2017 Program

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Wednesday,May 24th

Bianca Istriana Hall


M. Solms (Cape Town, South Africa) 


Belica Hall

10th International Epilepsy Symposium in Pula
Chaiperson: H. Hećimović (Zagreb, Croatia)


V. Demarin (Zagreb, Croatia): Past 10 years – Epilepsy Symposia in Pula


M. Jurin (Zagreb, Croatia): Novel models of therapy for children with epilepsy


I. Bielen (Zagreb, Croatia): Public health importance of epilepsy in Croatia


H. Hećimović (Zagreb, Croatia): Significant developments in adult epilepsy in Croatia over past 10 years


Ulika Hall

LifeLines Satellite Symposium

G. Thorvardsson (Reykjavik, Iceland): EEG meets cloud computing



Ulika Hall

Academic lecture

P. Rakić (New Haven, USA): Neuronal migration: Relevance to neuropsychiatric disorders


Thursday, May 25th

Ulika Hall



Ulika Hall

Opening Lecture

M. Solms (Cape Town, South Africa): The scientific standing of psychoanalysis

Ulika Hall

MAIN THEME – Dementia

Chairpersons: N. Bogdanović (Stockholm, Sweden), N. Müller (München, Germany)


N. Bogdanović (Stockholm, Sweden): Imaging in the early assessment of dementia disorders


M. Ikonomović (Pittsburgh, USA): Validation of amyloid and tau PET in AD and non-AD dementias: clinical-pathological correlations 


N. Müller (Munich, Germany): Immune based treatments of Alzheimers disease


J. M. Burgunder (Bern, Switzerland): Molecular mechanisms in Huntington’s disease: the path to therapy


M. Čuturić (Columbia, USA): Huntington's disease: current trends


V. Vuletić (Rijeka, Croatia): Parkinson's disease dementia


D. Chudy (Zagreb, Croatia): Deep brain stimulation as a therapy for neurologic and psychiatric disease – New insights


Ulika Hall

ABBVIE Satellite Symposium – 200 years of Parkinson's Disease


Z. Pirtovšek (Ljubljana, Croatia): Before and after James Parkinson: Many faces of Parkinsonism
V. Vuletić (Rijeka, Croatia): Modern concept of treating Parkinson's disease




Bianca Istriana

Young Psychiatrists: The role of Psychological factors in Psychopharmacotherapy

Chairpersons: V. Bilić (Zagreb, Croatia), D. Marčinko (Zagreb,Croatia)


D. Marčinko (Zagreb, Croatia): Psychodynamic of psychopharmacotherapy


B. Vuksan Ćusa (Zagreb, Croatia): Bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder-comorbidity, multimorbidity or overlapping 


A. N. Domokuš (Popovača, Croatia): Case report (with supervision)






Ulika Hall

MAIN THEME  - Stroke

Chairpersons: V. Demarin (Zagreb, Croatia), K. Niederkorn (Graz, Austria)


S. Gajović (Zagreb, Croatia): Preclinical neuroimaging of animal stroke models


V. Demarin (Zagreb, Croatia): Contemporary approach to stroke prevention


D. Zadravec (Zagreb, Croatia): Recent advances in neuroimaging and neurointenvention in acute stroke


K. Niederkorn (Graz, Austria) : Critical issues in endovascular stroke treatment


N. Bogdanović (Stockholm, Sweden): Vascular cognitive impairment


S. Morović (Zagreb, Croatia): The role of arterial stiffness in assessment of cognitive decline


H. Budinčević (Zagreb, Croatia): Direct oral anticoagulants in secondary stroke prevention

J. Ljevak (Zagreb, Croatia): Direct oral anticoagulants and neurovascular complications – can we do more?



Bianca Istriana Hall


6th  Psychopathology Summer School 

Chairpersons: K. Bechter (Günzburg, Germany) & M. Brüne (Bochum, Germany)


J. Schröder (Heildelberg, Germany): Cerebral correlates of cognitive reserve


D. Bernheim (Ulm, Germany): Neural correlates of attachment in borderline patients at the beginning of DBT therapy: An fMRI study


M. Brüne (Bochum, Germany): Mentalisation based group therapy as an add-on to dialectical behavior therapy in borderline patients


F. Benedetti (Milan, Italy): Chronotherapy in affective disorders


N. Müller (Munich, Germany): Differential diagnosis:Tourette-syndrome versus PANDAS-syndrome


K. Bechter (Günzburg, Germany): Focusing on important aspects in psychotherapy: Experience guided thoughts


M. Bechi (Milan, Italy): Exploring functioning in schizophrenia: implications for treatment


Ulika Hall

MOLEAC Satelitte Symposium
V. Demarin (Zagreb, Croatia): Enhancing Recovery After Stroke – NeuroAid


Belica Hall

Workshop: How to write and read A paper

Anton Glasnović (Zagreb, Croatia): How to plan a research in clinical setting

Ulika Hall

Poster Session
Chairpersons: K. Bechter (Günzburg, Germany), N. Bogdanovic (Stockholm, Sweden), K. Niederkorn (Graz, Austria), I. Šain (Pula, Croatia)


Friday, May 26th

Ulika Hall

Chairpersons: C. Enzinger (Graz, Austria), O. Sinanović (Tuzla, BIH)


C. Enzinger (Graz, Austria): Neuroimaging and multiple sclerosis


A. Glasnović (Zagreb, Croatia): Immunologic processes in multiple sclerosis – The newest insights


V. Bašić-Kes (Zagreb, Croatia): New trends in the treatment of multiple sclerosis


M. Bošnjak Pašić (Zagreb, Croatia): Multiple sclerosis and pregnancy


O. Sinanović (Tuzla, BIH): Dysphagia in neurologic disorders


M. Nakić (New Haven, USA): Advances in neuroimaging and impact on psychiatric practice


F. Benedetti (Milan, Italy): Immune tolerance and neuroinflammation in chronic depression: bridging the gap between psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases


B. Tsygankov (Moscow, Russian Federation): Night eating syndrome in patients with anxiety and depression. 


H. Drexhage (Rotterdam, Netherlands): T-cell defects and pro-inflammatory monocytes/macrophages are “drugable” key elements of mood disorders

Ulika Hall

LUNDBECK Satellite Symposium
M. Bajs Janović (Zagreb, Croatia): Depresija je više od poremećaja raspoloženja: put ka funkcionalnom oporavku bolesnika

V. Ferreri (Rijeka, Croatia): Brintellix u svakodnevnoj kliničkoj praksi



Belica Hall

Workshop: Beyond wants – stress-relief mind training
Chairperson: I. Mošič (Rijeka, Croatia)




Ulika Hall


Chairpersons: M.Brüne (Bochun, Germany), D. Marčinko (Zagreb, Croatia)


S. Matačić (Zagreb, Croatia): Some thoughts about depression, „the disease of 21st century“ – a  psychodynamic approach


D. Marčinko (Zagreb, Croatia): Depression and suicidality in personality and eating disorders


M. Bajs Janović (Zagreb, Croatia): Indications for electroconvulsive therapy in mood disorders


M. Brüne (Bochum, Germany): Nonverbal interaction of patients with borderline personality disorder


M.Z. Dernovšek (Ljubljana, Slovenia): Psychoeducation on depression, anxiety disorders and stress related disorders in community health centers in Slovenia

Bianca Istriana Hall

Stroke Symposium

Chairpersons: G.E. Klein (Graz, Austria), G. Lanner (Graz, Austria)


E.B. Ringelstein (Münster, Germany): Hunting for stroke mimics and chameleons


K. Niederkorn (Graz, Austria): Silent brain infarctions – update


T. Gattringer (Graz, Austria): Rare stroke cases


A. Arsovska (Skopje, Macedonia): Cerebral venous thrombosis: etiology, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment


M. Zaletel (Ljubljana, Slovenia): Antiphospholipid antibodies, a possible etiologic factor for cerebrovascular events in younger adult patients.


B. Žvan (Ljubljana, Slovenia):  Impact of leukoaraiois on the endothelial function


Belica Hall

Neuroscience Symposium: Neurobiologic basis of cognitive development
Chairperson: I. Kostović (Zagreb)


I. Kostović (Zagreb, Croatia): Development of “wiring” specific for the human fetal brain


M. Judaš (Zagreb, Croatia): Human brain development in the framework of life-history theory


Z. Petanjek (Zagreb, Croatia): Plasticity of microcircuitry during protracted development of human associative cortex


Ž. Krsnik (Zagreb, Croatia): Gene expression in the developing and adult human brain: relevance for brain disorders


Bianca Istriana Hall

MEDIS Satelite Symposium: Prikaz kliničke učinkovitosti lijeka Tecfidera, prikazi pacijenata
V. Bašić Kes (Zagreb, Croatia) & M. Bošnjak Pašić (Zagreb, Croatia)


Belica Hall

Neuroscience and Neuropsychiatry in Society – Student Symposium

Chairpersons: F. Đerke (Zagreb, Croatia), A. Juginović (Split, Croatia)

  F. Đerke (Zagreb, Croatia): Healthy BRain Project: Promoting mental health in school children


M. Šefčić (Zagreb, Croatia) Art as Therapy: The aestheticization and rehumanization of public space 


T. Majer (Osijek, Croatia): Brain awareness week - our experience 


A. Juginović (Split, Croatia): Student Society for neuroscience NeuroSplit: a brief story of a great future


C.I. Jukić (Rijeka, Croatia): Student congress of neuroscience- NeuRi


Bianca Istriana Hall

SAFE SATElitte Symposium
I. Milojević (Ćuprija, Serbia): Burden of stroke report
A. Arsovska (Skopje, Macedonia): The role and characteristics of Stroke support organizations - voice of patients in Central and Eastern Europe


Bianca Istriana Hall


Chairpersons: N. Beck (Zagreb, Croatia), P. Verschure (Barcelona, Spain)


P. Verschure (Barcelona, Spain): Rehabilitation gaming system: Science grounded, virtual reality delivered stroke rehabilitation


I. Gligorijević (Belgrade, Serbia): Mobile brain recordings - a matter of presence and future


N. Beck (Zagreb, Croatia): Peak performance in sports and anti ageing for the mind -individualised neurofeedback


S. Rucner (Zagreb, Croatia): The importance of music in everyday life


Bianchera Hall

Kuratorium Meeting


Saturday, May 27th


Ulika Hall

Best posters awards presentationS

Chairpersons: V. Demarin (Zagreb, Croatia), F. Benedetti (Milan, Italy)

Ulika Hall

Joint Meeting with Alps-Adria Neuroscience Section and Central and Eastern European Stroke Society and WFN Applied Research Group on the Organization and Delivery of Care

Chairpersons: L. Battistin  (Padova, Italy), V. Demarin (Zagreb, Croatia).



M. Fogec (Zagreb, Croatia): Searching for collectors: an examination of their profiles and behavior within Croatia



K. Bechter (Günzburg, Germany): Achieving remission of therapy resistant psychosis by immune treatments-single case analyses



E. Titianova (Sofia, Bulgaria): Folk wisdom and scientific discoveries



A. Alajbegović (Sarajevo, BiH): Use of cannabis in the therapy of neurological diseases



H. Budinčević (Zagreb, Croatia): ESO-EAST project and stroke registries



We look forward to welcoming you in Pula, Croatia! The Administrative Secretariat is pleased to assist you with further details.