Brain Disorders Across the Lifespan: Translational Neuroscience From Molecule to Man

This year’s conference will focus on four major thematic areas in neuroscience:

Protecting The Developing Brain
Stress and Neuroplasticity: towards a translational neuroscience of anxiety and depression
Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons Disease: mechanisms, biomarkers and treatments
Cognition in Health and Disease
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Preliminary Programme

Day 1: Thursday 12th September

8:45-9:45 Registration
9:45-10:00 Opening and Welcome address

Scientific Session 1: Protecting the Developing Brain
10:00-10:30 Pierre Gressens - INSERM, Paris, France
10:30-10:45 Oral Presentation selected from Abstracts
10:45-11:15 Yehezkel Ben-Ari, INMED, Marseille, France
11:25-11:45 Coffee/Poster Viewing
11:45-12:00 Oral Presentation selected from Abstracts
12:00-12:30 Susan Vannucci – Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA
12:30-13:00 Poster Data Blitz I
13:00-14:45 Lunch / Posters (Presenters in Attendance 13:45-14:45)

Scientific Session 2: Stress and Neuroplasticity – Towards a translational
neuroscience of Anxiety and Depression
14:45-15:15 Eero Castren, University of Helsinki, Finland
15:15-15:45 Nicolas Singewald, University of Innsbruck, Austria
15:45-16:05 Michelle Roche, National University of Ireland, Galway
16:05-16:20 Oral Presentation selected from Abstracts
16:20-16:50 Carmine Pariante, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK
16:50-17:10 Coffee / Poster Viewing

Scientific Session 3: Neuroscience Ireland Awards
17:10-17:30 2013 Neuroscience Ireland Early Career Investigator Award
Recipient: Dr. Eric Downer, University College Cork.
17:30-18:05 Tom Connor Distinguished Researcher Award Recipient: Prof
Marina Lynch, Trinity College Dublin.
18:20 Bus to Conference Dinner at the historic Jameson, Old Midleton
Distillery, Midleton, Co. Cork (tour and whiskey tasting included)
Preliminary Programme

Day 2: Friday 13th September

Scientific Session 4: Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons Disease: mechanisms,
biomarkers and treatments
9:00-9:30 Rohan de Silva, UCL. London, UK
9:30-10:00 Luc Buee, CNRS, INSERM, University of Lille, France
10:00-10:15 Oral Presentation selected from Abstracts
10:15-10:40 Dr Christian Holscher, University of Ulster, Coleraine
10:45-11:10 Coffee / Poster Viewing
11:10-11:30 Invited speaker (Irish institute) TBC
11:30-12:00 M Angela Cenci, Lund University, Sweden
12:00-12:30 Poster Blitz II
12:30-15:00 Lunch / Poster Viewing (Presenters in Attendance 13:15-14:00)
(+ Neuroscience Ireland Committee Meeting)
14:00-15:00 Workshop: "How can Irish Neuroscientists explain the impact
of their research to maximize funding?"

Scientific Session 5: Cognition in Health and Disease
15:00-15:30 Simon Kelly, The City College of New York, USA
15:30-15:50 Ciara Greene, University College Cork, Ireland
15:50-16:20 Edmund Lalor, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
16:20-16:35 Oral Presentation selected from Abstracts
16:35-17:05 Richard Roche, NUI, Maynooth, Ireland
17:05-17:15 Neuroscience Ireland AGM
17:15-17:25 Presentation by sponsor of Poster Prizes:
17:25-17:40 Prizes for Posters / Poster Blitz
17:40 Close of Meeting

12 Sep - 13 Sep 2013
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