Montag, 5. September 2016

The good, the bad and the ugly: Neurobiological factors underlying addiction and their implications for treatment – An international perspective

Chair: Wolfgang Sommer, Mannheim
Wolfgang Sommer (Mannheim): Scars in the prefrontal cortex: Multi-level systems alterations and executive deficits after a history of alcohol dependence
Markus Heilig, (Linköping): Stress, the insula and relapse to alcohol use
Rita Goldstein (New York, NY): Self-awareness impairments in cocaine addiction: Lessons from neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies
Dora Duka (Falmer, Brighton): Severity of alcohol dependence and break down of executive control and emotional processing


Sunday, 4th September 9.00 am Track 1

Actions of Opioid Antagonists: Behaviour, Circuitry and Genetics

Chair: Petri Hyytiä (FI)
Co-Chair: Annika Thorselll(SE)
Petri Hyytiä (FI) The role of nucleus accumbens connections in alcohol and naltrexone actions revealed by manganese-enhanced MRI
Santiago Canals (ES) Longitudinal study of functional and microstructural alterations in brain networks during alcohol intoxication, abstinence, and naltrexone treatment
Annika Thorsell (SE) and Rick Bernardi (DE) The OPRM1 A118G SNP in alcohol and nicotine reinforcement and treatment response to naltrexone: Evidence from a humanized mouse model & A gene-by-sex interaction for nicotine reward: evidence from humanized mice and epidemiology
Chiara Giuliano (UK) Alcohol-seeking behavior is attenuated by inhibiting µ-opioid receptors
Discussant: Esa Korpi (FI)

Sunday, 4th September 9.00 am Track 2

Addiction as an Aberrant Network State in the Brain

Chair: Wolfgang Sommer (DE)
Co-Chair: Rita Goldstein (US)
Rita Goldstein (US) Disruption of the connectome hubs in cocaine addiction: impact of cognitive function, addiction symptomatology and a targeted intervention
Angelo Bifone (IT) Modular (re)organization of functional connectivity in alcohol dependence
Martin F. Gerchen (DE) Neurofeedback
Abraham Zangen (IL) Brain Stimulation in the Study and Treatment of Addiction: Imaging Tools and Clinical Outcomes
Discussant: Markus Heilig (SE)


Monday, 4th April 1.30 pm Special Interest Session



Modelling disease state networks in human and animal brains for understanding pathophysiolgy, predicting outcomes and improving therapy.

Chair: Wolfgang Sommer (DE) and Santiago Canals (ES)
Wolf Singer (DE) Information processing in high dimensional dynamic space: A novel concept for the interpretation of disease states?
Maria Ercsey-Ravasz (RO)  A predictive network model of cerebral cortical connectivity based on a distance rule
Angelo Bifone (IT) Brain connectivity in health and disease: a graph theoretical approach
Hamid Noori (DE) A dynamical model of the neurochemical connectome of the rat brain
Martin Walter (DE) Integrating molecular information on excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission into functional network architectures
Rainer Spanagel (DE, Discussant) Can systems approaches provide added value for research and clinical practise in alcoholism