FENS Friday webinar “Periphery-CNS miscommunication in neurodegenerative disorders: focus on brain barriers pathology”

Organiser: FENS


Attendance type(s): Virtual

Event Dates: 24 Nov 2023

FENS is delighted to announce that registration is now open for the next FENS Friday webinar, “Periphery-CNS miscommunication in neurodegenerative disorders: focus on brain barriers pathology”, taking place on 24 November 2023!

To gain a deeper understanding, FENS presents this unique opportunity to explore the world of neurodegenerative disorders and brain barriers pathology with esteemed speakers Annarosa Carta, Britta Engelhardt, Jonathan Kipnis and Gabriela Constantin.

Registration is now OPEN!


  • Imaging how the brain barriers maintain CNS immune privilege

Britta Engelhardt will delve into the main anatomical routes and molecular mechanisms used by immune cells to enter the CNS during immune surveillance and neuroinflammation.

  • The other brain barrier

Jonathan Kipnis will explore the unique properties and structures of the arachnoid matter. Participants will also discover how the arachnoid barrier balances separation and communication between the CNS and the periphery and the crucial aspect for waste clearance and immune surveillance.

  • Immune cell interactions at brain barriers during neurodegenerative diseases.

Gabriela Constantin will focus on meninges and the interplay between innate and adaptive immunity cells in these barriers. This interplay serves as a factor in promoting the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Contact Details

Name: FENS Office

Email: office@fens.org