Educational Courses

Registration for each course is only available to participants registered for the Congress.
Please note that if you are taking both BRAIN Educational Course and BRAIN PET Educational Course, you are required to register both courses.

Last update: November 20, 2018
(This is subject to change.)

BRAIN Educational Courses

Latest advances in stroke models
Chairs: Sunghee Cho and Stuart Allan
Speakers:
Tim Murphy (Canada)
Optical access to brain circuit in awake mice for stroke induction and assessment
Mustafa Balkaya (USA)
Stroke recovery model in mice with MCAO: longitudinal behavior analyses across post-stroke stages
Woo-Ping Ge (USA)
Control of cerebral ischemia with magnetic nanoparticles: Magnetic bead occlusion model
Karen Horsburgh (Scotland)
Chronic hypoperfusion model for white matter injury and cognitive dysfunction
Preclinical rehabilitation models
Chairs: Anna Rosell and Ann Stowe
Speakers:
Julie Bernhardt (Australia)
Clinical perspective of neuro-rehabilitation
Miguel Perez-Pinzon (USA)
Post stroke physical exercise
Karsten Ruscher (Sweden)
Enriched environment and functional recovery
Abigail Kerr (USA)
Contralesional homotopic plasticity with constraint induced movement therapy
Discussion with the clinicians: to be defined
Latest developments in understanding neurovascular coupling
Chairs: Jessica Filosa and Edith Hamel
Speakers:
Bruno Cauli (France)
Role of neurons in NVC
Grant Gordon (Canada)
Role of astrocytes in NVC
Catherine Hall (UK)
Role of vascular mural cells in NVC
Elizabeth Hillman (USA)
Role of endothelial cells in NVC
How to get started as an independent investigator (ECI)
Chairs: Samuel Knauss and Yongting Wang
Speakers:
Helene Girouard (Canada)
Establishing a lab for the first time - The transition
Creed Stary (USA)
Establishing a lab for the first time - Managing your resources
Francesca Bosetti (USA)
Funding resources for transition to Independence
Fahmeed Hyder (USA)
When I started my first lab / Establishing successful collaborations?
Thiruma (Garrie) Arumugam (Malaysia)
Establishing the lab for the first time
Panel discussion:
Eng Lo, Fahmeed Hyder, Francesca Bosetti, Creed Stary, Helene Girouard

BRAIN PET Educational Courses

Brain PET: Glucose utilization in neuronal and tumor cells
- novel perspectives for [18F]FDG PET
Chairs: Mikael Palner, Katsuya Yamada
Speakers:
Mikael Palner (Denmark)
An introduction
Iben Lundegaard (Sweden)
Direct neuronal glucose uptake using 2DG-IR imaging
Oliver Kann (Germany)
Energy metabolism underlying specific neuronal network activity states
Katsuya Yamada (Japan)
Imaging malignant potential by fluorescent glucose uptake
Heike Endepols (Germany)
Metabolic functional connectivity: a new application for FDG-PET
Brain PET: The use of amyloid and tau tracers in Alzheimer research
Chairs: Iwao Kanno, Adriaan Lammertsma
Speakers:
Victor Villemagne (Australia)
Tau tracers, what do they measure, how can they be used and what are the confounders
Hitoshi Shimada (Japan)
FDG, amyloid, tau: when to use which tracer
Adriaan Lammertsma (Netherlands)
How to quantify amyloid and tau PET studies
Gill Farrar (UK)
Why do we need large clinical trials and how should they be designed – the AMYPAD example

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