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Brain for society, March 10-16, 2014

BAW 2014 Events at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest

The Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is celebrated in 2014 on March 10 – 16. The event, initiated by the American Foundation DANA (http://www.dana.org), aims to provide a global framework for disseminating knowledge of the importance of the brain for humanity. It aims to increase the awareness of the general public as well as of the policy makers of both the latest progress in understanding the mechanisms of normal and pathological brain functioning and of the  problems faced by researchers in neuroscience that generate this progress.

The “Brain for Society” event is organized by National Neuroscience Society of Romania (http://www.snn.ro) in partnership with the Scientific Organization of the Medical Students (http://www.soms.ro) and “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy (http://www.umf.ro).

Main event sponsor is the Federation of the European Neuroscience Societies, FENS (http://www.fens.org/Outreach/Brain-Awareness-Programme/Brain-Awareness-Week/).

Participation is free. Pre-registration for the lectures is not required. For further information please contact SNN secretariat.

NB! The official language of the event is Romanian. The presentations will offer, whenever possible, support materials in English.

SNN in partnership with SOMS organizes a brainstorming competition on “What should we understand next about the brain to improve our society”.

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to send by email at contact@snn.ro  the subject of their presentation, preferably formatted as scientific abstract -max. 250 words. The best abstracts will be selected for public presentation on Friday March 14th (short talks with video support, max 10 min.). The best 3 presentations will be awarded with the “FENS/Dana awards”.

The deadline for abstract submission for BAW competition was extended. The new deadline is  Wednesday, March 12th 2014! The applicants selected for oral presentations will be notified by email on Thursday, March 14th 2014.

Preliminary program updated March 13th, 2014.

Monday, the 10th of March

Neuroscience Laboratory Open Day:

Center for Excellence in Neuroscience (http://www.neuroscience.ro) and ComaEEG.ro (http://www.comaeeg.ro), Physiology and Neuroscience Discipline, Medical School, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest. Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Ana-Maria Zagrean. Short presentations about the center research activity, the current research projects and discussions about brain research as means to improve our society, will start at 10:00 and end at 18:00. University and college students are especially invited to attend.

From 15:00 to 16:00, a presentation about a BAW scientific experiment on human perception coordinated by Dr. Liana Kobylinska.

The experiment will take place between March 10 and March 13 in partnership with the Scientific Organization of the Medical Students (SOMS) form Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy (http://www.soms.ro). The participants are encouraged to take part to the experiment and follow its progress. The experiment results will be presented on March 13, during a SOMS session.

Tuesday, the 11th of March

Location: Daniel Danielopolu Library Hall

15:00-17:00 BAW experiment – part 2.

17:00-19:00 Plenary session 1
MD Stud. Pompiliu Barbu – “Will and Motivation”
MD Stud. Mihai Stancu – “Subliminal messages in publicity”
PhD Stud. Liana Kobylinska  – “Truth is in the eyes of the beholder-the paradigm of ambiguity”
MD Stud. Nikos Zygouropoulos – “We buy sensations, not products”

Wednesday, the 12th of March

Location: Daniel Danielopolu Library Hall

15:00-17:00 Plenary session 2
Dr. Magdalena Budisteanu – “The genetical bases of Neurosciences”
Dr. Atilla Birdir – “Personality disorders – It’s a mad world after all”
Dr. Silvia Ioan – “Reading the Mind in the Eyes”

17:00-19:00 BAW experiment – part3.

Thursday, the 13th of March

Location: Physiology Amphitheater

15:00-17:00 Plenary session 3

Dr. Madalina Toma – “Stem cell therapy in cerebral palsy”
Dr. Anca Panaitescu – “The neurophysiology of maternal behaviour”
M.D. Stud. Ioana Florentina Grigoras – “Oxytocine as a maternal neuroprotective agent”
Dr. Cristina Petrescu-Ghenea – “Neuroconnectivity – from bench to parenting strategies”
Dr. Cristina Goanta – “The effects of noise on behaviour”

17:00-19:00 BAW experiment – results and discussions

Friday, the 14th of March

12:00-15:00 A BAW brainstorming competition on “What should we understand next about the brain to improve our society”.
Location: Physiology Amphitheatre

Presentation order:

1.Mirica Stefan: Brain-Computer Interface
2.Irina Popa: Oare am ales bine? – Neuroștiinta deciziei
3.Camelia Acatrinei: The Persistence of Memory
4.Adamescu Aida-Isabela: Ce ar trebui sa intelegem despre creier pentru a imbunatati societatea in care traim
5.Onciul Razvan: Palatul memoriei” (Metoda Loci) Construirea, dezvoltarea şi controlul sãu
6.Dana Pisica: Conceptul de animație suspendată și aplicațiile sale în medicină și explorarea spațială
7.Miruna Stefan: Virusuri, optogenetica si sisteme neurocomportamentale competitive sau eliberarea din sclavia placerii
8.Sabina Serbu: Unde Cerebrale
9.Paul Ciucur: Procesul de învățare în era informației
10.Ioana Caterina Serbanescu: Afectivitatea la graniţa dintre psihologie şi neuroştiinţe: neuropsihologia afectivităţii
11.Andreea Pirneci: Iluzia optica. Mecanisme si modalitati prin creierul este pacalit
12.Abdul Rahman Ismaiel: White Matter Lesions in Cardiovascular Disease: Literature Review
13.Alexe Marian: Percepția vs realitatea
14.Mohamed Ismaiel: The Relationship between Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and misfolded (SOD1) protein: Review article
15.Abdallah Reda Elsayed: Acupuncture & Alzheimer’s Disease treatment: Literature review

15:00-19:00 A public BAW conference/round-table on the emerging post-informational neurosociety
Location: Emil G. Palade Amphitheater

Festive welcome- 15:00

Session I – 15.00-16.30
Dr. Ovidiu Brazdău – Awareness and evolution of personality between spirituality and psychopathology
Dr. Adrian Sorin Mihalache – Contemplation: A comprehensive outlook on the world from the heights of the spiritual life. Neuro-scientific and philokalic perspectives.
Prof. Andrei Dorobantu – Brain vs Quantum Realities

Session II – 17.00 – 18.00
Acad. Solomon Marcus – Healthy to be
Acad. Mircea Maliţa – Mind research and the educational system
Prof. Leon Zagrean – From knowledge to consciousness

Round table – 18.00. The emerging post-informational neurosociety
Acad. Constantin Bălăceanu-Stolnici, Acad. Ioan Dumitrache, Acad. Gheorghe Ştefan, Prof. Adrian Curaj, Prof. Constantin Dumitru Dulcan, Prof. George Litarczek, Prof. Alexandru Mironov, Prof. Adrian Restian, Prof. Asoc. Mihai Moldovan.

Romanian press release http://www.agerpres.ro/ots/2014/03/10/saptamana-constientizarii-creierului-10-14-martie-11-49-22

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