Scientific Program


  Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  Thursday, August 24, 2017

  Friday, August 25, 2017

  Saturday, August 26, 2017



  Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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• Aluizio Marques Ballroom
Time Activity
13:00-13:20Opening Session
Presenter: PAULO DINIZ DA GAMA (Brazil)
Presenter: DAGOBERTO CALLEGARO (Brazil)
Presenter: MARCO A. LANA-PEIXOTO (Brazil)
Presenter: JEFFERSON BECKER (Brazil)
Opening Lecture: Current neurology education in Brazil
Speaker: GILMAR FERNANDES DO PRADO (Brazil)
13:20-15:00LACTRIMS Symposium
Chairperson: BENITO PEREIRA DAMASCENO (Brazil)
Chairperson: PATRICIO ABAD (Ecuador)
Chairperson: HELOÍSA HELENA RUOCCO (Brazil)
Increased Cases of Multiple Sclerosis in Latin America
Speaker: FERNANDO HAMUY (Paraguay)
Discussion

Biological and diagnostic role of CSF OCB in MS. Its frequency in Latin American MS patients
Speaker: CARLOS OEHNINGER (Uruguay)
Discussion

Unmet need in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis in Latin America
Speaker: CARLOS NAVAS (Colombia)
Discussion
15:00-18:00Satellite Symposium: TEVA - Current treatment trends of multiple sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis Beyond EDSS
Speaker: TJALF ZIEMSSEN (Germany)
Immunosuppressants on MS: What’s next?
Speaker: GIANCARLO COMI (Italy)
Pregnancy and MS: learning and evolving through worldwide experience
Speaker: YARA DADALTI FRAGOSO (Brazil)

  Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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• Posters Exhibition Area
Time Activity
18:00-19:30Coffee, fruits, beer and posters discussion session: Panel 1: Epidemiology and MRI
Reviewer: FERNANDO HAMUY (Paraguay)
Reviewer: ALFREDO DAMASCENO (Brazil)
Reviewer: BENITO PEREIRA DAMASCENO (Brazil)
Reviewer: FERNANDO FARIA ANDRADE FIGUEIRA (Brazil)
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  Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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• Roberto Melaragno Filho Ballroom
Time Activity
08:00-12:00Pre-Congress Course: Poster presentation workshop – Exclusive to BCTRIMS Youth League members

  Thursday, August 24, 2017

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• Aluizio Marques Ballroom
Time Activity
07:00-07:45Open Case Discussion: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders
Chairperson: MARCO A. LANA-PEIXOTO (Brazil)
Chairperson: DOUGLAS KAZUTOSHI SATO (Brazil)
Chairperson: SAMIRA APOSTOLOS PEREIRA (Brazil)
08:00-08:40Aluízio Marques Lecture
Chairperson: DAGOBERTO CALLEGARO (Brazil)
Chairperson: PAULO DINIZ DA GAMA (Brazil)
Chairperson: ROGÉRIO DE RIZO MORALES (Brazil)
Current chalenges in MS education
Speaker: XAVIER MONTALBAN (Spain)
08:40-09:50Session: TRIMS SESSION - Part I
Chairperson: MARIA FERNANDA MENDES (Brazil)
Chairperson: YARA DADALTI FRAGOSO (Brazil)
Chairperson: BIANCA ETELVINA SANTOS DE OLIVEIRA (Brazil)
Epidemiology of MS in Latin America (LACTRIMS)
Speaker: PATRICIO ABAD (Ecuador)
Demyelinating diseases in the Middle East: An overview (MENACTRIMS)
Speaker: SAEED BOHLEGA (Saudi Arabia)
09:50-10:15Break
10:15-12:00Session: TRIMS SESSION - Part II
Chairperson: JEFFERSON BECKER (Brazil)
Chairperson: VANESSA DACCACH MARQUES (Brazil)
Chairperson: ANDRE LUIZ MUNIZ ALVES DOS SANTOS (Brazil)
Genetic and environmental factors in MS(ECTRIMS)
Speaker: PER SOERENSEN (Denmark)
Discussion

Intermediate forms between MS and seronegative NMO. How to solve this diagnostic puzzle? (PACTRIMS)
Speaker: KAZUO FUJIHARA (Japan)
Discussion

'Atypical’ optic neuritis: What is it? What does it mean? (BCTRIMS)
Speaker: MARCO A. LANA-PEIXOTO (Brazil)
Discussion
12:00-13:00Satellite Symposium: ROCHE - The correlation between disease activity and progression in multiple sclerosis
Chairman: MARCO A. LANA-PEIXOTO (Brazil)
Speaker: GIANCARLO COMI (Italy)
Key drivers of MS disease and the role of inflammation in (re)defining disease

Q&A

Novel endpoints expose a hidden window into the understanding of MS

13:15-14:15Satellite Symposium: MERCK - Unmet Needs – The future of MS
Chairman: JEFFERSON BECKER (Brazil)
New approaches in RRMS
Speaker: XAVIER MONTALBAN (Spain)
Risks of continuous vs discontinuous immunosuppression
Speaker: JORGE CORREALE (Argentina)
14:30-16:30Scientific session: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders – Part I
Chairperson: FERNANDO CORONETTI GOMES DA ROCHA (Brazil)
Chairperson: JEFFERSON BECKER (Brazil)
Chairperson: FREDERICO M H JORGE (Brazil)
NMOSD: Current and emerging treatment
Speaker: MARCELO MATTIELO (United States)
Discussion

The spectrum of MOG-IgG-associated disorders
Speaker: DOUGLAS KAZUTOSHI SATO (Brazil)
Discussion

How optic coherence tomography differentiates NMOSD from MS
Speaker: FRIEDEMANN PAUL (Germany)
Discussion

Platform presentation 1

Discussion

Platform presentation 2

Discussion


57480 - INCREASED CYTOTOXIC ACTIVITY BY B CELLS AND CD4+ T LYMPHOCYTES IN NMO/NMOSD PATIENTS.
Presenter: Vinícius de Oliveira Boldrini


57777 - INTERLEUKIN 27 PLAYS A CRITICAL ROLE IN ACTIVATION OF IL-10-PRODUCING B LYMPHOCYTES IN PATIENTS WITH NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA UNDER TREATMENT
Presenter: Rafael Paternò Castello Dias Carneiro
16:30-17:00Break
17:00-18:30Scientific session: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders – Part II
Chairperson: MARIA LUCIA BRITO (Brazil)
Chairperson: EBER CASTRO CORREA (Brazil)
Chairperson: LUANA MICHELE OLIVEIRA (Brazil)
Is NMO a disease or a syndrome with different etiologies?
Speaker: KAZUO FUJIHARA (Japan)
Discussion

Predictive factors of outcome in NMOSD
Speaker: JULIANA MACHADO SANTIAGO SANTOS AMARAL (Brazil)
Discussion

Platform presentation 3

Discussion

Platform presentation 4

Discussion


57907 - FIVE-YEAR FOLLOW-UP OF PEDIATRIC ONSET NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA SPECTRUM DISORDERS (NMOSD).
Presenter: Renata Barbosa Paolilo


57983 - A SPECIALTY CENTER 10 YEAR EXPERIENCE WITH USE OF AZATHIOPRINE IN NEUROMIELYTIS OPTICA SPECTRUM DISORDERS (NMOSD)
Presenter: Ana Beatriz Ayroza Galvão Ribeiro Gomes

  Thursday, August 24, 2017

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• Posters Exhibition Area
Time Activity
18:30-20:00Coffee, fruits, beer and posters discussion session
Panel 2: Immunology and basic science of MS

Reviewer: KAZUO FUJIHARA (Japan)
Reviewer: ALESSANDRO DOS SANTOS FARIAS (Brazil)
Reviewer: JEAN PIERRE PERÓN SCHWARTZ (Brazil)
Reviewer: CARLOS BERNARDO TAUIL (Brazil)
Panel 3: NMO, ADEM, CIS

Reviewer: MARCELO MATTIELO (United States)
Reviewer: GUTEMBERG SANTOS (Brazil)
Reviewer: NIVEA DE MACEDO OLIVEIRA MORALES (Brazil)
Reviewer: RONALDO MACIEL DIAS (Brazil)
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  Thursday, August 24, 2017

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• Roberto Melaragno Filho Ballroom
Time Activity
14:30-16:30Basic Immunology Symposium: Part I
Chairperson: DORALINA GUIMARÃES BRUM SOUZA (Brazil)
Chairperson: HENRY KOITI SATO (Brazil)
Chairperson: RENATA BRANT DE SOUZA MELO (Brazil)
Innate immune response in multiple sclerosis
Speaker: HELOÍSA HELENA RUOCCO (Brazil)
Discussion

The role of CD4 and CD8 T-lymphocytes in multiple sclerosis
Speaker: ADRIEL S. MORAES (Brazil)
Discussion

The role of B-lymphocytes in multipe sclerosis
Speaker: LEONILDA M. B. SANTOS (Brazil)
Discussion

The role of B-lymphocytes in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis
Speaker: CARLOS OTÁVIO BRANDÃO (Brazil)
Discussion
16:30-17:00Break
17:00-18:40BCTRIMS Youth League Symposium: Part I
Chairperson: MARIA LUCIA VELLUTINI PIMENTEL (Brazil)
Chairperson: ADAUCTO WANDERLEY DA NOBREGA JUNIOR (Brazil)
Chairperson: NISE ALESSANDRA DE CARVALHO SOUSA (Brazil)
Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (concepts of DIS and DIT; how to exclude alternative diagnosis; typical MRI lesions and MAGNIMS criteria; the role of CSF examination)
Speaker: ANTÔNIO PEREIRA GOMES NETO (Brazil)
Discussion

Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (differences in comparison to MS; how not to miss a diagnosis of NMOSD; role of AQP4-IgG and MOG-IgG in the diagnosis)
Speaker: SAMIRA APOSTOLOS PEREIRA (Brazil)
Discussion

Disease-modifying drugs (how to prescribe and monitor therapy & pivotal studies of the most widely used drugs for MS and NMOSD: IFN-B, glatiramer, azathioprine, rituximab)
Speaker: RENAN DOMINGUES (Brazil)
Discussion

Guide to Safe Use of Immunomodulatory Therapies (how to prescribe and monitor the use of therapies
Speaker: BIANCA ETELVINA SANTOS DE OLIVEIRA (Brazil)
Discussion

  Friday, August 25, 2017

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• Aluizio Marques Ballroom
Time Activity
07:00-07:45Open Case Discussion: Multiple Sclerosis
Chairperson: PAULO DINIZ DA GAMA (Brazil)
Chairperson: JEFFERSON BECKER (Brazil)
08:00-10:00Session: Top 10 ten of the year: how the best papers impact our practice
Presenter: MARCO A. LANA-PEIXOTO (Brazil)
Presenter: YARA DADALTI FRAGOSO (Brazil)
Panel

Comments by: GIANCARLO COMI (Italy)
Comments by: XAVIER MONTALBAN (Spain)
Comments by: PER SOERENSEN (Denmark)
Comments by: FRIEDEMANN PAUL (Germany)
10:00-10:20Break
10:20-12:50European Charcot Foundation Symposium: How to optimize treatment in MS
Chairperson: GIANCARLO COMI (Italy)
Chairperson: MARCO A. LANA-PEIXOTO (Brazil)
Is treatment individualization a realistic perspective?
Presenter: GIANCARLO COMI (Italy)
Discussion

Updated view of the safety/efficacy profile of MS treatment
Presenter: XAVIER MONTALBAN (Spain)
Discussion

How to assess and monitor the treatment response today
Presenter: PER SOERENSEN (Denmark)
Discussion

Evoked potentials and OCT in treatment decisions
Presenter: LETIZIA LEOCANI (Italy)
Discussion

Risk minimization
Presenter: ALFREDO DAMASCENO (Brazil)
Discussion

Patient involvement in treatment decisions
Presenter: JEFFERSON BECKER (Brazil)
Discussion
12:50-14:00Satellite Symposium: BIOGEN - Treatment individualization - The right therapy for the right patient
Speaker: XAVIER MONTALBAN (Spain)
Speaker: PER SOERENSEN (Denmark)
Speaker: JEFFERSON BECKER (Brazil)
14:00-16:00Scientific session: Breakthrough Multiple Sclerosis
Chairperson: SUZANA COSTA NUNES MACHADO (Brazil)
Chairperson: THIAGO JUNQUEIRA (Brazil)
Chairperson: LUIZ DOMINGOS MENDES MELGES (Brazil)
Concept and Clinical Characteristics of Breakthrough Disease
Speaker: FRIEDEMANN PAUL (Germany)
Discussion

Therapeutic Approach to Breakthrough Disease
Speaker: XAVIER MONTALBAN (Spain)
Discussion

Mesenchymal Stem Cells Transplantation in Breakthrough Disease
Speaker: RODRIGO BARBOSA THOMAZ (Brazil)
Discussion

Platform presentation 5

Discussion

Platform presentation 6

Discussion


57477 - MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF HLA-DR E IL7RΑ GENE POLYMORPHISMS IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUSCEPTIBILITY (MS) IN A RIO DE JANEIRO STATE SAMPLE.
Presenter: Alyssa Maia Costa


57493 - FUNCTIONAL MRI AS A TOOL TO EVALUATE COGNITIVE STRATEGIES IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Presenter: Pedro Henrique Rodrigues da Silva
16:00-16:30Break
16:30-18:00Scientific session: Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Chairperson: ALFREDO DAMASCENO (Brazil)
Chairperson: RENATA FARIA SIMM (Brazil)
Chairperson: MONICA PAROLIN (Brazil)
Natural History of Progressive MS
Speaker: PER SOERENSEN (Denmark)
Discussion

Emerging Treatment of Progressive MS
Speaker: RENAN DOMINGUES (Brazil)
Discussion

Platform presentation 7

Discussion

Platform presentation 8

Discussion


57501 - BRIEF INTERNATIONAL COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (BICAMS): REGRESSION-BASED NORMS TO THE BRAZILIAN CONTEXT.
Presenter: Carina Tellaroli Spedo


57919 - THE PROSPECTIVE DATABASE OF PREGNANCY AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS IN BRAZIL
Presenter: Yara Dadalti Fragoso

  Friday, August 25, 2017

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• Posters Exhibition Area
Time Activity
18:00-19:00Coffee, fruits, beer and posters discussion session: Panel 4: MS treatment and multidisciplinary care
Reviewer: SAEED BOHLEGA (Saudi Arabia)
Reviewer: MARIA FERNANDA MENDES (Brazil)
Reviewer: PAULO PEREIRA CHRISTO (Brazil)
Reviewer: ROSANA HERMINIA SCOLA (Brazil)
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  Friday, August 25, 2017

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• Roberto Melaragno Filho Ballroom
Time Activity
14:30-16:00Basic Immunology Symposium: Part II
Chairperson: ANDERSON KUNTZ GRZESIUK (Brazil)
Chairperson: DANIEL LIMA VARELA (Brazil)
Chairperson: SUELLEN PRISCILLA SILVA LINS (Brazil)
The use of monoclonal antibodies in multiple sclerosis therapy
Speaker: FERNANDO PRADELLA (Brazil)
Discussion

The interaction of B- and T- lymphocytes in NMOSD
Speaker: RAFAEL PATERNO CASTELLO DIAS CARNEIRO (Brazil)
Discussion

Importance of the experimental model for the understanding of multiple sclerosis
Speaker: ALESSANDRO DOS SANTOS FARIAS (Brazil)
Discussion
16:00-16:30Break
16:30-18:00Young Neurologist Symposium: Part II
Chairperson: IRÊNIO GOMES DA SILVA FILHO (Brazil)
Chairperson: RONALDO ABRAHAM (Brazil)
Chairperson: BRUNA KLEIN DA COSTA (Brazil)
Differential diagnosis of the ophthalmoplegias
Speaker: SUSANA OCHOA (Argentina)
Discussion

Patient motivation and empowerment (how to communicate the diagnosis to the patient; practical strategies to enhance patient commitment to treatment)
Speaker: MARIA FERNANDA MENDES (Brazil)
Discussion

Cases discussion
Speaker: TARSO ADONI (Brazil)
Discussion

  Saturday, August 26, 2017

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• Aluizio Marques Ballroom
Time Activity
07:00-08:00Open Case Discussion: MRI
Chairperson: LEANDRO TAVARES LUCATO (Brazil)
Chairperson: CAROLINA DE MEDEIROS RIMKUS (Brazil)
08:00-09:45Neuroradiology symposium: Part I
Chairperson: DENISE SISTEROLLI DINIZ (Brazil)
Chairperson: JOSE ARTUR COSTA D‘ALMEIDA (Brazil)
Chairperson: SIDNEY GOMES (Brazil)
The importance of cortical lesions for MS diagnosis
Speaker: RENATO HOFFMANN NUNES (Brazil)
Discussion

Optic neuritis in demyelinating disorders
Speaker: CAROLINA DE MEDEIROS RIMKUS (Brazil)
Discussion

Diagnostic criteria of MS: new insights and challenges
Speaker: KAZUO FUJIHARA (Japan)
Discussion
09:45-10:15Break
10:15-12:00Neuroradiology symposium: Part II
Chairperson: CARLOS AUGUSTO DE ALBUQUERQUE DAMASCENO (Brazil)
Chairperson: GUSTAVO FIGUEIRA (Brazil)
Pediatric demyelinating diseases: from ADEM to NMO
Speaker: ANTONIO JOSE DA ROCHA (Brazil)
Discussion

Considering alternative diagnosis to MS: when?
Speaker: LEANDRO TAVARES LUCATO (Brazil)
Discussion

Advanced techniques in the management of demyelinating diseases
Speaker: CLAUDIA DA COSTA LEITE (Brazil)
Discussion
12:00-12:30Session: BCTRIMS 18thAnnual Meeting in Brief
Presenter: MARCO A. LANA-PEIXOTO (Brazil)
Presenter: ALFREDO DAMASCENO (Brazil)
12:30-13:00Session: Closing session and invitation for BCTRIMS 19thAnnual Meeting 2018
Presenter: PAULO DINIZ DA GAMA (Brazil)
Presenter: JEFFERSON BECKER (Brazil)
Presenter: OSVALDO J. M. NASCIMENTO (Brazil)
Presenter: LEANDRO TAVARES LUCATO (Brazil)
13:00-13:30Break
13:30-15:00Neuroradiology symposium: Part III
Chairperson: LINEU WERNECK (Brazil)
Chairperson: RODRIGO ASSAD DINIZ DA GAMA (Brazil)
Chairperson: LEANDRO TAVARES LUCATO (Brazil)
MRI markers of neurodegenerations in MS
Speaker: RENATO HOFFMANN NUNES (Brazil)
Discussion

How to manage patients using high-efficacy agents: role of MRI
Speaker: CAROLINA DE MEDEIROS RIMKUS (Brazil)
Discussion

Imaging aspects of Zika virus infection: beyond microcephaly
Speaker: RICARDO BERNARDI SODER (Brazil)
Discussion
15:00-15:30Break
15:30-17:30Neuroradiology symposium: Part IV
Chairperson: MARLISE DE CASTRO RIBEIRO (Brazil)
Chairperson: CAROLINA DE MEDEIROS RIMKUS (Brazil)
MRI contribution to define the clinical course of multiple sclerosis
Speaker: DOUGLAS MENDES NUNES (Brazil)
Discussion

NMOSD: the impact of the new diagnostic criteria in daily practice
Speaker: LUIZ CELSO HYGINO DA CRUZ JUNIOR (Brazil)
Discussion

Clinical and radiological case session
Speaker: LUIS FILIPE GODOY (Brazil)
Clinical and radiological case session
Speaker: FERNANDO FARIA ANDRADE FIGUEIRA (Brazil)

  Saturday, August 26, 2017

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• Roberto Melaragno Filho Ballroom
Time Activity
08:00-09:45Multidisciplinary care symposium: Part I
Chairperson: NATÁLIA CIRINO TALIM MENEZES (Brazil)
Chairperson: BRUNA ANTINORI VIGNOLA DA FONSECA (Brazil)
Chairperson: LÍVIA EDWIGES CIRINO TALIM FERREIRA (Brazil)
Gait evaluation and physical therapeutic techniques
Speaker: BRUNA ANTINORI VIGNOLA DA FONSECA (Brazil)
Discussion

Neuropsychological evaluation: Validated scales in Brazil
Speaker: KENIA CAMPANHOLO (Brazil)
Discussion

Urinary sphincter rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis
Speaker: ADÉLIA CORREIA LÚCIO (Brazil)
Discussion
09:45-10:15Break
10:15-12:00Multidisciplinary care symposium: Part II
Chairperson: AUDRED CRISTINA BIONDO EBONI (Brazil)
Chairperson: MARCUS VINICIUS MAGNO GONÇALVES (Brazil)
The Pharma education and research support programs. Expected actions and ethical issues
Speaker: FERNANDO CORONETTI GOMES DA ROCHA (Brazil)
Discussion

Neuropsychological abnormalities in multiple sclerosis patients
Speaker: KENIA CAMPANHOLO (Brazil)
Discussion

Quality of life in patients with neuroimmunological disorders
Speaker: ROGÉRIO DE RIZO MORALES (Brazil)
Discussion



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Event Venue

Tivoli Mofarrej - São Paulo

Alameda Santos, 1437 - Cerqueira César, São Paulo - SP


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