The 2015 PNS Meeting was held at Chateau Mont Sainte Anne outside Quebec City, Quebec, Canada from June 28 - July 2. The abstracts can be viewed by clicking here. Over 600 people attended the largest meeting of the PNS to date. The mix of clinician/scientists, basis scientists, voluntary health groups, and pharma partnerswas perfect and enhanced the meeting. The Plenary talks were excellent. The popular oral poster sessions were well received. The venue and food were superb.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

The Peripheral Nerve Society takes special pride in acknowledging the long-standing support and collaboration with the GBS-CIDP FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL.

Platinum Sponsorship for the meeting was provided by Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Baxalta US, Inc., CSL Behring, Grifols S.A., Kedrion S.p.A.

Gold Sponsorship for the meeting was provided by Octapharma AG.

Silver Sponsorship for the meeting was provided by Mr. David Torrey, IgG America/AmerisourceBergen Corporation, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lundbeck, Pfizer, Inc., Genzyme Corporation, a Sanofi company.

Bronze Sponsorship for the meeting was provided by Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy, GeneDx, Invitae Corp., Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation, LFB Biomédicaments.

The Mazawey Fellowship for Anti-MAG Research was given by Ken Singleton, Executive Director of the GBS CIDP Foundation International to Dr. Mariëlle H.J. Pruppers from the Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Maastricht, Maastricht, the Netherlands for her study, “IgM Anti-MAG peripheral Neuropathy: From proper Assessment to Trial needs – (IMAGiNe study).”

The Alan J. Gebhart - Peripheral Nerve Society Prize for Excellence in Peripheral Nerve Research for 2015 was shared by Profs Steven Scherer (USA) and Hugh Willison (Scotland).

The AK Asbury Prize was won by Ruth Huizinga (The Netherlands) for her talk "Innate immunity to Campylobacter Jejuni in GBS: the role of LPS-binding protein"

The PJ Dyck Prize was won by Lawrence van Helleputte (Belgium) for his talk "Inhibition of histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) as a therapeutic strategy in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathies"

The PK Thomas Prize was won by Sharon Carmona (USA) for her talk"In vivo overexpression of human mitofusin 1 rescues induced neurodegeneration induced by mutant mitofusin 2"

The JW Griffin Prize was won by Malte Kaller (UK) for his talk "Establishing myelinating co-cultures using human-derived IPSC"

The Jonathon Pembroke Prize was won by Zongbin Li (Singapore) for her oral poster "Electrodiagnostic parameters useful for differentiating axonal and demyelinating subtypes of Guillain-Barre syndrome"

Congratulations to all the winners.

CSL Behring is pleased to announce the opening of the Interlaken Leadership Awards program to support neuro-immunologic research and demonstrate our continued commitment since instituted in 2010.  This global awards program will provide grants to support investigators who are researching the potential use of Ig therapy in the treatment of neurological disorders

Please take a moment to view the website below which is now active for this year’s submissions

The Letter of Intent and Application forms have been modified to add an additional question about additional non-CSL funding for the study.

Prospective applicants for the Interlaken Leadership Awards should first submit a letter of intent. Letters of Intent will be accepted from now until January 31st, 2016.  Submitted letters will be reviewed by the Interlaken Leadership Awards review committee. Successful applicants will then be invited to submit a full application to the review committee.

Future meetings:

INC 2016 will be held at the University of Glasgow, Scotland and will start on the evening of 21 June 2016 with an Opening Reception. The following two days will be the INC meeting 22-23 June 2016. On 24 June 2016 will be the ‘GBS 100’ Centenary Symposium and Ceilidh.

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CMT 2016 will be held at the NH Laguna Palace in Mestre-Venice, Italy and will start on the early afternoon of 8 September 2016 with an opening scientific lecture. It will continue on 9 September 2016 including a gala-dinner in Venice and will conclude in the late afternoon of 10 September 2016. A slide deck for the meeting can be seen by clicking here.

Meeting Information

PNS 2017 will be held in Sitges, Spain just outside Barcelona. The meeting will start on the evening of 8 July 2017 with an Opening Reception and conclude at 1200 on 12 July 2017. A slide deck for the meeting can be seen by clicking here.



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