Brain Storm 2006

Program

portraits

Friday January 6th 
and
Saturday January 7th, 2006

Pathological Auditorium,
Building 18, Århus Sygehus, Nørrebrogade 44, 8000 Århus 

Birthday Symposium
Albert Gjedde 
60 years

NEUROENERGETICS
Chairman: Martin Lauritzen

10.05
Robert G. Shulman, Fahmeed Hyder, 
Douglas L. Rothman :
Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, MR Research Center, New Haven, CT., USA
Neurotransmission and Neuroenergetics-2006 
10.35
Pierre Magistretti:
Director, Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry - CHUV and University of Lausanne, Medical School; Professor, Co-Director , Brain and Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, Switzerland
The central role of astrocytes in neurometabolic coupling: relevance for functional brain imaging
11.05
Martin Lauritzen:
Professor, MD, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Glostrup Hospital and University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Neurophysiological basis of activity-depdendent rises in cerebral blood flow and oxygen consumption
11.35
Hot topic diskussion:
Current Controversies in Neuroenergetics
Discussion leader: Albert Gjedde

KINETICS, BLOOD-BRAIN-BARRIER
Chairman: Olaf Paulson

13.00
Clifford Patlak:
Professor emeritus, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, USA
Musings on the graphical analysis approach
13.30
Hiroto Kuwabara:
MD, PhD, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
Extracting Biological Variables from Bolus-Injection Dynamic PET by Bolus-Plus-Infusion Transformation (BPIT)
14.00
Peter Brust:
Head, Department of Radiopharmacy, Institute of Interdisciplinary Isotope Research, Leipzig, Germany
Mechanisms of radiotracer transport across the blood-brain barrier

AGEING, DEPRESSION AND DEMENTIA
Chairman: Professor Raben Rosenberg, Center for Basic Psychiatric Research, AUH

14.30
Alan Evans:
PhD, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, Canada
Cortical thickness in normal brain development and neuropathology
15.00
Poul Videbech:
MD, DMSc, Assistant professor, Center for Basic Psychiatric Research, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Prefrontal and Limbic Abnormalities in depression: Results from The Danish PET/depression Project
15.30
Peter Johannsen:
PhD, MD, The Memory Clinic, Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
Dementia and brain imaging

COGNITIVE AND SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE
Chairman: Professor Johannes Jakobsen, Dept. of Neurology, Aarhus University Hospital

16.00
Olaf Paulson:
Professor, Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark
Retinotopic mapping in fMRI studies
16.30
Sean Marrett:
PhD, Staff scientist at National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Uncertainty, noise and likelihood in perceptual decision making: imaging the bayesian brain
17.00
Maurice Ptito:
PhD, DMSc, School of Optometry, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Brain Plasticity: Lessons from the visual System
17.30
Andreas Roepstorff:
PhD, Associate professor, CFIN and Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark
The brain in context - contextualising integrative neuroscience

Saturday January 7th 2006

FROM NEUROTRANSMISSION TO BEHAVIOUR I
Chairman: Dean Wong

10.00
Tony Grace:
PhD, Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Prefrontal cortical modulation of the limbic system and the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and affective disorders.
10.30
Alain Dagher:
MD, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Dopaminergic response to natural and drug rewards in humans.
11.15
Gitte Moos Knudsen:
Professor, Chief Neurologist, DMSc, Dept. Neurology and Neurobiology Research Unit, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Molecular imaging of the brain serotonergic transmitter system - links to behaviour, genetics and brain morphology
11.45
Julie Price:

Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, PET Facility, Pittsburgh, USA
In Vivo Kinetics of [C-11]WAY (5-HT1A receptors) and [C-11]PIB (amyloid plaques)

FROM NEUROTRANSMISSION TO BEHAVIOUR II
Chairman: Donald F. Smith, PhD, DMSc, Center for Basic Psychiatric Research, AUH

13.00
Dean Wong:
MD, PhD, Professor, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, USA
Dopamine, Serotonin and Opiate relationships in Neuropsychiatric Disorders
13.30
Doris Doudet:
Professor, Department of Neurology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Bolus+infusion PET studies for the measurement of receptor density and affinity
14.00
Jens Christian Sørensen:
Department of Neurosurgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Neuromodulation in the minipig

NEW AVENUES IN PET
Chairman: Søren B. Hansen, PhD, PET-center, Aarhus University Hospital (AUH)

14.30
Ronald Blasberg:
Head
om NeuroOncology PET Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre,
In Vivo Reporter Gene Imaging: Applications in Cancer Research
15.00
Susanne Keiding:
MD, Dr.Sc., PET-Centre and Dep. of Medicine V, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Gjedde-Patlak of the liver

ISCHEMIA AND NEURONAL VIABILITY 
Chairman: Leif Østergaard

16.00
Joseph D. Fenstermacher:
Director of Anesthesia Research, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan and Professor emeritus, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, USA
Confirming and correlating MRI measurements with the physiology and pathology of experimental cerebral ischemia.
16.30
Anders Nykjær:
MD, PhD, Professor in Biochemistry, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Aarhus University,Denmark
The Vps10p-domain receptor family: Novel regulators of neuronal survival and death
16.45
Leif Østergaard:
MD, DMSc, PhD, Director of CFIN, Professor in Experimental Neuroradiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Assessing tissue viability by MRI and neuroinformatics 
17.00
Albert Gjedde:
MD, DMSc, FAAAS FRSC, Professor of Medical Neurobiology, University of Aarhus and CFIN, Denmark
Closing remarks

 

 

Photography: Anders.Gade@psy.ku.dk