International Symposium on Multiple Sclerosis, at the Science Museum, 26th-27th June

Jun 21, 2005

On the 26th and 27th June the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum is hosting an International Symposium on new developments in knowledge of Multiple Sclerosis, bringing together over 200 specialists from countries including Italy, the UK, USA, the Czech Republic, Peru, Iceland and Spain, to study the latest advances in the biology and treatment of this disease.
International Symposium on Multiple Sclerosis, at the Science Museum, 26th-27th June

Te Symposium has been organised by the City of Arts and Sciences Foundation and forms part of the Cátedra Santiago Grisolía events, which aim to present the latest scientific and clinical advances in different fields of Biomedicine and Neuroscience to the people of the region.
Doctor John Kurtzke of the University of  Georgetown, Washington (USA); Doctor Harmut Wekerle, of the Max Plank Institute in Germany; Doctor Michal Schwartz of the Weizmann Institute in Israel; Doctors Stephano Puchino and Giancarlo Comi of the San Rafaelle Institute in Milan (Italy); Doctor Txomin Arbizu of the Hospital Bellvitge in Barcelona; Doctor Óscar Fernández of the Hospital Carlos Haya in Málaga; Doctor María Burgal of the Príncipe Felipe Research Institute in Valencia and Doctor Bonaventura Casanova of the Hospital La Fe in Valencia, are some of the experts taking part in the Symposium. 
Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological disease of unknown cause, which presents serious immunological problems that give rise to demyelination and axonal degeneration of the central nervous system. Over the last decade, there has been a leap forward in knowledge of the mechanisms that result in permanent disability caused by multiple sclerosis, focusing on neuroaxonal degeneration, This has directed research towards neuroprotection.