ABOUT THE EVENT
WE ARE OUR BRAINS
Dive into the most recent perspectives on how neuroscience research is enhancing the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes in neurorehabilitation making these processes more effective and individualized.
Top notch international speakers
Poster and oral presentation sessions
HOW WAS THE FIRST EDITION
GATHERING PROFESSIONALS OF MANY FIELDS
Professionals from various fields: physicians, neuropsychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical educators, among others.
Countries represented in 2019, among atendees and speakers: Brazil, United States, Canada, England, Chile, Paraguay.
The first edition of this congress took place in 2019 and was a success with a multidisciplinary reach. More than 350 professionals, clinicians and researchers from different areas of knowledge gathered to talk about brain functioning. This year, we want to repeat this experience, but this time in a digital environment.
TOP NOTCH NEUROSCIENTISTS
It is your chance to interact and learn from some of the world's leading researchers and clinicians in the field of the neurosciences.
ALEX FORNITO, PhD.
Monash University - Australia
Senior Researcher at the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Foundation; Co-director of Brain, Mind and Society Research Hub; head of the Brain Mapping and Modeling Research Program at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health.
Prof. Fornito work is focused on developing new imaging techniques to map human brain connectivity and applying these methods to shed light on brain function in health and disease. A major emphasis of his work is to understand the fundamental principles of brain organization and its genetic basis; to characterize brain connectivity disorders in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia; and to map how brain networks dynamically reconfigure themselves in response to changing task demands.
ANDREA ANTAL, PhD.
Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen - Germany
Professor Andrea Antal is an extraordinary professor at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University Medical Center Göttingen and at the Institute of Medical Psychology in Magdeburg, Germany. She has nearly 30 years of experience in neurophysiology, with over 20 years of experience in neuroplasticity research and clinical studies. From 2001, she played a key role in the construction and coordination of activities in the transcranial brain stimulation laboratories in Göttingen. The main objective of her research group is to develop and establish new non-invasive brain stimulation methods and protocols to induce physiological changes in the central nervous system, in order to investigate visual perception, cognition and restore maladaptive plasticity in visual and neurodegenerative disorders. Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) and transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS), developed by her group in Göttingen, are relatively new stimulation techniques that influence cortical activity; they allow, due to oscillating stimulation, external interference with neuronal oscillations.
She has published about 250 studies related to transcranial stimulation, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalogram (EEG) and maladaptive plasticity in neurodegenerative diseases, its impact factor is about of 620 (H-Index 55).
The City College of New York
MAROM BIKSON, PhD
The City College of New York - United States
Prof. Marom Bikson studies the effects of electricity on the human body and applies this knowledge in the development of medical devices and electrical safety guidelines. The goal is to improve human health by combining engineering innovation with cutting-edge experimental techniques and original biomedical insight. His specific areas of research interest include: 1) Medical devices, including biosensors, drug delivery technology and electrotherapy devices for neurological disorders; 2) Medical devices safety, including electrical hazards, electroporation, heat damage, and safe stimulation protocols. 3) Electrical safety, risks of electrical shock and accidental electrocution. 4) Understand the neural networks underlying normal brain function, including the role of endogenous electrical fields. 5) Development of new treatments for neurological diseases, including epilepsy and depression, through translational research.
Oliver Zangwill Centre
BARBARA WILSON, PhD.
Oliver Zangwill Centre - United Kingdom
Barbara A. Wilson, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist, founder of the Oliver Zangwill Center for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK. She has been working in brain injury rehabilitation since the 1970s. Throughout her career, Dr. Barbara has published 26 books, over 300 journal articles and book chapters, and 8 neuropsychological assessment tests. In addition, she is the editor of the scientific journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. She has won many awards for her work, including five awards for her body of work, the Ramón y Cajal Prize from the International Neuropsychiatric Association, and the BM Shapiro Prize from the British Neuropsychological Society. She has been President of the British Neuropsychological Society and the International Neuropsychological Society, and is currently Chair of the Encephalitis Society and the Management Committee World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation. Dr. Wilson is also a member of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Academy of Social Sciences, in addition to serving as a professor honorary from the University of Hong Kong, the University of Sydney and the University of East Anglia, and holds honorary degrees from the University of East Anglia and the University of Córdoba, Argentina.
MINDY F. LEVIN
MINDY F. LEVIN, PhD.
McGill University - United States
Dr. Mindy Levin is the current president of the International Society for Motor Control and holds executive positions in the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation and the International Neurological Physiotherapy subgroup of the World Confederation of Physiotherapy. She is the editor of "Motor Control'' magazine.
Among her research interests, she seeks to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of normal and disordered motor control, specifically for unilateral and bilateral movement of the upper limbs; measure sensorimotor impairments and deficits in motor control after neurological injury or disease; to determine the effectiveness of new arm and hand sensorimotor recovery interventions following neurological injury, including task-oriented therapy and interventions using technology such as non-invasive brain stimulation, virtual reality, and robotic technology.
iFADO Leibniz Institute
MICHAEL NITSCHE, PhD.
iFADO Leibniz Institute - Germany
Michael Nitsche studied psychology and medicine at the Georg-August University of Göttingen, where he was trained in the field of neurology. In 2015, Michael Nitsche joined IfADo, where he focuses on non-invasive brain stimulation methods and cognitive neuroscience. As scientific director, he heads the institute's “Psychology and Neurosciences” research department. Prof. Dr. Michael Nitsche is one of the most cited scientists in his field of research worldwide. The director and neuroscientist at IfADo can be found on the annual list of “Highly Cited Researchers” by the US company Clarivate. Michael Nitsche is recognized for his exceptional influence on research, demonstrated by the production of several highly cited articles that rank in the top 1% by field and year in the Web of Science.
LYNDA THOMPSON, PhD, BCIA-EEG
ADD Centre - Canada
Dr. Lynda Thompson is a psychologist with experience in teaching, clinical psychology, school psychology, and learning center management. She is currently the Executive Director of The ADD Centre®, a position she has held since 1993. Her doctoral thesis (1979) dealt with self-esteem in hyperactive children. Along with pediatrician William Sears, Dr. Lynda Thompson co-authored The ADD Book: New Understanding, New Approaches to Parenting Your Child, published by Little, Brown & Co. of New York.
She is also co-author of the core book for this professional workspace; The Neurofeedback Book, An Introduction to Basic Concepts in Applied Psychophysiology, published by the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.
Together, Lynda and her husband Michael Thompson (in memorian) won the Lifetime Achievement award from the Biofeedback Federation of Europe in 2010 and the Distinguished Scientist Award by the AAPB - Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, in 2016.
Institute of The Human Brain
YURY KROPOTOV, PhD.
Institute of The Human Brain - Russia
Psychiatrist, PhD in Neurophysiology, Laboratory Director of the Institute of the Human Brain of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Professor in the Department of Neuropsychology at Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University (AFMKU), Poland.
He is one of the leading experts in basic and applied neuroscience. The unique methodology developed in his laboratories at the Human Brain Institute in St. Petersburg (Russia) allows for a sophisticated analysis of the electrical activity of the brain in resting states and under task conditions. The methodology is described in his book Kropotov, J.D. (2009). Quantitative EEG, event-related potentials and neurotherapy. These accurate measures of brain function can be used as Neuromarkers in the clinical setting to assess brain health in different psychiatric and neurological disorders. The experience of translating this methodology into clinical practice is presented in his recently published book Kropotov, J.D. (2016). Functional neuromarkers for psychiatry: Applications for diagnosis and treatment.