BIT’s 8th Annual World Congress of Neurotalk-2017
★ Scientific Program
Preliminary Program

Section times on those days will not be finalized until the overall program schedule is completed.

 

Program Sections (Please click each Section for detailed program information)
Opening Ceremony & Keynote Forum
Section 1: Cutting-edge Research on Neuroscience and Neurobiology
Section 2: Advanced Neurotechnologies
Section 3: Neurosurgery
Section 4: Medical Research, Diagnostics, Therapeutics of Major Neurological Disorders
Section 5: Symposiums

 

Keynote Forum of Neurotalk-2017

Time: 09:40-12:10, May 22, 2017 (Monday)

Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Moderator Call for Moderator
09:40-09:45 Moderator's Introduction
09:45-10:15 Title: Latest Advances in Neuroinformatics and the Neural Circuit Theory
Dr. Yingxu Wang, President, International Institute of Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing, Canada
10:15-10:40 Title: Under Proposal
Dr. Richard Wyse, Director, Research and Development, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, UK
10:40-11:10

Title: The “andante con moto” of the  NGF-TrkA-APP trio
Dr. Pietro Calissano,
President, The European Brain Research Institute, Italy

11:10-11:40

Title: From Deafness Genes to Basic Mechanisms Of Hearing
Dr. Christine Petit,
Professor, College de France, Head, Genetics and Physiology of Hearing Laboratory, Institut Pasteur, France

11:40-12:10 Speech Opportunity Available

 

 

Section 1: Cutting-edge Research on Neuroscience and Neurobiology

 

Section 101: Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

Time: 14:00-17:40, May 22, 2017 (Monday)

Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Call for Chair
Co-Chair: Call for Co-Chair
 14:00-14:05 Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25

Title: Epigenetics in Neurological Diseases, Histone Demethylase LSD1 as a Neuroprotective and Anti-inflammatory Agent to Treat Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Carlos Buesa,
Founder & CEO, Oryzon Genomics S.A, Spain

14:25-14:45

Title: Brain Metabolic DNA in Memory Processing and Genome Turnover
Dr. Antonio Giuditta,
Emeritus Professor, Federico II University, Italy

14:45-15:05

Title: Potential use of Cyclo(His-Pro) for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Dr. Ilaria Bellezza,
Lecturer, Research Fellow, University of Perugia, Italy

15:05-15:25
Title: The New Role of Oxytocin in Alleviation of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy and Obesity
Dr. Jolanta Gutkowska,Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
15:25-15:45

Title: Therapeutic Plasma Exchange an Immunomodulation Method in Immune- Mediated Neurological Diseases
Dr. Sundar Periyavan,
Professor, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosiciences, India

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Title: Caveolin1-lipid rafts of the Neuronal Plasma Membrane Define Microcompartments for Calcium/Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species Cross-talk Signaling
Dr. Carlos Gutierrez-Merino,
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Extremadura, Spain
16:20-16:40

Title: Neuron-specific Splicing and Interactions of Down Syndrome-associated Endocytic Scaffold ITSN1
Dr. Dmytro Morderer,
Research Associate, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Ukraine

16:40-17:00

Title: Endogeneous Modifications in   BDNF and its Receptors in Neurodegenerative Processes
Dr. Daniel Masco,
Investigador Independiente-CONICET,
Instituto de Investigaciones Biologicas y Tecnologicas (IIBYT), CONICET-Fac de CEFYN, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina

17:00-17:20

Title: The Regulatory Peptides Based Drugs: Molecular Aspects of their Biological Action Mechanism
Dr. Tatiana Vyunova,
Institute of Molecular Genetics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

17:20-17:40

Speech Opportunity Available

17:40-18:00

Title: Modified GDNF has Stimulated the Neural Differentiation of Progenitor Cells and it may be used in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and Ischemic Stroke
Dr. Galina Pavlova,
Institute of Gene Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

 

Section 102: Developmental Neuroscience and Neurogenetics Disease

Time: 09:00-10:45, May 23, 2017 (Tuesday)

Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Call for Chair
09:00-09:05 Chair’s Introduction
09:05-09:25

Title: New Developmental Evidence of a Claustro-insular Homolog in the Avian Pallium
Dr. Luis Puelles,
Professor, University of Murcia, Spain

09:25-09:45

Title: microRNAs: Subcellular Action in Neurons during Brain Wiring
Dr. Marie-Laure Baudet,
Assistant Professor, Center for Integrative Biology (CIBIO), University of Trento, Italy

09:45-10:05 Title: Could Folic Acid Influence Growth Cone Motility During Development of Neural Connectivity?
Dr. Darrell J Wiens,
Professor, University of Northern Iowa, USA
10:05-10:25 Title: Effect of Fractionated Irradiation on The Brain Neurogenic Regions in A Rat Model: Metabolical, Histopathological and Functional Changes
Dr. Sona Balentova,
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Histology and Embryology, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
10:25-10:45

Title: Maternal Immune Activation and Abnormal Brain Development: New Insights on Neurodevelopmental Disorders Pathogenesis
Dr. Sara Anna Bonini,
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Brescia, Italy

 

Section 103: Cognitive and Behavior Neuroscience (Part I)

Time: 09:00-12:40, May 23, 2017 (Tuesday)

Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Dr. Florence Levy, Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia
Co-Chair: Call for Co-Chair
09:00-09:05 Chair’s Introduction
09:05-09:25 Title: Time, Space and Events in Brain, Cognition and Culture: A Comparative View
Dr. Chris Sinha, Distinguished Professor, School of Foreign Languages, Hunan University, China
09:25-09:45 Title: Dopamine, ADHD and the Default Mode
Dr. Florence Levy, Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia
09:45-10:05

Title: Bmal1-deficiency Affects Migration of Neuronal Precursor Cells
Dr. Charlotte von Gall,
Chair, Institute of Anatomy II, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

10:05-10:25 Title: How does Chocolate or a Hamburger Sound? A Proposal of a Multisensorial Conceptualization
Dr. Octavio de Juan, Neuroscientist and Professional Violist, Professional Conservatory of Music of Alicante, the Biomedical Neuroengineering Research Group at University Miguel Hernández of Elche, Spain
10:25-10:45

Title: Selective Learning in a Navigation Task: Age and Sex Differences
Dr. Victoria D. Chamizo,
Professor, University of Barcelona, Spain

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:20

Title: The Recent Epidemic of Attention Deficit Disorder: True of False 
Dr. Natan Gadoth,
Professor, Tel Aviv University, Israel

11:20-11:40 Title: Depression and Alzheimer's Disease as Two Sides of the Same Coin: Evidences from an Animal Model
Dr. Maria Grazia Morgese, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Italy
11:40-12:00 Title: Grey Matter Atrophy Patterns in Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia
Dr. Vesna Vuksanovic,
Research Fellow, Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre, University of Aberdeen, UK
12:00-12:20

Speech Opportunity Available

12:20-12:40

Title: The Features of Management of Stroke Patients with a Neglect-Syndrome
Dr. V. V. Koval’chuk,
Professor, Chairman of Rehabilitation Society of St.-Petersburg, Head of Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Head of Department of Neurological Rehabilitation, Hospital No 38 named by N.A. Semashko, St.-Petersburg, Russia

 

Section 103: Cognitive and Behavior Neuroscience (Part II)

Time: 14:00-15:45, May 23, 2017 (Tuesday) 

Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Call for Chair

14:00-14:05 Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25

Title: High Mind-Brain Development and World-Class Performance
Dr. Harald Harung,
Associate Professor, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway

14:25-14:45

Title: Aging and Inhibition
Dr. Shulan Hsieh,
Professor and Chair, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

14:45-15:05

Title: Cortical Dynamics of Cognitive Processes
Dr. Moshe Abeles,
Professor Emeritus, Brain Research Centers, The Hebrew University and Bar-Ilan University, Israel

15:05-15:25

Title: Neural Circuits for Auditory Cognition
Dr. Santiago Jaramillo,
Assistant Professor, Institute of Neuroscience and Department of Biology, University of Oregon, USA

15:25-15:45

Title: Under Proposal
Dr. Jan Karbowski,
University of Warsaw, Poland

15:45-16:00

Coffee Break

 

Section 104: Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia

Time: 11:05-12:50, May 23, 2017 (Tuesday)

Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Call for Chair
11:00-11:05 Chair’s Introduction
11:05-11:30

Title: Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Tale about Astrocytic CCAAT/enhancer Binding Protein Delta
Dr. Ju-Ming Wang,
Professor, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan

11:30-11:55

Title:The Gap-junction Networks of Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells
Dr. Kwoon Wong,
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, USA

11:55-12:20 Title: Nitric Oxide Modulation of Synaptic Release
Dr. Joern Steinert,
Program Leader, MRC Toxicology Unit, University of  Leicester, UK
12:20-12:45

Speech Opportunity Available

 

Section 105: Neural Plasticity, Sensory and Motor Systems

Time: 14:00-17:40, May 23, 2017 (Tuesday)

Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Dr. Jozina B. De Graaf, Associate Professor, Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, ISM, France
Co-Chair:
Call for Co-Chair
14:00-14:05 Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25

Title: Brain Plasticity after Spinal Cord Injury is Required for Functional Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury
Dr. Karen Moxon, Professor, University of California, Davis, USA

14:25-14:45

Title: Motor Commands Send to Residual Upper-Arm Muscles during Phantom Hand Movements are Send from the Cortical Hand Area: An EEG Study on Cortico-muscular Coherence
Dr. Jozina B. De Graaf,
Associate Professor, Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, ISM, France

14:45-15:05 Title: Sulforaphane Decreases Amyloid-β and Tau Production in a Triple-Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. Jiyoung Kim,
Research Assistant Professor, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
15:05-15:25 Title: Rehabilitation of Walking in Brain Lesioned Patients: A Cognitive-motor Training with a Robotic Orthosis
Dr. Katiuscia Sacco,
Associate Professor, Coordinator of the Research Group Imaging and Cerebral Plasticity, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Institute of Turin (NIT), University of Turin, Italy
15:25-15:45 Title: Decomposing the Neural Dynamics of Cognitive Flexibility: Instructed Global Rule Reversal vs. Local Task Switching
Dr. Yiquan Shi,
Research Fellow, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Title: Compensatory Primary Sensory Projections after Neonatal Spinal Transection
Dr. Kengo Funakoshi,
Professor, Department of Neuroanatomy, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
16:20-16:40 Title: An Asymmetric Inner Ear Model Reflecting Cochlea Response by Oval and Round Window Stimulation
Dr. Jin-Ho Cho,
Professor and Director, Biomedical Engineering Research Institute, School of Electronics Engineering Kyungpook National University, Korea
16:40-17:00

Title: Innovant Neurorehabilitation Technic for Imper Limb Rehabilitation after Tetraplegia: What are the Evidence
Dr. Sebastien Mateo,
Universite de Lyon, France

17:00-17:20 Title: Antibody-based Sorting for Cell Type Profiling in Evo-devo: Example from Sensory Cell Types and Technical Advances in Various Species
Dr. Cedric Patthey,
Umeå University, Sweden
17:20-17:40

Title: Visual Perceptual Learning and Neural Plasticity in Stroke Patients with Visual Field Defect
Dr. Dong-Wha Kang,
Professor, Neurology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

17:40-18:00 Speech Opportunity Available

     

Section 106: Neurochemistry,  Neuropharmacology & Neurotoxicology

Time: 14:00-17:40, May 24, 2017 (Wednesday)
Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center
Chair: Call for Chair
Co-Chair: Call for Co-Chair
14:00-14:05 Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:30 Title: Understanding Membrane Proteins on the Molecular Level
Dr. Achim Kless,
Scientific Director, Grunenthal GmbH, Germany
14:30-14:55
Title: Dental Amalgam Mercury: a Common Overlooked Source of Chronic Neurotoxicity
Dr. Damian P. Wojcik, Director, Northland Environmental Health Clinic, New Zealand
14:55-15:20
Title: Social Behavior and Emotional Regulation: Effects of Oxytocin
Dr. Olga Lopatina, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
15:20-15:45 Title: Pharmacological Intervention to Study the Effect of Antinociceptive Curcumin Analogues in a Rat Model of Migraine
Dr. Yogeswari Perumal
, Professor and Associate Dean , Department of Pharmacy, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, India
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:25
Title: Fullerene Derivatives for Enhanced Brain Penetration of Polar Drugs
Dr. Levon B. Piotrovskiy, Professor, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Russia
16:25-16:50
Title: Effects of Physical Exercise and Proanthocyanidin on the Regional Distribution of M1 Muscarinic acetylcholine Receptor in the Hippocampus and Prefrontal Cortex of the Aging Brain
Dr. S. Asha Devi,
Professor, Bangalore University, India
16:50-17:15
Title: Highselective Immunocontainers for Targeted Delivery Diagnostics and Drugs into the Periglioma Space
Dr. Chekhonin Vladimir, Professor, Russian State Medical University, Russia
17:15-17:40 Speech Opportunity Available

 

 

Section 2: Advanced Neurotechnologies

 

Section 201: Novel Neuroimaging Technologies and Interventional Radiology

Time: 14:00-17:40, May 22, 2017 (Monday)

Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Dr. Staffan Holmin, Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Co-Chair: Dr. Christina Iosif, Senior Interventional Neuroradiologist, Jean Minjoz University Hospital, France
14:00-14:05 Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25 Title: Monitoring of Intracranial Hydrodynamic and Biomechanical Properties Using MRI
Dr. Tosiaki Miyati, Full Professor & Deputy Director, Kanazawa University, Japan
14:25-14:45 Title: Endovascular Micronavigation for Delivery and Sampling
Dr. Staffan Holmin, Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
14:45-15:05 Title: Imaging the Interlock of the Immune System and Brain Function by fMRI in Mice and Human Translational Aspects for Anti-TNF Therapies in Inflammatory Diseases
Dr. Andreas Hess,
Head, Pharmacological Imaging Laboratory, Institute for Experimental Pharmacology, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen Nurnberg, Germany
15:05-15:25 Title: Computation of Brain Lateralization
Dr. Kayako Matsuo, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Dokkyo Medical University, Japan
15:25-15:45

Title: Future Directions in Neuroimaging and Interventional NeuroRadiology
Dr. Francesco Massari,
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Neuroimaging and Intervention (NII), University of Massachusetts, USA

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20

Title: Role Of Terminal and Anastomotic Circulation in the Patency of Arteries Jailed by Flow Diverting Stents: Animal Study and Clinical Findings
Dr. Christina Iosif, Senior Interventional Neuroradiologist, Jean Minjoz University Hospital, France

16:20-16:40

Title: Fast 3D Imaging of Neuronal and Dendritic Spine Assemblies in the Visual Cortex to understand Neuronal Computation in Behaving Animals
Dr. Balázs Rózsa,
Head, Two-Photon Imaging Center, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

16:40-17:00

Title: Virtual Reality Technology Helps Treat Phantom Limb Pain by Letting a Missing, Injured Limb Move again
Dr. Masahiko Sumitani, Department Director, Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan

17:00-17:20

Speech Opportunity Available

17:20-17:40

Speech Opportunity Available

 

Section 202: Neurorehabilitation and Physical Rehabilitation

Time: 09:00-12:40, May 23, 2017 (Tuesday)

Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Call for Chair
Co-Chair: Dr. Aurelian Anghelescu, Assistant Professor, Senior Consultant in Neurology & Neurorehabilitation, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
09:00-09:05 Chair’s Introduction
09:05-09:30

Title: Predicting Needs following Neurotrauma: A Scientific Analysis of Lifespan Care and Costs
Dr. Barbara Baptiste,
President, Rehabilitation Management Inc, Canada

09:30-09:55

Title: The Application of Timing in Neurorehabilitation of Language and Other Cognitive Disorders in Children and Adults
Dr. Elzbieta Szelag,
Professor, Laboratory of Neuropsychology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

09:55-10:20

Title: Overview over Several German Guidelines with Impact on Neurorehabilitation
Dr. Wilfried Schupp,
Medical Head, Department Neurology/Neuropsychology, Fachklinik Herzogenaurach, Germany

10:20-10:45 Title: Review of Non-invasive Brain Stimulation and Its Potential Role in the Rehabilitation of Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr. Sarah Khan,
Assistant Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, USA
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:25

Title: Assistive Technology in the Rehabilitation of Severely Disabled Persons
Dr. Aurelian Anghelescu,
Assistant Professor, Senior Consultant in Neurology & Neurorehabilitation, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

11:25-11:50

Title: Recoverix & Mindbeagle: Two Bci-Based Systems for Motor Rehabilitation & Consciousness Assessment
Dr. Begonya Otal,
Researcher, g.tec medical engineering, Spain

11:50-12:15

Speech Opportunity Available

12:15-12:40

Speech Opportunity Available

  

Section 203: Novel Neurotechnologies (BCI, TBS and DBS)

Time: 16:00-17:45, May 23, 2017 (Tuesday)

Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Dr. Lin Zhang, Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, UCDavis School of Medicine, USA
16:00-16:05 Chair’s Introduction
16:05-16:25

Title: Low Intensity Transcranial Electrical Stimulation-A Modern Tool to Study Brain-behavior Relationships
Dr. Eugen Gallasch,
Professor, Institute of Physiology, Medical University of Graz, Austria

16:25-16:45

Title: Modulation of Synaptic Plasticity by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Physiology and in Animal Models of Neurological Diseases
Dr. Maria Vittoria Podda,
Associate Professor of Physiology, Catholic University, School of Medicine, Italy

16:45-17:05 Title: Developing a 3 to 6 State Slow Cortical Potentials Brain Computer Interface for High Performance Control of a 3D Robotic Manipulator
Dr. Yuriy Mishchenko,
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
17:05-17:25 Title: DBS:  Prime Time For Multi-Disciplinary Applications
Dr. Lin Zhang, Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, UCDavis School of Medicine, USA
17:25-17:45 Title: Possible Targets for the rt-fMRI Neurofeedback for Depression Treatment
Dr. Mikhail Melnikov,
Senior Researcher, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Russia

  

Section 204: Neural Stem Cell and Neuroregeneration

Time: 09:00-12:40, May 24, 2017 (Wednesday)
Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Call for Chair
Co-Chair: Dr. Wei-Qiang Gao, "KC Wong" Endowed Chair Professor, Dean, School of Biomedical Engineering, Director, Renji Hospital Stem Cell Research Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

09:00-09:05 Chair’s Introduction
09:05-09:30

Title: Adipose Derived Regenerative Cells in Translational Laboratory-clinical Studies
Dr. Anna Sarnowska, Assistant Professor and Attending Neurologist, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

09:30-09:55

Title: Preclinical Approaches to Decipher Mechanisms and Increase Efficacy of Cell Therapy in CNS
Dr. Krystyna Domanska-Janik,
Professor, Stem Cell Bioengineering Unit, Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

09:55-10:20
Title: Calcium Signals in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Human Neural Progenitor Cells
Dr. Agota Apati, Hungarian Academy of Scienes, Hungary
10:20-10:45

Title: Comparative Investigation of Sciatic Nerve Regeneration Period in Amphibian and Mammalian Models
Dr. Secil Karahisar Turan,
Hacettepe University, Turkey

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:25

Title: New insights into Cerebellar Granule Neurogenesis and Tumorigenesis: Analysis of Cell Division Modes
Dr. Wei-Qiang Gao, "
KC Wong" Endowed Chair Professor, Dean, School of Biomedical Engineering, Director, Renji Hospital Stem Cell Research Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

11:25-11:50

Title: Efficacy and Safety of Cord Blood Cell Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Dr. MinYoung Kim,
Professor & Director, CHA University, Korea

11:50-12:15

Speech Opportunity Available

12:15-12:40 Speech Opportunity Available

 

Section 205: Computational Neuroscience & New CNS Biomarkers

Time: 14:00-15:45, May 24, 2017 (Wednesday)
Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center
Chair: Dr. Peter Nilsson, Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
14:00-14:05 Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25 Title: MicroRNA, Addiction and More
Dr. Heh-In Im,
Principal Investigator, Korea Institute of Science & Technology (KIST), Assistant Professor, Korea University of Science & Technology  (UST), Korea
14:25-14:45
Title: Neuroproteomic Profiling of Proteins and Autoantibody Repertoires in Plasma and CSF
Dr. Peter Nilsson,
Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
14:45-15:05
Title: Under Proposal
Dr. Jamila Ahdidan,
Aarhus University, Denmark
15:05-15:25
Speech Opportunity Available
15:25-15:45
Speech Opportunity Available
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break

 

 

Section 3: Neurosurgery

 

Section 301: Neurosurgery Techniques

Time: 14:00-17:40, May 22, 2017 (Monday)
Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Dr. Giovanni Antioco Putzu, Professor, Casa di Cura Sant’Elena, Italy
Co-Chair: Dr. Claudia Janz, Stadtisches Klinikum Solingen, Germany

14:00-14:05 Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25 Title: A New Neurostimulation Option for Moderate and Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients Who Do Not Tolerate CPAP
Dr. Nico de Vries, ENT Surgeon, OLVG West Hospital Amsterdam, ACTA Amsterdam, the Netherlands, University of Antwerp, Belgium
14:25-14:45

Title: Intra-operative Neuromonitoring in Major Spinal Surgery (Techinques and Experience of More Tran 140 Cases)
Dr. Giovanni Antioco Putzu,
Professor, Casa di Cura Sant’Elena, Italy

14:45-15:05 Title: Preoperative Ultrasound-guided Wire Localization of The Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve
Dr. Amgad Hanna,
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin, USA
15:05-15:25 Title: Minimally Invasive Access to Deep-Seated Intracranial Lesions
Dr. Ricky Medel,
Assistant Professor, Tulane Medical Center, USA
15:25-15:45 Title: Inside the Virtual Brain: using Oculus Dk2 for Surgical Planning
Dr. Anil Ufuk Batmaz,
PhD Candidate, University of Strasbourg, France
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Title: Antiplatelet Agents in Neurosurgical Patients.  Is pfa-100 adp/ Epinephrine Platelet Aggregometry a Reliable Tool to Individually Time an Operation in Neurosurgical Patients On Acetyl Salicylic Acid Medication?
Dr. Claudia Janz,
Stadtisches Klinikum Solingen, Germany
16:20-16:40 Title: Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgia
Dr. Angelo Lavano,
Full Professor, Università di Catanzaro - Magna Graecia, Italy
16:40-17:00

Title: Neuromonitoring as an Additional Tool in Minimally Invasive Pedicle Screw Placement
Dr. Ricky Rasschaert,
Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon, ZNA Middelheim Hospital, Belgium

17:00-17:20 Title: Neuromonitoring in Brain Tumors
Dr. Amy D Malphrus,
Pediatric Neurophysiologist and Epileptologist, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
17:20-17:40 Speech Opportunity Available
17:40-18:00 Speech Opportunity Available

 

Section 302: Neuro Oncology and Brain Tumors

Time: 09:00-12:40, May 23, 2017 (Tuesday)
Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center
Chair: Dr. Johanne Haybaeck, Professor, Chairman, Department of Pathology, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany, Department of Neuropathology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Co-Chair: Call for Co-Chair
09:00-09:05 Chair’s Introduction
09:05-09:30 Title: Mesenchymal Signature Differentiates Long and Short Term Survivors in Gliomas
Dr. Uma Shankavaram, Director, Bioinformatics Core Facility, Radiation Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA
09:30-09:55 Title: Eukaryotic Translation Initiation is Critical in Gliomagenesis
Dr. Johanne Haybaeck,
Professor, Chairman, Department of Pathology, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany, Department of Neuropathology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
09:55-10:20
Title: Mechanism of Cancer-Induced Bone Pain
Dr. Gurmit Singh,
Professor, McMaster University, Canada
10:20-10:45
Title: Brain Tumors Operate on Cell Survival and Cerebral Vasculature.
Dr. Nic Savaskan, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:25
Speech Opportunity Available
11:25-11:50

Title: Coexistence of MLH3 Germline Variants in Colon Cancer Patients Belonging to Families with Lynch Syndrome-Associated Brain Tumors
Dr. Francesca Duraturo,
Executive Biologist, Deparment of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, University of Naples "Federico II”, School of Medicine, Italy

11:50-11:15

Title: Tackling Challenging Pediatric Central Nervous System Tumors With Targeting Radioimmunotherapy
Dr. Kim Kramer,
Member, Attending Pediatrician, Department of Pediatrics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA

11:15-11:40

Title: Bifrontal Craniotomy & Lamina Terminalis Approach for Multilobulated Multicompartmental Craniopharyngiomas
Dr. Harjinder S. Bhatoe,
Director, Neurosurgery, Fortis Hospitals, India

   

Section 303: Neurointerventional and Cerebrovascular Surgery

Time: 09:00-12:40, May 24, 2017 (Wednesday)

Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Dr. Jaime Tisnado, Professor, Radiology and Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Co-Chair: Call for Co-Chair

09:00-09:05 Chair’s Introduction
09:05-09:30 Title:  A Review of Recent Developments in Therapy for Embolic Strokes with a Pro/Con Presentation on the Use of Anesthesia to Facilitate Emergent Interventional Radiology Procedures
Dr. Christina Miller,
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
09:30-09:55 Title: Feasibility Cadaveric Model for MRI-based Interventions for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Dr. Razvan Buciuc,
Director of Neurointerventional Radiology Section, MAimonides Medical Center, USA
09:55-10:20

Title: Carotid Blow out Syndrome
Dr. Jaime Tisnado,
Professor, Radiology and Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

10:20-10:45

Title: Under Proposal
Dr. Vasily Lukshin,
Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute, Russia

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:25

Title: Endovascular Treatment of Ruptured Blood Blister-like Aneurysms with Multiple (≥3) overlapping Enterprise Stents and Coiling
Dr. Jihye Song, Assistant Professor, Konyang University, South Korea

11:25-11:50 Title: Treatment of Carotid Cavernous Fistula
Dr. Dilok Tantongtip,
Assistant Professor, Thammasat University, Thailand
11:50-12:15
Speech Opportunity Available
12:15-12:40 Speech Opportunity Available

     

 

Section 4: Medical Research, Diagnostics, Therapeutics of Major Neurological Disorders

 

Section 401: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Time: 14:00-17:40, May 22, 2017 (Monday)
Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Dr. April R Wiechmann, Assistant Professor, University of North Texas Health Science Center, USA
Co-Chair: Call for Co-Chair

14:00-14:05 Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25 Title: Inter-professional Collaboration: A Problem Based approach to Building Team Collaboration and Maximizing Outcomes for the Patient with Alzheimer's and Dementia
Dr. Elaine T. Jurkowski, Professor and Graduate Program Director, School of Social Work, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
14:25-14:45 Title: Neuropsychological Profiles in Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. April R Wiechmann, Assistant Professor, University of North Texas Health Science Center, USA
14:45-15:05 Title: Early Stage Work with Raising Awareness about Vascular Dementia in the African-Caribbean Community in the London
Dr. David Truswell, Independent Researcher and Consultant, Trustee-Culture Dementia, UK
15:05-15:25 Title: Importance of the Clock Drawing Test for the Early Detection of Dementia
Dr. Stefan Strotzka,
Clinical Psychologist, Geronto-Psychiatric Center for Psycho-Social Services in Vienna, Austria
15:25-15:45 Title: Pain Assessment in Elderly with Behav
Dr. Alba Malara,
Scientific Committee of National Association of Third Age Residences, Italy
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20
Title: Peripheral Markers for Identification of Neurodegenerative Disease: Signalling from Brain
Dr. Katrin Beyer, University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Spain
16:20-16:40

Title: Treatment of Dementia in Clinical Geriatric Practice
Dr. Higuet Sandra,
Head, Geriatric Department, CHU Charleroi, Belgium

16:40-17:00
Title: Pain and the Brain
Dr. Moon K. Song, Principal Investigator, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, USA
17:00-17:20
Title: Under Proposal
Dr. Urszula Wojda, Full Professor, Head of Laboratory of Preclinical Testing of Higher Standard, Neurobiology Center, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, USA
17:20-17:40 Title: The Role of Tau Seeding and Cell-to-cell Spreading in the Origin and Progression of Alzheimer's Disease
Dr. Jaap Goudsmit,
Global Head, Janssen Prevention Center, The Netherlands
17:40-18:00
Title: Systems Level Insight into Parkinson's Disease: Computational Perspectives in Biomarker and Drug Discovery.
Dr. Debjani Roy, Assistant Professor, Bose Institute, India

 

Section 402: Epilepsy

Time: 09:00-12:40, May 23, 2017 (Tuesday)
Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Dr. Barbara Sue Koppel, Professor, Clinical Neurology, New York Medical College, USA

Co-Chair: Call for Co-Chair

09:00-09:05 Chair’s Introduction
09:05-09:30
Title: Epilepsy in Qatar: Causes, Treatment, and Outcome
Dr. Boulenouar Mesraoua, Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar
09:30-09:55 Title: Toxin-induced Seizures and Status Epilepticus
Dr. Barbara Sue Koppel, Professor, Clinical Neurology, New York Medical College, USA
09:55-10:20 Title: Enhancing Efficiency of the Epilepsy Center (Experience of King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center-Jeddah)
Dr. Youssef Ali Al-Said, Chairman, Department of Neurosciences, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center (Gen. Org.)-Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
10:20-10:45 Title: Epilepsy Genetic Model: Effects of Early Treatments on the Audiogenic Epilepsy in Adult Rats of Krushinsky-Molodkina Strain
Dr. I. I. Poletaeva, Lomonossov Moscow State University, Russia
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:25
Title: Under Proposal                           
Dr. Amal Al Qassmi,
King Saud Medical City, Saudi Arabia
11:25-11:50
Title: Problems in Cognitive and Social Functioning in Children with Epilepsy.
Dr. Anneli Kolk,Children’s Clinic Tartu University Hospital, Estonia
11:50-12:15 Title: Under Proposal
Dr. John D. Hixson, Associate Professor, University of California, USA
12:15-12:40 Speech Opportunity Available

 

Section 403: Parkinson's Disease and other Movement Disorders

Time: 14:00-17:40, May 23, 2017 (Tuesday)
Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Dr. Giuseppe Frazzitta, Director, Parkinson’s Disease And Brain Injury Rehabilitation Department, “Moriggia-Pelascini” Hospital, Gravedona ed Uniti, Italy
Co-Chair: Dr. Richard Wyse, Director, Research and Development, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, UK

14:00-14:05 Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:30

Title: Non-human Primate Models of Motor Symptoms, Cognitive Dysfunction and Molecular Pathology of Parkinson’s Disease
Dr. Jonathan M. Brotchie, Co-Founder and President, Atuka Inc., Canada

14:30-14:55

Title: Lasts Evidences in Parkinson Rehabilitation
Dr. Giuseppe Frazzitta, Director, Parkinson’s Disease And Brain Injury Rehabilitation Department, “Moriggia-Pelascini” Hospital, Gravedona ed Uniti, Italy

14:55-15:20

Speech Opportunity Available

15:20-15:45
Title: Gene Therapy of Huntington’s Disease: Transgenic Minipig Model
Dr. Jan Motlik,
Laboratory of Cell Regeneration and Plasticity, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Czech Republic
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:25
Title: Potential Use of Low Intensity Magnetic Fields in Neuroprotection
Dr. J. P. M.  Finberg, Faculty of Medicine Technion, Israel
16:25-16:50

Title: Gene Therapy with Glucocerebrosidase for Parkinson's Disease
Dr. José L. Lanciego,
Staff Scientist & Associate Professor, Basal Ganglia Neuroanatomy Laboratory, Center for Applied Medical Research, University of Navarra, Spain

16:50-17:15
Speech Opportunity Available
17:15-17:40
Speech Opportunity Available

 

Section 404: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Multiple Sclerosis

Time: 14:00-17:40, May 23, 2017 (Tuesday)
Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Call for Chair
Co-Chair: Call for Co-Chair

14:00-14:05 Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:30

Title: Under Proposal

Dr. Cathleen Lutz, Director, Rare and Orphan Disease Center, USA

14:30-14:55 Title: Rapid Flow Cytometric Screen for Small Molecules that Reduce Neuronal Cytoplasmic Inclusions and Rescue Cell Viability
Dr. Mark Wilson,
Senior Professor, University of Wollongong, Australia
14:55-15:20 Title: Sensory Involvement in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Dr. Baris Isak,
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Marmara University, Turkey
15:20-15:45

Title: A New Strategy that Delays Progression of Progressive Degenerative Diseases due to Accumulation of Misfold Proteins in Neuronal Cells
Dr. Takeshi Nishino,
Professor, Nippon Medical School, Japan

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:25 Title: Are Endogenous Retroviruses Important in Human Autoimmunity?
Dr. Bjorn A Nexo,
Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark
16:25-16:50 Title: Patients with NFKBIA Mutations are Less Responsive to Treatment with MIS416 for Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Jun Yan,
University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Australia
16:50-17:15

Speech Opportunity Available

17:15-17:40 Speech Opportunity Available

  

Section 405:  Major Neuropsychiatry Disorders

Time: 09:00-12:40, May 24, 2017 (Wednesday)

Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Call for  Chair
Co-Chair: Call for Co-Chair

09:00-09:05 Chair’s Introduction
09:05-09:25 Title: Medication Compliance in the Treatment of Schizophrenia: A Real World Problem in Everyday Clinical Practice
Dr. Soohyun Joe,
Director, Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Bugok National Hospital, Republic of Korea
09:25-09:45

Title: Low-resolution Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA) Z Score Neurofeedback with two Adults with ADHD
Dr. Bruce D. Steinberg,
Professor of Psychology, Curry College, USA

09:45-10:05

Title: The Stigmatizing Concept of Psychosis is Invalid and can be Dismissed
Dr. Otto Buxbaum,
University of Graz, Austria

10:05-10:25

Title: Neurophysiologic Markers for Schizophrenia, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dr. Soren Nielzen,
Assistant Professor, Lund University, Sweden

10:25-10:45 Title: Current Trends in Applied and Basic Research and the Service Needs of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder [ASD]
Dr. David L. Holmes,
CEO, Lifespan Services, USA
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20

Title: Under Proposal
Dr. Adam Schaivi,
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

16:20-16:40

Title: Identifying, and Assessing Cognition in Patients with Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia (TRS)
Mr. Abraham Goldring, Manhattan Psychiatric Center, USA

16:40-17:00

Title: Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Dr. Daphne Kaye Sharpe,
Winston-Salem State University, USA

17:00-17:20 Title: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and Acupuncture used in the Management of Major Psychiatric Disorders: Randomized Controlled Trials
Dr. Zhang-Jin Zhang,
Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
17:20-17:40 Speech Opportunity Available

  

Section 406: Sleep Disorders

Time: 16:00-17:40, May 24, 2017 (Wednesday)
Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Dr. Kimberly Hardin, Director, Sleep Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA
Co-Chair: Call for Co-Chair

16:00-16:05 Chair’s Introduction
16:05-16:30 Title: Under Proposal
Dr. Kenneth Buttoo,
Center for Sleep Disorders, Canada
16:30-16:55 Title: Gadgetry and Sleep Disordered Breathing
Dr. Kimberly Hardin, Director, Sleep Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA
16:55-17:20 Speech Opportunity Available
17:20-17:45
Title: DNA to ZZZ: Genetics and Narcolepsy
Dr. Vidya Krishnan, Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, USA

 

Section 407: Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

Time: 14:00-17:40, May 24, 2017 (Wednesday)
Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair:  Dr. E. M. Drakakis, Professor, Imperial College London, UK
Co-Chair: Dr. Laura Gaudet, Professor & Department Chair, Chadron State College, USA

14:00-14:05 Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25
Title: Surprising Discovery after Looking at the Largest Group of Neurosurgical Intervention Children Following Head Trauma
Dr. Oren Tavor, Pediatric Emergency Physician, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel
14:25-14:45
Title: Under Proposal
Dr. E. M. Drakakis, Professor, Imperial College London, UK
14:45-15:05
Title: Evidence Based Timing for Dvt Chemoprophylaxis in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients
Dr. Hiba Abdel-Aziz, Assistant Professor, North Eastern Ohio Medical University, USA
15:05-15:25

Title: Based on Segmentation of Epileptic Seizures Approach to Analysys of Paraxismal Activity in Post-traumatic Rat Brain
Dr. Viacheslav  Antsiperov,
Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

15:25-15:45 Title: Neuroprotection and Cognitive Enhancement in TBI
Dr. Michelle A. Keiski, Peterborough, ON, Canada
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Title: Gender-Related Traits of Persons With and Without Traumatic Brain Injury: Reports from Students in Undergraduate Psychology Classes
Dr. Laura Gaudet,
Professor & Department Chair, Chadron State College, USA
16:20-16:40
Title: Pediatric TBI in Norway- Rehabilitation as a School-based approach by Statped
Dr. Maria Sandhaug, Statped Head Office, Norway
16:40-17:00

Speech Opportunity Available

17:00-17:20

Speech Opportunity Available

17:20-17:40
Title: Exploring the Use of Joint Video Self-modeling to Augment Metacognitive Strategy Instruction in Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury and Their Everyday Partners
Dr. Jerry K. Hoepner, Associate Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, USA

  

 

Section 5: Symposiums

 

Section 501: Stroke Symposium

Time: 14:00-17:40, May 22, 2017 (Monday)

Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Call for Chair

Co- Chair: Call for Co-Chair

14:00-14:05 Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25

Title: Catheter Closure of Patients with PFO and Cryptogenic Strokes
Dr. Igor Palacios,
Professor, Harvard Medical School, USA

14:25-14:45 Speech Opportunity Available
14:45-15:05

Title: Structural Heart Disease, Minimally Invasive Procedures and the Relationship to Thromboembolic Cerebral Disease
Dr. Evelyn M. Garcia,
Chairman and Medical Director Carilion Clinic Radiology, Chairman and Assistant Professor Radiology, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, USA

15:05-15:25 Title: Vascular Anatomy: DWI Stroke and Correlation with Clinical Findings
Dr. Dario Lisei, Neurologist, Sanatorio TRINIDAD Mitre, Argentina
15:25-15:45 Speech Opportunity Available
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20

Title: Redesigning Fall and Fall Injury Prevention Strategies for Stroke Patients
Dr. Patricia A. Quigley,
Nurse Consultant, Nurse Consultant, Patricia A. Quigley, Nurse Consultant, LLC, USA

16:20-16:40 Title: Minocycline in Treatment of Ischemic Stroke
Dr. Aage R. Møller, Founders Professor, Chairman, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
16:40-17:00

Speech Opportunity Available

17:00-17:20 Title: Collaterals in Ischemic Stroke
Dr. Konark Malhotra, Allegheny General Hospital, USA
17:20-17:40 Title: Spinning Heads  and Blacking Outs
Dr. Syed Raza,
Consultant Cardiologist  and Physician, Awali Hospital, Bahrain

 

Section 502: Pain and Headache Symposium

Time: 14:00-17:40, May 23, 2017 (Tuesday)

Venue: Hesperia Tower Convention Center

Chair: Dr. Aage R. Moller, Founders Professor, Chairman, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Co- Chair: Call for Co-Chair

14:00-14:05 Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25

Title: Orgasmic Headache: Vasoconstriction and Vascular Headache
Dr. Hak Seung Lee,
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Director, Medical Education, Jeonbuk Regional Cardiocerebrovascular Center, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Korea

14:25-14:45 Title: Chronic Neuropathic Pain: Pathology and Treatment
Dr. Aage R. Moller, Founders Professor, Chairman, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
14:45-15:05 Title: Stimulating TRPV1 Synthesis, Surface Trafficking, Axonal Transportation and Terminal Distribution in Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurons Contributes to PGE2 Potentiation of TRPV1 Activity and Prolonged Sensitization Pain
Dr. Weiya Ma, Assistant Professor, McGill University, Canada
15:05-15:25

Title: Orofacial Somatosensory Abnormalities in Neuropathic Pain Models and Patients-qualitative Sensory Testing Study
Dr. Takuya Naganawa,
Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan

15:25-15:45

Title: Drug Delivery Systems for Chronic Pain Treatment, Past Present, Future
Dr. Maged Hamza,
Virginia Commonwealth University Volunteer, USA

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20

Title: Under Proposal
Dr. Bernard P. Roques, Université Paris-Descartes, France

16:20-16:40 Title: Pathophysiological Overlaps between Temporomandibular Disorders and Tension-Type Headache
Dr. Hitoshi Sato, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Showa University, Japan
16:40-17:00

Title: Pediatric Mixed Headache - The Relationship between Migraine, Tension-Type Headache and Learning Disabilities - In a Clinic-based Sample
Dr. Jacob Genizi,
Director, Pediatric Neurology Unit, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Israel

17:00-17:20

Title: Under Proposal
Dr. Elba Cristina Villegas Villarreal,
Laboratorio de Estructura-Función e Ingeniería de Proteínas Departamento de Productos Naturales, Centro de Investigación en Biotecnología CEIB UAEM, Mexico

17:20-17:40

 Speech Opportunity Available

17:40-18:00 Speech Opportunity Available

 

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