6th AMN Congress 2008

April 19-23, 2008

Date:
April 19-23, 2008
Time schedule
See the program below
Location:
Cluj-Napoca | România

Scientific Program

Day 1 | April 19th, 2008

13:00 - 16:00 Workshop 1 | Barbara Wilson (UK) | Neuropsychological Assessment and Management of People in States of Reduced Consciousness
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
Plenary
Session I
Neurorecovery and neurorehabilitation - I | Chairpersons: Klaus von Wild (Germany), Anne-Lise Christensen (Denmark)
16:30 - 17:00 Anne-Lise Christensen (Denmark) | Neurorecovery in Traumatic Brain Injury
17:00 - 17:30 Barbara Wilson (UK) | Rehabilitation For People With Deficits in Executive Functioning
17:30 - 18:00 Klaus von Wild (Germany) | Exemplary long term outcome in advanced age after severest TBI following multidisciplinary team approach. Case report and film
18:00 - 18:10 Discussions
20:00 Reception
20:30 Presidential Dinner

Day 2 | April 20th, 2008

10:00 - 10:20 Official Opening
10:30 - 11:15 Honorary Lecture - Hari Shanker Sharma (Sweden) | Role Of Blood-Central Nervous System Barriers In Trauma Induced Behavioral Dysfunction
And Neurodegeneration
11:15 - 11:45 Key Note Lecture - Dafin F. Muresanu (Romania) | Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity - Two Aspects of a Continuous Process,
Genetically Regulated and Powered by Neurotrophic Factors
11:45 - 12:15 Coffee Break
12:15 - 12:45 Key Note Lecture - Nicole von Steinbüchel (Germany) | First results from an international assessment of health-related quality of life
in persons after traumatic brain injury with the Qolibri, a specific QOL measure after
12:45 - 13:00 Discussions
13:00 - 14:15 LUNCH
14:30 - 16:30 Presidium's Board Meeting (15:00 - 16:00 - International Teleconference)
16:30- 17:00 Coffee Break
Plenary
Session II
Neurorecovery and neurorehabilitation - II | Chairpersons: Claudio Perino (Italy), Was S. Poon (Hong Kong)
17:00 - 17:20 Anca Buzoianu (Romania) | Neurotrophic factors - pharmacological mechanisms
17:20 - 17:40 Claudio Perino (Italy) | Rivastigmine treatment in cognitive and behavioral deficits after T.B.I.
17:40 - 18:00 Gelu Onose (Romania) | Complex Mathematical Statistic Analysis Regarding Neuroprotective And Consequent Neurorehabilitative Outcomes,
In Patients Treated With Modern Neurotrophic Drugs Cerebrolysin® Or/And Actovegin® - Preliminary Results
18:00 - 18:20 Wai S. Poon (Hong Kong) | Cell therapy in Brain Injury
18:20 - 18:30 Discussions
20:30 Gala Dinner

Day 3 | April 21st, 2008

Plenary
Session III
Implication of Cognition in Neurorecovery | Chairpersons: Barbara Wilson (UK), David Mulholland (USA)
09:00- 09:20 Barbara Wilson (UK) | Cognitive Rehabilitation in Twenty-First Century
09:20 - 09:40 David Mulholland (USA) | I, the Case: The effects of Decreased Sensation following TBI
09:40 - 10:00 Rotarescu Virginia (Romania) | Hypnosis can be a good option treatment, in spasticity?
10:00 - 10:10 Discussions
10:10 - 10:40 Coffee Break
Plenary
Session IV
New Trends in Neurosurgery | Chairpersons: Giorgio Burnelli (Italy), Kuo-Sheng Hung (Taiwan)
10:40 - 11:00 Giorgio Burnelli (Italy) | Experimental neurotization of totaly avulsed brachial plexus by grafting from cortico-spinal tract (below T3):
a suggestion for bilateral brachial plexus avulsions or unilateral avulsion with paraplegia
11:00 - 11:20 Horatiu Stan (Romania) | Reconstruction of skull defects with personalised cranioplasty plates
11:20 - 11:40 Paul Prodan (Romania) | Experimental parietal osseous defect reconstruction using new types of biomaterials
11:40 - 12:00 Cristina Chendreanu (Romania) | Our Experience Concerning The Interferential Medium Frequency Electrostimulation In The Treatment
Of Post Sci Neurogenic Bladder
12:00 - 12:10 Discussions
12:10 - 13:30 Lunch
Ebewe Pharma Symposia
13:30 - 14:00 Bogdan Popescu (România) | Role of neurotrophines in the genomic response to cerebrovascular disease and brain trauma
14:00 - 14:30 A.V. Ciurea (Romania) | Cerebrolysin ~ important therapeutic option to improve outcome in SBL
14:30 - 15:00 Gelu Onse (Romania) | Complex Mathematical Statistic Analysis Regarding Neuroprotective And Consequent Neurorehabilitative Outcomes,
In Patients Treated With Neurotrophic Drug Cerebrolysin® - Preliminary Results
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
Plenary
Session V
Clinical aspects in neurosurgery | Chairpersons: A.V. Ciurea (România), Hans Tritthart (Austria)
15:30 - 15:50 A.V. Ciurea (Romania) | Post-traumnatic Hydiocephalus in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (An Intracranial Pressure Monitoring Study)
15:50 - 16:10 Silviu Albu (Romania) | Head Trauma: Hearing Loss and Dizziness
16:10 - 16:30 Szabo Ioan (Romania) | Retained Intraorbital foreign bodies
16:30 - 16:50 Hans Tritthart (Austria) | Withdrawing of life support in patients with severe brain injury ~ ethical considerations
16:50 - 17:00 Discussions
17:00 - 17:30 Coffee break
17:30 - 19:30 AMN Members Meeting
20:30 Gala Dinner

Day 4 | April 22nd, 2008

Plenary
Session VI
Clinical studies regarding prognosis in TBI | Chairpersons: Stefan Florian (Romania), Pieter Vos (Netherlands)
09:00 - 09:20 Kuo-Sheng Hung (Taiwan) | Preventing Traumatic Brain Injuries - Lessons from Taiwan
09:20 - 09:40 Stefan Florian (Romania) | A prognostic model for traumatic coma
09:40 - 10:00 Pieter Vos (Netherlands) | Is it possible to predict favourable long-term recovery in the early phase after mild traumatic brain injury?
10:00 - 10:20 Volker Homberg (Germany) | Does one hemisisphere help the other? The impact of contralesional activity to recovery
10:20 - 10:30 Discussions
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
Plenary
Session VII
Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury | Chairpersons: Waih El Masry (UK), Rimantas Vilcinis (Lithuania)
11:00 - 11:20 Waih El Masry (UK) | Special Characteristics and Management of Patients with Spinal Injuries
11:20 - 11:40 Giorgio Brunelli (Italy) | Spinal Cord Repair by CNS PNS connection
11:40 - 12:00 Rimantas Vilcinis (Lithuania) | Aggresive or Conservative Treatment after Traumatic Brain Injury : which is neuroprotective?
12:00 - 12:20 Osama S. Abdelaziz (Egypt) | A Potentially New Pharmacological Therapy for Acute Spinal Cord Injury (ASCI):
Effects of Cerebrolysin Administration on Experimental ASCI
12:20 - 12:30 Discussions
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 16:30 Volker Homberg (Germany) | Workshop : Modular Motors Therapies in Neurological Disorders
20:30 Farewell Party

AMN 2008
in numbers

19-23 April 2008
28 speakers
1 Workshop
7 Sessions

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