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International conference – REWARD

Du 2 au 4 octobre. Les inscriptions sont ouvertes., Du 2 au 4 octobre. Les inscriptions sont ouvertes.

Practical details about the conference
(venue, program, registration, abstract submission):
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Normal and pathological reward processing: from synapse to behavior

October 2nd to 4th, 2019

Essential feature of the human as well as the animal brain is its ability to process information on-line in order to efficiently adapt behavior to a changing environment. The brain constantly integrates new sensory information and adjusts its behavioral responses to maximize reward and / or minimize unpleasant and even dangerous consequences for the organism. The question here is to highlight brain regions that share the ability to “reward” the performance of vital functions such as feeding, exploration of new environments, initiation of new social interactions, reproduction and appropriate reaction to threat? The mesocorticolimbic dopaminergic system was the first neural circuit to be described in this context and is closely related to the whole reward system. Are there other brain reward systems? What happens in the brains of patients with autism spectrum disorders, addiction to drugs or sports, anxiety or depressive symptoms, Parkinson’s disease, whose reward system is altered? Answers to these questions do not reach consensus and will be debated during the three days of this conference.

Scientific committee :

  • Stéphanie CAILLÉ-GARNIER, INCIA
  • François GEORGES, IMN
  • Pierre TRIFILIEFF, Nutrineuro

 


Speakers

Keynote lecture

Invited speakers


Program

Wednesday 2 October

Introduction to reward: Concepts / philosophy

  • Serge AHMED (Bordeaux, FRANCE)

Session 1       THE EXPECTED AND UNEXPECTED BASES OF REWARD

  • Stephan LAMMEL (Berkeley, USA)
  • Christelle BAUNEZ (Marseille, France)
  • Kate WASSUM (Los Angeles, USA)

Session 2       MODELING OF REWARD

  • Angela LANGDON (Princeton, USA)
  • Frédéric ALEXANDRE (Bordeaux, France)
  • Mehdi KHAMASSI (Paris, France)

PLENARY CONFERENCE

  • Ivan E. de Araujo (New York, USA)

Wine and cheese

Thursday 3 October

Session 3       FUNCTIONAL AND MOLECULAR DIVERSITY OF DOPAMINE SYSTEMS

  • Joshua T. DUDMAN (Ashburn, USA)
  • Marisela MORALES (Washington, USA)
  • Emmanuel VALJENT (Montpelier, FRANCE)
  • Peter VANHOUTTE (Paris, FRANCE)
  • Christoph KELLENDONK (New York, USA)

Session 4       PATHOLOGIES AND REWARD: FACE-TO-FACE PRECLINICAL TO CLINICAL

  • Addiction: Francis CHAOULOFF (Bordeaux, FRANCE)/Diana MARTINEZ (New York, USA)
  • Anxiety/Depression: Thomas KASH (Chapel Hill, USA)/ Ebrahim HARROON (Atlanta, USA)
  • Parkinson’s disease: Pierre-Olivier FERNAGUT (Poitiers, France) / Ignacio OBESO (Madrid, SPAIN)

Gala dinner at Luchey halde

Friday 4 October

Session 5 – REWARD ACROSS AGE AND SEX

  • Martine CADOR (Bordeaux, France)
  • Elena CHARTOFF (Middleborough, USA)
  • Cecilia FLORES (Montreal, CANADA)

Session 6 – SOCIAL REWARD

  • Jaideep BAINS (Calgary, CANADA)
  • Philippe FAURE (Paris, FRANCE)
  • Camilla BELLONE (Geneva, SWITZERLAND)

About Bordeaux Neurocampus Conferences

The Bordeaux Neurocampus Conferences are a serie of Neuroscience meetings, organized in Bordeaux, France. Reward is the 6th edition.

The purpose of the conferences is to present and discuss recent findings in a topic field in Neuroscience, bringing together leading international experts and young researchers. The maximum number of participants is 250, including invited speakers. The scientific program is organized jointly by members of Bordeaux Neurocampus and the LabEx Brain.


More details / registration :

http://brainconf.u-bordeaux.fr/en

13/09/19