Scientific Topics

  • Neural plasticity

    Neural plasticity occurs throughout life and in neurological disease, with the central nervous system adapting to anatomical and environmental changes.
    This adaptation may lead to modifications in neural networks of specific central nervous system areas.
    Follow the session to be updated on new research activities in the field.


    Neuroinflammation describes the inflammatory response initiated in the central nervous system by resident cells or triggered by infiltrating immune cells.
    Furthermore, in neurodegenerative disease it is evident that neuroinflammation is a key player in central nervous system dysfunction.
    This and other aspects will be debated in the present session.


    Neuro-oncology is an emerging field of investigation that studies nervous system tumors.
    As many of them can cause severe nervous system damage, neuro-oncology represents a trending research area in neuroscience, which may identify the molecular mechanisms involved in tumor pathogenesis.
    This would ultimately lead to the development of novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of such life threatening diseases. These topics will be discussed in depth during the session.

    Perinatal neurology

    Perinatal neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with neurological, neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative disorders of newborns, children and adolescents.
    Here, we will discuss on the more recent advances in the field.


    Neurodegeneration is a key aspect of a large number of diseases characterized by progressive damage of the nervous system, which leads to irreversible neuronal death.
    We will be updated on the more recent advances in the field.

Invited Speakers

Sonia Garel IBENS ,Paris, France

Pierre Gressens INSERM, Paris, France

Matteo Iannacone San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

Marco Prinz University of Freiburg, Germany

Giacomo Rizzolatti University of Parma, Italy