Deadline

for Abstract submission

July 6th, 2018

PAST EDITION

I EDITION

December, 1st-3rd 2016

Torino Incontra Centro Congressi

Via Nino Costa, 8 - 10123 Torino

 

Neurological and psychiatric disorders have long been perceived as the exclusive consequence of abnormalities in the most prominently affected cell types-neurons.

Increasing knowledge on newly identified functions of non-neuronal cells together with findings of their abnormalities in a variety of brain pathological states and in ageing now suggest a shift from a neurono-centric to a glial-inclusive viewpoint in neuroscience and in neuropsychopharmacology.

With this conference we would like to create the opportunity for discussion of recent preclinical and clinical findings implicating the involvement of non-neuronal cells in initiation, progression or protection of several neuropathologies. Our perspective is that therapeutic strategies aimed at improving/correcting not only neuronal but also non-neuronal cell state and functional performance may open new venues for relevant and undertreated brain diseases.

 

  • Focus will be mainly, although non exclusively, on research in the field of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders including AD, PD, ALS, stroke, epilepsy, depression and anxiety, psychosis, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, brain tumours and, importantly, on brain aging. Research in the field of diabetes and metabolic disorders for their dramatic influence on brain function will also represent an important part of the meeting.


    Contributions on any topic ranging from newly identified functions of non-neuronal cells, neuroglia-neuron cross-talk, neural stem cells, blood-brain-barrier, neuro-glia-vascular interactions, to immune and inflammatory cells and their pharmacological modulation in aging and in diseased brain are welcome.

 

  • ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Pier Luigi Canonico

Mariagrazia Grilli

University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara (Italy)

 

  • SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Luca Bonfanti (Torino, Italy)

Carola Eva (Torino, Italy)

Sabatino Maione (Napoli, Italy)

Michela Matteoli (Milano, Italy)

Micaela Morelli (Cagliari, Italy)

Cesare Patrone (Stockholm, Sweden)

Anna Pittaluga (Genova, Italy)

Maria Angela Sortino (Catania, Italy)

 

  • HONORARY LECTURERS

William A. Banks (Seattle, WA,USA)

Ferdinando Nicoletti (Rome, Italy)

Matthias H. Tschoep (Munchen, Germany)

Alexej Verkhratsky (Manchester, UK)

 

 


Prof.  William A. Banks


Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington & Associate Chief of Staff Research & Development, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA


Prof.  Ferdinando Nicoletti


Professor of Pharmacology, Dept of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy


Prof.  Matthias H. Tschöp


Research Director, Helmholtz Diabetes Center, Director, Institute for Diabetes and Obesity; Chair, Metabolic Diseases Technische Universität München, Germany


Prof.  Alexei J. Verkhratski


Professor of Neurophysiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK

 

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