Scientific Program

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MAY 25, 2019
08:30 - 09:00 Registration and “Welcome"
09:00 - 09:30 Mini Concert and Opening
Şerefnur Öztürk, Nur Yüceyar
  Session I: Environmental Factors and Epigenetic Mechanisms in MS

Moderators: Muhteşem Gedizlioğlu, Figen Tokuçoğlu
09:30 - 09:55 Overview of Environmental Factors in MS
Aslı Köşkderelioğlu
09:55 - 10:20 Epigenetic Modifications: Basic Mechanism and Role in MS.
Özgür Çoğulu
  Special Session: Intestinal Microbiota and Brain Autoimmunity

Moderators: Gülşen Akman, Hakan Yüceyar
10:20 - 11:00 How Our Understanding of Intestinal Microbiota in Multiple Sclerosis Has Evolved Over Time With Current Insight ?
Gurumoorthy Krishnamoorthy
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
  Special Session: Obesity and Immunology of MS

Moderators: Egemen İdiman, Meltem Demirkıran
11:30 - 11:55 What Do We Know About the Role of Obesity in Immunology and MS?
Sibel Canbaz Kabay
  Session II- MS and Nutrition

Moderators: Hatice Mavioğlu, Belgin Kocer
11:55 - 12:20 Is there a MS-Specific Diet? Current Data on Diet Practices in MS
Özge Küçükerdönmez
12:20 - 12:45 Facts About the Role of Fatty Acids in MS
Reci Mesiri
12:45 - 13:10 What are Other Specific Nutrients in MS ?
Dilek Seyidoğlu
13:10 - 14:10 Lunch
  Session III: Update in Vitamin D and Multiple sclerosis

Moderators: Hüsnü Efendi, Yeşim Beckmann
14:10 - 14:35 Vitamin D: What We Need to Know ? Ethnic and Geographical Differences
Sara Habif
14:35 - 16:00 Is Vitamin D an Effective Factor in MS Development and Its Course? How Should We Determine the Treatment Scheme?
Münire Kılınç Toprak
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
  Session IV: Early MS Rehabilitation: An Overlooked Opportunity ?

Moderators: Murat Terzi, Belgin Petek Balcı
16:30 - 16:55 General Benefits of Exercise and Its Effects on Brain Functions
Seçkin Şenışık
16:55 - 17:20 The Importance of Exercise in MS: Its Potential Effects in Inflammation and Repair Before and After MS
Aysun Soysal
17:20 - 17:45 How Should Exercise Prescription Be in MS ?
Cengizhan Özgürbüz
17:45 - 18:25 Oral Presentations

Moderators: Burcu Altunrende, Sıla Usar İncirli
18:25 - 18:55 Rational Use of Medicines
Serkan Demir
MAY 26, 2019  
  Session V: Smoking: "An Enemy" for MS as well"

Moderators: Cavit Boz, Serpil Demirci
09:00 - 09:25 Smoking: Current Evidences on its Effectiveness in MS Susceptibility and Progression
Murat Kürtüncü
09:25 - 09:50 Towards a Non-Smoking Life in MS
Görkem Yararbaş
09:50 - 10:15 MS and Factors Affecting Community Health and Protective Approaches
Hür Hassoy
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
  Session VI: Mystery of Sleep and MS

Moderators: Canan Yücesan, Nur Yüceyar
10:45 - 11:10 What's Going on During Sleep? Night Life of Astrocytes and MS Immunology
Aslı Tuncer
11:10 - 11:35 An Important but Overlooked Symptom in MS: Sleep Disorders
Serhan Sevim
  Session VII: Comorbid States, Infections, Vaccines and MS

Moderators: Yaşar Zorlu, Özgül Ekmekçi
11:35 - 12:00 Why is Comorbidity Important in MS? How Effective Is It? How Can It Be Managed?
İrem Tiftikçioğlu
12:00 - 12:25 A Very Contemporary Overview of Infections and Vaccination in MS
Hüsnü Pullukçu
12:25 - 13:15 Oral Presentations

Moderators: Özlem Kayım Yıldız, Caner Feyzi Demir
13:15 - 13:30 Closing and A General Review
Nur Yüceyar

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