International Congress on Neurodegenerative Diseases

19th - 22nd SEPTEMBER 2023| MÁLAGA

COVER PICTURE: “Placas focales y difusas en córtex frontal humano. Inmunotinción para beta-amiloide”. Dr. Alberto Rábano (Biobanco Fundación CIEN)
COVER PICTURE: “Ovillos neurofibriales y otras inclusiones tau+ en córtex del hipocamo humano. Inmunotinción para tau AT8”. Dr. Alberto Rábano (Biobanco Fundación CIEN)



The International Congress on Neurodegenerative Diseases will be held on Málaga, once more under the presidency of H.M. Queen Sofía, and returns to its regular date on September 19-22 to coincide and celebrate International Alzheimer's Disease day.

These meetings have been organized, since 2013, by Queen Sofia Foundation, together with CIEN Foundation and CIBERNED and, this year, for the first time, by the Spanish Society of Neurology. The City and Provincial Councils of Málaga will collaborate by providing the Edgar Neville Auditory and making available other resources to support the Congress.

As in years before, this scientific Congress aims to bring society closer to the advances of research in the fight against Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases and, above all, to raise the evident need to advance in the search for global solutions and responses due to their social consequences.

The International Congress on Neurodegenerative Diseases will focus on research advances in neurodegenerative disorders. It will offer a forum to discuss a range of areas of interest related to basic, clinical and translational aspects of the research on neurodegenerative diseases, providing researchers from all over the world with opportunities to discuss and share experiences and entertain topics that stretch into the future and will be vital to procure the advancement into knowledge and treatment for these diseases.

Researchers from several countries such as Rik Ossenkoppele (Amsterdam University), Jorge Sepulcre (Harvard University), Nick Ashton (Gothenburg University), Alberto Lleó (Hospital Santa Creu i Sant Pau-CIBERNED), will take part in the congress. Dr. Jean-Charles Lambert (Institut Pasteur of Lille) will give the Keynote Lecture.



XVII CIBERNED Scientific Forum
Registration and posters set-up
15:00 – 15:10
Welcome and Introduction
Welcome and Introduction

Jean Charles Lambert and Pascual Sánchez Juan, Institute Pasteur Lille/CIEN

15:10 - 17:10
Scientific Session I


Chairperson: Adolfo López de Munaín

15:10 Francisco Pan-Montojo , CIBERNED, Neurologische Klinik am Sorpesee, Sundem
"Using worm strategies to survive dessication as neuroprotective therapies for neurological diseases"

15:40 David Otaegui , CIBERNED, ISS Biodonostia
"Extracellular vesicles in neurodegeneration, more than a biomarker"

16:10 Manuel Comabella, CIBERNED, Hospital Universitario Vall d’Hebron
"Prognostic biomarkers in multiple sclerosis"

16:40 Diego Clemente, CIBERNED, Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos de Toledo
"Clinical and therapeutic implications of myeloid-derived suppressor cells in multiple sclerosis"

EADB Session

Sala Fuengirola - Edificio "La Térmica"

15:05 Olivier Quenez, CHU Rouen, University of Rouen Normandie
"CNV analysis based on exome data with replication in EADB"

15:20 Gael Nicolas, CHU Rouen, VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology
"GWAS on EOAD patients"

15:35 Sven van der Lee, Amsterdam UMC
"CNV analysis"

15:50 Fahri Küçükali, VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology
"Update on TWAS"

16:05 Gonzalo Leguia Fauro, VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology
"Update on EADB GWAS lead variant interaction analysis"

16:20 Alex Salazar, Amsterdam UMC
"First findings in the long read sequencing data"

16:35 Valentina Escott Price, Cardiff University
"Machine learning analysis"

16:50 Pablo García, Fundaciò ACE

17:10 - 17:40
Coffee break & posters
17:40 - 19:30
Scientific Session II


Chairperson: Teresa Iglesias

17:45 M. Estrella Fernández de Sevilla, CIBERNED , Instituto Cajal, CSIC
Young Investigator Award
"Insulin-like growth factor I mitigates post-traumatic stress by inhibiting AMP-kinase in orexin neurons"

18:05 María Carmona-Iragui,CIBERNED, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau,
Young Clinical Investigator Award
"Diagnostic and prognostic performance and longitudinal changes in plasma neurofilamente light chain concentrations in adults with Down syndrome in a cohort study"

18:30 Pedro Gómez Gálvez, CIBERNED, IBIS, MRC Cambridge, UK
"From pixels to insights: exploring neurodegenerative diseases through image analysis approaches"

19:00 Luzma García | Juan Luque, CIBER, Plataforma de desarrollo tecnológico
"La transferencia de conocimiento en CIBER: estrategia de futuro"

EADB Session

Sala Fuengirola - Edificio "La Térmica"

17:40 Itziar de Rojas, Fundaciò ACE
"Optical mapping"

17:55 Celine Bellenguez, Institute Pasteur Lille
"Global GWAS meta-analysis in Alzheimer's disease"

18:10 Julie Leborgne, Institute Pasteur Lille
"Chromosome X and risk of developing Alzheimer's disease"

18:25 Aude Nicolas, Institute Pasteur Lille
"Association of a genetic risk score across multi-ancestry"

18:40 TBD, Illumina

18:55 Benjamin Grenier-Boley, Institute Pasteur Lille
"Haplotype-genome wide association in EADB"

19:10 Jean Charles Lambert and Henne Holstege, Institute Pasteur Lille/Amsterdam UMC
"Discussion about the Amsterdam Hub and the potential merge between EADB and ADES"


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With the participation of:


Auditorio Edgar Neville
Auditorio Edgar Neville

Auditorio Edgar Neville de la Diputación de Málaga.

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C/ Pacífico, 54, 29004 Málaga.


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