Virtual symposium: Highlights in Clinical Neurosciences 2020 USZ and the Award ceremony for the Franco Regli Prize

The symposium and the ceremony took place on Thursday, 7 January 2021 (16:15 – 18:05 ) via Zoom. Organised by the University Hospital in Zurich (USZ) and the Franco Regli Foundation, the event was open to all participants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme

Short lectures | 16:15-17.30

 

Moderation 
Dr. A. Schiller, President of the Zurich Neurological Society (ZNG)

 

News from neurosurgery

L. Regli

 

News on COVID-19 neurological complications 
I. Jelcic

 

News from neuroradiology 
Z. Kulcsar

 

New on concussion 
D. Straumann

 

News about neuromuscular diseases
B. Schreiner

Award Ceremony 17:30-18:05

 

Chaired by 
L. Regli

 

Short Presentations of the awarded papers Laudatio and price award 
Pierre Magistretti  

 

1st Prize: Daniela Latorre (presenter) and Ulf Kallweit, for the work: 
Daniela Latorre, Ulf Kallweit, Eric Armentani, Mathilde Foglierini, Federico Mele, Antonino Cassotta, Sandra Jovic, David Jarrossay, Johannes Mathis, Francesco Zellini, Burkhard Becher, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Ramin Khatami, Mauro Manconi, Mehdi Tafti, Claudio l. Bassetti and Federica Sallusto. T cells in patients with narcolepsy target self-antigens of hypocretin neurons. Nature 562: 63-68

 

Laudatio and price award 
Renaud Du Pasquier  

 

2nd Prize (ex aequo): Giovanni Di Liberto, for the work: 
Giovanni Di Liberto, Stanislav Pantelyushin, Mario Kreutzfeldt, Nicolas Page, Stefano Musardo, Roland Coras, Karin Steinbach, Ilena Vincenti, Bogna Klimek, Thomas Lingner, Gabriela Salinas, Nathalie Lin-Marq, Ori Staszewski, Marta Joana Costa Jordaõ, Ingrid Wagner, Kristof Egervari, Matthias Mack, Camilla Bellone, Ingmar Blümcke, Marco Prinz, Daniel D. Pinschewer and Doron Merkler. Neurons under T cell attack coordinate phagocyte-mediated synaptic stripping. Cell 175: 1–14. 

Laudatio and price award 
Patrice Guex  

 

2nd Prize (ex aequo): Magdalini Polymenidou, for the work: 
Florent Laferrière, Zuzanna Maniecka, Manuela Pérez-Berlanga, Marian Hruska-Plochan, Larissa Gilhespy, Eva-Maria Hock, Ulrich Wagner, Tariq Afroz, Paul J. Boersema, Gery Barmettler, Sandrine C. Foti, Yasmine T. Asi, Adrian M. Isaacs, Ashraf Al-Amoudi, Amanda Lewis, Henning Stahlberg, John Ravits, Francesca De Giorgi, François Ichas, Erwan Bezard, Paola Picotti, Tammaryn Lashley and Magdalini Polymenidou. TDP-43 extracted from frontotemporal lobar degeneration subject brains displays distinct aggregate assemblies and neurotoxic effects reflecting disease progression rates. Nature Neuroscience 22: 65–77.

Link to the research papers >

Speakers 
Dr. Giovanni Di Liberto, UNIGE, Genf & CHUV, Lausanne 
Dr. I. Jelcic, USZ 
Prof. em. Dr. Patrice Guex, UNIL, Lausanne 
PD Dr. Zsolt Kulcsar, USZ 
Dr. Daniela Latorre, ETHZ 
Prof. em. Dr. Pierre Magistretti, EPFL & UNIL, Lausanne 
Prof. Dr. Renaud Du Pasquier, CHUV, Lausanne 
Prof. Dr. Magdalini Polymenidou, UZH 
Prof. Dr. Luca Regli, USZ 
PD Dr. Bettina Schreiner, USZ 
Prof. Dr. Dominik Straumann,

 

USZ Credits 
SNG 2 Credits