Meetings/Workshops on Neurology in Italy

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1.
 
Connectomics
ID
857871
Dates
22 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
Location
Siena, Italy
Abstract
This Advanced Course will focus on multi-scale aspects of the connectome – the comprehensive wiring diagram of the brain – and its impact on brain function, behavior and health. Ion channels, receptors, cells and synapses breathe dynamics into this wiring diagram and give rise to sensory responses, perceptions, decisions, memories and actions. Emphasis will be placed on the latest techniques of large-scale data acquisition, analysis, theory, modeling and simulation and aspects that will be covered include: 1) the cellular basis of connectivity including gene expression, morphology and electrophysiology, 2) large-scale data gathering and data analysis of whole brain connectivity across scales including electron microscopy, single neurons, meso-scale viral tracers, diffusion and functional whole brain imaging; 3) data integration of multimodal connectome data; 4) data-driven computational modeling and simulation at different scales of brain circuitry; 5) theoretical analyses of brain network topology and principles of connectivity; 6) the development of the connectome and its link to behavior and neurological disorders; 7) predicting whole brain dynamics from the connectome; 8) wakefulness, sleep and disorders of consciousness: the relationship between the connectome and the diversity of brain states and experiences.
Contact
Francesca Martini;     Phone: [+39.0577.146.0003];     Email: info@nsas.it
2.
 
Neuroinflammation
ID
857914
Dates
06 May 2017 - 13 May 2017
Location
Siena, Italy
Abstract
The last two decades have seen a revolutionary change in the dogma suggesting that the CNS operates optimally without any assistance from circulating immune cells. Previously, attempts were made to globally mitigate any immune activity in the brain, assuming such activity was a sign of ongoing pathology. We now know that a continuous dialogue occurs between the brain and the circulation, and that soluble and cellular components derived from the circulation support brain plasticity. The implications of these finding for brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases are becoming critical issues in finding cures for these conditions. Moreover, the mechanisms whereby the brain controls the activity of the immune system is an additional mystery in this bi-directional relationship. The Advanced Course will feature contributions by scientists who have made fundamental contributions to understanding this evolving new field.
Contact
Francesca Martini;     Phone: [+39.0577.146.0003];     Email: info@nsas.it
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3.
 
Chronic Pain: Plasticity and Therapeutic Perspectives
ID
857946
Dates
13 May 2017 - 20 May 2017
Location
Siena, Italy
Abstract
Accumulating evidence points to brain reorganization with chronic pain. It seems that the grey matter of the neocortex dynamically changes with chronic pain and this reorganization is pain type specific. In parallel to the anatomical changes, brain functional properties change as well, and the best evidence for condition type functional reorganization is now documented in resting state brain activity, where one can identify a core set of brain networks commonly disturbed with chronic pain, as well as condition specific functional properties. Moreover, brain functional network properties provide a signature for existence and for emergence of chronic pain both in humans as well as in rodent models for pain chronification. It is common clinical knowledge that although a very large patient population presents with similar injuries that give rise to pain, only a small minority of them develop chronic pain. Thus the critical question in the field of pain research is: what characteristics differentiate between those that develop chronic pain and the ones who properly recover from their injury into health. Complimenting the human study there is now evidence in animal models regarding brain reorganization with pain chronification.
Contact
Francesca Martini;     Phone: [+39.0577.146.0003];     Email: info@nsas.it
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4.
 
Neural Stem Cells: Development and Brain Repair
ID
857912
Dates
20 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
Location
Siena, Italy
Abstract
A number of neurological diseases are characterized by the loss of individual neuronal subtypes and/or specialized glial cells. The ongoing effort is to understand the underlying pathophysiology in an attempt to identify suitable drug targets. Opportunities have emerged within the stem cell field. Unprecedented advances have been made in our understanding of stem cells and through them much can be learned about the physiology and pathophysiology of the cells that degenerate in different brain disorders with the ultimate goal of delivering therapeutically relevant stem cells that could ameliorate the clinical outcome. The Advanced Course will bring together a collection of investigators who are at the forefront of their field and will showcase research at the frontiers of neural stem cells for neurorepair.
Contact
Francesca Martini;     Phone: [+39.0577.146.0003];     Email: info@nsas.it
5.
 
Learning and Memory: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms
ID
857966
Dates
28 May 2017 - 04 Jun 2017
Location
Siena, Italy
Abstract
Recent ground-breaking developments in neuroscience, such as optogenetics, in vivo 2-photon confocal microscopy, head mounted microscopes, powerful new developments in modeling, behavioral neuroscience approaches, and sophisticated brain imaging tools, have changed dramatically studies of memory. Most importantly, these developments have fostered interdisciplinary studies that led to integrated molecular, cellular, systems, cognitive and behavioral explanations of how memories are allocated, formed, consolidated, reconsolidated and retrieved. These studies have also led to mechanistic cross-disciplinary studies of memory disorders, which in some cases led to the development of targeted treatments that are changing how we imagine treating the considerable health burden associated with this large class of conditions.
Contact
Francesca Martini;     Phone: [+39.0577.146.0003];     Email: info@nsas.it
6.
 
Sleep and Cognition
ID
860185
Dates
08 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
Location
Siena, Italy
Abstract
This Advanced Course will cut across multiple fields of sleep studies and will feature dedicated sessions addressing important emerging areas. Emphasis will be placed on cutting-edge methods and hypotheses for understanding sleep and its effects on cognitive functions, and on how neurophysiological/genetic/imaging approaches can shed light on the functions of sleep and its essential role in maintaining and preserving vigilance, performance, learning and memory. Some of the topics that will be covered include the following: 1) the link between sleep and brain plasticity, with in depth discussion of the ultrastructural, molecular, electrophysiological and behavioral evidence linking synaptic plasticity and learning during wake with sleep need; 2) the discovery of novel brain circuits and cell types involved in sleep regulation; 3) the role of sleep in learning, memory consolidation as well as forgetting; 4) the effects of sleep loss on brain cognitive functions and how these effects depend on a complex interaction between homeostatic and circadian factors; 5) sleep and dreaming, and how the application of new behavioral paradigms and high-density EEG can contribute to the understanding of the occurrence of conscious experiences during sleep. The course will be an interactive, multidisciplinary forum in which participants will discard outdated notions, gain an appreciation for the latest thinking, and develop insights that will help navigate the complexity of sleep research.
Contact
Francesca Martini;     Phone: [+39.0577.146.0003];     Email: info@nsas.it
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7.
 
Cognitive Decine and Aging
ID
868392
Dates
01 Sep 2017 - 08 Sep 2017
Location
Siena, Italy
Abstract
Age is the greatest risk factor for multiple neurodegenerative diseases. In that context, the prevailing perception of the aging brain is of linear decline across multiple systems. A diametrically different perspective is that the aging brain is a dynamic adaptive organ that initiates multiple survival systems throughout the aging process. While these adaptations in the aging brain are for the majority of persons beneficial, they can, in vulnerable populations, lead to increased risk of neurodegenerative disease. The systems biology of transition states in normal aging and neurodegeneration provides insights into mechanisms of disease risk and disease progression. Risk of multiple neurodegenerative diseases can emerge during neuroendocrine transitions of aging when gene networks undergo shifts in activation and expression. These risk networks underlie the prodromal phase of neurodegenerative disease. Later, transition states typify the progressive nature of multiple neurodegenerative diseases. Risk for and progression of Alzheimer’s disease are exemplars of both risk that can emerge during neuroendocrine transitions and the transition states of disease progression.
Contact
Francesca Martini;     Phone: [+39.0577.146.0003];     Email: info@nsas.it
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8.
 
Innovations and State of the Art In Dementia Rese
ID
866149
Dates
07 Sep 2017 - 09 Sep 2017
Location
Rome, Italy
Abstract
Innovinc International invites you to participate in the “Innovations and State of the Art In Dementia Research” will takes place on Sep 07 - 09, 2017, Rome, Italy with the theme "Delivering on dementia: new models of care". Dementia is a national challenge and has ramifications for the health and social care system, as well as wider society. Dementia mostly affects aged people; Dementia is a disorder, more often it is of chronic or progressive nature, developed by an assortment of brain illnesses that influence thinking, memory, behaviour and ability to perform daily activities. Dementia is overwhelming for the general population who have it, as well as for their caregivers and families.
Contact
Steve;     Phone: [+1 337-322-3608];     Email: dementia@innovincconferences.com
Topics
Diagnosing Dementia Pharmacological Treatment of Dementia Alzheimer Disease Imaging
9.
 
SPIN2018 — 23rd International Spin Symposium
ID
856396
Dates
10 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Location
Ferrara, Italy
Topics
Spin ; Polarisation ; Proton ; Structure functions ; Fundamental symmetries ; Accelerators
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Last updated: 07 January 2017