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Keynote Speakers

Get-Together (04.10.2002)

19:00 Reception

Scientific Program

General Topics (05.10.2002)

Evolution, Development, Structure (Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Connectivity) and Functional Integration

09:00 - 09:20: Opening of the Conference. Levi Montalcini R, Roma, Italy.
09:20 - 10:00: The structural basis for understanding human brain function
              and dysfunction. Frackowiak RSJ, London, UK.
10:00 - 10:40: Comparative and evolutionary perspectives of the human brain.
              Striedter GF, Irvine, USA.
Coffee Break
10:55 - 11:35: Genetic "Bauplan" of the vertebrate brain. Puelles L, Murcia, Spain.
11:35 - 12:15: Receptors in the human brain.
Palacios JM, Barcelona, Spain.
12:15 - 13:15: Press Conference.

Lunch / Poster session

Imaging, Neurology, Degenerative processes, Pathology

14:30 - 15:10: In-vivo visualisation of brain structures. Evans AC, Montreal, Canada.
15:10 - 15:50: Interindividual variability, postnatal brain development and lifetime-
              related changes. Toga AW, Los Angeles, USA.
Coffee Break

16:10 - 16:50: Neural plasticity, regeneration and restoration of function.
                      
Pascual-Leone A, Boston, USA.
16:50 - 17:30: Noninvasive high resolution spatio-temporal imaging of oscillatory
                       neural circuits.
Valdes-Sosa, P, Havana, Cuba.
17:30 - 18:10: Integration of brain structural and functional analysis data bases
                       and information management Systems.
Koslow, S.H., Bethesda, USA.

Brainstem, Cerebellum (06.10.2002)

Evolution, Development, Structure (Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Connectivity) and Functional Integration

09:00 - 09:45: New approaches to teach functional human brainstem morphology.
                      
De Vos RAI, Enschede, NL & Schröder H, Cologne, Germany.

09:45 - 10:30: Organisation of brainstem nuclei. Paxinos G, Sydney, Australia.
10:30- 11:15: Cerebellum. Voogd J, Rotterdam, NL.

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:10: Raphe nuclei–The serotonin system. Hornung JP, Lausanne, CH.
12:10 - 12:50: Attention and behavioral flexibility: Function of the noradrenergic
                        locus coeruleus system in monkey.
Aston-Jones G, USA.
12:50 - 13:30 Human cholinergic basal forebrain: Chemoarchitecture,
                       connectivity, chemistry and neurologic disease.
Mufson EJ, Chicago, USA.

Lunch / Poster session

Imaging, Neurology, Degenerative processes, Pathology

15:00 - 15:45: Lower brainstem dys-regulation of autonomic function.
                      
Blessing B, Bedford Park, Australia.
15:45 - 16:30: Pathophysiological implications of the structural organization of the
                        excitatory synapse.
Di Luca M, Milano, Italy.

Coffee Break

16:45 - 17:30 New ideas and experimental observations on the cerebellar
                        contribution to cognition.
Petrosini L, Rome, Italy.
17:15 - 18:00 Free oral communications
*** (15 min per contribution)
 
                      Poster discussions ****

18:15 - 19:00: Telecommunication ** and Parallel workshops *****

Hypothalamus, Thalamus (07.10.2002)

Evolution, Development, Structure (Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Connectivity) and Functional Integration

09:00 - 09:45: Development of the human hypothalamus. Koutcherov Y, Sydney, Australia.
09:45 - 10:30: Development of the human thalamus. Mai JK, Duesseldorf, Germany.
10:30 - 11:15: Hypothalamus. Saper CB, Boston, USA.

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:10: Our (human) thalamus. Percheron G, Paris, France.
12:10 - 12:50: Thalamo-cortical information processing. Villa EP, France.
12:50 - 13:30 Single unit recordings in human thalamus.
Dostrovsky J, Toronto, Canada.

Lunch / Poster session

Imaging, Neurology, Degenerative processes, Pathology

15:00 - 15:45: Substantia innominata - a major target area for DBS in psychiatric
                        disorders.
                      Sturm V, Cologne, Germany.
15:45 - 16:30: Stereotaxic neurosurgery in the subthalamic nucleus.
                      
Benabid AL, Grenoble, France.

Coffee Break

16:45 - 17:30: Lessons from the damaged insula.  Lenzi GL, Rome, Italy.

17:30 - 18:15 Free oral communications
                      Poster discussions

18:15 - 19:00: Telecommunication and Parallel workshops

Basal ganglia (08.10.2002)

Evolution, Development, Structure (Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Connectivity) and Functional Integration

09:00 - 09:45: Morphogenetic deformation at the thalamo-telencephalic boundary
                       and the lamina affixa myth.
Puelles L, Murcia, Spain
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09:45 - 10:30: The neurotransmitters in the development of the human brain.
                      
Verney C, Paris, France.
10:30 - 11:15: Basal ganglia
. Haber S, Rochester, USA.

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:15: Chemical anatomy of the human striatum in health and disease.
                     
Parent A, Québec, Canada.
12:15 - 13:00: Dopaminergic control of brain synaptic plasticity. Calabresi
P, Rome, Italy.

Lunch / Poster session

Imaging, Neurology, Degenerative processes, Pathology

15:00 - 15:45: Degenerative mechanisms in the basal ganglia and restoration
                       of function.
Kordower N, Chicago, USA.
15:45 - 16:30:
Lessons from basal ganglia diseases.  Speaker to be announced.
16:30 - 17:30:
Wine and oil tasting. This event is designed to be informal and interactive.
                        Wine and oil will be served free of charge. Registration is not necessary
.

17:30 - 18:15: Free oral communications
                       Poster discussions

18:15 - 19:00: Telecommunication and Parallel workshops

Limbic structures (09.10.2002)

Evolution, Development, Structure (Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Connectivity) and Functional Integration

09:00 - 09:45: Development of the human amygdala with special reference to
                       the ganglionic eminence.
Ulfig M,  Rostock, Germany.
09:45 - 10:30: The amygdala. DeOlmos J, Cordoba, Argentina.
10:30 - 11:15: The Human hippocampal formation. Amaral D, Davis, USA.

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:15: Four Regions of Cingulate Cortex and Disease Vulnerability.
                       
Vogt B, Syracuse, USA.
12:15 - 13:00: Emotional motor system. Holstege G, Groningen, NL.

Lunch / Poster session

Imaging, Neurology, Degenerative processes, Pathology

15:00 - 15:45: Limbic system anatomy in psychiatric disorders.
                      
Rasmussen, SA, Providence, USA.
15:45 - 16:30: Structural-functional changes in schizophrenia. Bertolino, A., Bari, Italy.

Coffee Break

16:45 - 18:15: Free oral communications
                       Poster discussions

18:15 - 19:00: Telecommunication and Parallel workshops

Cortex (10.10.2002)

Evolution, Development, Structure (Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Connectivity) and Functional Integration

09:00 - 09:30: Development of human cerebral cortex. Rakic P, New Haven, USA.
09:30 - 10:00: Olfactory system. Price JL, St. Louis, USA.
10:00 - 10:30: Gustatory system. Pritchard T, Hershey, USA.

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30: Somatosensory system and cortex. Kaas JH, Nashville, USA.
11:30 - 12:00: Motor cortex. Matelli M, Parma, Italy.

Lunch / Poster session

Imaging, Neurology, Degenerative processes, Pathology

14:00 - 14:30: Visual cortex. Goebel R, Maastricht, NL.
14:30 - 15:00: Parietal cortex. Zilles K, Duesseldorf, Germany.
15:00 - 15:30: Frontal cortex. Petrides MI, Montreal, Canada.

Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:45: Abstraction and concept formation in art and in the brain.
                       
Zeki, S, London, UK.

Farewell

** Telecommunication: Discussions of internet contributions and Internet discussion forum
*** Free oral communications (preferentially by Young Scientists, click here for the program)
**** Poster Discussions
***** Parallel workshops (WS):

WS-A:

Gross anatomy and sectional anatomy of the normal and dysfunctional human brain (Sunday until Wednesday 17:15-19:15): Schröder H, Cologne, Germany; De Vos RAI, Enschede, NL.

WS-C:

MR-images from the human brain: influence of imaging modalities: Assheuer J, Cologne, Germany.

WS-D:

Volumetric measure of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain: semiautomatic and automatic procedures. Collins DL, Montreal, Canada; Tomaiuolo F, Rome, Italy.

WS-E:

Nomenclature: Paxinos G, Sydney, Australia.

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