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Program

This is a preliminary programme and all sessions, schedule and the faculty members are subject to changes. Last updated on: 04/01/2019

  • S Sessions
  • IS Interactive Sessions
  • TC Teaching Course
  • KEY Keynote Speaker

Sunday - 16/06/2019

S

08:30

Optic Nerve Session I: Acquired Optic Neuropathies

Moderators: Susan Mollan and Maria José Sá

  • Autoimmune optic neuropathies

    Axel Petzold (London, UK)

  • NMO spectrum disorders

    Bernardo Sánchez-Dalmau (Barcelona, Spain)

  • Consensus guidelines and treatment strategies for IIH

    Susan Mollan (Birmingham, UK)

  • Q&A – Panel Discussion

09:45

Coffee Break

S

10:30

Optic Nerve Session II: From Genes To Disease

Moderators: Alfredo Sadun and Manuela Grazina

  • What’s new in primary mitochondrial DNA disorders?

    Valerio Carelli (Bologna, Italy)

  • Nuclear mitochondrial disorders – tissue specificity and diagnostic challenges

    Manuela Grazina (Coimbra, Portugal)

  • Optic atrophy genes – expanding phenotypes and genotypes

    Patrick Yu-Wai-Man (Cambridge, UK)

  • Application of OCT imaging to inherited optic neuropathies

    Piero Barboni (Bologna, Italy)

  • Animal models of retinal ganglion cell damage

    Marcela Votruba (Cardiff, UK)

  • Q&A – Panel Discussion

12:30

Lunch

S

14:00

Optic Nerve Session III: Neuroprotection and Neurodegeneration

Moderators: Francesca Cordeiro and Philipp Albrecht

  • Neuroprotection in glaucoma – myth or reality?

    Francesca Cordeiro (London, UK)

  • Mechanisms of axonal damage in multiple sclerosis

    Maria José Sá (Porto, Portugal)

  • Neuroprotective strategies for optic neuritis

    Philipp Albrecht (Dusseldorf, Germany)

  • Strategies for optic nerve regeneration

    Dietmar Fischer (Bochum, Germany)

  • Q&A – Panel Discussion

16:00

Coffee Break

S

16:30

Optic Nerve Session IV: Translational Research and Network

Moderators: Patrick Yu-Wai-Man and Marcela Votruba

  • Gene therapy for Leber hereditary optic neuropathy

    Catherine Vignal-Clermont (Paris, France)

  • Patient engagement for rare diseases

    Russell Wheeler (ERN-EYE and EMA Representative)
    Avril Daly (Vice-President of EURORDIS)

  • European research networks

    Patrick Yu-Wai-Man (EUNOS Research Committee Chair)

  • Q&A – Panel Discussion

  • Close

18:30

Welcome Reception - Douro River Cruise

Monday - 17/06/2019

08:30

MAGNIMS Symposium on MRI

Moderator: Jette Frederiksen

  • New diagnostic criteria of multiple sclerosis

  • The value of 3T vs 1.5T in clinically isolated syndromes

  • The prognostic value of blood brain barrier permeability in optic neuritis

  • Differential diagnosis

10:00

Coffee Break

key

Key

10:30

Lecture I: Functional MRI

Miguel Castelo-Branco
(Coimbra, Portugal)

Is

11:15

Interactive Session I: Clinical Cases Challenges

Moderators: João Costa, Misha Pless and Nancy Newman

Panel: Bernardo Sánchez-Dalmaum, Nieves-Martin, Ana Fonseca, Tim Matthews, Sylvia Muñoz

Five challenging mystery cases will be presented (10 minutes each), followed by a discussion of the cases by a panel of experts wrapping up with Q&A from the audience.

12:30

Lunch

S

14:20

Session I: Ischemic Neuro-Ophtalmic Conditions

Moderators: António Friande and Marko Hawlina

  • Update on non arteritic AION treatment

    Hanna Leiba (Telaviv, Israel)

  • Non-surgical diagnostic tools for giant cell arteritis

    Bjorn Hammar (Sweden)

  • New insights on giant cell arteritis treatment

    Susan Mollan (Birmingham, UK)

  • Transient Visual Loss

    Valerie Biousse (Atlanta, USA)

  • Visual Rehabilitation

    Susanne Trauzettel-Klosinski (Tubingen, Germany)

16:00

Coffee Break

TC

16:30

Teaching Course I: Emergency Neuro-Ophtalmology

Moderators: Pedro Fonseca and Neil Miller

Panel: Sílvia Muñoz, Valerie Biousse, Nancy Newman and Anthony Arnold

  1. Transient monocular visual loss - what to do?
  2. Central retinal artery occlusion – is there any treatment?
  3. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension with venous sinus stenosis - how to treat?
  4. Optic neuritis - what is the “routine” workup and treatment?
  5. NAION - is there any current treatment?
  6. AAION – how to diagnose and what is the treatment?
  7. Traumatic optic neuropathy – how to manage?
  8. Isolated 6th nerve palsy in an older individual – should neuroimaging be done in every case?
  9. Ocular Myasthenia – should early immunosuppressive treatment be offered to all patients?
  10. Radiation optic neuropathy – is there a treatment?

Tuesday - 18/06/2019

S

08:30

Session II: Neurodegenerative Diseases

Moderators: João Paulo Cunha and Joana Ferreira

  • Healthy and pathological eye ageing

    João Paulo Cunha (Lisbon, Portugal)

  • Neuroretinal loss: glaucoma vs aging

    Francesca Cordeiro (London, UK)

  • Neurodegenerative disorders and vision

    Gordon Plant (London, UK)

10:00

Coffee Break

key

10:30

Lecture II: Ocular Myasthenia Gravis

Amelia Evoly
(Rome, Italy)

Is

11:15

Interactive Session II: Eye Movement Challenge

Moderators: Caroline Tilikete, João Lemos, Konrad Weber

Challenging mystery cases will be presented (10 minutes each), followed by a discussion of the cases by a panel of experts wrapping up with Q&A from the audience.

12:30

Lunch

14:00

Neuro-ophthalmology Journal

Walter Jay (Chicago, USA)

14:10

Neuro-ophthalmology Journal

Gordon Plant (London,UK)

S

14:20

Session III: Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology

Moderators: Klara Landau, Jonathan C. Horton and Eduardo Silva

  • Oculomotor Behavior in Exotropia

    Jonathan C. Horton (San Francisco, USA)

  • Pediatric intracranial vascular disorders

    Ruth Huna-Baron (Tel Aviv, Israel)

  • Shaken baby syndrome: A neuro-ophthalmologist's perspective

    Veit Sturm (St. Gallen, Switzerland)

  • Molecular testing in pediatric neuro-ophthalmology

    Eduardo Silva (Coimbra, Portugal)

16:00

Coffee Break

TC

16:30

Teaching course II: OCT in Neuro-Ophthalmology

Moderators: João Paulo Cunha, Joana Ferreira and Irene Gottlob

  • Past, Present and Future

    Joana Ferreira (Lisbon, Portugal)

  • OCT in neurodegenerative diseases

    João Paulo Cunha (Lisbon, Portugal)

  • Pediatric OCT

    Irene Gottlob (Leicester, UK)

  • Retinal nerve fiber and ganglion cell layers evaluation by OCT in optic neuropathies

    Piero Barboni (Bologna, Italy)

20:00

Farewell Dinner – Port Wine Cellars

Wednesday - 19/06/2019

08:30

Free Papers

Moderators: Fion Bremner and Anat Kesler

10:00

Coffee Break

key

10:30

Lecture III: Present and Future of Neuro-Ophthalmology

Neil Miller
PhD

S

11:15

Session V: Hot Topics in Neuro-Ophthalmology

Moderators: Dália Meira and Klara Landau

  • Ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials as a test for Myasthenia Gravis

    Konrad Weber (Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Diagnostic challenges in sellar tumors

    Misha Pless (Luzern, Switzerland)

  • Treatment controversies in IIH - what is best?

    Tim Matthews (Birmingham, UK)

  • Artificial Intelligence in Neuro-ophthalmology

    Dan Milea, (Singapore)

12:45

Closing Remarks