SNC'21 Programme

Thursday, 23 September 2021

13:45   Opening of the SNC'21 | 13:45—14:00
14:00   Symposium | 14:00—16:00
SARS-CoV-2 and Brain

Chair: Maja Bresjanac
   Neuro-COVID - what it is and what it is not
Raimund Helbok
   Neurological Associations of COVID-19 Vaccines
Jennifer Frontera
   Learning during the pandemic: mapping potential educational inequalities across Europe
Zsuzsa Blaskó
   Cognitive and Neurological Consequences of COVID-19
Adrian Owen
16:00   Symposium | 16:00—18:00
Metabolic Brain Imaging in Neurodegenerative Disorders

Chair: Matej Perovnik and Maja Trošt
   Mechanisms of tau pathology spreading in Alzheimer’s disease and 4R tauopathies
Nicolai Franzmeier
   Developing and Interpreting a Deep Learning Model for Alzheimer’s Disease Tracking
Alison Deatsch
   Technical Factors Affecting Image Quality in PET
Mauro Namías
   Cognition-related functional topographies in Parkinson’s disease: Localized loss of the ventral default mode network
Katharina A Schindlbeck
   Metabolic correlates in PSP clinical subtypes
Gloria Martí-Andrés
   Specific Metabolic Brain Patterns in Alzheimer’s dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies
Matej Perovnik
   Correlations between brain metabolism and neuropathology in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Tomaž Rus
18:15   Plenary talk | 18:15—19:00
Can brain imaging unravel the tangled web of neurodegeneration?

Thilo van Eimeren

Friday, 24 September 2021

11:00   Short Oral Presentations Session I
11:00   Biogen satellite symposium: Nusinersen treatment of spinal muscular atrophy
Vladka Salapura
11:30   Pfizer satellite symposium: From transthyretin neuropathy to cardiomyopathy
Janez Zidar, Gregor Zemljič
12:00   Dr. Janez Faganel Memorial lecture | 12:00—12:45
Small fiber neuropathy

Giuseppe Lauria
13:00   Symposium | 13:00—14:30
Deep Brain Stimulation for movement disorders – A neuroimaging perspective

Chair: Maja Trošt and Dejan Georgiev
   Non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease and Dystonia: Neuroimaging perspective
Vladimira Vuletić
   The effect of Deep Brain Stimulation on Brain Metabolism in Movement Disorders
Maja Trošt
   Parkinson's disease as a network disorder: Lessons from connectivity studies
Rok Berlot
   Frequency modulation in deep brain stimulation: Does it work and is there neuroimaging proof of its action?
Dejan Georgiev
   Impulsivity in STN-DBS PD: More than a unitary phenomenon
Tjaša Mlinarič
   Effects of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation on language in advanced Parkinson's disease
Živa Drakulić
13:00   Symposium | 13:00—18:00
Ljubljana Clinical Neurophysiology Symposium

Chair: Blaž Koritnik
   Pattern recognition approach to neuropathy and neuronopathy
Richard J. Barohn
   New 2021 EAN/PNS CIDP guideline
Peter Van den Bergh
   Multifocal motor neuropathy
Bruce V. Taylor
   Paraproteinemic neuropathies
Elie Naddaf
   Inherited neuropathies
Michaela Auer-Grumbach
   Small fiber neuropathy – Slovenian experience
Mateja Baruca Grad
   Measurement of axonal excitability
Mihai Moldovan
   Investigations of cardiovascular autonomic nervous system
Ellen Merete Hagen
   Utility of ultrasonography in polyneuropathies
Simon Podnar
15:00   Symposium | 15:00—19:45
Educational Workshop on Proteostasis and Protein Misfolding in CNS Disorders
18:00   Roche satellite symposium: SMA - new treatment options
Damjan Osredkar, Lea Leonardis
19:00   AOŽ Memorial lecture | 19:00—19:45
Genetic prion disorders and patient-scientist's mandate

Sonia M. Vallabh
Neuroscience and Society Dialogue: Conversation with Dr. Sonia M. Vallabh

Saturday, 25 September 2021

11:00   Short Oral Presentations Session II
12:00   Plenary talk | 12:00—12:45
Systems all the way down: studying mental health problems as biopsychosocial systems

Eiko Fried
13:00   Symposium | 13:00—15:00
Music and Brain: Evidence-based music interventions in medicine

Chair: Igor M. Ravnik and Uroš Kovačič
   Neurology of Music and Brain
Daniele Schoen
   Research towards evidence-based music interventions
Stefan Koelsch
   The mother's voice, singing and speaking, as a special tool for early interventions in the NICU
Manuela Filippa
   Heart rate variability in relation to self-selected music or music genres preselected by the researchers
Uroš Kovačič
15:00   Symposium | 15:00—17:00
Brain health across the lifespan – Findings from the Lifebrain project

Chair: Isabelle Budin-Ljøsne
   Ageing and brain imaging in Lifebrain
Klaus P. Ebmeier for Lifebrain Consortium
   What can blood biomarkers tell us about the brain?
Christian A. Drevon
   What is brain health? Perceptions of respondents to the Global Brain Health Survey
Isabelle Budin-Ljøsne for Lifebrain Consortium
   Brain asymmetry in aging and Alzheimer's disease
James M. Roe
17:00   Plenary talk | 17:00—17:45
Extracellular vesicles as stress signals: Identifying novel mechanisms of neurodevelopmental programming

Tracy Bale
17:45   SNC'21 Closing | 17:45—18:00


Short oral presentations (Posters)

Friday, 24 September 2021

11:00   Short Oral Presentations Session I
   Effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on language performance in Alzheimer’s Disease: a Slovene-speaker case study
Georgia Roumpea
   The Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale–Cognitive Subscale (ADAS-Cog): standardisation of Slovenian version
Janina Ulbl
   DNA methylation of candidate genes BDNF and COMT in Alzheimer's disease
Alja Videtić Paska
   Expression of Na+,K+-ATPase isoenzymes and myokines in cultured human myotubes innervated by rat spinal cord explants
Vid Jan

Saturday, 25 September 2021

11:00   Short Oral Presentations Session II
   Role of PDGFRα - Integrin interactions in Anoikis resistance mediated glioblastoma progression
Pampa Pain
   HMGB1 inhibition attenuates lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced neuroinflammation, cognitive dysfunction and sickness behavior
Devlina Ghosh
   Educated vs. lay public view of neuroscience and science based brain health recommendations in Slovenia
Matej Perovnik
   Physicians’ standpoints for the use of music-based interventions in Slovenian health care system
Ana Kuder

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