Invited Speakers
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:
Prof. Edward R. Laws, USA
The diagnosis and management of pituitary adenomas
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
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
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


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

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