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Meeting “The Gut Brain axis & CNS Disorders: (re)-visiting (patho)physiological mechanisms – Oct 23, 2017

October 23 @ 08:45 - 18:20



October 23
08:45 - 18:20
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Museum Kleines Klingental
Unterer Rheinweg 26
Basel, 4058 Switzerland
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Pascale Piguet

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


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