Welcome letter

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to participate in the 16th European School of Neuroimmunology (ESNI), which will be held on June 26-30, 2017 in Venice, Italy. This event has been strategically joined with the XXVI Congress of AINI, the Italian Association of Neuroimmunology, such that the overall programme will offer several distinct opportunities for scientific education and exchange.  In fact, whereas the AINI congress encompasses keynote lectures on the most recent advances in neuroimmunology and provides the platform for selected oral presentations from attendees, the ESNI course will provide high level educational updates on the role of inflammation in nervous system development, function and pathology.  There will be a range of interactive activities for delegates, including debates, poster presentations, meet the experts over lunch and quizzes. You will become an active participant in the event!

Here is our concept for AINI-ESNI 2017.

The Goal

The Action

Learning by …
… Studying Published reviews relevant to the topics covered
by the course will be provided before the start of the event.
… Listening 6 Keynote lectures and 19 Review lectures will be presented.
… Writing Attendees will be asked to submit their project abstract.
… Presenting The best 20 abstracts will be selected for oral presentation.
… Synthesizing Additional abstracts will be selected for short oral poster
trailers during the poster session.
… Challenging and
being challenged
All poster presenters will be challenged by teams of senior and
junior investigators.
… Discussing Time is devoted to discussion in each oral contribution. In
depth interaction can be pursued at “Lunch with the Expert”.
2 Debates will be organised by the students.
… Enjoying Science Quiz sessions will offer a lively race among students’ teams of
mixed nationalities on the ability to provide the correct answers
to questions related to the course topics.

Venice does not require any introduction. For this event, we have booked an incredibly special venue in Venice on the Island of San Servolo, where the Venice International University is located with excellent congress facilities. There is a unique opportunity for some delegates to be hosted directly on the island, although places are restricted. The organizing secretariat will provide information about additional accommodation in Venice itself.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Venice.

The Organizing Committee

Sandra Amor, Giovanna Borsellino, Cinthia Farina, Roberto Furlan, Gianvito Martino, Antonio Uccelli, Hugh Willison, Nicola Woodroofe, V.Wee Yong