DEADLINE for late registration: Friday, November 13th 2009


The 2009 edition of the Lemanic Neuroscience Annual Meeting (LNAM) will take place on Friday November 27th and it will be held at the Hotel La Longeraie, in Morges. By concentrating our annual meeting on one day and bringing it down to the lake, we hope to make it easier for you to join us.

Two keynote speakers will address the topic "Neurobiology of mental diseases" from a cellular/molecular to a systems/cognitive level, presenting as well clinical perspectives:

  • Prof. Mathias Jucker (Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Dept. of Cellular Neurology, Tübingen, Germany): "The prion-aspect of Alzheimer´s disease"

  • Prof. Trevor Robbins (Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK): "Fractionating impulsivity: neuropsychiatric implications"


There will be 2 poster sessions and several short talks by lemanic neuroscientists, presenting the research in neuroscience done in Geneva and Lausanne. In the afternoon, 7 parallel symposia will allow in depth discussion about the following topics:

1. Psychiatric Neuroscience
      Pierre Magistretti (EPFL, UniL)
      Dominique Muller (Unige-CMU)

2. Neurobiology of Sleep
      Anita Lüthi (UniL-DBCM)
      Michel Mühlethaler (Unige-CMU)
      Mehdi Tafti (UniL-CIG)

3. Neuroimaging
      Richard Frackowiak (UniL-CHUV)
      Rolf Gruetter (EPFL-UniL-Unige)
      Christoph Michel (Unige-CMU)
      Jean-Philippe Thiran (EPFL)

4. Synaptic mechanisms
      Graham Knott (EPFL)
      Christian Lüscher (Unige-CMU)
      Carl Petersen (EPFL)

5. Neurodegeneration
      Patrick Fraering (EPFL)
      Panteleimon Giannakopoulos (Unige)

6. Neurorehabilitation
      Stephanie Clarke (UniL-CHUV)
      Armin Schnider (Unige-HUG)

7. Emotions: Everything you always wanted to know about the amygdala (and were never told)
      Nouchine Hadjikhanie (EPFL)
      Patrik Vuilleumier (CMU & HUG)


We are looking forward to seeing you in Morges for the LNAM'09.

EPFL Organizing Committee: Carmen Sandi and Patrick Fraering (chairs), Nouchine Hadjikhani, Olaf Blanke and Wulfram Gerstner.

EPFL Students' Committee:
Nathan Evans (Blanke lab)
Nicolas Fremaux (Gerstner lab)
Isabelle Magold (Fraering lab)
Stamatina Tzanoulinou (Sandi lab)
Nicole Zurcher (Hadjikhani lab)

LN Coordinator: Sonia Bolea



The Hotel and Conference Center La Longeraie is located in Morges, 10 Km west from Lausanne.

Click here to get information about how to get there.



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