2015 World Congress on Brain, Behavior and Emotions

 

This was the official website for the 2015 World Congress on Brain, Behavior and Emotions.
Content is from the site's 2015 archived pages.

More than 140 Brazilian and foreign experts discussed evidence and challenges of science on the brain, behavior and emotions
Lectures, debates and public participation consolidates the World Congress on Brain, Behavior and Emotions as a major multidisciplinary events in the world.

Recent research and advanced technologies for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases were presented at the 11th edition of the World Congress on Brain, Behavior and Emotions, held in Porto Alegre from April 29 to May 2.

The event reverberated in national and international press, interested in the new evidences shared by 140 Brazilian and foreign experts (USA, Canada, Argentina, England, among other countries) with many specialists on psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology and geriatrics.

The Brain Congress in 2015 strengthens itself each year as a reference in multidisciplinary, attracting other specialists in areas such as radiology, pediatrics, physical therapy, endocrinology, genetics, general surgery, internal medicine, radiology, angiology, ophthalmology, nephrology and pulmonology.

The event fully met in order to promote discussions aimed at improving research, from prevention to treatment of disorders and diseases triggered by changes in brain function, in addition to the exchange between Brazilian and foreign, essential for those who develop cutting-edge research. This is the opinion of the coordinators of this year, the neurologist Paulo Caramelli, coordinator of the Clinical Hospital neurology servisse, from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and also neurologist Jorge Moll, who chairs the D'Or Institute for Research and Education, in Rio de Janeiro.

Multidisciplinary scientific event model, the 11th edition of the World Congress on Brain, Behavior and Emotions had the support of the Brazilian Society of Psychology, the Brazilian Association of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry (ABNPG), Brazilian Academy of Neurology (ABN), Brazilian Association of Neurology, Child Psychiatry and Allied Professions (ABENEPI), Brazilian Society of Neuropsychology and the Brazilian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SBGG).

Among the topics presented, the highlights were those aimed at the preservation of brain integrity, with guidance on how to prevent dementia and disorders related to the brain, especially to the elderly. Experts also brought evidence of the importance of every person to respect your own sleep time, explaining their involvement in the onset and healing of diseases.

The event addressed controversial issues as the proven harms of marijuana and 50 new synthetic drugs entering each year in Brazil, as well as evidence that evil has a strong genetic component and that most of the offenders is unrecoverable and relapse to commit offenses when they have opportunity. According to doctors, the results of which should provide support in the trial of criminals and the definition of public security policy. Betrayal explained under the points of view of genetics and social behavior was also one of the issues of great appeal to lawmakers and the media. Frequent under-diagnosis of autism reveals the need for early assessment and the damage that has been caused to many patients, who end up being confused with those with other pathologies of neurological order, such as OCD, psychosis and schizophrenia.

"The prestige of the Brain Congress was growing at each edition and today we are sure that we build together with leading specialty entities a fruitful experience for all. For next year, we are committed to making a renewed and even better event in Argentina", points out Eduardo Correa, director of CCM Worldwide Medical Congresses.

The 2016 event is already marked place and date: Buenos Aires from 12 to 15 June. One of the most recognized features of the Brain Congress is seeking the renewal of talks and invited experts. Among the foreigners already confirmed big names like the British Barbara Wilson, Catherine Harmer and Richard Frackowiak, Americans Joseph Ledoux, Helen Mayberg and Jay Giedo, Canadian Donald Stuss and Robert Hare and the French Yves Agid.



 

Scientific Activities

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015
  • Friday, May 01, 2015
  • Saturday, May 02, 2015
  • Sunday, July 12, 2015

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

• Sala 01
Time Activity
18:00-18:40 Opening Conference

Moderator: JORGE MOLL (Brazil/RJ)
Moderator: PAULO CARAMELLI (Brazil/MG)
The neuroscience of justice motivation
Speaker: JEAN DECETY (United States)
18:40-19:10 Opening Ceremony

DIOGO LARA (Brazil/RS)
 
• Sala 02
Time Activity
09:00-18:00 Workshop
Strategies on prevention of difficulties and rehabilitation of memory
Opening
Memory system and aging common alterations
Speaker: MÔNICA YASSUDA (Brazil/SP)
Q&A;
Worrying forgetfulness and not worrying forgetfulness
Speaker: JOÃO SENGER (Brazil/RS)
Q&A;
Break
Forgetfulness and depression/anxiety
Speaker: ANALUIZA CAMOZZATO DE PADUA (Brazil/RS)
Q&A;
Clinical aspect of memory problems prevention
Speaker: JOÃO SENGER (Brazil/RS)
Q&A;
Strategies to maintain a good memory throughout the LIFE cycle
Speaker: MÔNICA YASSUDA (Brazil/SP)
Break
Memory training techniques for elderly with mild cognitive impairment
Speaker: SYLVIE BELLEVILLE (Canada)
Cognitive interventions with outcomes in functional magnetic resonance in patients with mild cognitive impairment: a critical review of current studies
Speaker: ELIANE CORREA MIOTTO (Brazil/SP)
Q&A;
Memory rehabilitation in patients with dementia
Speaker: ELIANE CORREA MIOTTO (Brazil/SP)
Closing
 
• Sala 03
Time Activity
09:00-18:00 Workshop
Complex cases of the interface between Psychiatry and Neurology: the dialogue between neurologists and psychiatrists
Coordination: EURÍPEDES CONSTANTINO MIGUEL (Brazil/SP)
Coordination: RICARDO NITRINI (Brazil/SP)
Opening
EURÍPEDES CONSTANTINO MIGUEL (Brazil/SP)
RICARDO NITRINI (Brazil/SP)
Genetics, motricity, psychosis and cognition: the four strands of the same story
Speaker: EDUARDO MAIA (Brazil/SP)
Neurologist
Debater: CARLOS R. M. RIEDER (Brazil/RS)
Psychiatrist
Break
The artist who saw the true copy of his wife: the illusion of doubles
Speaker: HERVAL RIBEIRO SOARES NETO (Brazil/SP)
Neurologist
Debater: PAULO CARAMELLI (Brazil/MG)
Psychiatrist
Debater: HELIO ELKIS (Brazil/SP)
Break
Change in the young adult life trajectory: Neurology and Psychiatry interlacing
Speaker: ELDER LANZANI FREITAS (Brazil/SP)
Neurologist
Debater: MARCIA LORENA FAGUNDES CHAVES (Brazil/RS)
Psychiatrist
Debater: FLAVIO MILMAN SHANSIS (Brazil/RS)
Break
From syndrome to synapse: the brain on fire that the clinician must be able to recognize
Speaker: MATEUS MISTIERI SIMABUKURO (Brazil/SP)
Neurologist
Debater: ANDRÉ PALMINI (Brazil/RS)
Psychiatrist
Debater: DIOGO LARA (Brazil/RS)
Discussion and Clonclusion
EURÍPEDES CONSTANTINO MIGUEL (Brazil/SP)
RICARDO NITRINI (Brazil/SP)
 
• Sala 04
Time Activity
09:00-18:00 Forum
Cognitive behavioral therapy: what is happening and what will happen?
And Beck created Cognitive Therapy… How strong is it considering the progress CBT since its creation? A summary of the conference delivered by Melanie Fennel at the World Conference of Cognitive Therapies in Barcelona, June 2007
Speaker: MELANIE OGLIARI PEREIRA (Brazil/RS)
Round Table: Resilience, Acceptance, Mindfulness: what are they? What are they good for? What are their similarities and differences
Coordinator: IRISMAR REIS DE OLIVEIRA (Brazil/BA)
Resilience
Speaker: PAULO KNAPP (Brazil/RS)
Acceptance
Speaker: CARLA BICCA (Brazil/RS)
Mindfulness
Speaker: DANIELA SOPEZKI (Brazil)
Break
Coordinator: CHRISTIAN KRISTENSEN (Brazil/RS)
Round Table: Generation Y- Z. Who are they? What do they do?
Concept
Speaker: CARLOS EDUARDO SEIXAS (Brazil/RS)
The progress in CBT for children: including computer-mediated components (working memory training Cogmed)
Speaker: CIRCE PETERSEN (Brazil/RS)
Education in the 21st century
Speaker: JULIETA DESAULNIERS (Brazil/RS)
Discussion
Round Table: Metacognitive psychology and Metacognitive Therapy – a proposition in CBT
Coordinator: ELIANE FALCONE (Brazil/RJ)
Presentation of the interview given at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Boston by Prof. Adrian Wells
Speaker: CHRISTIAN KRISTENSEN (Brazil/RS)
Break
Debate: Acceptance, Mindfulness, NICE: are they not being trivialized?
Moderator: CARMEN NEUFELD (Brazil/SP)
Video presentation: Thrive: the power of evidence-based psychological therapies -‬‬‬‬‬ London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
What is NICE?
Speaker: CARMEN NEUFELD (Brazil/SP)
Debater: IRISMAR REIS DE OLIVEIRA (Brazil/BA)
Debater: ELIANE FALCONE (Brazil/RJ)
Debater: HELENE DE OLIVEIRA SHINOHARA (Brazil/RJ)
Discussion
Conference: Research in Neuroimaging and Meditation
Coordinator: LIA SILVIA KUNZLER (Brazil/DF)
Speaker: ELISA KOZASA (Brazil/SP)
Break
Conference: Mindfulness and Buddhism - Concept and Practice
Coordinator: VÂNIA CHRISTINA BORGES BAZAN (Brazil/PR)
Speaker: LAMA SHERAB DROLMA (Brazil/RS)
Debate: Buddhism, Neurosciences, Education and CBT: interfaces and differences
Coordinator: MELANIE OGLIARI PEREIRA (Brazil/RS)
Debater: LAMA SHERAB DROLMA (Brazil/RS)
Debater: JULIETA DESAULNIERS (Brazil/RS)
Debater: ELISA KOZASA (Brazil/SP)
Debater: PAULO KNAPP (Brazil/RS)
Closing
 
• Sala 05
Time Activity
09:00-18:00 Workshop
Neuroimaging, cognition and neuropsychology: principles and applications in research and clinical
Reception and accreditation
Opening
Coordinator: JORGE MOLL (Brazil/RJ)
Coordinator: VITOR GERALDI HAASE (Brazil/MG)
What is left of the Neuropsychology after functional neuroimaging?
Speaker: VITOR GERALDI HAASE (Brazil/MG)
Basic concepts of functional and structural magnetic resonance
Speaker: FERNANDA TOVAR MOLL (Brazil/RJ)
Break
Image processing methods for magnetic resonance focusing on SPM (I)
Speaker: GRISELDA GARRIDO (Brazil/RJ)
Image processing methods for magnetic resonance focusing on SPM (II)
Speaker: GRISELDA GARRIDO (Brazil/RJ)
Break
Classification and
Speaker: AUGUSTO BUCHWEITZ (Brazil/RS)
Magnetic resonance imaging for the investigation of neural mechanisms of social behavior
Speaker: JORGE MOLL (Brazil/RJ)
Break
Developmental dyscalculia: does functional neuroimaging has something to say?
Speaker: VITOR GERALDI HAASE (Brazil/MG)
Investigating brain connectivity and plasticity using neuroimaging
Speaker: FERNANDA TOVAR MOLL (Brazil/RJ)
Neuroimaging of the reading and learning disorders
Speaker: AUGUSTO BUCHWEITZ (Brazil/RS)
Closing
 
• Sala 06
Time Activity
09:00-18:00 Workshop
Multiple sclerosis: How to match the right patient with the right treatment
Coordinator: JEFFERSON BECKER (Brazil/RS)
Coordinator: DOUGLAS KAZUTOSHI SATO (Japan)
Tackling MS on an individual basis: why specific patients need specific treatments?
Speaker: ANDRE PALMA DA CUNHA MATTA (Brazil/RJ)
The “unexpected MRI”: the diagnostic approach and treatment decision-making in RIS
Speaker: CLAUDIA CRISTINA FERREIRA VASCONCELOS (Brazil/RJ)
Clinically isolated syndrome - which patients need what treatment?
Speaker: MARIA FERNANDA MENDES (Brazil/SP)
Break
Optic Neuromyelitis: Are anti-AQP4 + and anti-MOG + different syndromes? Do they need different treatments?
Speaker: DOUGLAS KAZUTOSHI SATO (Japan)
Suboptimal response
Speaker: JEFFERSON BECKER (Brazil/RS)
Morning session Q&A;
Break
Case report session
Coordinator: CLAUDIA CRISTINA FERREIRA VASCONCELOS (Brazil/RJ)
Coordinator: MARIA FERNANDA MENDES (Brazil/SP)
Clinical presentation ‘benign MS’
Speaker: ANDRE PALMA DA CUNHA MATTA (Brazil/RJ)
Speaker: LEONARDO VEDOLIN (Brazil/RS)
Clinical presentation: rapidly evolving severe RRMS
Speaker: JEFFERSON BECKER (Brazil/RS)
Speaker: RICARDO BERNARDI SODER (Brazil/RS)
Clinical presentation: therapeutic failure
Speaker: MARLISE DE CASTRO RIBEIRO (Brazil/RS)
Optic neuromyelitis case report
Speaker: GIORDANI RODRIGUES DOS PASSOS (Brazil/RS)
Debater: DOUGLAS KAZUTOSHI SATO (Japan)
Closing

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

• Sala 01
Time Activity
08:00-09:00 Round Table
Dynamics of cortical formation and malformations: How neurons out of place lead to neurological and mental diseases?
Moderator: JORGE MOLL (Brazil/RJ)
Malformations of cortical development: epilepsy and mental retardation when neurons miss their programmed destination
Speaker: ANDRÉ PALMINI (Brazil/RS)
The cerebral representation of the affective human caleidoscope: altruism, love, envy and aggression
Speaker: RICARDO DE OLIVEIRA SOUZA (Brazil/RJ)
09:00-09:40 Conference
Does cannabis really lead to executive dysfunction and abnormal decision-making?
Moderator: LEONARDO PAIM (Brazil/RS)
Speaker: ANTOINE BECHARA (United States)
09:40-10:20 Conference
Antipsychotics in schizophrenia: when and how to associate?
Moderator: JAIR MARI (Brazil/SP)
Speaker: CHRISTOPH U. CORRELL (United States)
10:20-10:40 Break
10:40-11:20 Conference
State-of-the-art in the research of Borderline Personality Disorders
Moderator: PEDRO DO PRADO LIMA (Brazil/RS)
Speaker: MARTIN BOHUS (Germany)
11:20-12:30 Presidential Section
Moderator: RICARDO DE OLIVEIRA SOUZA (Brazil/RJ)
Alzheimer's disease or Alzheimer's diseases? The different clinical faces of the most common form of dementia
Speaker: PAULO CARAMELLI (Brazil/MG)
The neural bases of human moral motivation: an emerging picture
Speaker: JORGE MOLL (Brazil/RJ)
Discussion
12:30-14:00 Break
14:00-15:30 Interactive lectures
"Living and learning": experience shaping the human brain
Moderator: PEDRO DO PRADO LIMA (Brazil/RS)
How the past shapes our genes? Behavior, emotions and epigenetics
Speaker: MOSHE SZYF (Canada)
Population neuroscience: what shapes the human brain?
Speaker: TOMÁS PAUS (Canada)
Discussion
15:30-15:50 Break
15:50-16:40 Conference
Pharmacological management of treatment resistant depression
Moderator: RODRIGO GRASSI DE OLIVEIRA (Brazil/RS)
Speaker: PIERRE BLIER (Canada)
16:40-17:30 Symposium

Moderator: CARLOS R. M. RIEDER (Brazil/RS)
Reflections after more than two decades of research investigating Deep Brain Stimulation
Speaker: ALEXANDRE FRANCISCO (Brazil/PR)
The concept of interfering with brain circuits: small brain regions and the control of movement
Speaker: ERICH FONOFF (Brazil/SP)
17:30-18:10 Keynote Lecture
Tricking evolution? epigenetics and the new Lamarckism
Moderator: IVANA DA CRUZ (Brazil/RS)
Speaker: MOSHE SZYF (Canada)
 
• Sala 02
Time Activity
08:00-09:30 Round Table
Will neuroscience inform preventive interventions for mental disorders?
Moderator: GUILHERME POLANCZYK (Brazil/SP)
Understanding the concept of neurodevelopment
Speaker: JADERSON COSTA DA COSTA (Brazil/RS)
Neurodevelopment and psychopathology: time-windows for prevention
Speaker: BJ CASEY (United States)
The Brazilian National Institute of Developmental Psychiatry for Children and Adolescents: earlier investments for a better future of our children
Speaker: EURÍPEDES CONSTANTINO MIGUEL (Brazil/SP)
Discussion
09:30-10:10 Conference
Functional neuroimaging of social difficulties in autistic spectrum disorders
Moderator: JADERSON COSTA DA COSTA (Brazil/RS)
Speaker: MONICA ZILBOVICIUS (France)
10:10-10:40 Break
10:40-11:20 Conference
Revisiting savant syndrome: exceptional skills and enhanced perception in autism
Moderator: LUIS AUGUSTO PAIM ROHDE (Brazil/RS)
Speaker: LAURENT MOTTRON (Canada)
11:20-12:30 Break
12:30-14:00 Apsen
Speaker: SERGIO LUIS BLAY (Brazil/SP)
14:00-15:30 Round Table
The evolving society and the impact on childhood psychiatric diagnosis
Moderator: LUIS AUGUSTO PAIM ROHDE (Brazil/RS)
Are mental disorders more prevalent today than ever?
Speaker: GUILHERME POLANCZYK (Brazil/SP)
The impact of the changing environment over the psychiatric diagnosis
Speaker: LUIS AUGUSTO PAIM ROHDE (Brazil/RS)
The neuroscientific revolution and new diagnostic limits
Speaker: MONIQUE ERNST (United States)
The impact of changing socio-cultural beliefs on the clinical setting
Speaker: JEAN DECETY (United States)
Discussion
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:30 Round Table
Human brain in health and disease
Moderator: JAIR MARI (Brazil/SP)
Shaping the brain in health and disease
Speaker: TOMÁS PAUS (Canada)
Integrative neuroscience
Speaker: ARY GADELHA (Brazil/SP)
High risk cohort study for psychiatric disorders: advances and future perspectives
Speaker: GIOVANNI ABRAHAO SALUM JR. (Brazil/RS)
Discussion
 
• Sala 03
Time Activity
08:00-09:30 Round Table
The vulnerable aging brain: how to protect and treat
Moderator: JOÃO SENGER (Brazil/RS)
The effects of low education on the aging brain
Speaker: JOSÉ MARCELO FARFEL (Brazil/SP)
Frailty and cognitive decline: what does Brazilian research show?
Speaker: MÔNICA YASSUDA (Brazil/SP)
Fragility and brain aging: possibilities of prevention and treatment
Speaker: JOHN MORLEY (United States)
Discussion
09:30-10:10 Conference
Night terror: a real nightmare
Moderator: MONICA LEVY ANDERSEN (Brazil/SP)
Speaker: CARLOS SCHENCK (United States)
10:10-10:40 Break
10:40-11:20 Conference
The amyloid hypothesis for Alzheimer‘s disease: a critical reappraisal of the ‘pros & cons‘
Moderator: MARINO BIANCHIN (Brazil/RS)
Speaker: JOHN HARDY (United Kingdom)
11:20-14:00 Break
14:00-15:30 Round Table
Thinking differently about common neurological diseases: applying genetic discoveries to everyday practic
Moderator: CARLOS R. M. RIEDER (Brazil/RS)
Counseling patients with Alzheimer’s disease and their relatives: rates of progression and familial risk
Speaker: JOHN HARDY (United Kingdom)
The many Parkinson’s diseases: what have we learned from genetics that should impact practice and counseling?
Speaker: CARLOS R. M. RIEDER (Brazil/RS)
Genetic epilepsies: what should not be missed?
Speaker: ISCIA LOPES CENDES (Brazil/SP)
Discussion
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:30 What´s Next

Moderator: PAULO CARAMELLI (Brazil/MG)
17:30-18:10 Conference
Differential diagnosis between Alzheimer‘s disease and frontotemporal dementia: Targeting specific cognitive and behavioral mechanisms
Moderator: PAULO CARAMELLI (Brazil/MG)
Speaker: MICHAEL HORNBERGER (United Kingdom)
 
• Sala 04
Time Activity
08:00-09:30 Round Table
What do biomarkers ‘mark’ and how should that impact upon clinical decisions?
Moderator: MARIO FRANCISCO JURUENA (Brazil/SP)
Peripheral biomarkers in pre-symptomatic or prodromal neurodegenerative diseases
Speaker: ANTONIO LUCIO TEIXEIRA JR. (Brazil/MG)
BDNF and other peripheral biomarkers: What do they tell about the prognosis of mental disorders?
Speaker: RODRIGO GRASSI DE OLIVEIRA (Brazil/RS)
The magical, mysterial images of the brain: what should we make of that?
Speaker: MARCELO HOEXTER (Brazil/SP)
Discussion
09:30-10:30 What´s Next

Moderator: PEDRO DO PRADO LIMA (Brazil/RS)
10:30-11:00 Break
12:30-14:00 Satellite Symposium - Janssen
Improving the diagnosis of schizophrenia from the beginning of the treatment
Advantages of the long-acting treatment
Speaker: MARCUS ZANETTI (Brazil)
Discussion of case reports
Speaker: EDUARDO DAURA (Brazil)
Q&A;
14:00-15:05 Round Table
Don’t sleep and miss! The refinement of the science of sleep
Moderator: MONICA LEVY ANDERSEN (Brazil/SP)
Sleep deprivation and the heart
Speaker: GLAUCYLARA REIS GEOVANINI (Brazil/SP)
The surprising science of the sleeping mind
Speaker: CARLOS SCHENCK (United States)
Discussion
15:05-16:00 Break
16:00-17:30 Round Table
Neurophilosophy: emotion and reason in social relations
Moderator: ANTOINE BECHARA (United States)
‘‘Like or dislike’: fMRI in decision making process
Speaker: ALEXANDRE ROSA FRANCO (Brazil/RS)
Perception of parity and online and offline perception: ultimatum and dictator games as meter of justice and rationality
Speaker: FABRÍCIO PONTIN (Brazil/RS)
The "online brain": the behaviour of new generations on decision making process
Speaker: AUGUSTO BUCHWEITZ (Brazil/RS)
Decision-making, consciousness, and the normative constructs of the social brain
Speaker: NYTHAMAR DE OLIVEIRA (Brazil/RS)
The influence of emotions on decision-making process
Speaker: ANTOINE BECHARA (United States)
Discussion

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

• Área de Pôsteres
Time Activity
12:50-14:10 Poster Visit
 
• Sala 01
Time Activity
08:00-09:30 Round Table
Love, hate and passion: the neuro-mysteries of the "heart"
Moderator: DIOGO LARA (Brazil/RS)
Are there evolutionary factors behind cheating? Genetic and environmental factors shaping the diversity of mating
Speaker: IVANA DA CRUZ (Brazil/RS)
About good and bad decisions in love
Speaker: ANTOINE BECHARA (United States)
What really matters for love and attraction?
Speaker: CARMITA HELENA NAJJAR ABDO (Brazil/SP)
Discussion
09:30-10:10 Conference
From stress to inflammation and major depressive disorder
Moderator: VALENTIM GENTIL (Brazil/SP)
Speaker: GEORGE M. SLAVICH (United States/Estados Unidos)
10:10-10:40 Break
10:40-11:20 Conference
The challenge of the adolescent brain: structure, function and psychopathology
Moderator: GUILHERME POLANCZYK (Brazil/SP)
Speaker: BJ CASEY (United States)
11:20-12:50 Round Table
Cannabis, marijuana and cannabidiol in Neurology and Psychiatry: teasing out the good and the bad
Moderator: VALENTIM GENTIL (Brazil/SP)
The neurobiology of the endocannabinoid system
Speaker: FABRICIO MOREIRA (Brazil/MG)
The science of the association between cannabis use and psychosis: clinical, neuropsychological and neuroimaging findings
Speaker: ROBIN MURRAY (United Kingdom)
The shiny side: cannabidiol in very severe childhood epilepsies
Speaker: ANDRÉ PALMINI (Brazil/RS)
Discussion
12:50-14:10 Poster Visit
14:10-15:40 Round Table
The think tanker’s view: tackling big issues in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and epilepsy
Moderator: FERNANDO CENDES (Brazil/SP)
Rethinking Parkinson’s disease: facts, myths and chimeras
Speaker: HÉLIO TEIVE (Brazil/PR)
Getting it right: What neuroimaging can tell on the relations between seizure frequency, lesion type and cognition in temporal lobe epilepsies?
Speaker: FERNANDO CENDES (Brazil/SP)
Practical utility of Alzheimer’s biomarkers in a memory clinic
Speaker: RICARDO ALLEGRI (Argentina)
Discussion
15:40-16:10 Break
16:10-17:40 Round Table
What are today’s kids taking when they go to parties?
Moderator: CLAUDIO MENEGHELLO MARTINS (Brazil/RS)
Debater: LEONARDO PAIM (Brazil/RS)
Debater: FERNANDA LIA DE PAULA RAMOS (Brazil/RS)
17:40-18:20 Keynote Lecture
At last, a model of schizophrenia that integrates developmental, social and dopaminergic abnormalities
Moderator: VALENTIM GENTIL (Brazil/SP)
Speaker: ROBIN MURRAY (United Kingdom)
 
• Sala 02
Time Activity
08:00-09:30 Forum
Psychopharmacology Forum I
Moderator: PEDRO DO PRADO LIMA (Brazil/RS)
Neurochemical targets in depression: relation with psychopathology
Speaker: PIERRE BLIER (Canada)
Why antipsychotics have antidepressant like effect: a concise model
Speaker: PEDRO DO PRADO LIMA (Brazil/RS)
Opioid systems and depressive reactions
Speaker: GEORGE M. SLAVICH (United States/Estados Unidos)
Discussion
09:30-10:10 Conference
Mild Behavioral Impairment: how much greater is the risk of dementia compared to MCI, depression, anxiety or psychosis?
Moderator: JOÃO SENGER (Brazil/RS)
Speaker: FERNANDO TARAGANO (Argentina)
10:10-10:40 Break
10:40-11:20 Conference
The essence of bipolar disorder
Moderator: MARIO FRANCISCO JURUENA (Brazil/SP)
Speaker: ANDREW A. NIERENBERG (United States)
11:20-12:50 Round Table
The sad side of the tricky brain: how psychogenic seizures and abnormal movements are created in the brain
Moderator: LUCIANO DE PAOLA (Brazil/PR)
The concepts and semiology of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
Speaker: LUCIANO DE PAOLA (Brazil/PR)
Unveiling mechanisms for psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: will better understanding foster better treatments?
Speaker: WILLIAM CURT LAFRANCE (United States)
Functional movement disorders: a window to the neurology of volition
Speaker: MARK HALLETT (United States)
Discussion
12:50-14:10 Poster Visit
14:10-15:40 Round Table
The evolutionary biology of aggression
Moderator: RICARDO DE OLIVEIRA SOUZA (Brazil/RJ)
Evolution and psychopathy: could a link possibly exist?
Speaker: RICARDO DE OLIVEIRA SOUZA (Brazil/RJ)
Aggressive behavior as a result from early life distress
Speaker: ALDO BOLTEN LUCION (Brazil/RS)
Wrapping up: Why aggressive behavior thrived during evolution
Speaker: IVANA DA CRUZ (Brazil/RS)
Discussion
15:40-16:10 Break
16:10-17:40 Round Table
The first consultation of the patient with a psychiatric symptom: getting right from the start
Moderator: FLAVIO MILMAN SHANSIS (Brazil/RS)
Ann adult patient with depressive symptoms
Speaker: FLAVIO MILMAN SHANSIS (Brazil/RS)
A child with irritability
Speaker: FERNANDA VALLE KRIEGER (Brazil/RS)
An elderly with manic symptoms
Speaker: CASSIO MACHADO DE CAMPOS BOTTINO (Brazil/SP)
Discussion
 
• Sala 03
Time Activity
08:00-09:30 Round Table
Frontemporal dementia: a diagnostic update for the clinician
Moderator: PAULO JANNUZZI CUNHA (Brazil/SP)
Neuropsychological markers of frontotemporal dementia
Speaker: LEONARDO CRUZ DE SOUZA (Brazil/MG)
Genetics of frontotemporal dementia: Is it important?
Speaker: LEONEL TADAO TAKADA (Brazil/SP)
Neuroimaging in the diagnosis of frontotemporal lobe degeneration syndromes
Speaker: MICHAEL HORNBERGER (United Kingdom)
Discussion
09:30-10:10 Conference
From cell changes to behavioral symptoms in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease: an update on pathophysiology
Moderator: PAULO CARAMELLI (Brazil/MG)
Speaker: MARCO PRADO (Canada)
10:10-10:20 Break
10:20-11:20 What´s Next

Moderator: PAULO ANDRE BARCELLOS PRATES DOS SANTOS (Brazil/RN)
11:20-12:50 Round Table
Old age psychiatry in clinical practice
Moderator: JOÃO SENGER (Brazil/RS)
Psychiatric disorders as risk factors for dementia
Speaker: CASSIO MACHADO DE CAMPOS BOTTINO (Brazil/SP)
Cognitive effects of drugs commonly used by the elderly
Speaker: JOÃO SENGER (Brazil/RS)
Anxiety disorders: diagnosis and management
Speaker: JERSON LAKS (Brazil/RJ)
Discussion
12:50-14:10 Satellite Symposium - Shire
Shire
Speaker: LUIS AUGUSTO PAIM ROHDE (Brazil/RS)
Speaker: ANDRÉ PALMINI (Brazil/RS)
14:10-15:40 Round Table
Digital revolution and the brain
Moderator: FERNANDA VALLE KRIEGER (Brazil/RS)
The impact of digital revolution on the adolescent brain
Speaker: BJ CASEY (United States)
Cognitive training for the developing brain
Speaker: LUIS AUGUSTO PAIM ROHDE (Brazil/RS)
Teaching to the test? Cognitive neuroscience and the possibility of ‘Teaching to the Brain’
Speaker: AUGUSTO BUCHWEITZ (Brazil/RS)
Discussion
15:40-16:10 Break
16:10-17:40 Interactive lectures
Crucial issues in aging and dementia
Moderator: ANDRÉ PALMINI (Brazil/RS)
Decision making, behavioral- and neuro-economics in aging
Speaker: DAVID BENNETT (United States)
Rapidly progressive dementias: an emerging challenge for the clinician
Speaker: RICARDO NITRINI (Brazil/SP)
Discussion
17:40-18:20 Conference
Structured events in the human prefrontal cortex
Moderator: JORGE MOLL (Brazil/RJ)
Speaker: JORDAN GRAFMAN (United States)
 
• Sala 04
Time Activity
08:00-09:30 Round Table
The medicine of sleep: back to basics
Moderator: LUCIANO RIBEIRO PINTO JR. (Brazil/SP)
Polissonography for the study of sleep
Speaker: CAMILA HIROTSU (Brazil/SP)
The polisonographic diagnosis of sleep disorders
Speaker: LUCIANO RIBEIRO PINTO JR. (Brazil/SP)
Practical learning: case discussions of sleep disorders
Speaker: GLAUCYLARA REIS GEOVANINI (Brazil/SP)
Discussion
09:30-10:20 What´s Next

Moderator: JORGE MOLL (Brazil/RJ)
10:20-10:30 Break
10:30-11:20 What´s Next

Moderator: JORGE MOLL (Brazil/RJ)
11:20-12:50 Round Table
Screening cognitivo digital
Moderator: MÔNICA YASSUDA (Brazil/SP)
Rapid cognitive screening on the iPhone/iPad
Speaker: MIRNA PORTUGUEZ (Brazil/RS)
Innovative assessment strategies: virtual reality tests and computerized testing: do they bring new information and detect real-life deficits in our patients?
Speaker: TERESA TORRALVA (Argentina)
Embodied cognition and neuropsychiatric disorders
Speaker: VITOR GERALDI HAASE (Brazil/MG)
Discussion
12:50-14:10 Poster Visit
14:10-15:40 Round Table
"On rats and men": dissecting behavioral mechanisms in animal models to understand human cognition in health and disease
Moderator: RICARDO NITRINI (Brazil/SP)
Social memory and environmental changes: the search for neurobiological mechanisms
Speaker: GRACE SCHENATTO PEREIRA MORAES (Brazil/MG)
"When" is as important as "who" and "where" for understanding how the brain encodes information
Speaker: MÁRCIO FLÁVIO DUTRA MORAES (Brazil/MG)
What can tablet tests with mouse models of Alzheimer’s show us about memory?
Speaker: MARCO PRADO (Canada)
15:40-16:10 Break
16:10-17:40 Video case discussions: ataxias and other movement disorders
Moderator: CARLOS R. M. RIEDER (Brazil/RS)
Debater: HENRIQUE BALLALAI FERRAZ (Brazil/SP)
Debater: LAURA BANNACH JARDIM (Brazil/RS)
Debater: HÉLIO TEIVE (Brazil/PR)

 

Saturday, May 02, 2015

• Área de Posteres
Time Activity
12:10-13:30 Poster Visit
 
• Sala 01
Time Activity
08:00-09:30 Round Table
Unexpected, incomprehensible suicides: Robin Williams and the dilemma of the sad clown
Moderator: HELIO ELKIS (Brazil/SP)
Depression, psychosis and suicide in comedians
Speaker: DANIEL MARTINS DE BARROS (Brazil/SP)
Psychopathology in popstars: how the show can go on?
Speaker: HELIO ELKIS (Brazil/SP)
Early development, personality traits and neurobiological factors underlying depression and suicide
Speaker: MARIO FRANCISCO JURUENA (Brazil/SP)
Discussion
09:30-10:00 Break
10:00-10:40 Conference
Nutrition, aging and cognition: teasing apart facts from fiction
Moderator: JOÃO SENGER (Brazil/RS)
Speaker: JOHN MORLEY (United States)
10:40-12:10 Round Table
Revisiting the roman colosseum: can neuroscience connect aggression, sadism and reward in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)?
Moderator: ANDRÉ PALMINI (Brazil/RS)
What is normal? The evolutionary mechanisms of animal and human aggression
Speaker: IVANA DA CRUZ (Brazil/RS)
Pleasure and reward in human aggressive behavior
Speaker: RICARDO DE OLIVEIRA SOUZA (Brazil/RJ)
Speaker: RENATO ZAMORA FLORES (Brazil/RS)
Discussion
12:10-13:30 Poster Visit
13:10-14:00 Break
14:00-15:30 Interactive lectures
Decision making and cognitive rehabilitation
Moderator: MIRNA PORTUGUEZ (Brazil/RS)
The neural basis of social decision making
Speaker: JORDAN GRAFMAN (United States)
Brain structural and functional correlates of cognitive training in older adults
Speaker: SYLVIE BELLEVILLE (Canada)
Discussion
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-16:40 Keynote Lecture
Exploring new rehabilitation techniques in motor system diseases
Moderator: HENRIQUE BALLALAI FERRAZ (Brazil/SP)
Speaker: MARK HALLETT (United States)
16:40-18:10 Interactive lectures
The plastic brain
Moderator: JORGE MOLL (Brazil/RJ)
Solving the
Speaker: FERNANDA TOVAR MOLL (Brazil/RJ)
Ventral Medial Prefrontal Cortex as a target of the dorsolateral prefrontal modulation by transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in drug addiction
Speaker: ESTER MIYUKI NAKAMURA-PALACIOS (Brazil/ES)
Discussion
 
• Sala 02
Time Activity
08:00-09:30 Round Table
Emerging causes of cognitive impairment and dementia
Moderator: MAIRA TONIDANDEL BARBOSA (Brazil/MG)
The effects of microbleeds and microinfarcts on cognitive impairment and dementia
Speaker: MARCIA LORENA FAGUNDES CHAVES (Brazil/RS)
Mild cognitive impairment and dementia in parkinsonian syndromes
Speaker: MAIRA TONIDANDEL BARBOSA (Brazil/MG)
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
Speaker: RENATO ANGHINAH (Brazil/SP)
Discussion
09:30-10:00 Break
10:00-10:40 Conference
Decision making in adolescents: brain maturation interacts with psychopathology
Moderator: ELISA BRIETZKE (Brazil/SP)
Speaker: MONIQUE ERNST (United States)
10:40-12:10 Round Table
Interventions to reduce cognitive decline in the elderly
Moderator: SONIA MARIA DOZZI BRUCKI (Brazil/SP)
Purpose in life, well being, and cognitive aging
Speaker: DAVID BENNETT (United States)
Physical activity: why is it good for your brain?
Speaker: SONIA MARIA DOZZI BRUCKI (Brazil/SP)
Cognitive training: does it work?
Speaker: ELIANE CORREA MIOTTO (Brazil/SP)
Discussion
12:10-13:30 Poster Visit
13:10-14:00 Break
14:00-15:30 Round Table
Prevention of bipolar disorder: is this an attainable goal?
Moderator: MARIO FRANCISCO JURUENA (Brazil/SP)
Pre-clinical stages of bipolar disorder
Speaker: CHRISTOPH U. CORRELL (United States)
Early stages of bipolar disorder in childhood and adolescence
Speaker: PEDRO MARIO PAN NETO (Brazil/SP)
Clinical characteristics and biomarkers in prediction of bipolar disorder
Speaker: ELISA BRIETZKE (Brazil/SP)
Discussion
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-16:40 Conference
Protecting cognition trhoughout the lifespan
Moderator: MAIRA TONIDANDEL BARBOSA (Brazil/MG)
Speaker: DAVID BENNETT (United States)
16:40-18:10 Round Table
Fear, memory and neuroscience: emotions associated with the fearful memories
Moderator: DIOGO LARA (Brazil/RS)
Extinction learning, which consists of the inhibition of retrieval, can be learned without retrieval
Speaker: JOCIANE DE CARVALHO MYSKIW (Brazil/RS)
Modulation of the extinction of fear learning
Speaker: IVAN IZQUIERDO (Brazil/RS)
Therapies based on memory reconsolidation
Speaker: DIOGO LARA (Brazil/RS)
Discussion
 
• Sala 03
Time Activity
08:00-09:30 Round Table
Severe childhood epilepsies: new and renewed strategies to control seizures and improve cognition
Moderator: ANTONIO CARLOS MARRONE (Brazil/RS)
A modern look at the severe childhood epilepsies
Speaker: JADERSON COSTA DA COSTA (Brazil/RS)
The new and the revival of the old: where do we stand with the treatment of very severe epileptic kids
Speaker: ANDRÉ PALMINI (Brazil/RS)
Epilepsy surgery can control seizures and improve motor and mental development
Speaker: ELISEU PAGLIOLI NETO (Brazil/RS)
Discussion
09:30-10:00 Break
10:00-10:40 Conference
How many neurons in our brains: which of those make the human difference?
Moderator: PAULO JANNUZZI CUNHA (Brazil/SP)
Speaker: SUZANA HERCULANO-HOUZEL (Brazil/RJ)
10:40-12:10 Forum
Psychopharmacology forum II
Moderator: VALENTIM GENTIL (Brazil/SP)
Potential role of the endocanabinoid system borderline personality disorder
Speaker: MARTIN BOHUS (Germany)
What is the best 'treatment match’ for mood stabilization? Family history, intensity of symptoms or what else?
Speaker: ANDREW A. NIERENBERG (United States)
Neurobiology of schizophrenia as a background for pharmacological response
Speaker: ROBIN MURRAY (United Kingdom)
Discussion
12:10-13:30 Poster Visit
13:10-14:00 Break
14:00-15:30 Round Table
Penetrating the autistic brain: neurobiological tools for diagnosis and intervention
Moderator: JAIR MARI (Brazil/SP)
Neurobiological tools for early detection
Speaker: MONICA ZILBOVICIUS (France)
Subsyndromal autism
Speaker: DANIELA BORDINI DE ALENCAR ARARIPE (Brazil/SP)
Autism in adults
Speaker: JAIR MARI (Brazil/SP)
Atypical brain structure in autistic individuals
Speaker: LAURENT MOTTRON (Canada)
Discussion
15:30-16:40 Break
16:40-18:10 Round Table
Learning and brain plasticity: neuropsychological interventions
Moderator: MÔNICA YASSUDA (Brazil/SP)
Neuropsychological evaluation can predict prognosis in neuropsychiatric disorders
Speaker: CANDIDA HELENA PIRES DE CAMARGO (Brazil/SP)
Interventions to promote learning: Interactions between neural mechanisms and the environment
Speaker: SYLVIE BELLEVILLE (Canada)
Normal and pathological cognitive decline: neuroimaging and neuropsychological substrates
Speaker: MICHAEL HORNBERGER (United Kingdom)
Discussion
 
• Sala 04
Time Activity
08:00-09:30 Round Table
The intricacies of sleep regulation and the impact of neurological disorders
Moderator: DALVA POYARES (Brazil/SP)
Sleep studies in neurological disorders
Speaker: DALVA POYARES (Brazil/SP)
Death during sleep in people with epilepsy: waking up to SUDEP
Speaker: FULVIO ALEXANDRE SCORZA (Brazil/SP)
Sleep apnea and hypertension
Speaker: GLAUCYLARA REIS GEOVANINI (Brazil/SP)
Discussion
09:30-09:50 Break
09:50-10:40 What´s Next

Moderator: MARINO BIANCHIN (Brazil/RS)
10:40-12:10 Round Table
How the specialist aproaches comum symptoms in Neurology?
Moderator: LAURA BANNACH JARDIM (Brazil/RS)
The approach to tremor
Speaker: HENRIQUE BALLALAI FERRAZ (Brazil/SP)
The gloomy perspective of progressive ataxias: how to reach a diagnosis and disclose the prognosis
Speaker: HÉLIO TEIVE (Brazil/PR)
The adult with seizures: how to determine seizure type and syndromic diagnosis
Speaker: MARINO BIANCHIN (Brazil/RS)
Discussion
12:10-13:30 Poster Visit
13:10-14:00 Break
14:00-15:30 Round Table
24h society: effects of sleep deprivation
Moderator: GLAUCYLARA REIS GEOVANINI (Brazil/SP)
How sleep deprivation disrupt our lives?
Speaker: MONICA LEVY ANDERSEN (Brazil/SP)
Cardiovascular consequences of obstructive sleep apnea
Speaker: GLAUCYLARA REIS GEOVANINI (Brazil/SP)
During the night, are we all psychotics?
Speaker: FERNANDO LOUZADA (Brazil/PR)
Discussion
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:30 Round Table
HOT TOPICS ON CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
Coordinator: JOSÉ RICARDO JAUREGUI (Argentina)
Phenomenology and Neurosciences. Jaspers was one hundred years ahead of his time
Speaker: MARCELO CETKOVICH (Argentina)
Cognitive Resilience: a new concept
Speaker: IGNACIO BRUSCO (Argentina)
Evolution, life-style and neurobiology
Speaker: PEDRO DO PRADO LIMA (Brazil/RS)
Speaker: RICARDO ALLEGRI (Argentina)

 

 

Speakers

Plenary Keynotes Speakers

JEAN DECETY
Estados Unidos
Irving B. Harris Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Chicago Director of the Child Neurosuite and the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. He is a leading scholar on the social neuroscience of empathy, morality and prosocial behavior, as well as other topics related to neurobiology of social cognition. His work has led to new understandings of mpathy, affective processes and moral decision-making in typically developing individuals as well as psychopaths. His research uses neuroimaging techniques (functional MRI and high-density EEG) and genetics in children and adults to examine how biological and social factors interact in contributing to empathy and the motivation to care for the well-being of others. Dr. Decety is the current President of the Society for Social Neuroscience. He recently edited the Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience (2011) and Empathy from Bench to Bedside (2012).
 
MARK HALLETT
Estados Unidos
Is chief of the Human Motor Control Section at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health. He is now Editor-in-Chief of World Neurology, the newsletter of the World Federation of Neurology and Associate Editor of Brain. Research Areas: physiology of human voluntary movement and its pathophysiology in disordered voluntary movement and involuntary movement.
 
MOSHE SZYF
Canadá
Professor Szyf received his Ph. D from the Hebrew University and did his postdoctoral fellowship in Genetics at Harvard Medical School, joined the department in 1989 and currently holds a James McGill Professorship and GlaxoSmithKline-CIHR Chair in Pharmacology. He is the founding co-director of the Sackler Institute for Epigenetics and Psychobiology at McGill and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Experience-based Brain and Biological Development program. Szyf has been the founder of the first “Pharma” to develop epigenetic pharmacology “Methylgene Inc.” and the first journal in epigenetics “Epigenetics”. Szyf lab has proposed two decades ago that DNA methylation is a prime therapeutic target in cancer and other diseases and has postulated and provided the first set of evidence that the “social environment” early in life can alter DNA methylation launching the emerging field of “social epigenetics”.
 
ROBIN MURRAY
Reino Unido
Robin Murray, a Scottish psychiatrist and professor of Psychiatric Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College in London presents his keynote “100 Years of Schizophrenia – Is This Enough?” at the 2012 Hearing Voices World Congress in Cardiff, Wales. Murray is part of The Psychosis Research Group, one of the largest outside the United States. It uses a range of methods to improve understanding and treatment of psychotic illnesses, particularly schizophrenia. For the decade from 1997 to 2007, Murray was ranked as the 8th most influential researcher in psychiatry by Thomson Reuters’ Science Watch and 3rd in schizophrenia research. This is latest in a series of conference presentations which will be featured on MadinAmerica.com
 

Keynotes Speakers

ANDREW A. NIERENBERG
Estados Unidos
Dr. Nierenberg is Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Co-Director of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, and Associate Director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University followed by a residency in psychiatry at New York University/Bellevue Hospital and then became a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University. In 1992, he joined the Psychiatry Department at MGH. He has published over 250 original articles and over 60 reviews, editorials, and chapters, and has been listed among the Best Doctors in North America for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders continuously since 1994. He received the NDMDA Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award and was elected as a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) and as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. His primary interests are treatment resistant depression, bipolar depression, and the longitudinal course of mood disorders. Dr. Nierenberg lectures nationally and internationally, teaches and supervises clinicians and researchers, maintains an active clinical practice, conducts clinical trials, and is Editor in Chief of CNS Spectrums as well as on the editorial boards of multiple psychiatric journals.
 
GEORGE M. SLAVICH
Estados Unidos
Dr. Slavich is an assistant professor and Society in Science – Branco Weiss Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. He is also a Research Scientist at the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, where he directs the UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research. He completed undergraduate and graduate coursework in psychology and communication at Stanford University, working with Dr. Ian Gotlib, and received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon, working with Dr. Scott Monroe. After graduate school, he was a clinical psychology intern at McLean Hospital and a clinical fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He subsequently completed three years of postdoctoral training in psychoneuroimmunology, first as an NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Health Psychology Program at UCSF, where he worked with Drs. Margaret Kemeny and Elissa Epel, and then as an NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at UCLA, where he worked with Drs. Naomi Eisenberger, Steve Cole, Connie Hammen, and Shelley Taylor. Dr. Slavich’s research examines how adverse social experiences affect health, particularly in the context of ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and depression. Dr. Slavich is also a stress assessment and intervention expert, and has provided life stress consultation and management services to a variety of public and private organizations including the National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Aging, and several large companies and universities. He has also helped many major organizations implement brief, empirically based stress reduction programs. In addition to research, Dr. Slavich is deeply devoted to teaching and mentoring, and to developing groups and forums that promote student development. For example, early in his career he founded the Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference, the Western Psychological Association Student Council, and the Society of Clinical Psychology’s Section on Graduate Students and Early Career Psychologists. He has received several awards for these contributions including the Neal E. Miller New Investigator Award from the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology from the Society of Clinical Psychology, and the Raymond D. Fowler Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Development of Graduate Students from the American Psychological Association.
 
JOHN HARDY
Reino Unido
Chair of Department of Molecular Neuroscience at UCL, Institute of Neurology – UK; he is one of the most highly cited authors on Alzheimer’s disease research. Research Areas: Alzheimer disease.
 
JOHN MORLEY
Estados Unidos
John Morley, M.D., is an internationally known expert in male menopause/low testosterone, nutrition, aging and sexuality, Alzheimer‘s disease and general aging issues. An endocrinologist as well as a geriatrician, Morley also is a strong source on athletes who use steroids and other hormones to enhance performance. Morley is witty and explains science in an understandable way. Internationally respected as a scientist and clinician, he is frequently featured as a speaker at national and international symposiums. Morley takes a common-sense approach to helping his patients remain vital and vibrant, advocating against therapeutic diets and for a glass of wine and plenty of time with loved ones each day. Morley also has created a self-diagnostic questionnaire for older men to help them figure out if their sagging sex drive and general grumpiness might be symptoms of a problem that could be helped by testosterone replacement therapy. Morley is the recipient of multiple national awards for his leadership in geriatrics, including the James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education, and is listed in the International Who’s Who in Medicine for his research on obesity. Morley is a SLUCare physician, the Dammert Professor of Gerontology and director of the division of geriatric medicine and acting director of the division of endocrinology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He is the coauthor of the book, The Science of Staying Young.
 
JORDAN GRAFMAN
Estados Unidos
Jordan Grafman, PhD, is director of Brain Injury Research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Before joining RIC, Dr. Grafman was director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation. His investigation of brain function and behavior contributes to advances in medicine, rehabilitation, and psychology, and informs ethics, law, philosophy, and health policy. His study of the human prefrontal cortex and cognitive neuroplasticity incorporates neuroimaging and genetics, an approach that is expanding our knowledge of the impact of traumatic brain injury, as well as other diseases that impair brain function, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and degenerative diseases. Dr. Grafman aims to translate his research into more effective, targeted rehabilitation to achieve the best outcomes for people with cognitive disabilities. Dr. Grafman’s background includes 30 years of experience in brain injury research. He has studied brain function in dementia, depression, and degenerative neurological diseases, as well as TBI. He has authored more than 300 research publications, co-editor of the journal Cortex, and provides peer review for numerous specialty journals. At the National Institutes of Health, he served as chief of the Cognitive Neuroscience Section at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. While in the US Air Force, he served at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as neuropsychology chief of the Vietnam Head Injury Project, a long-term study of more than 500 soldiers with serious injuries of the head and brain. He is the leading expert on the long-term effects of penetrating brain injuries in military personnel. His expertise includes the scope of challenges faced during recovery, including behavioral changes like aggression, late sequelae such as seizures, and the impact on TBI on family life and employment, and legal implications. He is an elected fellow of the American Psychological Association and the New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Grafman is the recipient of many prestigious awards including the Department of Defense Meritorious Service Award, the National Institutes of Health Award of Merit, 2010 National Institutes of Health Director’s Award, and the Humboldt Reserach Award. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. His expert opinion is often sought by national media on issues related to brain function and behavior, cognitive rehabilitation, and policy and legal issues related to brain-behavior research.
 
MARTIN BOHUS
Alemanha
Martin Bohus received his M.D. at Freiburg Medical School and did his residency in Psychiatry and Neurology at Freiburg Medical School. He made his specialty in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and in Psychosomatic Medicine. Since 2003 he holds the Chair of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heidelberg University and is Medical Director at the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim. He received several awards for psychotherapy research. He is a Board Member of the German Association of Psychiatry (DGPPN), Vice President of the European Society for the Studies of Personality Disorders (ESSPD), President of the German Association for DBT and co-Chair of the International Strategic Planning Meeting for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (SPM). He was President and Initiator: 1st International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder, Berlin 2010 and since 2012 he is a Spokesperson of the Clinical Research Unit “Mechanisms of Disturbed Emotion Processing in BPD”. He has currently published 220 articles and book chapters, mainly on borderline personality disorders.
 
MICHAEL HORNBERGER
Reino Unido
Michael Hornberger completed his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2006 at University College London (UK), which encompassed functional neuroimaging studies of cognitive processes. During his PhD he worked for 4 years at Cambridge University (UK) and the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge conducting cognitive studies in healthy individuals and dementia patients. Since 2007 Michael has been at NeuRA continuing his cognitive neuroscience research in healthy ageing and neurodegenerative patient populations. He is particularly interested in identifying the neural correlates of behavioural and cognitive symptoms in patients. Based on these findings he is developing new diagnostic tests or tools for neurodegenerative conditions, which will improve early diagnosis of such conditions as Alzheimer’s disease, Frontotemporal dementia, Motor Neurone disease and Parkinson’s disease.
 
SUZANA HERCULANO-HOUZEL
Brasil
Neuroscientist and science writer, interested in comparative neuroanatomy. Main research lines involve cellular scaling rules that apply to different brains, and developmental mechanisms of the generation of diversity in evolution. B.Sc. in Biology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1992); M.Sc. in Neuroscience, Case Western Reserve University (1995); Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Université Paris VI (1999); Post-doctoral fellow at the Max-Planck Institut for Brain Resarch (1999).

 

Event Venue


FIERGS

Multifunctionality, infrastructure, leading edge technology and an excellent location are just some of the characteristics that make the FIERGS Exhibition & Convention Centre the perfect place to hold events of all types and sizes.
These characteristics are evident through the interlinked and adjustable spaces, perfectly adaptable to any type of event, with a total area of 36,724.85m². Therefore, the space is ideal for congresses, conventions, tradeshows, concerts, receptions, award ceremonies, graduation ceremonies and much more.

Parking facilities with a capacity for 3,100 vehicles; access for people with disabilities; air-conditioning; medical emergency services with a fully equipped clinic and a duty nurse technician (Protected Area); and electronic security monitoring are some of the infrastructure aspects that deserve to be highlighted, as well as the many support services available to clients.

The FIERGS Exhibition & Convention Centre relies on state-of-the-art technology in scenic lighting equipment, sound and multimedia systems, in addition to having broad band internet, video conferences and digital telephony.

Located in Porto Alegre, at the headquarters of the Federation of Industries for the State of Rio Grande do Sul (FIERGS), the FIERGS Exhibition & Convention Centre is close to the main South American and Brazilian capitals. It is located 15km/15min from the city center and 12km/12min from the Salgado Filho International Airport.

 

 

Confirmed Exhibitors

ABN
Aché
Apsen
Aspen Pharma
AstraZeneca
Danone
Editora Pearson
EMS
Grupo A
GSK
Instituto de Cérebro
Libbs
Lundbeck
Matecorp Farmasa
Medley
Moksha 8
Nova Química
Novartis
Sanofi
Secad
Servier
Shire
Torrent

 

 

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