Meeting/Workshop

The gut-brain axis & CNS disorders

October 23, 2017

Basel (Switzerland)

INTRODUCTION

The Gut Brain axis & CNS Disorders

(re)-visiting (patho)physiological mechanisms

 

  • 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.

PROGRAM

The Gut Brain axis & CNS Disorders

(re)-visiting (patho)physiological mechanisms

 

First Session

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

Second Session

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

DATES AND VENUE

Date

Oct. 23, 2017

Venue

Museum Kleines Klingental
Unterer Rheinweg 26
Basel

PLEASE NOTE THAT...

Deadline for registration: October 18, 2017

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