MIND & BRAIN - 62nd International Neuropsychiatric Congress May 18th-21st, 2023. Park Plaza Histria, Pula, Croatia


Final Program  - Pula 2019

Thursday, May 30th 2019

Istriana Hall
Pula's World MS Day Symposium -
Multidisciplinarni pristup osobama s multiplom sklerozom 
Chairperson: S. Butković Soldo (Osijek, Croatia)
  S. Butković Soldo (Osijek, Croatia): Uvod
S. Rendulić Slivar (Lipik, Croatia): Kvaliteta života oboljelih od MS – važnost neurofizijatrijske intervencije
D. Janko Labinac (Pula, Croatia): Važnost vitamina D kod multiple skleroze
R. Rendulić (Lipik, Croatia): Uloga dinamičke neuromuskularne stabilizacije u stabilizaciji trupa  
J. Kragujević (Osijek, Croatia): Multipla skleroza i umor
T. Lazarević (Osijek, Croatia): Multipla skleroza i prehrana
Ž. Vukšić & A. Soldo Koruga (Osijek, Croatia): Odnos  liječnik – pacijent:  „Razgovaramo li dovoljno s bolesnikom?“
D. Karniš (Lipik, Croatia)– Art terapija kao pomoć u liječenju pacijenata s multiplom sklerozom
S. Tomasović (Zagreb, Croatia): Diferencijalna dijagnoza multiple skleroze i paraneoplastičkog sindroma
Istriana Hall
Multiple Sclerosis Symposium – Hot topics in MS treatment
Chairpersons: U. Rot (Ljubljana, Slovenia) & V. Bašić Kes (Zagreb, Croatia)
  T. Hojs Fabjan (Maribor, Slovenia): First line therapy in multiple sclerosis
V. Bašić Kes (Zagreb, Croatia):  How to treat non-respondent MS patients
U. Rot (Ljubljana, Slovenia): Treatment options in progressive multiple sclerosis
Istriana Hall
Merck Simpozij: 
Godinu dana iskustva u liječenju visoko aktivne ms lijekom mavenclad®
V. Bašić Kes (Zagreb, Croatia)


Friday May 31st, 2019

Ulika Hall
Ulika Hall
Chairpersons: F. Fazekas (Graz, Austria) &  M. Brüne (Bochum, Germany)
  F. Fazekas (Graz, Austria): The contribution of MRI to the management of MS treatment 
  N. Müller (Munich, Germany): The role of inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease
  M. Brüne (Bochum, Germany): Social cognition in health and disease: Some insights from neuroimaging and genetics 
  S. Bašić (Zagreb, Croatia): Managing drug-resistant epilepsy
Ulika Hall
Graz Neurology Symposium - Historical development, present status and future aspects of diagnosis and treatment
Chairpersons: G.E. Klein (Graz, Austria) & K. Niederkorn (Graz, Austria)
K. Niederkorn (Graz, Austria) & T.Gattringer (Graz, Austria)
  Multiple Sclerosis
S. Fuchs (Graz, Austria) & C. Enzinger (Graz, Austria)
F. Payer (Graz, Austria) & T. Urbanic-Purkart (Graz, Austria) 
Istriana Hall
Short Communications 
Chairpersons: B. Tsygankov (Moscow, Russian Federation) & I. Šain (Pula, Croatia) 
  N. Ustinova (Kotor, Montenegro): Ketamin in therapy of pharmacoresistant depression - A naturalistic study  
  S. Kuzmina (Moscow, Russian Federation): Occupational risk factors of chemical industry for worker’s mental health
  O. Zaitsev (Moscow, Russian Federation): Side of predominant brain damage and psychopathology of severe traumatic brain injury
  G. Ivanova (Moscow, Russian Federation): The possibility of psychotherapy of anxious and depressive disorders in patients at distant stages of brain injury
  D. Jutrić (Zagreb, Croatia): Effects of the antiepileptic valproate and of the flavonone naringenin on the antioxidative defence system in the brain of C57Bl6 mouse
  V. Rački (Rijeka, Croatia): Effects of in-vitro antipsychotic administration on immunometabolic properties of BV-2 microglial cells.
  L.M. Groenlund (Esbjerg, Denmark): Intrathecal baclofen as treatment for myoclonus and catabolism as part of hypoxic brain damage - a new treatment? 
  E. Horvat Velić (Zagreb, Croatia): Students' Symposium in Biology and Life Sciences – SiSB
Ulika Hall
Sanofi Satellite Symposium:
Teriflunomide in today’s MS landscape
V. Bašić Kes (Zagreb, Croatia) & M. Bošnjak Pašić (Zagreb, Croatia)
Belica Hall
V. Vuletić (Rijeka, Croatia)
13:00-14:30 LUNCH
Ulika Hall
Alzheimer's Disease Symposium
Chairperson: N. Mimica (Zagreb, Croatia)
  N. Mimica (Zagreb, Croatia): Depression, dementia and delirium - continuum or comorbidity 
  M. Šagud (Zagreb, Croatia): Dementia or depression: how to know and what to do?
  N. Klepac (Zagreb, Croatia): Early detection of dementia
  M. Kušan Jukić (Zagreb, Croatia): Pathophysiology, clinical picture and treatment of delirious state in persons with dementia 
Belica Hall
1st HISPA HR Symposium - Hypertension Infarction Stroke Prevention Association - Croatia 
Chairpersons: N. Tasić (Beograd, Serbia) & S. Morović (Zagreb, Croatia)
  N. Tasić (Beograd, Serbia): Vision And Mission Of HISPA International
  V. Demarin (Zagreb, Croatia): Croatian Preventive Strategy - What have we done?
  S. Morović (Zagreb, Croatia): Croatian Preventive Strategy - Where are we going?
  H. Budinčević (Zagreb, Croatia): Anticoagulant therapy in secondary stroke prevention
  Roundtable: Implementation of HISPA Programme In the Region - from wishes to fulfillment
Istriana Hall
Psychopathology Summer School
Chairpersons: M. Brüne (Bochum, Germany) & J. Schroder (Heidelberg,  Germany) 
  K-J. Bär (Jena, Germany): Autonomic nervous system processing in schizophrenia
  J. Schröder (Heidelberg, Germany): Neurological soft signs (NSS) and cognitive deficits in HIV associated neurocognitive disorder
  M. Brüne (Bochum, Germany): Is schizophrenia the phenotypic correlate of parasitic behaviour manipulation?
  A. Sutterland (Amsterdam, The Netherlands): Driving us mad: the association of Toxoplasma gondii with suicide attempts and traffic accidents - a systematic review and meta-analysis
  M. Bechi (Milan, Italy): Autistic traits negatively influence Theory of Mind and training efficacy in patients with schizophrenia
  N. Ilanković (Beograd, Serbia): Schizophrenias are frequently not primary cerebral disorders
Belica Hall
Neuropsychiatric manifestations of neurological disorders 
Chairpersons: O. Sinanović (Tuzla, BIH) & V. Vuletić (Rijeka, Croatia)
  O. Sinanović (Tuzla, BIH): Neuropsychiatric manifestations of stroke
  V. Vuletić (Rijeka, Croatia): Non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease –updates
  U. Rot (Ljubljana, Slovenia): Neuropsychiatric manifestations of multiple sclerosis
  D. Vidović (Zagreb, Croatia): Sleep deprivation and cognitive functioning
Istriana Hall
Psychiatry Symposium- New insights in neuroinflammatory and autoimmune dysregulation in psychiatric disorders: It there a role for Herpes Viruses?
Chairperson: H. Klein (Groningen,The Netherlands)
  M. Schneider (Ulm, Germany): Metabolism and mitochondrial dysregulation – role of pro- and anti-oxidant pathways in psychiatry
  H. Klein (Groningen, The Netherlands): Psychosis as a non-clearing inflammatory response to a latent herpes virus in the limbic system
  C. Scheiber (Ulm, Germany): Herpes viral and inflammatory markers in patients with severe mental disorders. New data from CSF.
Ulika Hall
5th Pula Neuroscience Symposium - Session 1.  - Plenary SESSION
Chairpersons: S. Gajović (Zagreb, Croatia) & I. Munitić (Rijeka, Croatia)
  V. Demarin (Zagreb, Croatia): Mind and Brain Congress and Neuroscience Symposia
  J Kriz (Quebec, Canada): Innate immune response following brain injuries: Lost in translation
  M. Hoehn (Cologne, Germany): Functional neuronal networks in health and disease
Ulika Hall
Poster Session
Chairpersons: M. Brüne, F. Benedetti, K. Niederkorn, O. Sinanović, M. Latas, S. Gajović, I. Šain, V. Vuletić, S. Morović, H. Budinčević  


Saturday, June 1st 2019.

Ulika Hall
Chairpersons: V. Demarin (Zagreb, Croatia) & A. Korczyn (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  V. Demarin (Zagreb, Croatia): There is no Health without Brain Health
  A. Korczyn (Tel Aviv, Israel): Non epileptic seizures, are they psychogenic?
  M. Latas (Beograd, Serbia): Phobic vertigo - does it really exist?
  F. Benedetti (Milan, Italy): Neuroinflammation and white matter damage in the neuroprogression of mood disorders
  E. Bilić (Zagreb, Croatia): IVIG in treatment of neuromuscular diseases with focus on chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  M. Mijajlović (Beograd, Serbia): Patent foramen ovale: to close or not ?
  B. Tsygankov (Moscow, Russian Federation): Supposed mechanism of influence the hepatitis C virus on the developement of neuropsychological disorders
Istriana Hall
5th Pula Neuroscience Symposium - Session 2. 
Chairpersons: M. Heffer (Osijek, Croatia) & Dinko Mitrečić (Zagreb, Croatia) 
  S. Gajović (Zagreb, Croatia): Multimodal approaches to evaluate mouse brain repair after ischemic lesion
  M. Heffer (Osijek, Croatia): Metformin and liraglutide differently affect central insulin resistance in the rat model of prediabetes
  J. Kežić (Zagreb, Croatia): Systemic exposure to toll-like receptor 9 ligand CpG-ODN elicits low-grade inflammation in the retina that is unaltered in diabetic mice
  M. Mladinić (Rijeka, Croatia): Exploring the basis of neuroregeneration: identification of key molecules with proteomics and functional assays in the mammalian spinal cord
  A. Barešić (Zagreb, Croatia): Schizophrenia GWAS interpretation: lessons from functional and comparative genomics
  D. Gorup (Zagreb, Croatia): Caged-luciferin bioluminescence imaging in evaluating mouse brain ischemic lesion
Istriana Hall
5th Pula Neuroscience Symposium - Session 3. 
Chairpersons: K. Pilipović (Rijeka, Croatia) & L. Klimaschewski (Innsbruck, Austria)
  L. Klimaschewski (Innsbruck, Austria): Improving brain disorders by targeting the endogenous ERK inhibitor Sprouty2
  A. Šarolić (Split, Croatia): Electrostimulation waveform and frequency effect on nerve excitability
  M. Dobrivojević Radmilović  (Zagreb, Croatia): Longitudinal MRI analysis of ischemic lesion in Tlr2-deficient mouse
  R. Andretić Waldowski (Rijeka, Croatia): Neurogenetic approach in the study of addiction using invertebrate model organism
  Technical Forum
  M Kopecek (Amsterdam, the Netherlands): Multimodal molecular imaging in (pre)clinical research 
  D. Wiedermann (Cologne, Germany): MRI applications in preclinical brain research
Belica Hall
Workshop - Child and adolescent psychiatry 
Chairperson: I. Šain (Pula, Croatia)
  A. Špelić (Pula, Croatia): Psychoanalytic approach in psychotherapy of autism
  A. Mindoljević Drakulić (Zagreb, Croatia): Social neuroscience of attachment-based teaching in the classroom 
  N. Ustinova (Moscow, Russian Federation): Strategic planning: how to improve health care services for children with autism in Russia?
13:00-14:30 LUNCH
Ulika Hall
Psychiatry Symposium: From Neurobiology to Psychotherapy
Chairpersons: M. Jakovljević (Zagreb, Croatia) & D. Marčinko (Zagreb, Croatia)
  M. Jakovljević (Zagreb, Croatia): The concept of staging 
  D. Marčinko (Zagreb, Croatia):  Personality and psychosomatic reaction 
  M. Rojnić Kuzman  (Zagreb, Croatia):  Treatment of first episode psychosis: Biological therapy or/and Psychotherapy?
  A. Savić (Zagreb, Croatia): Neuroimaging and personality - challenging dichotomy between biology and psychology
  T. Franić (Split, Croatia): Mental illness: Why help starts at a milestone birthday
  B. Aukst-Margetić, D.Karlović (Zagreb, Croatia): Personality and schizophrenia 
  B. Vuksan Ćusa (Zagreb, Croatia): Bipolar disorder - pharmacotherapy or/and psychotherapy?
  S. Drmić (Zagreb, Croatia):  Tobacco harm reduction-experiences from Great Britain-nonconventional strategies in "old" fight against smoking
Istriana Hall
Joint Meeting with Alps-Adria Neuroscience Section and WFN Applied Research Group on the Organization and Delivery of Care
Symposium on Recent Approaches in the Management on Headache

Chairpersons: V. Demarin (Zagreb, Croatia & B. Žvan (Ljubljana, Slovenia) 
  M. Zaletel (Ljubljana, Slovenia): Impact of migraine on public health in Slovenia
  K. Bačić Baronica (Zagreb, Croatia): Current treatment modalities in migraine
  B. Žvan (Ljubljana, Slovenia): New emerging therapies in migraine – CGRP antagonists and new EHF guidelines
Istriana Hall
NOVARTIS Satellite Symposium:
Aimovig® (erenumab)  - The first specific treatment for prophylaxis of migraine
  V. Vuletić (Rijeka, Croatia): Aimovig (erenumab) – efficacy and safety profile in patients with episodic and chronic migraine
  Z. Tomić (Rijeka, Croatia): Our the first experiences – “The diary of a migraine” 
  K. Bačić Baronica (Zagreb, Croatia): The efficacy of Aimovig (erenumab) in patients with medication overuse
Belica Hall
5TH Pula Neuroscience Symposium - Session 4. 
Chairpersons: M. Dobrivojević Radmilović (Zagreb, Croatia), E. Buratti (Trieste, Italy)
  E. Buratti (Trieste, Italy): Importance of TDP-43 effects on RNA metabolism in neurodegenerative and muscular diseases
  I. Munitić (Rijeka, Croatia): Optineurin dysfunction in neurodegeneration
  K. Pilipović (Rijeka, Croatia): TDP-43 mislocalization following a single and repetitive traumatic brain injury in the mouse cortex  
  N. Bradshaw (Rijeka, Croatia): Chronic mental illnesses as disorders of protein aggregation
  A. Glasnović (Zagreb, Croatia): Stroke in mice can be modified by blockage of RANKL axis with denosumab
  D. Mitrečić (Zagreb, Croatia): Transplantation of neural stem cells after ischemic brain stroke influences expression of genes involved in the programmed cell death 
  Final Remarks
S. Gajović (Zagreb, Croatia)
Ulika Hall
Young Psychiatrists Symposium: Psychodynamic Coaching in Croatia 
Chairpersons: D.Marčinko (Zagreb, Croatia), V. Bilić (Zagreb, Croatia), A.Bagarić (Zagreb,  Croatia)
  Promocija knjige: “Psihodinamika poslovnih odnosa”
autor: D. Marčinko, recenzenti: A. Bagarić i V. Bilić 
  Okrugli stol: Psihodinamski coaching - primjena psihodinamike u poslovnom svijetu
Moderatori: V. Bilić, A. Bagarić, M. Jakovljević, D. Marčinko
Istriana Hall
Central and Eastern European Stroke Society Symposium 
Endorsed by World Stroke Organization
Chairpersons:  K. Niederkorn (Graz, Austria) & V. Demarin (Zagreb, Croatia)
  D. Bonifačić (Rijeka, Croatia): Serum prognostic biomarkers of ischemic stroke
  D. Zadravec (Zagreb, Croatia): Radiological diagnostics and endovascular treatment of stroke
  B. Piechowski-Jozwiak (Abu Dabi, UAE): Clot morphology in ischemic stroke
  S. Frol (Ljubljana, Slovenia): Intravenous thrombolysis in patients on direct oral anticoagulants 
  H. Budinčević (Zagreb, Croatia): How to improve stroke care?
  V. Đermanović Dobrota (Zagreb, Croatia): Cognitive impairment in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Belica Hall
Young Investigators' Corner
Chairpersons: F. Đerke (Zagreb, Croatia) & L. Filipović Grčić (Zagreb, Croatia)
  F. Đerke (Zagreb, Croatia): Better follow-up of patients with neurological diseases through mobile applications - our experiences
  K. Stemberger (Zagreb, Croatia): Artificial intelligence and neuroradiology
  L. Filipović-Grčić (Zagreb, Croatia): Novelties in interventional neuroradiology 
  E. Papić (Rijeka, Croatia): Brain entrainment: Effects of binaural beats on cerebral function
  A Juginović (Split, Croatia) : Importance of diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea in adults
  M. Vuković (Split, Croatia): Is music therapy an effective treatment option in Alzheimer's disease?
  I. Franin (Rijeka, Croatia): Pathohistological classification of CNS tumors throughout history: A review
   A. Juginović (Split, Croatia): Cognitive effects of antiepileptic drugs in the pediatric population: a literature review
Bianchera Hall
A. Glasnović (Zagreb, Croatia): Normal distribution and related topics
A. Glasnović (Zagreb, Croatia): Study types
S. Gajović (Zagreb, Croatia): New ways to conceptualise the biomedical knowledge


Sunday June 2nd 2019.

 09:00-11:00 Best posters awards presentations
Chairpersons: V. Demarin (Zagreb, Croatia) & F. Benedetti (Milan, Italy)
Istriana Hall
Closing ceremony


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