Programme

Wednesday, June 11th:
Neuroplasticity and neurogenesis

09.00-09.10

Hasse Karlsson, Finland: Opening of the congress


09.10-10.10

René Hen, USA: Neuronal circuits related to depression and anxiety
Chair: Eero Castrén

10.10-10.40

Coffee break

10.40-11.40

Guo-Li Ming, USA: Regulation of neural development of risk genes for mental disorders, from mice to human
Chair: Eero Castrén

11.40-13.10

Lunch break

13.10-14.10

Ype Elgersma, Rotterdam: Molecular mechanisms underlying intellectual disability: from mechanisms to trials
Chair: Maija Castrén

14.10-14.55

Christine Heim, Germany: Neurobiological Consequences of Childhood Trauma
Chair: Maija Castrén

14.55-15.20

Coffee break

15.20-16.00

Nuno Sousa, Portugal: Neuroplastic events in the stressed brain
Chair: Maija Castrén

16.00-16.25

Eero Castrén, Finland: Pharmacological regulation of neuronal plasticity
Chair: Maija Castrén

18.30-20.00 Social programme: City Reception / Get-together party

 

Thursday, June 12th:
Neuroplasticity in treatment


09.00-10.00

Lars Bäckman, Sweden: Aging, Dopamine, Cognition, and Training
Chair: Satu Jääskeläinen

10.00-10.30

Coffee break

10.30-11.10

Erika Kirveskari, Finland: Plastic changes of the cortex as tools in clinical diagnostics
Chair: Satu Jääskeläinen

11.10-11.55

Ulf Ziemann, Germany: TMS in the Study of CNS Plasticity
Chair: Satu Jääskeläinen

11.55-13.25

Lunch break

13.25-15.00

Coffee+posters
Chair: Olli Tenovuo

15.00-15.30

Satu Jääskeläinen, Finland: TMS in clinical medicine
Chair: Olli Tenovuo

15.30-16.00

Presentations from selected  congress abstracts
Chair: Olli Tenovuo

 

15.30-15.40 Caroline Biojone, Brazil, Finland: Antidepressant-like effect induced by nNOS inhibition in the learned helplessness model is mediated by TrkB activation in the hippocampus

 

15.40-15.50 Nuutti Vartiainen, France: Thalamic pain: anatomical and physiological indices of prediction

 

15.50-16.00 Linnea Karlsson, Finland: Does prenatal stress affect attention shifting and disengagement in the context of emotionally salient stimuli at the age of 8 months? – The FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study

16.00-17.00

Josef Rauschecker: Plasticity in the auditory system
Chair: Olli Tenovuo

 18.00-23.15

Social programme: Cruise and dinner

 


Friday, 13th June:
Positive and negative consequences of plasticity


9.00-10.00

Vania A. Apkarian, USA: Causal relationships between neuroplasticity and chronic pain
Chair: Eija Kalso

10.00-10.30

Coffee break

10.30-11.30

Seppo Soinila, Finland: Enhancement of brain plasticity by music listening in neurological patients - Evidence from controlled intervention studies.
Chair: Eija Kalso

11.30-12.00

Matias Palva, Finland: From systems neuroscience to neurogaming
Chair: Eija Kalso

12.00-13.00

Lunch break

13.00- Departure to PET Centre
13.30-14.00

Prof. Juhani Knuuti, director of Turku PET Centre: Information about the PET Centre

14.00-14.30

Tour of PET Centre

 

 



Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 30 May 2014
Early registration deadline: 30 April 2014

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