WCN 2019

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMS


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 2019

NMOSD AND MS: TIME TO SHIFT OUR FOCUS 

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CHAIR: Bassem Yamout, Lebanon

Sunday, October 27 | 13:00 - 14:30 | Sheikh Rashid A 

13:00-13:05      Welcome and Introduction 
Bassem Yamout, Lebanon

13:05-13:35       NMOSD : A journey from pathogenesis to diagnosis 
                             Brian Weinshenker, USA  

13:35-13:55       Disease progression : Changing how we think about MS 
                             Xavier Montalban, Canada

13:55-14:20      Ocrelizumab : Growing evidence from clinical trials on longer term outcomes  
Bassem Yamout, Lebanon

14:20-14:30       Q&A and closing remarks
                             All faculty


CHALLENGING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE MS SPECTRUM: AN EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION

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CHAIR: Jihad Inshasi, United Arab Emirates

Sunday, October 27 | 13:00 - 14:30 | Sheikh Rashid B 

13:00-13:15      Chair’s opening and welcome 
Jihad Inshasi, United Arab Emirates

13:15-13:35       A perspective change: reframing progression in MS 
                             Raed Alroughani, Kuwait  

13:35-13:55       Signal to noise: how do we better detect the transition to SPMS? 
                             Magd Zakaria, Egypt

13:55-14:15      How we should slow down disease progression & to EXPAND possibilities  
Sven Schippling, Switzerland

14:15-14:30       Q&A and closing remarks
                             All faculty

     

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28 2019

THE EVOLVING MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH EARLY AND LATER-ONSET SMA

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CHAIR: Waseem Fathalla, UAE

Monday, October 28 | 13:00 - 14:30 | Sheikh Rashid A 

13:00–13:05      Welcome and introduction
                             Waseem Fathalla, UAE

13:05–13:20      Recognizing the patient with SMA
                            Eugenio Mercuri, Italy

13:20–13:40      Experience of managing patients with early and later-onset SMA with nusinersen
                            Francesco Muntoni, UK

13:40–14:00      Managing the adult patient with SMA: setting treatment expectations in the real world
Albert Ludolph, Germany

14:00–14:20      Real-world experience of managing SMA in the UAE: practical experience and challenges
Waseem Fathalla, UAE

14:20–14:30      Discussion and Q&A
                             All faculty


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 2019

GENE THERAPY FOR SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY: TRANSLATING RESEARCH INTO REALITY

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CHAIR: Abdulaziz Saeid Al-Saman, Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, October 29| 13:00-14:30 | Sheikh Rashid A

13:00-13:10        Welcome and introduction
                              Abdulaziz Saeid Al-Saman, Saudi Arabia

13:10-13:25        Overview of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) clinical course
                              Fouad Al-Ghamdi, Saudi Arabia

13:25-13:55        Delivering cutting-edge gene therapy for SMA
                              Samiah Al-Zaidy, USA

13:55-14:15        Practical aspects of gene therapy including biosafety
                              Daniel Gibbs, USA

14:15-14:25         Panel discussion
                              All Speakers

14:25-14:30         Symposium close
                              Abdulaziz Saeid Al-Saman, Saudi Arabia

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GETTING AHEAD OF MIGRAINE: A CASE BASED APPROACH

CHAIR: Uwe Reuter (Germany)

Wednesday, October 30| 13:00-14:30 |Sheikh Maktoum D

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13:00 – 13:05       Chairperson Welcome and Introductions
                               Uwe Reuter, Germany
 
13:05 – 13:25       If “Not Now”…..When? Consequences of Not Treating Migraine
                               Patricia Pozo-Rosich, Spain
 
13:25 – 13:55       Why Preventive Treatment? Getting Ahead of Migraine with Galcanezumab
                               Uwe Reuter, Germany
 
13:55 – 14:15       Where to Begin? Clinical Approach (case learning)
                                Rima Dafer, United States
 
14:15 – 14:30       Panel Discussion, Questions and Answers
                                All faculty