ISTANBUL MS DAYS

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM


9 March 2022


11:00 – 12:30               TURKISH MS PANEL – In Turkish
                                               How to improve MS care and research integration in Turkey
                                               Chairs: Sabahattin Saip, Ömer Faruk Turan
                                               Panelists: Sibel Canbaz Kabay, Haluk Gümüş, Nilda Turgut, Münire Kılınç, Ayşe Sağduyu Kocaman, Ufuk Aluçlu

12:30 – 13:30               Lunch

13:30 – 14:00               OFFICIAL OPENING

13:30 – 13:45               Welcome to Istanbul MS DAYS  VII, Acknowledgement and Thank you Address - Aksel Siva

13:45 – 14:10               Welcome address: Summary & History of Istanbul MS days - Orhun Kantarcı

14:10 – 17:20               SESSION-1 Genetics and Environment in MS

                                              Chairs: Eda Tahir Turanlı, Magd Zakaria, Hüsnü Efendi

14:10 – 14:30               Genetics of aging and neurodegeneration - Philip L. De Jager

14:30 – 14:50               MS in African Americans - Matilde Inglese

14:50 – 15:10               Intra-session break

15:10 – 15:30               Environmental risk factors and MS - Emmanuelle Waubant

15:30 – 15:50               Gender-specific MS Genetic and Epigenetic in Rusian Population: A Complex Approach - Alexey Boyko

15:50 – 16:10               MS in Migrant populations from Africa - Riadh Gouider

16:10 – 16:30               The rise of Middle Eastern MS – what may be the explanation? – Mohammad Ali Sahraian

16:30 – 17:00               Q&A, Discussion

17:00 – 17:30               Break

17:30 – 18:45               SPECIAL SESSION: COVID-19 infection and MS

                                                Chairs: Murat Terzi, Sıla Usar İncirli

17:30 – 17:50               The Covid-19 infection and MS: Globally and in Turkey – Rana Karabudak

17:50 – 18:10               The Covid-19 vaccination in people with MS - What do we know and the implications of current data – Aksel Siva

18:10 – 18:30               The immunology of the Covid-19 infection and MS – lessons learned - an overview - Anat Achiron

18:30 – 18:45               Q&A, Discussion

18:45 - 19:15               EVENING LECTURE
                                              Chairs: Kadriye Ağan, Nilüfer Kale İçen
                                              Importance of splitting hairs - the spectrum of IIDDs in 2022 - Brian G. Weinshenker

19:45                                 Departure for Dinner at Uchisar Kaya