Meeting “The Gut Brain axis & CNS Disorders: (re)-visiting (patho)physiological mechanisms – Oct 23, 2017
October 23 @ 08:45 - 18:20Free
This meeting will take place on October 23rd, 2017 in Basel.
What are the main pathways which underlie the birectional communication between the gut environment & brain ? Why are gastrointestinal-co-morbidities so frequent in some psychiatric and neurological disorders? Are gut dysfunctions an epiphenomenon or are they clearly involved in the aetiopathegenesis of these disorders? How much do these mechanisms prevail and potentially account for the development of these diseases ? How might the gut brain axis be targeted to develop potential therapies for the treatment of these diseases ? This workshop will address these questions and summarize the therapeutic perspectives for the treatment of gut-brain related Nervous System disorders.
Session 1: Involvement of the microbiote in neurological & psychiatric disorders
08.45-09.10: Registration & Welcome Coffee
09.10-09.50: John Cryan, Cork, Ireland – Microbiota & stress-related disorders: relevance to the IBS
09.50-10.30: James Adams, Tempe, AZ – Emerging Roles of the Gut Microbiote in Autism Spectrum Disorder
10.30-11-10: Filip Scheperjans, Helsinki, Finland – Do microbiota play a role in Parkinson’s disease?
11.10-11.40: Coffee break
11.40-12.20: Hartmut Wekerle, Martinsried, Germany – Triggering of autoimmune disease by commensal gut bacteria: a pathogenic step in the development of MS?
12.20-13.00: Golam Khandaker, Cambridge, UK – Immune-to-brain communication: a role in schizophrenia?
13.00-14.30: Lunch break
Session 2: Pathways involved in bidirectional communication in the gut brain axis
14.30-15.10: Marco Prinz, Freiburg, Germany – Host microbiota control the function of microglia in the CNS
15.10-15.50: Robert Dantzer, Houston, TX – Immune-to-brain communication pathways in inflammation-induced sickness behavior and depression
15-50-16.30: Anne Gershon, New-York, NJ – Reactivation of latent viruses in enteric neurons & neurological disorders: the example of VZV
16.30-17.00: Coffee break
17.00-17.40: Michael Gershon, New-York, NJ – The bowel and beyond: the enteric nervous system in neurological disorders
17.40-18.20: Valentin Pavlov, Manhasset, New-York, US – Neural regulation of immunity: mechanisms and clinical perspectives
Download the poster/program of the meeting: here