Indo-German Workshop on Neurobionics in Clinical Neurology

Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2013 to Sunday, February 17, 2013
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Venue: 
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER)

The 2013 Workshop on Neurobionics in clinical neurology is jointly conducted by University of Göttingen, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and RWTH Aachen, Germany along with Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), one of the top five medical schools in India. The workshop will be held at JIPMER in Pondicherry, a union territory town in southern India on the shores of the Bay of Bengal.

Objectives

The goal is to promote interaction between senior and junior researchers from India and Germany, to educate new members of the neurobionics community in India, to introduce new enabling fields and applications to the community, to promote on-going collaborative activities emerging from the Workshop, and to promote a self-sustaining neurobionics research field in India.

Summary of the activities

A two-and-half-day intensive workshop, with the first day focusing on the non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, the second day focusing on deep brain stimulation, spinal stimulation, functional MR imaging, neurofeedback and neurorehabilitation, and the third half-day on panel discussions on long-term Indo-German research collaboration in the field of neurobionics. For further details, please see www.neurobionics2013.com

Workshop directors
Prof. Dr. med. Michael A. Nitsche, University of Göttingen, Germany
Prof. Dr. med. Sunil K. Narayan, JIPMER, India

Keynote speakers
Prof. Dr. med. Walter Paulus, University of Göttingen; Keynote on Non-invasive brain stimulation.
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. Peter A. Tass, Forschungszentrum Jülich; Keynote on Deep brain stimulation.
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Mathiak, RWTH Aachen University; Keynote on Neuromodulation with neurofeedback based on functional imaging.

Scientific organizing committee
Dr. Asokan Thondiyath
Dr. Anirban Dutta

Research collaboration committee
Dr. Ramesh Ahuja
Dr. Ganesh Shankar

Topic areas and agenda

February 15th, 9:00AM to 12:30PM
Welcome address, lectures and discussions on Non-invasive brain stimulation

1. Prof. Dr. med. Sunil Narayan, Head of Neurology, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India.
Welcome address and lecture: Introduction and clinical scope in India for neurobionics in neurology.
2. Prof. Dr. med. Walter Paulus, Head of the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Göttingen, Germany. Keynote lecture: Overview on the state of the art in non-invasive brain stimulation.
3. Prof. Dr. med. Michael A. Nitsche, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Göttingen, Germany.
Lecture: Introduction and physiological background for non-invasive brain stimulation.
4. Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Trenkwalder, University of Göttingen, Germany.
Lecture: TBD

February 15th, 1:30PM to 5:30PM
Lectures and discussions on Non-invasive brain stimulation and Hands-on session

5. Prof. Dr. med. David Liebetanz, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Göttingen, Germany.
Lecture: Animal studies and safety aspects for clinical studies on non-invasive brain stimulation.
6. Dr. Pramod Kumar Pal, Additional Professor of Neurology, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India.
Lecture: Transcranial magnetic stimulation and its applications.
7. Dr. med. Min-Fang Kuo, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Göttingen, Germany.
Lecture: Pharmacology and non-invasive brain stimulation.
8. Dr. med. Min-Fang Kuo and Dr. Anirban Dutta, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Göttingen, Germany.
Hands-on session: Transcranial direct current stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation.

February 16th, 9:00AM to 12:30PM
Lectures and discussions on Deep brain stimulation and Neural engineering

1. Prof. Dr. med Madhuri Behari, Head of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Opening lecture: Clinical scope in India for Deep Brain Stimulation in movement disorders
2. Prof. Dr. med. Dr. Peter A. Tass, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Keynote lecture: Overview on the state of the art in DBS - Long-lasting neuronal desynchronization caused by coordinated reset neuromodulation
3. Dr. med. Paresh Doshi, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai, India
Lecture: Deep Brain stimulation in Parkinsonism and other extrapyramidal disorders
4. Prof. Dr. med. Rupum Borgohain, Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
Lecture: Programming in Deep Brain Stimulation
5. Dr. Milind Sankhe, PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, India
Lecture: Spinal stimulation in intractable pain

February 16th, 1:30PM to 6:00PM
Lectures and discussions on Neurofeedback based on functional imaging and Neurorehabilitation

6. Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Mathiak, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Keynote lecture: Overview on the state of the art in neuromodulation with neurofeedback based on functional imaging
7. Prof. Dr. Asokan Thondiyath, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
Lecture: Role of robotics in neurorehabilitation
8. Mrs. Alakananda Banerjee, Head of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Max Hospital, New Delhi, India
Lecture: Neuromuscular electrical therapy following stroke - relevance of a rehabilitation problem-solving form
9. Dr. Anirban Dutta, University of Göttingen, Germany
Lecture: Engineering multi-target multi-electrode non-invasive electrical stimulation
10. Mr. Saurabh Bhavsar, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Lecture: Functional brain imaging with MR - SNR and CNR of multi-echo and parallel imaging
11. Ms. Eliza Alawi, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Lecture: Localized neuromodulation using functional MR - Neurofeedback in PTSD, schizophrenia and auditory hallucinations
12. Mr. Saurav Bhavsar and Ms. Eliza Alawi, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Hands-on session with simulated data: Working with real-time fMRI software for neurofeedback

February 17th, 9:00AM to 12:00Noon
Lectures and discussions on Deep brain stimulation and Neural engineering

1. Panel Discussions on opportunities for long-term Indo-German collaboration.
Panelists: Dr. Ramesh Ahuja, University of Göttingen-India office and Dr. Ganesh Shankar, Forschungszentrum Jülich-India office