Our Scientific Program has Round Tables, Brainstorms and Final Statements, to discuss Philosophical, Scientific and Technological Challenges for Epilepsy Research and Psychiatric Comorbidities.

September 18th

Tuesday

18:00 – 19:20  |  Secretariat Opening, Registration and Material Pick-Up

19:20 – 19:30  |  Opening Remarks

Margaret de Castro
Diretora da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto – Universidade de São Paulo.

Norberto Garcia-Cairasco
Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto – Universidade de São Paulo – Brasil.

19:30 – 20:30  |  Opening Lecture

Self-Reflected Brain: Dreams and Consciousness in Neuroscience and the Arts

Greg Dunn
Greg Dunn Design.

20:30 – 23:00  |  Opening Cocktail

September 19th

Wednesday

Morning – Round Table 1

Controversies and Convergences in the History of Science and the Arts in Neuropsychiatry and the Epilepsies

Chairman:

Peter Wolf
Danish Epilepsy Centre – Dianalund, Denmark.

08:00 – 08:25

The Epilepsies: Dialogues between Traditional Healers and Contemporary Neurologists in Africa

Lamine Gueye
University of Dakar, Dakar, Senegal – África.

08:25 – 08:50

Contribution of Pre-Columbian and Contemporary Indian Cultures to the Treatment of Epilepsies and Associated Neurological Syndromes

Jaime Fandiño Franky
Fundación Centro Colombiano de Epilepsia y Enfermedades Neurológicas – FIRE, Cartagena, Colombia.

08:50 – 9:15

Renaissance Philosophy of Nature and Epilepsy

Eduardo Kickhofel
Universidade Federal Paulista – Guarulhos, Brasil.

09:15 – 9:40

The Epilepsies of Dostoievski (Russia) and Machado de Assis (Brazil): The Working Brains of Bright Writers with Epilepsy

Peter Wolf
Danish Epilepsy Centre – Dianalund, Denmark.

09:40 – 10:10  |  Coffee-Break

10:10 – 10:35

Ayahuasca, an Ancient Substance with Traditional and Contemporary use in Neuropsychiatry and Neuroscience

Rafael Guimarães
Universidade de São Paulo – Ribeirão Preto, Brasil.

10:35 – 11:00

The Modern Use of Cannabis for Epilepsy: From Bench to Clinical Trials of Cannabidiol

Fabricio Moreira
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Belo Horizonte, Brasil.

11:00 – 11:30  | General Discussion

Moderator:

Peter Wolf
Danish Epilepsy Centre – Dianalund, Denmark.

11:30 – 12:00

Brainstorm and Final Statement 1 – Controversies and Future Challenges (From Round Table 1)

Chairman:

Eduardo Kichkofel
Universidade Federal de São Paulo – Guarulhos, Brasil.

Co-Chairman:

Gabriel Arisi
Universidade Federal de São Paulo – São Paulo, Brasil.


Afternoon – Round Table 2

From Connectomes to Multilayered Complex Networks in the Epilepsies and Neuropsychiatric Comorbidities

Chairman:

Fernando Cendes
Universidade Estadual de Campinas – Campinas, Brasil.

14:00 – 14:25

Mood, Anxiety Disorders and the Concept of Epilepsy as a Network Disease

Fernando Cendes
Universidade Estadual de Campinas – Campinas, Brasil.

14:25 – 14:50

Epilepsies, Autistic and Mood Disorders as Complex Networks Diseases

Andres Kanner
University of Miami – Miami, USA.

14:50 – 15:15

Matrix Macromolecules, Gliosis, Mesial Sclerosis and Memory Impairments in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

João Pereira Leite
Universidade de São Paulo – Ribeirão Preto, Brasil.

15:15 – 15:45 | Coffee Break – Poster

15:45 – 16:10

Hippocampal-Frontal Networks in Experimental Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Epilepsy Models

Cleiton Lopes Aguiar
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Belo Horizonte, Brasil.

16:10 – 16:35

Computational Neuroscience and Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Scaling from Neurons to Networks

Julian Tejada
Universidade Federal de Sergipe – Aracaju, Brasil.

16:35 – 17:00

Contributions of Basic Science to a Network Analysis of Epilepsy and Comorbidities

Cristiane Q. Tilelli
Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei – Divinópolis, Brasil.

17:00 – 18:00  | General Discussion

Moderators:

Fernando Cendes
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, Brasil.

Cleiton Lopes Aguiar
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Belo Horizonte, Brasil.

September 20th

Thursday

Morning  – Round Table 3

Cell and Molecular Mechanisms of the Epilepsies

Chairman:

Asla Pitkänen
University of Eastern Finland – Kuopio, Finland.

08:00 – 08:25

How Might Novel Technologies such as Optogenetics and DREADDS Lead to Better Treatments in Epilepsy?

Esther Krook-Magnuson
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, USA.

08:25 – 08:50

Looking for Biomarkers for Epileptogenesis and Functional Outcome after Brain Injury

Asla Pitkänen
University of Eastern Finland – Kuopio, Finland.

08:50 – 09:15

Interneurons: Role in Maintaining and Restoring Synaptic Plasticity

Maria Elisa Calcagnotto
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – Porto Alegre , Brazil.

09:15 – 09:45  |  Coffee Break – Poster

09:45 – 10:10

Characterizing Molecular, Biochemical and Genetic Changes in Neurotransmitters in the Brain of Experimental Models of Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Luisa Lilia Rocha Arrieta
Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional – D.F., Mexico.

10:10 – 10:35

New Avenues in Molecular Genetics for Diagnosis and Therapeutics, as Applied to the Epilepsies

Íscia Lopes-Cendes
Universidade Estadual de Campinas – Campinas, Brasil.

10:35 – 11:00

Molecular Tools to Characterize Seizure Susceptibility in Rodent Genetic Models of Epilepsy

Dolores E. Lopez
Universidad de Salamanca – Salamanca, España.

11:00 – 12:00  | General Discussion

Moderators:

Esther Krook-Magnuson
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, USA.

Íscia Lopes-Cendes
Universidade Estadual de Campinas – Campinas, Brasil.


Afternoon  – Round Table 4

Epilepsy Hijacking Brain Oscillations: a Gradual Corruption from Normal Activity

Chairman:

Marcio F. Dutra Moraes
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Belo Horizonte, Brasil.

14:00 – 14:25

Closed Loop Control of Seizures

Dean Freestone
University of Melbourne – Melbourne, Austrália.

14:25 – 14:50

Synchronization and Desynchronization in Epilepsy: Controversies and Hypotheses

Premek Jiruska
Czech Academy of Sciences – Prague, Czech Republic.

14:50 – 15:15

Periodic and Non-Periodic Deep Brain Stimulation in Epilepsy Models: Effects on Network Synchronization

Vinícius Rosa Cota
Universidade Federal de São João del Rei – São João del Rei, Brasil.

15:15 – 15:40  | Coffee Break

15:40 – 16:05

Deep Brain Stimulation in Epilepsy: Actively Probing Neural Networks

Marcio F. Dutra Moraes
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Belo Horizonte, Brasil.

16:05 – 16:30

The Genesis of an Epileptic Hippocampus

Claudio Queiroz
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte – Natal, Brasil.

16:35 – 17:00  | General Discussion

Moderator:

Marcio F. Dutra Moraes
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Belo Horizonte, Brasil.

17:00 – 18:00

Brainstorm and Final Statement – Controversies and Future Challenges (From Round Tables 2, 3 and 4)

Chairman:

Dean Freestone
University of Melbourne – Melbourne, Austrália.

Co-Chairman:

Cristiane Q. Tilelli
Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei – Divinópolis, Brasil.

Moderators:

Julian Tejada
Universidade Federal de Sergipe – Aracaju, Brasil.

Claudio Queiroz
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte – Natal, Brasil.

19:00 – 21:00  | Mesa Redonda – aberta ao público e gratuita:

Epilepsia no dia-a-dia

“Conversando sobre Epilepsia: Orientação a pessoas com epilepsia e familiares para uma vida melhor”

Debatedores/Palestrantes:

Dra. Maria Carolina Doretto
Professora aposentada da UFMG. Secretária Executiva da Federação Brasileira de Epilepsia – Epibrasil.

Dra. Vera Cristina Terra
Médica neurologista com experiência no tratamento de epilepsias refratárias na infância e na adolescência. Professora de Neurologia da Universidade Federal do Paraná.

Dr. Artur Fernandes
Pesquisador na área de genética das epilepsias.

Objetivo: apoiar as pessoas com epilepsia em suas necessidades, especialmente no âmbito da educação, proporcionar informações corretas sobre a doença, orientar sobre tratamentos disponíveis e apoiar campanhas de combate ao estigma e ao preconceito.

  • O evento é aberto a todos os interessados e é gratuito.
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September 21st

Friday

Morning – Round Table 5

Precision Medicine and Technological Challenges in Neuroscience and Epileptology

Chairman:

Ashok Shetty
College Station – Texas, USA.

08:00 – 08:25

Human Brain Slices for Epilepsy Research: Pitfalls, Solutions and Future Challenges

Mark O. Cunningham
University of Dublin – Dublin, Ireland.

8:25 – 08:50

Intranasal Mesenquimal Stem Cell-Derived A1-Exosomes ease Inflammation, and Prevent Abnormal Neurogenesis and Memory Dysfunction after Status Epilepticus

Ashok Shetty
College Station – Texas, USA.

08:50 – 09:15

Complementary MRI/DTI and Chemogenetics/Optogenetics to Pinpoint Epileptogenic Networks in Experimental Models of Epilepsy

Patrick Forcelli
Georgetown University School of Medicine – Washington, DC, USA.

09:15 – 09:45  |  Coffee Break – Poster

09:45 – 10:10

Networks for Tonic Respiratory Drive, Chemoreception and SUDEP in Epilepsies

George Richerson
University of Iowa – Iowa City, USA.

10:10 – 10:35

Molecular and Neuroanatomical Neuroplasticity in Neurogenetic Niches in Experimental Epilepsy Models

Victor Rodrigues Santos
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Belo Horizonte, Brasil.

10:35 – 11:00

Experimental and Ethnopharmacological Characterization of Substances with Anti-Epileptogenic and Neuroprotective Actions    

Olagide Wagner Castro
Universidade Federal de Alagoas – Maceió, Brasil.

11:00 – 12:00  | General Discussion

Moderators:

Ashok Shetty
College Station – Texas, USA.

Mark O. Cunningham
Newcastle University – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.


Afternoon – Round Table 6

Epilepsies and Comorbidities: Challenging and Integrating Multiples Levels of Complexity

Chairman:

Norberto Garcia-Cairasco
Universidade de São Paulo – Ribeirão Preto, Brasil.

14:00 – 14:25

Non-invasive Imaging in Epilepsy using Biomarkers

Edson Amaro Júnior
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein – São Paulo, Brasil.

14:25 – 14:50

Computational Neuroscience and the Epilepsies

Antônio Carlos Roque da Silva Filho
Universidade de São Paulo – Ribeirão Preto, Brasil.

14:50 – 15:15

Complex Systems Approach for Innovation in AEDs Discovery

Alan Talevi
Universidad Nacional de la Plata – La Plata, Argentina.

15:15 – 15:40

Role of P-Glycoprotein in Pharmacoresistant Epilepsy and SUDEP

Alberto Lazarowski
Universidad de Buenos Aires – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

15:40 – 16:05  |  Coffee Break

16:10 – 16:35

MicroRNAs, Gene Networks, Gene Therapy: Promises and Challenges for Treating Epilepsies and their Comorbidities

Michele Simonato
University of Ferrara – Ferrara, Italy.

16:35 – 17:00

Complexity Systems and Emergent Properties Views as Applied to Epilepsy Research: A Paradigm Shift Eagerly Needed

Norberto Garcia-Cairasco
University of São Paulo – Ribeirão Preto, Brasil.

17:00 – 18:00

Brainstorm and Statement 3 – Controversies and Future Challenges (From Round Tables 5 and 6)

Chairman:

Norberto Garcia-Cairasco
University of São Paulo – Ribeirão Preto, Brasil.

Co-Chairman:

Alberto Lazarowski
Universidad de Buenos Aires – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Moderators:

Michele Simonato
University of Ferrara – Ferrara, Italy.

Antonio Carlos Pinheiro de Oliveira
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Belo Horizonte, Brasil.

18:00 – 18:30  |  Awards Ceremony

Celebrating Women in Science & Art

  1. Best Scientific Poster in Epilepsy. Cassidy Megan, the Founder of the Purple Day, Award
  2. Best Scientific Poster in Neuroscience. Rosalind Franklin, the Mother of the DNA, Award
  3. Best Poster in Neuroscience & Arts. Nise da Silveira, the Rebel Psychiatrist, Award

The Diploma Leonardo da Vinci Award

  • Given to LNNE PhD Students Graduated from 2013 to 2018

18:30 – 18:40  |  Closing Remarks

Scientific Committee

19:10   |  Farewell Dinner