BIT's 6th Annual World Congress of NeuroTalk-2015
★ Scientific Program

BIT’s 6th Annual World Congress of

 

Neurotalk-2015

 

Theme: Explore the Deeper Biological Mysteries

 

Time: May 22-24, 2015
Venue: Hangzhou Blossom Water Museum Hotel (BWMH), China

 


Registration
Time: 08:00-22:00, May 21, 2015 (Thursday); Place: Lobby, 2nd Floor, BWMH

Group Photo
Time: 08:40-08:50, May 22, 2015 (Friday); Place: The Southeast Outside, The Main Entrance of the Hotel

Opening Ceremony and Keynote Forum

Opening Ceremony
Time: 09:00-09:30, May 22, 2015 (Friday) ; Place: Guofeng Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH

Keynote Forum
Time: 09:30-12:10, May 22, 2015 (Friday); Place: Guofeng Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Moderator Dr. Yang (Ted) D. Teng, Professor, Harvard Medical School and Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, USA
 
09:30-09:40 Chair’s Introduction
09:40-10:10 Title: Cerebral Plasticity in the Blind
Dr. Maryse Lassonde,  Professor Emeritus, University of Montreal, Canada
10:10-10:40 Title: Near-infrared Spectroscopy - Highlights from 20 Years' Experience in Interdisciplinary Neurological Research
Dr. Gerhard Litscher, Professor, Medical University of Graz, President, ISLA (Science and Research), German Vice-President of the DCFG-TCM, Austria
10:40-11:10 Title: Seeing the Human Brain Alive - From Function to Connectivity
Dr. Zang-Hee Cho, Distinguished Research Fellow, Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology (AICT), Seoul National University, South Korea
11:10-11:40 Title: Neuroscience Drug Development and Healthcare in 2020: Where Will We Be?
Dr. Amir Kalali, Vice President & Head, Neuroscience Center of Excellence, Quintiles, USA
11:40-12:10 Title: Recovery Neurobiology Defined by Stem Cell-based Multimodal Investigations
Dr. Yang (Ted) D. Teng, Professor, Harvard Medical School and Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, USA

NeuroTalk 01: Translational Stem Cell and Molecular Approaches to Neurological Therapeutics
Time: 13:30-16:45, May 22, 2015 (Friday); Place: Shuibo Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Yang (Ted) D. Teng, Professor, Harvard Medical School and Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, USA
Co-Chair Dr. Anna Sarnowska, Head of Translational Platform for Regenerative Medicine, Mossakowski Medical Research Centre Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
 
13:30-13:35 Chair’s Introduction
13:35-14:00 Title: Wharton Jelly Stem / Progenitor Cells in Regenerative Neurology
Dr. Anna Sarnowska, Head of Translational Platform for Regenerative Medicine, Mossakowski Medical Research Centre Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
14:00-14:25 Title: Neural Stem Cells and Spinal Cord Injury
Dr. Wutian Wu, Professor, The University of Hong Kong, China
14:25-14:50 Title: Inducible Ientivirus-mediated GDNF Gene Transfer in a Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease
Dr. Wei-Ming Duan,
Professor, Capital Medical University, China
14:50-15:15 Title: Mesenchymal Stromal Stem Cell Therapy for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration
Dr. Inbo Han, Associate Professor, CHA University, Korea
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:55 Title: Reconstruction of Severely Damaged Spinal Cord Injury by Stem Cells - preliminary Report
Dr. Ahmed Ammar,
Professor and Consultant Neurosurgeon, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia
15:55-16:20 Title: Controlled Neuron Network Formation: The Essential Effects of Topography and Chemical Cues
Dr. Hongjun Wang, Associate Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
16:20-16:45 Title: Recovery Neurobiology of SCI Probed by Scaffolding Delivery of Non-neural Progenitor Cells
Dr. Yang (Ted) D. Teng, Professor, Harvard Medical School and Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, USA

NeuroTalk 02: Sensory and Motor Systems
Time: 13:30-17:35, May 22, 2015 (Friday); Place: Yingri Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Hans Hultborn, Professor, Copenhagen University, Denmark  
Co-Chair Dr. Cheil Moon, Professor, DGIST, Korea
 
13:30-13:35 Chair’s Introduction
13:35-14:00 Title: Adult Mouse Post Mortem Neural Precursors Survive, Differentiate, Counteract Cytokine Production and Promote Functional Recovery after Transplantation in Experimental Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Dr. Alfredo Gorio, Professor and President, The Cognitive Neuroscience Program, University of Milan, Italy
14:00-14:25 Title: On the Patho-physiology of Spasticity Following Spinal Cord Injury
Dr. Hans Hultborn, Professor, Copenhagen University, Denmark 
14:25-14:50 Title: The Game Motoneurons Play
Dr. Irit Nowik, Faculty Member, Lev Academic Center (JCT), Israel
14:50-15:15 Title: Recovery of Function in Experimental Parkinson Disease by Exogenous Adult Mouse Post Mortem Neural Precursors Transplantation: An Erythropoietin Dependent Event
Dr. Anna Maria Di Giulio, Professor and Group Leader, University of Milan, Italy
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:55 Title: Early Screening of Alzheimer’s Disease in the Presymptomatic Stage Using the Peripheral Olfactory System
Dr. Cheil Moon, Professor, DGIST, Korea
15:55-16:20 Title: Intraretinal Signaling by Ganglion-cell Photoreceptors
Dr. Kwoon Y. Wong, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, USA
16:20-16:45 Title: BDNF Mediated Activity Dependent Maturation of Visual Wulst Following Prenatal Repetitive Auditory Stimulation at a Critical Developmental Period in Domestic Chicks
Dr. Suman Jain, Additional Professor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
16:45-17:10 Title: Physiological Role of Beta Endorphin in Pain Modulation
Dr. Manjula Suri, Associate Professor, University of Delhi, India
17:10-17:35 Title: High Temperature Induced Spike Bursts in Antennal Bimodal Hygroreceptor Neurons and Their Probable Involvement in Thermoregulation Behaviour in Carabid Beetles
Dr. Karin Nurme, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia

NeuroTalk 03: Alzheimer and Parkinson Disease
Time: 13:30-17:30, May 22, 2015 (Friday); Place: Xiuyu Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Lin Zhang, Professor, UC Davis School of Medicine, USA
Co-Chair Dr. Ubaldo Armato, Professor, The University of Verona Medical School, Italy
 
13:30-13:35 Chair’s Introduction
13:35-13:55 Title: Interplay Between Calcium, Mitochondria and Reactive Oxygen Species in the Mechanism of Neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease
Dr. Andrey Y. Abramov, Professor, University College London, UK
13:55-14:15 Title: Remote Monitoring of Patients with Movement Disorders; Will It Ever Become Part of Best Practices in Clinical Management?
Dr. Christian Duval, Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
14:15-14:35 Title: An Update on Therapeutic Advancement in the Medical Management of Parkinson's Disease
Dr. Lin Zhang, Professor, UC Davis School of Medicine, USA
14:35-14:55 Title: Sigma-1 Receptor: A Potential New Target for Parkinson's Disease?
Dr. Veronica Francardo,
Assistant Professor, Lund University, Sweden
14:55-15:15 Title: Peripheral Triggering Factors Precede Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease(PD); Concept of Neuro-Entanglement
Dr. Gobinathan Devathasan, Mt Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:50 Title: The Death of Human Cortical Neurons due to Exogenous Aβ Oligomers Is Barred by NPS 2143, an Allosteric Antagonist of the Calcium-Sensing Receptor
Dr. Ubaldo Armato, Professor, The University of Verona Medical School, Italy
15:50-16:10 Title: The Role of Mitochondria in Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis
Dr. Inhee Mook-Jung,Professor and Chairman, Seoul National University, South Korea

16:10-16:30

Title: The Origin of Parkinson Tremor
Dr. Jean-Francois Daneault, Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, USA

16:30-16:50

Title: Interplay between Purα and Egr-1 in the Transcriptional Regulation of Amyloid Precursor Protein Gene Expression
Dr. Jianqi Cui, Professor, Ningxia Medical University, China

16:50-17:10

Title: Shades of Gray: A Southeast Asian view on Apathy in Parkinson's Disease
Dr. Wan Yi Min, Associate Consultant, Alexandra Hospital, Singapore

17:10-17:30

Title: Drug Utilization Pattern in Patients with Different Types of Dementia in Western India
Dr. Mansi P Patel, Pharmacovigilance Associate, Charotar University of Science and Technology, India

NeuroTalk 04: Epilepsy
Time: 13:30-17:10, May 22, 2015 (Friday); Place: Jingzhou Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Richard Mattson, Professor, Yale University,USA
Co-Chair Dr. Jennifer Guo, Yale University, USA
 
13:30-13:35 Chair’s Introduction
13:35-14:00 Title: Beyond Resective Surgery Evolving Options in Management of Medically Refractory Epilepsy
Dr. Dawn Eliashiv, Professor & Co-Director, UCLA Seizure Disorders Center, USA
14:00-14:25 Title: Neuromodulation as a Treatment for Epilepsy
Dr. Dirk Van Roost, Professor & Head, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
14:25-14:50 Title: Antiepileptic Drugs: Newest Developments
Dr. Richard Mattson, Professor, Yale University,USA
14:50-15:15 Title: Rare and Unique Syndromes
Dr. Amy D. Malphrus, Pediatric Neurophysiologist and Epileptologis, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:55 Title: Impact of SCN1APolymorphism on Lamotrigine Efficacy in Patients with Epilepsy
Dr. Silvio Basic, Professor, University Hospital Dubrava, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek School of Medicine, Croatia
15:55-16:20 Title: Pathogenesis of Epileptic Seizure - A New Path to the Treatment
Dr. Kolya Khachatryan, Pro-Consultant Neurosurgeon, Miqayelyan Surgical Institute, USA
16:20-16:45 Title: Neural Mechanism of Impaired Consciousness during Childhood Absence Seizures
Dr. Jennifer Guo, Yale University, USA
16:45-17:10

Title: The Expressions of Lipid Metabolism-related Genes in Hippocampus Occurring in Normal Rats as a Result of a Ketogenic Diet and Correlate with Cognitive Deficits

Dr. Hong Ni, Professor, The Children Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, China

NeuroTalk 05: Stroke
Time: 13:30-15:15, May 22, 2015 (Friday); Place: Yingfan Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Ruoling Chen, Reader, Honorary Professor, and Leader of Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Co-Chair Dr. WK Tang, Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
 
13:30-13:35 Chair’s Introduction
13:35-13:55 Title: Poststroke Depression
Dr. WK Tang, Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
13:55-14:15 Title: Atrial Fibrillation and Cognitive Decline: The Role of Subclinical Cerebral Infarcts
Dr. Lin Yee Chen, Medical Director,University of Minnesota Medical School, USA
14:15-14:35 Title: Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Survival after Hemorrhagic Stroke - Any Evidence?
Dr. Ruoling Chen, Reader, Honorary Professor, and Leader of Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health, University of Wolverhampton, UK
14:35-14:55 Title: Treatment of Leucoaraiosis: A 12-years Ongoing Single Blind Observational MRI Study of 280 Patients with or without Nicardipine
Dr. Gobinathan Devathasan, Mt Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore
14:55-15:15 Title: Transgenic Plant-derived Protein for Stroke Treatment
Dr. Kevin Yueju Wang, Assistant Professor, Northeastern State University, USA
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break

NeuroTalk 06: Behavioral, Cognitive and Language Neuroscience
Time: 15:30-17:15, May 22, 2015 (Friday); Place: Yingfan Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Prof. Diana Derval, Chair of DervalResearch 代戈 and Professor at Donghua University, China
 
15:30-15:35 Chair’s Introduction
15:35-15:55 Title: Functional Brain Changes in Second Language Learning
Dr. Jing Yang, Associate Professor, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
15:55-16:15 Title: Hippocampus and Decision Making
Dr. Min Whan Jung, Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
16:15-16:35

Title: ADHD: The Relevance of Associating Pharmacotherapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?
Dr. Valerie Adrian,Child and Adolescent, Psychiatrist Bordeaux University Hospital, France

16:35-16:55

Title: Development of a Fuzzy Inclusion Measure for the Study of Relations between Tactile and Visual Perceptions on Textile Products
Dr. Zhebin Xue, Assistant Professor, Jiangnan University, China

16:55-17:15

Title: Status-seeking, Hormones, and Luxury
Prof. Diana Derval, Chair of DervalResearch 代戈 and Professor at Donghua University, China


NeuroTalk 07: Neuroendocrine Systems and Nervous System Development
Time: 08:30-10:15, May 23, 2015 (Saturday); Place: Shuibo Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Gerhard Technau, Professor, University of Mainz, Germany
 
08:30-08:35 Chair’s Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Hirschsprung’s Disease and Intestinal Dysganglionoses
Dr. Consolato Sergi,
Professor, University of Alberta Hospital, Canada

09:00-09:25

Title: Specification and Differentiation of Neural Stem Cell Lineages in the Developing CNS of Drosophila
Dr. Gerhard Technau, Professor, Mainz University, Germany

09:25-09:50

Title: Glucocorticoid-Mediated CRH Gene Expression
Dr. Rosalie M Uht, Associate Professor, University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), USA

09:50-10:15

Title: New Insight into the Role of the Brain in Neuroendocrine Regulations of the Development and Functioning of the Whole Organism
Dr. Michael V. Ugrumov, Professor, Institute of Developmental Biology RAS, Russia
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break

NeuroTalk 08: Neurochemistry and Neuropathology
Time: 10:30-12:15, May 23, 2015 (Saturday); Place: Shuibo Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Anna Petroni, Professor, University of Milan, Italy
 
10:30-10:35 Chair’s Introduction
10:35-11:00 Title: Development of Bioactive Compounds for Neurodegenerative Disorders
Dr. Anna Petroni, Professor, University of Milan, Italy
11:00-11:25 Title: Matrix Metalloprotease 12: Novel Target for Neuropathic Pain
Dr. Shiroh Kishioka, Professor and Chairman, Wakayama Medical University, Japan
11:25-11:50 Title: δ-opioid Receptor Mediated Regulation of Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor
Dr. Ying Xia, Professor and Vice-Chairman, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, USA
11:50-12:15 Title: Cataract and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Just a Correlation?
Dr. Gerard H. Jansen, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada

NeuroTalk 09: Neuropsychiatry & Sleep Disorders
Time: 08:30-11:20, May 23, 2015 (Saturday); Place: Jingzhou Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Hugh Brent Solvason, Associate Professor, Stanford University, USA
Co-Chair Dr. Chris Baeken, Professor, University of Brussels (VUB), University of Ghent (UGent), Belgium
 
08:30-08:35 Chair’s Introduction
08:35-09:00 Title: The Role of the Subgenual Anterior Cingulate Cortex as Target Area for rTMS in Refractory Major Depression: Insights from 18FDG PET Brain Imaging
Dr. Chris Baeken, Professor, University of Brussels (VUB), University of Ghent (UGent), Belgium
09:00-09:25 Title: A Rational Treatment Algorithm for Treatment Resistant Depression
Dr. Hugh Brent Solvason, Associate Professor, Stanford University, USA
09:25-09:50 Title: Poststroke Fatigue: Risk Factors and Its Effect on Functional Status and Health-related Quality of Life
Dr. Yangkun Chen, Associate Consultant, Dongguan People’s Hospital, China
09:50-10:15 Title: Bilateral Electrcoagulation of Adrenal Medulla: A Pioneer Surgery for the desappearence of  the Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Dr. José Romeo Mackliff, Psychiatrist, Luis Vernaza Hospital, Guayaquil,Ecuador
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-10:55 Title: ‘Rational Suicide’ Prevention
Dr. Yakov Naisberg, Psychiatrist & Neurologist, AMCHA - Netanya branch, National Israeli Center for Psychosocial Support of Survivors of the Holocaust and the Second Generation, Israel
10:55-11:20 Title: The Usefulness of Cephalometric Measurement as a Diagnostic Tool for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: A Retrospective Study
Dr. Chul Hoon Kim, FullProfessor, Dong-A University, South Korea

NeuroTalk 10: Neurogenesis and Neural Plasticity
Time: 13:30-16:45, May 23, 2015 (Saturday); Place: Shuibo Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Qi Yuan, Associate Professor, Memorial University, Canada
Co-Chair Dr. Thomas Behnish, Professor, Fudan University, China
 
13:30-13:35 Chair’s Introduction
13:35-14:00 Title: Influenza Vaccination during Early Pregnancy Contributes to Neurogenesis and Behavioral Function in Offspring Mice
Dr. Zhibin Yao, Professor, Sun Yat-sen Univeristy, China
14:00-14:25 Title: Stability and Plasticity of Brain Representations: Insights from Olfactory Learning in Rodents
Dr. Qi Yuan, Associate Professor, Memorial University, Canada
14:25-14:50 Title: Brave New Brain: Potential Neurogenesis Orchestrated in a Broad Brain Area
Dr. Adriano B. Nogueira, Researcher and Attending Physician, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Brazil
14:50-15:15 Title: Neuro-Plasticity
Dr. Fayz Al Shahry, Chief, Rehabilitation Services, Ministry of National Guard –Health Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:55 Title: The Neurotoxin MPP+ Alters Hippocampal Synaptic Excitatory Transmission by Modulation of GABAergic System
Dr. Thomas Behnish, Principal Investigator, Fudan University, China
15:55-16:20 Title: Synaptic Plasticity in Pathological Pain
Dr. Ceng Luo
, Associate Professor, Fourth Military Medical University, China
16:20-16:45 Title: Notch Signaling Mediates Olfactory Processing
Dr. Lavinia Alberi, Group Leader,University of Fribourg, Switzerland

NeuroTalk 11: Novel Neurotechnologies
Time: 13:30-16:45, May 23, 2015 (Saturday); Place: Xiuyu Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Rajendra Badgaiyan, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuromodulation, University of Minnesota, USA
Co-Chair Dr. Xuejun H. Parsons, President & CEO, San Diego Regenerative Medicine Institute, USA
 
13:30-13:35 Chair’s Introduction
13:35-14:00 Title: Image Reconstruction for Quantitation in Brain PET, SPECT and CT
Dr. Andrew Todd-Pokropek, Professor, University College London, UK
14:00-14:25 Title: Optical Coherence Tomography: an Emerging Tool for Microscopic Brain Imaging
Dr. Jong-Hwan Lee, Instructor, Harvard Medical School, USA
14:25-14:50 Title: Real Time Imaging of Dopamine Neurotransmission
Dr. Rajendra D Badgaiyan
, Director, University of Minnesota, USA
14:50-15:15 Title: Microscopic Functional Structures Seen through Fmri Signals
Dr. Yul-Wan Sung, Associate Professor, Tohoku Fukushi University, Japan
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:55 Title: Direct Conversion of Pluripotent Human Embryonic Stem Cells into Functional Human Neuronal Cell Therapy Derivatives by Small Molecule Induction for CNS Regeneration
Dr. Xuejun H. Parsons, President & CEO, San Diego Regenerative Medicine Institute, USA
15:55-16:20 Title: Noninvasive Approach to Investigate Brain Hemodynamics and Oxygenation
Dr. John K-J. Li, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, USA
16:20-16:45 Title: Rehabilitation Robot in Primary Walking Pattern Training for SCI Patient for Home-use Based on the Experiments of Hospital-use Type
Dr. Taisuke Sakaki, Professor, Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan

NeuroTalk 12: Traumatic Brain Injury & Neurorehabilitation
Time: 13:30-16:20, May 23, 2015 (Saturday); Place: Jingzhou Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Laura Gaudet, Professor & Department Chair, Chadron State College, USA
Co-Chair Dr. Fushun Wang, Professor, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, China
 
13:30-13:35 Chair’s Introduction
13:35-14:00 Title: Imaging of Brain Injuries
Dr. Raimund Firsching, Professor, University of Magdeburg, Germany
14:00-14:25 Title: How Students with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Autism are Supported in the Public School Setting in the United States
Dr. Laura Gaudet, Professor & Department Chair, Chadron State College, USA
14:25-14:50 Title: Revealing Muscle Potential in Indeterminate Impairment
Dr. Joseph Mizrahi, Professor Emeritus, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
14:50-15:15 Title: Randomized Controlled Trials in Adult Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr. Juan Lu, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:55 Title: The Intermediary Role of Self- esteem and Social Support between Attachment and Depression
Dr. Fushun Wang, Professor, Nanjing University of Chinese Traditional Medicine, China
15:55-16:20 Title: PC-based Rehabilitation Program for Dementia's Patient and New Possible Application for Tablet
Dr. Maria Luisa Onor
, Junior Research Fellow, University of Udine, Italy

NeuroTalk 13: Drug Discovery and Therapy of Neurodiseases
Time: 13:30-17:10, May 23, 2015 (Saturday); Place: Yingfan Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Walter E. Muller, Director, University of Frankfurt, Germany

Co-Chair

Dr. Minying Cai, Professor, University of Arizona, USA

 
13:30-13:35 Chair’s Introduction
13:35-14:00 Title: Design of Multivalent Drugs for the Treatment of Pain
Dr. Victor J. Hruby, Professor, University of Arizona, USA
14:00-14:25 Title: A Mitochondrial Role of SV2A Protein in Alzheimer’s Disease: Studies with Levetiracetam
Dr. Walter E. Muller, Professor Emeritus, Biocenter Unversity Frankfurt, Germany
14:25-14:50 Title: Targeting Melanocortin Receptors: A Multimodal System for Drug Discovery for Our Major Degenerative Diseases
Dr. Minying Cai, Professor, University of Arizona, USA
14:50-15:15 Title: Drug Delivery via Brain Interstitial Space: Concept and Strategy
Dr. Hongbin Han, Professor, Beijing MRI Technology Laboratory, Radiology Department, Peking University Third Hospital, China
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:55 Title: The Expression of Thioredoxin-1 in Brain after Morphine or Methamphetamine Treatment
Dr. Jie Bai, Professor, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China
15:55-16:20 Title: How Recent Immunological Discoveries are Shaping Our Understanding and Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases that Affect the Nervous System
Dr. Samia Ragheb
, Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine, USA
16:20-16:45 Title: Developmental Sevoflurane Neurotoxicity and NMDA Receptors
Dr. Wen-Yuan Wang, Senior Research Fellow, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital, China
16:45-17:10 Title: Right Prefrontal and Parietal Activation as a Neuro-functional Biomarker for Monitoring Acute Effects of Methylphenidate and Atomoxetine in Pediatric ADHD: A fNIRS Study
Dr. Yukifumi Monden
, Assistant Professor, Jichi Medical University, Japan

NeuroTalk 14: Brain and Behavioral Neuroscience
Time: 08:30-10:15, May 24, 2015 (Sunday); Place: Shuibo Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Vladimir J. Konecni, Professor, University of California, San Diego, USA
Co-Chair Dr. Magnus S. Magnusson, Research Professor, University of Iceland, Iceland
 
08:30-08:35 Chair’s Introduction
08:35-09:00 Title: Detecting and Describing Patterns in Neuronal Interactions: T-patterns, the T-system and THEMETM
Dr. Magnus S. Magnusson, Research Professor & Director, University of Iceland, Iceland
09:00-09:25 Title: Physiological Signal based Attentional Engagement of Moviegoers While Watching a Movie
Dr. Wuon-Shik Kim, Principal Research Scientist, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Korea
09:25-09:50 Title: Neuroaesthetics: Goals and Critique
Dr. Vladimir J. Konecni, Professor, University of California, USA
09:50-10:15 Title: The Potential Impact of Meditation on Brain Aging
Dr. Eileen Luders, Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA), USA
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break

NeuroTalk 15: Computational Neurology and Neuroinformatics
Time: 10:30-12:15, May 24, 2015 (Sunday); Place: Shuibo Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Tuan D. Pham, Professor, The University of Aizu, Japan
 
10:30-10:35 Chair’s Introduction
10:35-11:00 Title: Direction Dependent Signal Propagation in Motor Neurons with Active Dendrites
Dr. Hojeong Kim, Senior Scientist, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
11:00-11:25 Title: Computational Models for Assessing Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Elderly People with Dementia
Dr. Tuan D. Pham, Professor, University of Aizu, Japan
11:25-11:50 Title: Neurobeethoven? The Concert of the Dendrites. Musical Representation of Dendritic Spine Distribution: A (some) New Exploratory Tool(s)
Dr. Octavio de Juan, Neuroscientist and professional violist, Conservatorio Profesional de Alicante, Spain
11:50-12:15 Title: Proteomic and Functional Analysis of Hypothalamic Mitochondria in β, β-Carotene-9’,10’-Oxygenase 2 (BCO2) Knockout Mice Associated with Feeding Disorder
Dr. Dingbo Daniel, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, USA

NeuroTalk 16: Frontier Research in Neurophysiology
Time: 08:30-09:50, May 24, 2015 (Sunday); Place: Yingfan Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Eugen Gallasch, Professor, Medical University of Graz, Austria
 
08:30-08:35 Chair’s Introduction
08:35-09:00 Title: Long-Term Effects of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Unilateral Tinnitus
Dr. In Seok Moon, Associate Professor, Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea
09:00-09:25 Title: Modulation of Sensorimotor Cortex by Afferent Stimulation
Dr. Eugen Gallasch, Professor, Medical University of Graz, Austria
09:25-09:50 Title: Feeding the Enteric Nervous System
Mr. Brian C. Dobson, Scientist, Performance Edge Systems, New Zealand
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break

NeuroTalk 17: Neural Biomarker, EEG and Neuroscience
Time: 10:30-11:50, May 24, 2015 (Sunday); Place: Yingfan Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Urs Ribary, Professor and Chair, University of British Columbia, Canada
 
10:30-10:35 Chair’s Introduction
10:35-11:00 Title: Simultaneous Estimation of Cortical and Extra-brain Source Currents from Artifact Contaminated MEG Data
Dr. Ken-ichi Morishige, Associate Professor, Toyama Prefectural University, Japan
11:00-11:25 Title: A Unified Framework for Local and Large-Scale Brain Networks in Health and Disease
Dr. Urs Ribary, Professor and Chair, University of British Columbia, Canada
11:25-11:50 Title: Attentional Demands Influence Auditory-motor Integration in Voice Control: ERP Evidence
Dr. Hanjun Liu, Professor, Sun Yat-sen University, China
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break

NeuroTalk 18: Neurosurgery & Neurooncology
Time: 13:30-17:30, May 24, 2015 (Sunday); Place: Shuibo Hall, 1st Floor, BWMH
 
Chair Dr. Jaime Tisnado, Professor, MCV Hospitals/VCU Medical Center, USA
Co-Chair Dr. Lin Zhang, Professor, UC Davis School of Medicine, USA
 
13:30-13:35 Chair’s Introduction

13:35-13:55

Title: Root - Spinal Cord Lesion: A Proxy for Spinal Cord Injury Treatment
Dr. Thomas Carlstedt, Professor, University College London, UK

13:55-14:15

Title: Heat Shock Proteins - A New Therapeutic Target for Pediatric Brain Tumors
Dr. Maria Moschovi, Associate Professor, University of Athens, Greece

14:15-14:35

Title: Carotid Blow out Syndrome. Endovascular Management by Stenting and Embolization

Dr. Jaime Tisnado, Professor, MCV Hospitals/VCU Medical Center, USA

14:35-14:55

Title: Corrections in Neuroscience - The Clinical Importance
Dr. Kolya Khachatryan,Pro-Consultant Neurosurgeon, Miqayelyan Surgical Institute, Armenia

14:55-15:15

Title: Management of Rare Brain Tumours - Strategies Based on the Example of Astroblastoma
Dr. Claudia Janz, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Stadtisches Klinikum Solingen, Germany

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:50

Title: Deep Brain Stimulation: A New Therapeutic in Movement Disorders and Beyond
Dr. Lin Zhang, Professor, UC Davis School of Medicine, USA

15:50-16:10

Title: Value Based Medicine - New-old Concept in Medical Practice and Research
Dr. Ahmed Ammar, Professor, Dammam University, Saudi Arabia

16:10-16:30

Title: Vascular Neurosurgery
Dr. Hosam Al-Jehani,Assistant Professsor, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia

16:30-16:50

Title: Two Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Thoraco - lumbar Spine for Vertebrectomy: The MiniTTA and the Modified Costotransversectomy
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Dr. Vladimir J. Konecni,
Professor, University of California, San Diego, USA
Dr. James P. Chandler,
Co-director and Surgical Director, Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute, USA
Dr. Richard H. Mattson,
Professor, Yale University School of Medicine,USA
Dr. Andrey Y. Abramov,
Professor, UCL Institute of Neurology, UK
Dr. Jaime Tisnado,
Professor, MCV Hospitals/VCU Medical Center, USA
Dr. Urs Ribary,
Professor and Endowed BC LEEF Leadership Chair, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Dr. Ying Xia,
Professor and Vice-Chairman for Research, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, USA
Dr. Jerzy Trojan,
Professor, INSERM, France, and NIH (INS), Colombia
Dr. Magnus S. Magnusson,
Research Professor, University of Iceland, Iceland
Dr. Raimund Firsching,
Professor, Universitaetsklinik fuer Neurochirurgie, Germany
Dr. Laura Gaudet,
Professor & Chair, Chadron State College, USA
Dr. Gerhard Technau,
Professor, Mainz University, Germany
Dr. Walter E. Muller,
Director, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Dr. Anna Petroni,
Professor, University of Milan, Italy
Dr. Chris Baeken,
Professor, University of Ghent (UGent), University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium
Dr. Hugh Brent Solvason,
Associate Professor, Stanford University, USA
Dr. Kwan-Pin Su,
Professor & Chairman, Graduate Institute of Neural and Cognitive Sciences, China Medical University, Taiwan
Dr. Steven K Juhn,
Professor, University of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Alfredo Gorio,
Professor and President of The Cognitive Neuroscience Program, University of Milan, Italy
Dr. Ubaldo Armato,
Professor, Senior Investigator, The University of Verona Medical School, Italy
Dr. Flemming F Johansen,
Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr. Sylvain Doré,
Professor and Director, University of Florida College of Medicine, USA
Dr. Cheil Moon,
Department Chair, Department of Brain Science, DGIST, Korea
Dr. Xuejun H. Parsons,
Co-Founder & President, San Diego Regenerative Medicine Institute, USA
Dr. Ilan Ziv,
Professor, Tel Aviv University, Iseal
Dr. Andrew Todd-Pokropek,
Professor, University College London, UK
Dr. Nicole von Steinbüchel,
Professor, Georg-August-University, Germany
Dr. Fayz Al Shahry,
Chief, Rehabilitation Services, Ministry of National Guard – Health Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr. John K-J. Li, 
Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University, USA
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