INTERNATIONAL BRAIN IMAGING SYMPOSIUM: THALAMUS AND BASAL GANGLIA IN HEALTH AND DISEASE


On 28 April Ambassador Robin Barnett gave the opening speech at the International Brain Imaging Symposium: Thalamus and Basal Ganglia in Health and Disease organized by the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw under the patronage of Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
The Ambassador spoke about UK-Poland cooperation in scientific field and underlined the important role of innovative researches on structural and functional brain imaging.
The Symposium was graced with presence of Lady Munster from United Kingdom, who supports development of science within the framework of Polish-British cooperation, and patronize many scientific associations and foundations.
The Symposium was an occasion for meeting specialists in the field of brain imaging - from United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Poland, and it starts the project of wide-ranging research in the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology (grant from National Science Centre). The research plan of the project involves: research in patients with thalamic stroke (by means of neuroimaging techniques facility), aimed at improving efficacy and effectiveness of thalamic lesion therapy and relevant rehabilitation programs, and research on cognition of the role of thalamus and basal ganglia.
In the evening participants of the Symposium enjoyed the concert of Christopher Hogwood with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus at Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall.


WELCOME...

KATARZYNA KUCHARSKA-PIETURA AND ROBIN BARNETT

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS:
HIS EXCELLENCY ROBIN BARNETT - BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO POLAND

LADY MUNSTER

SESSION 1: BASAL GANGLIA IN NEUROIMAGING - ENTANGLING GORDIAN KNOT
CHAIR PERSON: KATARZYNA KUCHARSKA-PIETURA, MD, PhD

SIMON SURGULADZE, MD, PhD:
EPISTASIS OF GENES MODULATING SEROTONIN AND DOPAMINE METABOLISM IMPACTS ON STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
OF BRAIN REGIONS INVOLVED IN EMOTION PROCESSING

GABRIELE ENDE, PROF. (APL.) DR. DIPL.-PHYS.:
PROTON AND PHOSPHOROUS MR SPECTROSCOPY OF THE BASAL GANGLIA IN MAJOR DEPRESSION AND SCHIZOPHRENIA

TAMARA RUSSELL, BSc, MSc, PhD, D.CLIN:
THE NEUROANATOMY OF MINDFULNESS

EMMA DUERDEN, MD, PhD:
FUNCTIONAL TOPOGRAPHY AND STRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE BASAL GANGLIA

DISCUSSION

SESSION 2: METHODOLOGICAL TRAPS AND CHALLENGES IN NEUROIMAGING STUDIES ON BASAL GANGLIA AND THALAMUS
CHAIR PERSON: ROMAN STEFAŃSKI, MD, PhD

PIOTR BOGORODZKI, PhD:
MEASURING BRAIN ACTIVITY WITH THE BOLD: A PRACTICAL OVERVIEW OF ANALYSIS APPROACHES BASED ON REGIONAL RESPONSES

KATARZYNA KUCHARSKA-PIETURA, MD, PhD:
ASSESSING NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL AND NEUROIMAGING (fMRI) CHANGES IN PATIENTS WITH EARLY STAGE OF UNILATERAL THALAMIC STROKE

ROMAN STEFAŃSKI, MD, PhD:
EXPLORING THE THALAMUS AND ITS ROLE IN CORTICAL FUNCTIO

EXPERT DEBATE (CHAIR PERSON: ROMAN STEFAŃSKI, MD, PhD)

SOCIAL EVENT

MOZART SYMPHONY NO.39 IN E-FLAT MAJOR K.543
HAYDN MASS IN D MINOR HOB.XXII NELSON MASS
CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD - CONDUCTOR

WARSAW PHILHARMONIC CONCERT HALL, 28 APRIL 2012, 18:00

ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
KATARZYNA KUCHARSKA-PIETURA, MD, PHD,
ROMAN STEFAŃSKI, MD, PHD,
DARIA BIECHOWSKA PhD, KATARZYNA CHARZYŃSKA MA, JUSTYNA PATERAK MA, ANNA STOLOWSKA MA, EWELINA WILKOS MA,
ELŻBIETA SZYPER, MA
ALBERT NOBIS (camera), MAŁGORZATA CHOSZCZ, MA (photo)

EXHIBITION OF ART BY PARTICIPANTS OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY WORKSHOP