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Plenaries

Plenary Lecture

"Antibody-medieted neurological diseases (tentative)"
Thursday, May 23, 11:00-11:45
Room 1: "Large Hall" Osaka International Convention Center 5F

Angela Vincent
Angela Vincent
Oxford University
UK

Angela Vincent qualified MBBS but after one year obtained an MSc in Biochemistry at UCL and did not pursue further clinical training. Since 1972 she has worked on antibodies in neurological diseases, first in London and then in Oxford at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. From 1998 to 2016 she led the Neuroimmunology Group. She is currently Emeritus Professor of Neuroimmunology and continues to research into the role of auto-antibodies to ion channels and receptors in peripheral and central disorders. Her research interests include looking for novel antibodies, models of neuromuscular junction and CNS diseases, and the influence of maternal antibodies on development. Among many honours she was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 2011.

Semi-Plenary Lecture

"The evolution of the concept of transverse myelitis"
Friday, May 24, 12:45-13:30
Room 1: "Large Hall" Osaka International Convention Center 5F

Brian G. Weinshenker
Brian G. Weinshenker
Department of Neurology, College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
USA

Brian G. Weinshenker is Professor of Neurology and Consultant at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN. Dr. Weinshenker's major research interests are directed at the understanding of inflammatory demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system including multiple sclerosis including: 1) natural history of multiple sclerosis; 2) defining clinical and radiologic differential diagnosis of inflammatory myelopathy; and 3) classification, diagnosis, and treatment of severe inflammatory demyelinating syndromes of the central nervous system including neuromyelitis optica. He was awarded the John J. Dystel award for multiple sclerosis research in 2011 by the American Academy of Neurology and National Multiple Sclerosis Society (USA).

Special Lecture 1

Thursday, May 23, 14:35-15:20
Room 3: "Conference Room 1003" Osaka International Convention Center 10F

Shoji Tsuji
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo / Professor, International University of Health and Welfare
Japan
Special Lecture 2

"iPSCs-based Cell Therapy and Drug Screening for CNS diseases"
Friday, May 24, 12:45-13:30
Room 3: "Conference Room 1003" Osaka International Convention Center 10F

Hideyuki Okano
Hideyuki Okano
Professor, Department of Physiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Keio University
Japan
Special Lecture

"History and future development of Kindai tuna farming"
 Friday, May 24, 13:45-14:30
 Room 3: "Conference Room 1003" Osaka International Convention Center 10F

Hideyuki Okano
Yoshifumi Sawada
Professor, Aquaculture Research Institute, Kindai University
Japan

Overseas Invited Speakers *Listed in alphabetical order

Josef Anrather
Josef Anrather
Weill Cornell Medicine
USA
Craig Blackstone
Craig Blackstone
ANA Vice President / National Institutes of Health (NIH)
USA
Stephen C. Cannon
Stephen C. Cannon
University of California Los Angeles
USA
Camille Carroll
Camille Carroll
University of Plymouth Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
UK
Hou-Chang Chiu
Hou-Chang Chiu
Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital
Taiwan
David B. Clifford
David B. Clifford
Washington University School of Medicine
USA
David R. Cornblath
David R. Cornblath
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
USA
Liying Cui
Liying Cui
Peking Union Medical College Hospital
China
Philip L. De Jager
Philip L. De Jager
Columbia University
USA
Riwanti Estiasari
Riwanti Estiasari
University of Indonesia
Indonesia
Steven M. Greenberg
Steven M. Greenberg
Masasachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
USA
Glenda M. Halliday
Glenda M. Halliday
The University of Sydney Central Clinical School
Australia
Lawrence J Hirsch
Lawrence J Hirsch
Yale University School of Medicine
USA
Badrul Islam
Badrul Islam
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh(icddr,b)
Bangladesh
Bart Jacobs
Bart Jacobs
Erasmus Medical Center
Netherlands
Gustavo A. Jimenez-Maggiora
Gustavo A. Jimenez-Maggiora
Keck School of Medicine of USC
USA
Yuh-Jyh Jong
Yuh-Jyh Jong
National Chiao Tung University
Taiwan
Ki-Young Jung
Ki-Young Jung
Seoul National University Hospital
Korea
Henry J Kaminski
Henry J Kaminski
The George Washington University
USA
Jong Kuk Kim
Jong Kuk Kim
Dong-A University
Korea
Thomas Klockgether
Thomas Klockgether
University Hospital of Bonn and German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Germany
Seung-Jae Lee
Seung-Jae Lee
Seoul National University
Korea
C. Justin Lee
C. Justin Lee
KIST, Seoul, Korea
Korea
Maria I. Leite
Maria I. Leite
University of Oxford
UK
Helen Ling
Helen Ling
University College of London
UK
Martin Marsala
Martin Marsala
University of California San Diego
USA
Justin C. McArthur
Justin C. McArthur
ANA President Elect / Johns Hopkins University
USA
Wassilios Meissner
Wassilios Meissner
University Hospital Bordeaux and Institute of Neurodegenerative Disorders
France
Leonard Petrucelli
Leonard Petrucelli
Department of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic
USA
Philip Scheltens
Philip Scheltens
Alzheimer Center Amsterdam
Neatherlands
Carlos Schenck
Carlos Schenck
University of Minnesota Medical School
USA
Raad Shakir
Raad Shakir
Imperial College of London
UK
Jen Jen Su
Jen Jen Su
National Taiwan University Hospital
Taiwan
D. James Surmeier
D. James Surmeier
Northwestern University
USA
Marilu Gorno Tempini
Marilu Gorno Tempini
UCSF Dyslexia Center
USA
Arthur W. Toga
Arthur W. Toga
USC Institute for Neuroimaging and informatics
USA
Bradley Turner
Bradley Turner
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Australia
Barbara G. Vickrey
Barbara G. Vickrey
ANA Past President / Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
USA
Qiu Wei
Qiu Wei
Sun Yat-sen University 
China
Brian G. Weinshenker
Brian G. Weinshenker
Mayo Clinic
USA
Hugh Willison
Hugh Willison
University of Glasgow
Scotland
Zbgniew Wszolek
Zbgniew Wszolek
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
USA
Chiara Zurzolo
Chiara Zurzolo
Institut Pasteur
France