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Prion 2007: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 26-28 Sept. 2007

Prion2007 public lectures

Prof. James Ironside and Dr. Marc Turner delivered presentations on vCJD, the current situation, risk of human to human spread and strategies to restrict the spread of vCJD at the Prion2007 conference.
These "public" lectures were filmed at the Assembly Hall, in Edinburgh, Scotland on the 25th of September 2007 and are now available for you here.

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Beyond BSE: Exploring the future of prion diseases in the UK

Prof. James Ironside, who has been at the forefront of vCJD research from the outset, is Professor of Clinical Neuropathology at the University of Edinburgh and is the Head of the Neuropathology Laboratories in the National CJD Surveillance Unit.

Length: 46 mms (Chaptered)
Presenter: Prof. James Ironside, Univeristy of Edinburgh

To watch the video, please click on the video thumbnail or click here.

Uncertainties and Challenges in Managing the Risk of Transmission of variant CJD by Blood and Tissues

Dr. Marc Turner is a Clinical Director for the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service and has a position as Associate Director of the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine within the School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health.

Length: 43 mns (Chaptered)
Presenter: Dr. Marc Turner

To watch the video, please click on the video thumbnail or click here.

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Welcome from Professor Jean Manson

Congress Chair and Chair of Scientific Committee
Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the Scottish TSE Network (STN) I am pleased to be able to invite you to join us in Edinburgh for Prion2007.
There are a number of groups in the Edinburgharea and throughout Scotland who are very active and at the forefront of TSE research. In 2004 we joined together to create the STN and we now maintain a series of regular meetings, workshops and symposia through which we can share our work and ideas and form strong local collaborations.
We are now inviting you to join us here in Edinburghfor Prion 2007. The historic city of Edinburghis one of the most beautiful cities in the World and it provides a magnificent back-drop to the congress. Prion 2007 will be held at the centrally located Edinburgh International Conference Centre which provides first class facilities whilst retaining easy access to the delights of the city. The gala dinner will be held at the Royal Museum of Scotland and we will be inviting you to join us there for an informal ceilidh.
Of course the main purpose of the congress is for us to discuss the latest research being carried out in the field of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) research and Prion disease. The Scientific Programme will be attractive to scientists and researchers with an interest in TSEs. State of the art lectures, workshops, poster sessions and other forms of presentation will be included. The diverse meeting schedule will cover contemporary topics in Prion Disease, always with an emphasis on research data. The aim is to provide the conference delegates with an opportunity to hear about the latest international research in a diverse range of subject areas within the field of TSE research. Scientific sessions will be organised that will cover subjects that are important in the TSE field such as Strains: Natural and Experimental, Protein Misfolding, Pathology and Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Therapeutics and Epidemiology, Risk Analysis and Transmission. dditionally, following on from the success of the 2006 meeting, a separate Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) workshop will be held to address the issues of this emerging epidemic. The International Plasma Fractionation Association will also be holding a breakout session following their successful meeting at Prion 2006.
There will be a number of invited speakers from throughout the field and we are aiming to make this congress a great opportunity for young scientists at the start of their careers to speak and present their work too.
We look forward to seeing you at this congress bringing together Scottish and European networks of excellence.
Prof Jean Manson
Chairman of the Scientific Committee

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Organisation & Committees

Local Organising Committee

  • Prof Jean Manson, Congress Chair and Chair of the Scientific Committee
  • Prof Alastair Aitken
  • Dr Rona Barron
  • Dr Mike Clinton
  • Prof John Fazakerley
  • Dr Patricia Hart
  • Dr Mark Head
  • Prof John Hopkins
  • Mr Alan Hunter, Treasurer
  • Dr Nora Hunter
  • Dr Martin Jeffrey
  • Ms Terri Lindsay
  • Dr Ian MacGregor
  • Dr Andrew Smith
  • Prof Marc Turner
  • Prof Robert Will

NeuroPrion Organising Committee
  • Dr Jean-Philippe Deslys
  • Dr Jens Schell
  • Dr Steve Simoneau

Scientific Committee:
  • Prof Alastair Aitken
  • Dr Umberto Agrimi
  • Dr Olivier Andreoletti
  • Dr Rona Barron
  • Prof Herbert Budka
  • Prof John Collinge
  • Dr Jean Phillipe Deslys
  • Dr Martin Groschup
  • Dr Mark Head
  • Dr Nora Hunter
  • Dr Jim Hope
  • Dr Martin Jeffrey
  • Dr Jan Langeveld
  • Prof Jean Manson
  • Prof Roger Morris
  • Dr Detlev Riesner
  • Dr Fabrizio Tagliavini
  • Dr Juan Maria Torres
  • Dr Marc Turner
  • Prof Bob Will

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Scientific Programme

Please download the complete scientific programme.

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For the fourth consecutive year since the creation of NeuroPrion, the conference organized this year Prion2007 was a great success!
The conference was attended by 870 delegates from 40 different countries and featured a record number (430) of poster presentations. We thank each speaker and participant for their contribution to the science of prions.
For those of you that were not able to attend the meeting, you now have the possiblility of downloading the special Prion2007 Newsletter issue and the abstract book of the conference!

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