Sunday 14th April

SUNDAY 14TH APRIL: SESSIONS 13.00 - 14.40

SsA: Rapid-fire poster talks
A series of short talks from selected poster abstracts

S1: Grid cells: Beyond self-location
Caswell Barry, University College London, UK (co-chair)
Kimberly Stachenfeld, DeepMind, London, UK (co-chair)
Michael Hasselmo, Boston University, US.
Joseph O'Neill, Cardiff University, UK.

S2: The multi-morbid old brain
Convened by the British Neuropathological Society
Johannes Attems, Newcastle University, UK (co-chair)
Tiago Outeiro, Georg August University, Germany (co-chair)
Lauren Walker, Newcastle University, UK.
Colin Smith, University of Edinburgh, UK.

S3: Precision therapy: Antisense oligonucleotides targeting coding and noncoding RNAs for neurological disorders
Convened by Neuroscience Ireland

Cristina Reschke, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland (co-chair)
Gerhard Schratt, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Sarah Tabrizi, University College London, UK.

S4: Brain network development
Convened by the French Neuroscience Society

Alain Chédotal, Institut de la Vision, France (co-chair) - 3D analysis of axon guidance with light sheet microscopy​
Rosa Cossart, INSERM, France - Development of hippocampal assemblies
Simon Butt, University of Oxford, UK - Interneuron diversity and development
Christopher Eaton, University of Birmingham, UK - Epilepsy, seizures and EEG findings in young people with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

S5: Neurobiological candidates for the rapid antidepressant response to ketamine
Convened by the British Pharmacological Society

Philip Cowen, University of Oxford, UK
John Krystal, Yale Medical School, USA
Alain M. Gardier, University of Paris-Sud, France
Ginetta Collo, University of Brescia, Italy 
Chair: Clare Stanford, UCL, UK

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SUNDAY 14TH APRIL: POSTER SESSION 1 AND TRADE EXHIBITION 14:40-16:20

Exhibition hall, CCD


SUNDAY 14TH APRIL: SESSIONS 16.20 - 18.00

W1: Big Data: Management, modelling & collaboration 
Madeleine Lowery, University College Dublin, Ireland (chair)
Clare Gillan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
John Terry, University of Exeter, UK
Damien Coyle, Ulster University, UK
Sara Pulit, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands

S6: Kisspeptin: a novel regulator of sex hormone secretion and sexual behaviour​
Convened by the British Society for Neuroendocrinology

Waljit Dhillo, Imperial College London, UK.
Su Han, University of Otago, New Zealand (co-chair)
Kevin O’Byrne, King's College London, UK (co-chair)
Julie Bakker, University of Liège, Belgium.

S7: The link between neuroinflammation and dysregulated metabolism in the context of age and Alzheimer's disease
Convened by Dementia and Neurodegeneration Network Ireland

Marina Lynch, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (co-chair)
Catherine B. Lawrence, University of Manchester, UK (co-chair)
Robert Cumming, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Michael Heneka, University of Bonn Medical Center, Germany.

S8: Mental illness in children and adolescents: neuroscience, ethics and practice in psychopharmacology
Convened by the British Association of Psychopharmacology and the International Neuroethics Society

Paramala Santosh, King's College, London, UK.
Judith Homberg, Radboud University, The Netherlands.
Argyris Stringaris, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, US.
Gabriela Pavarini, University of Oxford, UK (co-chair)
Co-chair: Mitul Mehta, KCL, UK

S9: Neural processes and precursors of self-initiated action
Nima Khalighinejad, University of Oxford, UK (co-chair)
Patrick Haggard, University College London, UK (co-chair)
Liad Mudrik, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Joaquim Alves da Alves, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.

S10: Epigenetics of Neuropsychiatric Disorders 
Convened by The Genetics Society
Schahram Akbarian, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA
Arturas Petronis University of Toronto, Canada 
Therese Murphy, University of Exeter, UK
Elaine Murray, Ulster University, UK
Chair: Colum Walsh, Ulster University, UK

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SUNDAY 14TH APRIL: OPENING WORDS 18:00-18:20

Opening words by BNA President, Professor Stafford Lightman


SUNDAY 14TH APRIL: OPENING PLENARY 18:20-19:20

P1: Ray Dolan, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UK

Decisions, uncertainty and rewards

NSI Plenary lecture, NSI Distinguished Investigator Award 2018 recipient and 2017 Brain Prize winner 
18:20 - 19:20, the Auditorium, CCD


SUNDAY 14TH APRIL: WELCOME RECEPTION 19:20

Exhibition hall, CCD