Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend World Neuron Congress Helsinki, Finland.

Day 2 :

Keynote Forum

Ramel A Carlos

The Neurology Clinic, USA

Keynote: Obstructive sleep apnea in various cognitive disorders

Time : 10.00-11.00

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Biography:

Ramel A Carlos is a board certified neurologist working on the Island of Guam for the past 16 years. He is currently working at The Neurology Clinic in Tamuning, Guam, USA. He completed his residency and fellowship training in Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. He has presented his clinical research in various neurology conferences including the Asean Neuroscience Conference in Singapore, World Congress of Neurology in London, U.K, Int. Conf. on Vascular dementia in Amsterdam, Int. Conf. of Alzheimer disease in Kyoto, Japan, and recently during the Advances in AD and PD Therapies in Torino, Italy.

Abstract:

Various research studies suggested an association between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and various cognitive disorders,
including Alzheimer disease. The degree of OSA has been directly correlated with the severity of cognitive impairment.
Stroke and vascular diseases are significant comorbidities in these patients. We report the occurrence of OSA in patients with
various cognitive disorders on the Island of Guam and correlate the severity of OSA with the results of the neuropsychological
testing and neuroimaging studies. A retrospective review of medical records of patients evaluated in The Neurology Clinic with
the diagnosis of OSA in patients with various cognitive impairments from July 2016 to July 2018 was conducted. These include
patients with Alzheimer disease, vascular dementia, unspecified dementia, and Mild Cognitive Impairment. There were 375
patients with various cognitive impairments and 16% have been diagnosed with OSA. Among patients with OSA, 46% have
severe OSA, 38% have moderate OSA, and 16% have mild OSA. Severe impairment on Global Cognitive Scores (GCS) was seen in 60% of patients with severe OSA, 44% of moderate OSA, and 20% of mild OSA. Moderate GCS were seen in 29% of patients with severe OSA, 39% of patients with moderate OSA and 30% of patients with mild OSA. Evidences of silent stroke were seen in 25% of patients and another 31% have leukoaraiosis on their neuroimaging studies. The occurrences of vascular diseases including hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia and cardiac disorders were higher in those with severe and moderate OSA compared to those with mild OSA and without OSA. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a common comorbidity of patients with various forms of cognitive impairment. The severity of OSA correlates with the degree of impairment on neuropsychiatric testing. Neuroimaging studies demonstrated evidences of Silent stroke and leukoaraiosis among these patients.

Break: Networking and Refreshments Break 11:00-11:30 @ Foyer

Keynote Forum

Kumaar Bagrodiya

Neuroleap, India

Keynote: Using brain computer interface for improved neural activity

Time : 11.30-12.30

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Biography:

Kumaar Bagrodia holds an MBA degree from the University of Oxford, is a Country Champion and Ambassador for the Oxford Business Alumni in India. He has been featured in various media in India and abroad including Knowledge at Wharton, Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times, Hindustan Times, Bloomberg TV and Forbes to name a few. He co-authored an article in Harvard HBR. He is a speaker at leading podiums including the Bombay Stock Exchange (India’s main stock exchange), has chaired international leader sessions in Israel, China Singapore and has spoken at fora with the banner of Australian Government, United Nations Environment Program, the Government of India to name a few. He was a speaker at G20 Summit yea in China 2016 and in the G20 Summit yea in Germany 2017. Kumaar was invited by the Hon’ble President of India (Pranab Mukherjee) to the official residence of the President. He was again invited in March 2018 to speak on Innovation, education and skills. He was a speaker at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in 2018 and was also an invitee to the palace by Royal Highness Prince of Wales.

Abstract:

TBA

  • Molecular and Cellular Neurology | Behavioural Neurology | Pediatric Neurology | Neuroendocrinology | Computational Neurology | Neuroinformatics | Neuroopthalmology
Location: Conference Hall

Session Introduction

Shlomi Hanassy

Hanassy R&D Ltd, Israel

Title: A model for the dynamics of stabilizing biological systems
Biography:

Shlomi Hanassy is the owner and establisher of Hanassy R&D Ltd. IL. Shlomi is an algorithm developer and neurobiologist specialized in motor control and vision processing. He is also an inventor and experienced developer of several innovations in those fields. In 2011-2012 he worked as algorithm developer at Wellsens tech (http://www.wellsense-tech.com/), developing algorithms for pressure mat while serving as a consultant for the EU “Stiff-flop” project (http://www.stiff-flop.eu/). During 2007-2010 he was a PhD student and algorithm developer of visual substitution devises at Amir Amedi’s lab for higher brain functions while serving as a coworker in Benny Hochner’s lab for motor control and at the EU “Octopus project”(http://www.octopusproject.eu/). Since 2007 Shlomi is holding an M.sc in medical neurobiology from the Hebrew University (Hadassah Ein Carem medical school) and a B.A in computer science and administration from the Open University of
Israel (since 2003).

Abstract:

A novel biologically inspired theory for brain information processing and encoding is presented for the first time. In this model, the world is described as networks of stabilizers components which claimed to control all biological structures, embedded in and implemented by organic systems of any form. Significant evidence for the theory is first presented in a review, and then the theory is described in an abstract way and how it is connected to information theory and qualia. And finally, preliminary results of using a simulation of the model as unsupervised ML system to solve a task are presented with comparison to classical deep learning algorithms.

Mohammad Ghadirivasfi

Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Title: Neurocognitive reward circuitry system in addiction
Biography:

Mohammad Ghadirivasfi was graduated in psychiatry from Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Iran. He was the head of Iran Mental Hospital for 13 years and achieved years of experience in research, teaching and administration in hospital and during this period, his effort was highly effective to establish Iranian DNA Bank for Genetic and Epigenetic Studies in Psychiatric Disorders. He is interested in improving education of medical student and residency in psychiatry. He has academic publications and is one of the authors of the Iranian curriculum of general psychiatry, addiction and risky behavior fellowship and the sleep textbook (in Persian) sponsored by IUMS (Iran University of Medical Sciences). He was the secretary of 5th Basic and clinical Neuroscience Congress in 2016 Tehran, Iran. Currently, he is the head of neurocognitive center in Iran Mental Hospital.

Abstract:

Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder in which addict people mostly go through sustained habit‐based drug use and periods of abstinent. It is supposed to externalizing psychopathologies including disruptive disorders and antisocial personality disorder precedes or co-occurs with substance use disorder in at least noticeable percentage of them. Interestingly, all externalizing psychopathologies are observed from adolescence which is accompanied by risky behaviors like substance use. It is believed that three fundamental structure of neurocognitive function in children which are impaired, make them predispose to take risky behaviors and drug use. Impulsivity, decision making and working memory impairment taken together, play the main role in future brain’s reward neurocircuitry changes. Under limited inhibitory control in one hand and an overactive reward system on other hand, prone adolescences try and sustain using substance. Due to repeated intense drug rewards and neuroplasticity occurred in reward system, a compensatory anti-reward process reduces pleasurable feeling and at neuroanatomical view, a neurocircuitry migration from ventral to dorsal striatum happens. Disregarding its adverse effects and consequences, a significant percentage of addict people keep using substance. It is suggested to screen risky behavior characteristics in childhood and early adolescent in order to detect and invest on pharmacological and neurocognitive rehabilitation as a preventive program. Considering this sort of intervention from early life, it is supposed that reward system should keep unchanged until early adulthood which inhibitory system develops.

Break: Lunch Break 13.00-14.00 @ Restaurant
Biography:

Mihai Stelian Moreanu is currently one of the top medical students at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. His interests lie in neurological implications
of diseases and neurosurgery, having already completed his medical summer stage at Bagdasar-Arseni Clinical Emergency Hospital, the best neurosurgical public
center in Bucharest. His medical background includes the participation to numerous national and international congresses in Romania (IMSCB, ZEM, MEDICS) and
also abroad (FEBS 2018) gaining a vast understanding of the mechanisms of brain functioning. Also, during his medical practice he assisted to numerous surgeries
and participated to Romanian Student Surgical Society activities getting hands-on experience during surgical workshops.
 
Marina Cozma is currently studying at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, being a medicine lover and an aviation enthusiast, dividing her
time between medicine and flying. She is profoundly interested in surgery and the nervous system and has just completed her summer stage at the Washington
Polyclinic in Bucharest, at the Cardiovascular Centre. Together with participating in the hardest surgeries performed in this hospital, she has perfected her
surgical skills through participating not only at national medical congresses (IMSCB, ZEM, National Anatomy Congress), but also international (FEBS 2018).
Her poster at the National Anatomy Congress was ranked in the Top Ten and she is in the process of becoming a trainer at the Romanian Student Society of Surgery.

 

Abstract:

Meningiomas are benign extra-axial tumors, originating from the meningeal arachnoidal cells, making up 20% of the intracranial
primary tumors. Surgical management of meningiomas is one of the most challenging procedures posing a high risk of affecting
the critical neurovascular centers of the brain. This paper attempts to identify the way Para clinical brain investigations coupled with a
well-established surgical procedure lead to an efficient and strategic treatment of meningioma, starting with a real case of a 50-year-old
woman. The clinical background of the patient was represented by frontal headaches, rare epileptic crisis, sudden dizziness, blurry vision,
loss of equilibrium and exhaustion. The Para clinical investigation included contrast MRI showing a homogenous irregular expanding
tumor process in the frontal-orbital left space. Localization, depth, diameters were also shown on MRI. Moreover, Digital Angiography
was used to identify the source of vascularization, highlighting a slight displacement of the arterial irrigation of Willis Polygon towards
the tumoral process. These symptoms and investigations led to diagnosing a sphenoid left wing meningioma. The treatment was mainly
focused on the neurosurgical intervention, having several purposes: rejecting the meningioma, establishing the anatomo pathological
diagnosis, developing the therapeutic plan. The surgical procedure included the following steps: positioning, incision, craniotomy,
tumor exposure, devascularization, decompression, extra capsular dissection, tumor removal, closure. The surgical approach was on
the frontotemporal side and after a step-by-step incision, the tumor was exposed. The excision strategy was focused on fragmentation
and mild dissection of the surrounding brain tissue. Also, while the tumor surface coagulated constantly, it lost volume and allowed an
easy dissection. The final result was favorable – the patient regained her balance. Getting a better understanding of the neurosurgical
steps of treating meningiomas will lead to finding strategies that will improve the patient's treatment and his quality of life.

Break: 15.00-15.30 Networking and Refreshments Break @ Foyer