Friday, 25th of March
8.45h Registration
9.30h - 9.45h Opening remarks
9.45h - 10.30h Geoffrey Raisman (London)
Regeneration of CNS axons in the dorsal roots and the concept of the pathway
10.30h - 11.15h François Feron (Marseille)
Olfactory ensheathing cells and spinal cord trauma: lessons from the Australian clinical trial
11.15h - 11.45h Coffee break
11.45h - 12.30h Carlos Lima (Lisbon)
Challenges to overcome human chronic spinal cord injury: the scar, the best cells and the best rehabilitation
12.30h - 13.15h Victoria Moreno Manzano
Stem-Cell based Therapies for Spinal Cord Injury Regeneration
13.15h - 15.00h Lunch break
15.00h - 15.45h Michal Schwartz (Tel Aviv)
Alternatively activated (M-2) Monocyte-derived
macrophages are essential for recovery from spinal cord injury: suppressing inflammation, supporting neuroprotection, and promoting regeneration

15.45h - 16.30h Eva Sykova (Prague)
Cells and Biomaterials for Treatment of Acute and Chronic SCI
16.30h - 17.00h Coffee break
17.00h - 17.45h Elizabeth J. Bradbury (London)
Beyond the glial scar: regeneration, plasticity and neuroprotection following spinal cord injury
17.45h - 18.30h Summary session of the 1st day

Saturday, 26th of March
8.45h Registration
9.30h - 10.15h Anita Buchli (Zurich)
Mechanisms of Regeneration and Plasticity after SCI
10.15h - 11.00h Antonio Oliviero (Toledo)
Clinical trial in chronic SCI: how to manage it
11.00h - 11.30h Coffee break
11.30h - 12.15h Rubèn López-Vales (Barcelona)
Role of lipid mediators in spinal cord injury
12.15h - 13.00h John (Jack) Kessler (Chicago)
Regulation of Glial Scar Formation after Spinal Cord Injury
13.00h - 13.30h Conclusion