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II International Symposium on Neuromodulation

Pre Symposium

Wednesday (17/03/2010)

  • 9:00 — 17:00 Course 1: Cognitive neuroscience
  • 8:00 — 12:00 Course 2: Basic principles of direct current transcranial stimulation
  • 14:00 — 18:00 Course 3: Basic principles of magnetic transcranial stimulation application

Thursday (18/03/2010)

  • 08:00h — 12:00h Course 4: The use of neurophysiological methods in the investigation of neuromodulatory techniques.
  • 14:00 — 18:00 Course 5: Animal studies: Understanding the mechanisms involved in direct current transcranial stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Presentations and Posters

Presentation 1: The use of new antiepilectic drugs and ketogenic diet in refractory epilepsy (Dr. Sígride Thomé)

Presentation 2: What's new in non-invasive physical and rehabilitation medicine (Dr Moíses Lima)

Presentation 3: Use of an intensive behavior modification protocol as a modulatory technique in neurorehabilitation (Dr Rodrigo Deamo)

Presentation 4: Somatossensitive stimulation using periferal electrical stimulation (Dr Adriana Conforto)

Presentation 5: Neuromodulation by using new antiepileptic drugs and ketogenic diet in refractory epilepsy (Dr André Brunoni)

Presentation 6: A review about the use of non-invasive brain stimulation in language rehabilitation (Dr Alexa Sennyey)

Confirmed Lecturers for the Pre Congress

  • Adriana Conforto — University of São Paulo (Brazil)
  • Alexa Sennyey — Centro de Diagnóstico Neuropsicológico (Brazil)
  • Ana Lucila Moreira — Centro de Neurologia de Campinas (Brazil)
  • André Brunoni — University of São Paulo (Brazil)
  • Angela C. Valle — University of São Paulo (Brazil)
  • Antoni Valero-Cabre — Boston University School of Medine (USA)
  • Gianluca Ardolino — Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano (Italy)
  • Maurizio Vergar — Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano (Italy)
  • Moises Lima — Rede de Reabilitação Lucy Montoro (Brazil)
  • Paulo André Teixeira Kimaid — Centro de Neurologia de Campinas (Brazil)
  • Paulo Sérgio Boggio — Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (Brazil)
  • Roberta Ferrucci — Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano (Italy)
  • Rodrigo Deamo Assis — UNIFESP (Brazil)
  • Sigride Tomé de Souza — University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Friday (19/03/2010)

Day 1 — Basic principles, working mechanism, electrophysics, animal studies

Discussion 1 — Mediated by: Michael Nitsche (Germany)
09:00h — 13:00h

Special Lecture: Non invasive stimulation use during motor training for the motor recovery in stroke. Dylan Edwards (USA)

Update on the working mechanism of direct current transcranial stimulation (tDCS). Alberto Priori (Italy)

New paradimes in current transcranial stimulation(tDCS). Michael Nitsche (Germany)

Update on the working mechanism of transcranial magnetic stimulation. Joaquim Brasil-Neto (Brazil)

Invasive brain stimulation use as a neuromodulation tool. Claudio F. Corrêa (Brazil)

Discussion 2 — Mediated by: Linamara Battistella (Brazil)
14:30h — 17:00h

The use of periferal stimulation. Marta Imamura (Brazil)

Other stimulation techniques using weak current. Felipe Fregni (USA)

Brain stimulation evidence in animal studies. Antoni Valero-Cabre (USA)

Neuromodulation effects with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) — José Alberto Del Alberto (Brazil)

Discussion 3 — Mediated by: Alberto Priori (Italy)
17:30h — 20:10h

In vitro studies: creating guided stimulation protocols. Marom Bikson (USA)

Actual models: What are we learning with the creation of new interventions? Marom Bikson (USA)

Acupuncture as a central modulator. Susan Chien Hsin Fen (Brazil) / Wu Tu Hsing (Brazil)

Neurophysiological studies and new approaches. Tim Wagner (USA)

Saturday (20/03/2010)

Day 2 — Part I: Clinical studies

Discussion 4 — Mediated by: Elizeu Coutinho de Macedo (Brazil)
08:30h — 12:20h

Drug addiction and the brain reward system: the role of brain stimulation. Ester Palacios (Brazil)

Non invasive brain stimulation in chronic pain. Felipe Fregni (USA)

Cognitive modulation — Paulo Sérgio Boggio (Brazil)

The use of brain stimulation in cognitive neurosciences. Paulo Boggio (Brazil)

Brain plasticity and test development: Neuromodulatory tools. Leonardo Cohen (USA)

Noninvasive brain stimulation for the treatment of epilepsy. Alexander Rotenberg (USA)

Day 2 — Part II: Neuroscience and the future

Discussion 5 — Mediated by: Dora Ventura (Brazil)
13:30h — 17:30h

Multimodal integration — Nadia Bologni (Italy)

Direct current transcranial stimulation and magnetic transcranial stimulation for visual rehabilitation. Lotfi Merabet (USA)

The future of direct current transcranial stimulation and repetitive magnetic transcranial stimulation as a treatment tool. Leonardo Cohen (USA)

EEG and noninvasive brain stimulation. Alexandre Rotenberg (USA)

Neuroimaging principles and its use in neuromodulation. Edson Amaro Júnior (Brazil)

Confirmed Lecturers

  • Alberto Priori — Italy
  • Alexandre Rotenberg — USA
  • Angela C. do Valle — Brazil
  • Antoni Valero-Cabre — USA
  • Claudio F. Corrêa — Brazil
  • Dora Ventura — Brazil
  • Dylan Edwards — USA
  • Edson A. Junior — Brazil
  • Elizeu de Macedo — Brazil
  • Ester Palacios — Brazil
  • Felipe Fregni — USA
  • Joaquim B. Neto — Brazil
  • Jose A. Del Porto — Brazil
  • Leonardo Cohen — USA
  • Linamara Batistella — Brazil
  • Lotfi Merabet — USA
  • Marom Bikson — USA
  • Marta Imamura — Brazil
  • Michael Nitsche — Germany
  • Nádia Bologni — Italy
  • Paulo S. Boggio — Brazil
  • Susan C. H. Fen — Brazil
  • Tim Wagner — USA
  • Vince Walsh — England

See also news from February 17, 2010

Publication date: February 23, 2010

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