Invited Speakers
INTERNATIONAL
TRANSLATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE CONFERENCE
Celebrating the 60th   Anniversary of Neurosurgery in Lithuania
and establishing the Institute of Neuroscience of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
16-17 June 2011, Europa Royale Hotel, Kaunas, Lithuania
 
 
Honoured guest
Prof. Edward R. Laws, USA
 

 
 
 
 
 
Invited speakers:
 
KEYNOTE LECTURE:
Prof. Edward R. Laws, USA
The diagnosis and management of pituitary adenomas
 
 
NEUROSURGERY:
Prof. Robert Behr, Germany
Hearing restoration by direct electrical stimulation of the central auditory pathway
 
Prof. Tomasz Trojanowski, Poland
Brain damage resulting from intracranial aneurysm rupture
 
Dr. Manuel Cunha e Sá, Portugal
The treatment of large or complex aneurysms of the intracranial circulation
 
Prof. Toomas Asser, Estonia
Changes in viscoelastic properties of skeletal muscles induced by subthalamic stimulation in patients with Parkinson’s disease
 
 
PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINOLOGY:
Prof. Charles B. Nemeroff, USA
Heartache and heartbreak: the remarkable relationship between depression and cardiovascular disease
 
Prof. Robertas Bunevičius, Lithuania
Thyroid-brain interaction in neuropsychiatric disorders
 
 
NEURORADIOLOGY:
Prof. Elna-Marie Larsson, Sweden
Diffusion and perfusion MRI of the brain for research on brain tumours, major depression and dementia
 
Dr. Giedrius Buračas, USA
Functional MRI in translational neuroscience
 
Prof. Malgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska, Poland
Endovascular treatment of carotid artery stenosis
 
 

NEUROLOGY:

Dr. Ashok Raman, UK

Molecular aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and implications for the clinician

 

Assoc. Prof. Gintaras Kaubrys, Lithuania

Alzheimer‘s disease and pain

 
NEUROBIOLOGY AND NEUROCHEMISTYRY:
Prof. Guy C. Brown, UK
The brain in flames! Mechanisms of inflammatory neurodegeneration
 
Prof. Vilmantė Borutaitė, Lithuania
Molecular mechanisms in Alzheimer’s disease: why amyloid beta is toxic to neurons?
 
Prof. Gintaras Valinčius, Lithuania
Interaction of b-amyloid with phospholipid membranes: implications for bioanalysis
 
Prof. Stuart Dryer, USA
Trafficking of K+ channels: a mechanism for growth factor regulation of neuronal excitability
 
Prof. Jørn Dybkjær Hounsgaard, Denmark
From cell signaling to function in large-scale neural networks
 
Prof. Marten P. Smidt, The Netherlands
Molecular specification of mesodiencephalic dopaminergic neurons
 
Prof. Rolf Mentlein, Germany
Lost in disruption: Role of proteases in glioma invasion and progression
 
Assoc.Prof. Jokūbas Žiburkus, USA
Converging mechanisms of network dysfunctions in neurodegenerative disease models
 
Dr. Gytis Baranauskas, Lithuania
Exploration of brain function by multichannel recordings
 
 
Meeting Secretariat