International symposium “Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Sclerosis: Sharing the Experienceâ€

Venue: Conference Hall, Holiday Inn Sokolniki Moscow

Location: Moscow, Russia

Event Date/Time: Oct 05, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 05, 2009
Registration Date: Oct 04, 2009
Early Registration Date: Apr 01, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: May 01, 2009
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International symposium “Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Sclerosis: Sharing the Experience” will be held on October 5th, 2009 in Moscow, Russia. Symposuim Organizers are Pirogov National Medical Surgical Center, National Center for Research and Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases, Russian Cooperative Group for Cellular Therapy, New Jersey Center for Quality of Life and Health Outcomes Research.
The symposium will be the first special meeting fully meant to discuss the state-of-the-art and perspectives of the new and quite promising method of multiple sclerosis treatment – high dose immunosuppressive therapy + autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. It intends to share the newly acquired knowledge in the field, to discuss challenges and perspectives of the method, and to develop collaborative projects. The topics to be covered within the symposium include:
• Regimens of conditioning: Immunoablation or immunosupression?
• Types of transplantation: autologous or allogenic?
• Posttransplant immunological reconstitution
• Side effects
• Outcome measures: clinical, imaging, patient-reported outcomes
• Posttransplant neurorehabilitation
• Long-term follow-up results
• Proposals for cooperative studies

Neurologists, immunologists, transplantologists, hematolosits, specialists in stem cell research are invited to participate in the Symposium.

Key dates:

1 March 2009 - Deadline for abstract submission
1 April 2009 - Deadline for early registration

Symposium Organizers Contact Information:

Tel: +7 495 463 4923 or +7 962 710 17 11
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