Session: Neuroimmunology

Neuroimmunology

Description:

Neuroimmunology as a distinct field has its origins in the fields of neurology, psychiatry and immunology. Although neuroimmunologists initially concentrated on classical neuroinflammatory disorders such as multiple sclerosis and infections, there is strong evidence to indicate that the immune response leads to disorders of hereditary white matter, epilepsy, neurodegenerative diseases, neuropsychiatric disorders, peripheral nervous system and neuro-oncological conditions, as well as ageing. Our understanding of how the immune system affects the nervous system during development and aging and how such responses lead to disease as well as regeneration and repair has been greatly assisted by technological advances.