – 08.40: Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop

Massimo Filippi & Mara Rocca

08.40-10.40 Immuno-pathology and lesional features

Chairs: Massimo Filippi (Milan); Claudio Gasperini (Rome)

  • 08.40-09.00 – Senescence of the immune system

Andrea Cossarizza (Modena, Italy)


  • 09.00-09.20: Pathological mechanisms and aging in MS

Hans Lassmann (Vienna)

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  • 09.20-09.40: Virchow-Robin spaces: from pathology, to imaging, to diagnosis and differential diagnosis in MS, NMOSD and other MS mimickers

Lukas Haider (Vienna/London)

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  • 09.40-10.00: Comorbidities: effects on imaging features

Ruth Geraldes (Oxford)

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  • 10.00-10:20: MS Diagnostic criteria and age

Paolo Preziosa (Milan)

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10.20-10.40: Round table and discussion. Do we need different diagnostic criteria in the aged MS patient? Massimo Filippi (Milan), Alex Rovira (Barcelona) and all previous speakers

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10.40-11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.40 Second session – Age and neurodegenerative and repair mechanisms

Chairs: T. Yousry (London); Mara Rocca (Milan)

  • 11.00-11.20: Aging and brain atrophy in MS

Giuseppe Pontillo (London)

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  • 11.20 -11.40: Quantification of iron abnormalities (relaxometry, SWI, etc)

Cristina Granziera (Basel)

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  • 11.40- 12.00: Quantification of myelin damage and repair (MT, MWF, T1/T2, etc.)

Stefan Ropele (Graz)

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  • 12.00-12.20: Measuring treatment effect using MRI in the aged MS patient

Jaume Sastre-Garriga (Barcelona)

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