Programme

All sessions will take place at the Radisson Blu, Malta St. Julian’s.

Monday, June 12 Tuesday, June 13 Wednesday, June 14 Thursday, June 15
08.00 -09.00 MNS 2017 Opening Cerimony Posters on display Posters on display Posters on display
Plenary lecture
09.00 -10.00
The EMBO Plenary Lecture

Michela Matteoli (IT)

The EMBO Keynote Lecture

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The University of Malta Plenary Lecture

Vincenzo Crunelli (UK/MT)

Cellular and network dynamics of EEG waves of health and disease states

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Plenary Lecture

Pierre Magistretti (CH)

Neuron-glia metabolic coupling: role in neuronal platicity and neuroprotection

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Plenary Lecture

Rosa Cossart (FR)

A developmental scaffold for hippocampal functions

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10.00 -10.30 Coffee break and Posters Coffee break and Posters Coffee break Coffee break
Parallel Symposia 10.30-12:15 Parallel Symposia

S1 – New directions in serotonin receptor research and therapeutics
Room: Ballroom
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S2 – Stimulating the Tourette brain – obtaining therapeutic relief and mechanistic insight
Room: Clermont Suite

S3 – Preclinical and translational approaches for the investigation of drug addiction
Room: Marie Louise 1

S4 – The multi-oscillatory circadian network: A key for physiological processes and health
Room: Reading Room

S5 – GPCR heteroreceptor complexes and their adaptor proteins in Parkinson’s disease and Schizophrenia
Room: Carlson Suite

S6 – Pain and comorbid mental disorders
Room: Marie Louise 2

Parallel Symposia

S19 – New insights on functional integration in the cortico-thalamo-cortical circuit
Room: Ballroom

S20 – New insight into basal ganglia circuitry: implication for undertanding and treating basal ganglia disorders
Room: Carlson Suite

S21 – Cannabinoid regulation of the mesocorticolimbic dopamine System: implications for neuropsychiatric disorders
Room: Marie Louise 1

S22 – Neurological mechanisms of the impact of stress on memory and emotionality in health and disease: Insights from animal and clinical studies
Room: Marie Louise 2

S23 – New endeavours for an ancient structure: novel roles for the cerebellum in physiology and pathology
Room: Clermont Suite

S24 – The evolution of neuronal networks: Insects in neurobiological studies
Room: Reading Room

Parallel Symposia

S37 – Glial perspectives in brain damage and repair
Room: Ballroom

S38 – Neuroinflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease
Room: Marie Louise 1

S39 – New insights on the endocannabinoid system: from the molecular mechanisms to pharmacological approaches
Room: Clermont Suite

S40 – Targeting neurosteroidogenesis for the treatment of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases
Room: Reading Room

S41 – Application of T-pattern detection and analysis (TPA) for the discovery of hidden features of human and animal behaviour
Room: Marie Louise 2

S42 – Expression and inhibition of conditioned fear
Room: Carlson Suite

Parallel Symposia

S50 – Brain directed gene transfer strategies. What we learned from preclinical research for rare diseases
Room: Marie Louise 1

S51 – The many face of T-type calcium channels
Room: Ballroom

S52 – Novel approaches to brain repair
Room: Clermont Suite

S53 – Ion Channels and Diseases
Room: Carlson Suite

S54 – Integrated regulation of stress- and arousal-related behaviours by relaxin-3/RXFP3 systems
Room: Marie Louise 2

S55 – Common mechanisms in pathophysiology of neurodegenerative disorders
Room: Reading Room

12:30-14.00 Lunch

Poster Authors in Attendance

Lunch

Poster Authors in Attendance

Lunch

Poster Authors in Attendance

Lunch

Poster Authors in Attendance

Parallel Symposia
14.00-15:45
Parallel Symposia

S7 – 5-HT2C receptor: widepread control of neurobiological network: I
Room: Ballroom

S8 – Neuroinflammation: disease models, molecular and cellular markers, in vivo monitoring
Room: Clermont Suite

S9 – Transcranial magnetic stimulation: re-wiring the addicted brain
Room: Carlson Suite

S10 – Oxidative stress: implication in neuropathology
Room: Reading Room

S11 – Neurocytoskeleton functions and dysfunctions in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases
Room: Marie Louise 1

S12 – Genetic & epigenetic regulation of stress sensitivity from mouse to man: relevance to stress-related disorders
Room: Marie Louise 2

Parallel Symposia

S25 – Bridging the gap: Novel development in the treatment of epilepsy
Room: Marie Louise 1

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S26 – Neuronal vulnerability and synucleinopathies – new insights in Parkinson’s disease
Room: Carlson Suite

S27 – Development of cannabinoid-based therapies to preserve neurons against acute or chronic damage
Room: Ballroom

S28 – Functional connectivity studies on motor and language learning with healthy and brain damaged adults
Room: Clermont Suite

S29 – Substances of abuse during pregnancy: is it all pleasure?
Room: Marie Louise 2

S30 – Programming of offspring development by maternal environment
Room: Reading Room

WORKSHOPS/NETWORKING AND TRANSVERSAL SYMPOSIUM

S43 – Transversal Symposium Room: Ballroom

WS1 – Workshop: How to Get a Paper Published, Read & Cited ELSEVIER/Xjenza Room: Marie Louise 1

WS2 – Workshop: Public Engagement in ScienceRoom: Marie Louise 2

WS3 – Workshop: Statistical Modeling Room: Reading Room

WS4 – The Matchmaking Event: Looking for your partners in research Room: Carlson Suite

Parallel Symposia

S56 – New perspectives in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: from molecular basis to therapeutic intervention
Room: Marie Louise 1

S57 – Ion channels: a key factor in neuronal dysfunction
Room: Marie Louise 2

S58 – Brain repair and regeneration
Room: Ballroom

S59 – Brain imaging, healthy aging, silent and apparent neurodegenerative diseases
Room: Clermont Suite

S60 – Stress responding in mammals: Integrating cellular signaling, neuronal circuitry, and behavioral outputs
Room: Reading Room

S61 – Astrocytic contributions to synaptic functions
Room: Carlson Suite

15.45 -16.15 Coffee break and Posters Coffee break and Posters Coffee break and Posters Coffee break and Posters
Parallel Symposia
16.15-18:00
Parallel Symposia

S13 – 5-HT2C receptors: widespread control of neurobiological networks II
Room: Ballroom

S14 – Sick Brain
Room: Clermont Suite

S15 – Novel psychoactive substances: behavioural, neurochemical, molecular effects and underlying mechanisms
Room:

Carlson Suite

BPS

S16 – New perspectives in animal models of depression: neuropharmacological, neuroanatomical, neuroendocrine and behavioural approaches
Room: Marie Louise 1

S17 -Motor neuron disease: insight into spinal muscular   atrophy from model oganims
Room: Marie Louise 2

S18 – Molecular insight into pain perception
Room: Reading Room

Parallel Symposia

S31 – A novel way to approach neuropsychiatric disorders: investigating new molecular pathways
Room: Reading Room

S32 – Emerging views on dopamine signaling and what can we learn from state of the art technologies in animal models of PD
Room: Carlson Suite

S33 – Developing novel tools for endocannabinoid research
Room: Ballroom

S34 – Novel perspectives in visuomotor learning and object representation for action and perception
Room: Marie Louise 2

S35 – Sensorimotor activity assessment in healthy and pathological conditions
Marie Louise 1

S36 – The mind in the matrix: extracellular matrix molecules as critical factors for psychiatric disorders
Room: Clermont Suite

Parallel Symposia

S44 – Insights on thalamic function: A view from neuropsychiatric disorders
Room: Carlson Suite

S45 – The brain network of Levodopa-induced dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease
Room: Ballroom

S46 – The key role of catecholamines in stress, addiction and Huntington’s disease
Room: Marie Louise 2

S47 – Physiopathological mechanisms of airway protection: cough and swallow reflexes
Room: Clermont Suite

S48 – Bridging the gap in addiction research: clinical studies in the field of the novel psychoactive substances
Room: Marie Louise 1

BPS

S49 – Role of ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) in synaptic plasticity: implications for new therapeutic approaches
Room: Reading Room

Parallel Symposia

S62 – Can absence seizures be prevented?
Room: Ballroom

S63 – Fragility of declarative memory: insights from different animal models
Room: Carlson Suite

S64 – Monitoring brain inflammation
Room: Clermont Suite

S65 – Food intake and energy metabolism control: physiological and physiopathological aspects
Room: Marie Louise 1

S66 – Understanding and protecting progressive hearing loss
Room: Marie Louise 2

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S67 – Language learning and learning disorders
Room: Reding Room

18.00 -19.00

FENS SPECIAL LECTURE

Juan Lerma (ES)

Kainate receptors in mood disorders

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Mini Symposia & Posters on Display

MS1 Room: Ballroom
MS2 Room: Clermont Suite

MS3 Room: Marie Louise 1
MS4 Room: Marie Louise 2

MS5 Room: Carlson Suite
MS6 Room: Reading Room

The EBBS Plenary Lecture

Carmen Cavada (ES)

Notable and specific catecholaminergic innervation in the primate thalamus. Relevance in Parkinsonism

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Plenary Lecture

Illana Gozes (SE)

Autism, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’ disease: a common thread from neuropeptides to brain regulating genes

Plenary lecture
19.00 -20.00
The University of Malta Plenary Lecture

Giacomo Rizzolatti (IT/MT)

From mirror neuron to mirror brain
Lecture Room: Ballroom

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Plenary Lecture

Raphael Mechoulam (SE)

The Endocannabinoids: looking back and ahead
Room: Ballroom

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20:00 Welcome Cocktail MN General Assembly Social Dinner Concludion of MNS 2017

Best Poster PRIZES Ceremony (1st ELSEVIER, 2nd XJENZA AND 3rd THE RECEPTORS-SPRINGER/NATURE)