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The 1st Annual BDRC meeting, 2013
Founding Meeting of the Brain Disease Research Center (BDRC)
Dedicated in Memory of Prof. Shaul Feldman; Former Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
 
September 29 – October 1, 2013
Rubin Lecture Hall
The Faculty of Medicine
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
PROGRAM
 
September 29, 2013
14:00 – 14:45 Greetings
Session 1:
 
Epilepsy and paroxysmal disorders
Chairs: Yoel Yaari & Dana Ekstein
14:45 – 15:30
 
 
Heinz Beck (University of Bonn)
Title: Impaired D-serine mediated cotransmission mediates cognitive dysfunction in epilepsy
15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 16:20
 
 
Sara Eyal (IDR)
Title: Nanoparticle-based system for non-invasive localization of epileptogenic brain tissue
16:20 – 16:40
 
 
Dana Ekstein (Hadassah Medical Center)
Title: Patterns of EEG effective connectivity in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy
16:40 – 17:00
 
Yoel Yaari (IMRIC)
Title: Putative role of zinc in epileptogenesis
17:00 Gathering (buffet dinner)
September 30, 2013
Session 2:
 
Trauma and Stroke
Chairs: Avihu Klar & Guy Rosenthal
09:30 – 10:15
 
Orly Reiner (Weizmann Institute, Rehovot)
Title: Unconventional roles of the complement pathway in the developing brain
10:15 – 10:35
 
Ronen Leker (Hadassah Medical Center)
Title: Harnessing endogenous neural stem cells for brain repair following injury
10:35 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:20
 
 
Esther Shohami (IDR)
Title: Lost in translation - Failure of the NMDA antagonists clinical trials in TBI and stroke
11:20 – 11:40
 
 
Aharon Lev-Tov (IMRIC)
Title: Reactivation of the pattern generation circuitry in the absence of the descending supraspinal control: mechanisms and clinical implications.
11:40 – 12:00
 
Guy Rosenthal (Hadassah Medical Center)
Title: Advanced cerebral monitoring in neurocritical care
12:00 – 13:00
Lunch
Session 3:
 
Neuroimmunology
Chairs: Shlomo Rotshenker & Dimitrios Karussis
13:00 – 13:45
 
 
Howard Weiner (Harvard University, Boston)
Title: Neuroinflammatory processes in the pathogenesis and treatment of brain diseases
13:45 – 14:05
 
 
 
Raz Yirmiya (Psychology)
Title: Intra-hippocampal transplantation of neural precursor cells with transgenic over-expression of IL-1 receptor antagonist rescues memory and neurogenesis impairments in an Alzheimer's disease model
14:05 – 14:25
 
Shlomo Rotshenker (IMRIC)
Title: Microglia and macrophage activation in injury and neurodegeneration
14:25 – 14:40 Break
14:40 – 15:00
 
 
Tamir Ben Hur (Hadassah Medical Center)
Title: Regenerative cell therapies in multiple sclerosis: The existing and missing scientific basis
15:00 – 15:20
 
 
Dimitrios Karussis (Hadassah Medical Center)
Title: Clinical experience with the use of adult stem cells in neurological diseases
15:20 – 15:40 Break
Session 4:
 
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Chairs: Ronit Sharon & Ruth Gabizon
15:40 – 16:25
 
John Hardy (University College, London)
Title: Genetic analysis of neurodegeneration: towards the end game
16:25 – 16:45
 
 
Joshua A. Goldberg (IMRIC)
Title: Up-regulation of sodium currents boosts cortical input to striatal cholinergic interneurons in mouse models of Huntington's disease
16:45 – 17:00 Break
17:00 – 17:20
 
Ruth Gabizon (Hadassah Medical Center)
Title: Mechanism and treatment of genetic prion diseases
17:20 – 17:40
 
 
Zeev Meiner (Hadassah Medical Center)
Title: Usage of deep transmagnetic stimulation as treatment tool in dementia and other neurological diseases
October 1, 2013
Session 5:
 
Pain
Chairs: Yael Stern-Bach & Elyad Davidson
09:30 – 10:15
 
John Wood (University College, London)
Title: Peripheral pain pathways
10:15 – 10:35
 
 
Alexander Binshtok (IMRIC & ELSC)
Title: The itching line: Selective silencing of primary afferents reveals two distinct itch-specific sensory lines
10:35 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:20
 
 
Michael Tal (IMRIC)
Title: Genotype-selective phenotypic switch in primary afferent neurons contributes to neuropathic pain
11:20 – 11:40
 
 
Yehuda Ginosar (Hadassah Medical Center)
Title: Use of human experimental pain as a pharmacodynamic tool to elucidate mechanisms of action of spinal opioids
11:40 – 12:00
 
Elyad Davidson (Hadassah Medical Center)
Title: Pain and somatisation- maybe it is all in their head?
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
Session 6:
 
Neuropsychiatric disorders
Chairs: Zvi Israel & Ronen Segman
13:00 – 13:45
 
Paul Krack (Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble)
Title: STN DBS - from neurology to psychiatry
13:45 – 14:05
 
 
Renana Eitan (Hadassah Medical Center)
Title: The emotional sub-domain of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson’s disease
14:05 – 14:25
 
 
Sara Freedman (Bar Ilan University)
Title: Cognitive behavior therapy for psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: from theory to practice and back
14:25 – 14:40 Break
14:40 – 15:00
 
 
Shahar Arzy (Hadassah Medical Center)
Title: Functional changes in psychogenic non-epileptic seizures a multi-modal investigation
15:00 – 15:20
 
 
Hagai Bergman (IMRIC, ELSC)
Title: The basal ganglia as a hub for motor, emotional and cognitive processing – from physiology to brain disorders
 
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