2012 Conference


For more detail, including learning objectives and a map of the conference center, download the syllabus (PDF).

Joint Meeting ECNS/ISBET/ISNIP/EPIC 2012

Wednesday, September 12

  10:30 - 13:30 EEG Clinical Neuroscience Journal Meeting - Hospitality Room    
  10:00 - 13:00 ECNS Board Meeting - Hospitality Room    
  15:00 - 20:00 Registration - Creeper Trail    
  18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception - Appalachian Trail & Poplar/Azalea Rooms    

Thursday, September 13

  08:15 - 08:30

Welcome - Monarch Auditorium

    Brian NolandBrian Noland (President East Tennessee State University)    
    Bart HoveBart Hove (President Bristol Regional Medical Center)    
  08:30 - 09:25

Keynote Speaker I - Monarch Auditorium

    Evian Gordon - The challenging realities of Personalized Medicine in brain disorders    
  09:25 - 09:45

Coffee Break - Creeper Trail

  09:45 - 11:45

Invited Symposium I - Monarch Auditorium

    Eric Sellers (Chair) - Brain-computer interface: A longitudinal investigation    
    Andrea Kübler - Unlocking the Locked-In – detection of consciousness and communication in non-responsive patients    
    Lynn McCane - Independent Home Use of A P300-Based Brain-Computer Interface System by People Severly Disabled by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis     
    Jane Huggins - Brain-Computer Interface Design for Widespread Use    
  11:45 - 13:00

Lunch on Your Own

    ISBET Board Meeting - Dogwood Room    
  13:00 - 13:55

Young Investigator Award Lecture I,
Monarch Auditorium

    Peter Uhlhaas - Using magnetoencephalography to study neural oscillations: A translational perspective    
  14:00 - 16:00

Invited Symposium II

    Nash Boutros (Chair) - Predictive value of isolated epileptiform discharges for a favorable therapeutic response to antiepileptic drugs in non-epileptic patients     
    Nash Boutros - Epileptiform abnormalities in psychiatric patients    
    Lukasz Konopka - Use of quantitative EEG and nuclear medicine techniques in assessment of non-epileptic psychiatric patients with sharp waves     
    Elizabeth Zimmerman - Single and multiple epileptiform foci in psychiatric patients: implications for clinical symptom severity    
    Petr Bob - Autonomic changes and epileptiform processes in unipolar depressive patients    
  16:00 - 17:00 ISNIP Board Meeting - Dogwood Conference Room    
  16:00 - 18:00 Poster Session - Appalachian Trail    
  17:00 - 18:00 ECNS General Meeting - Monarch Auditorium    

Friday, September 14

  08:15 - 08:30

Welcome - Creeper Trail

  08:30 - 09:25

Keynote Speaker II - Monarch Auditorium

    Stephan Heckers - Neuroimaging of psychotic disorders – the past, present and future    
  09:25 - 09:45

Coffee Break - Creeper Trail

  09:45 - 11:45

Oral Session I - Monarch Auditorium


Oral Session II - Elm/Cedar Rooms

    9:45am, Leslie Collins - A statistical approach to improving accuracy and communication rates in brain-computer interfaces   9:45am, Arash Javanbakht - Event-related potential studies of post-traumatic stress disorder: a critical review and synthesis
    10:09am, Pierre Flor-Henry - Neurophysiological aspects of cannabis induced psychosis   10:09am, Nevzat Tarhan - Pre and post-rTMS EEG cordance in treatment resistant depression
    10:34am, Montserrat Gerez-Malo- Altered Connectivity Patterns During Seizures with Different types of Consciousness Impairment   10:34am, Chien-Han Lai - Changes of gray matter volume in remitted first-episode and medication-naïve panic disorder patients
    10:59am, Dean Salisbury- Mismatch negativity deficits in chronic and first-hospitalized bipolar disorder   10:59am, Russell Hebert - Alpha as the observer, gamma as the observed: Implications for etiology and treatment of clinical disorders
    11:19am, Dan Berry - Single-trial classification of error potentials increases P300 brain- computer interface information transfer rate    
  11:45 - 13:00

Lunch on Your Own

  13:00 - 14:00

Oral Session III - Monarch Auditorium

    1:00pm, Bernd Saletu - Clinical and qEEG studies with the novel anxiolytic drug ABIO 08/01 in generalized anxiety disorder    
    1:15pm, Sergio Rosales-Rodriguez – Polysomnographic and psychometric studies on the effects of the novel anxiolytic drug ABIO 08/01 on sleep and awakening quality in generalized anxiety disorder.    
    1:30pm, Timur Cetin – Delta oscillations indicate gender differences, which may explain interindividual differences in Brain Computer Interface (BCI) performance.    
    1:45pm, Thomas Koenig - Is gamma band EEG synchronization reduced during auditory driving in schizophrenia patients with auditory verbal hallucinations?    
  14:00 - 16:00

Symposium III - Monarch Auditorium

    2:00pm, Silvana Galderisi (Chair)-Unraveling pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders: the contribution of ERP studies    
    2:30pm, Dean Salisbury (Co-Chair) - N400 and thought disorder in schizophrenia    
    3:00pm, Armida Mucci - Event-related indices of hyperarousal and impulsivity in subjects with Bulimia Nervosa    
    3:30pm, Oliver Pogarell - Auditory cortical stimulus processing and molecular imaging in psychiatry: monitoring pharmacotherapy in patients with major depression    
  16:00 - 17:00 

Young Investigator Award Lecture II,
Monarch Auditorium


ISNIP General Meeting - Poplar Room

    4:00pm, Eric Sellers - The past, present, and future of P300-based brain-computer interface    
    4:30pm, Janette Smith -Understanding the functional significance of the N2 and P3 components of the ERP    
  19:00 - 21:00

Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Johnson City Country Club - Transportation provided


Saturday, September 15

  08:15 - 08:30

Welcome - Creeper Trail

  08:30 - 09:25

Keynote Speaker III - Monarch Auditorium

    Judith Ford -Functional brain imaging of auditory hallucinations: From self-monitoring deficits to co-opted neural resources    
  09:25 - 09:45

Coffee Break

  09:45 - 11:45

Symposium IV Spruce/Willow/Walnut Rooms


Symposium V

    9:45am, Silvana Galderisi -Symptom oriented approach in psychiatric research: contributions from brain imaging and electrophysiology   9:45am, Werner Strik - Biological Psychiatry
    10:15am, Judith Ford - Neurophysiological Studies of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations   10:15am, Oliver Pogarell - A Molecular Imaging and Neurophysiology in Psychiatry–clinical relevance for diagnosis and treatment
    10:45am, Thomas Dierks - Pathophysiology and treatment of hallucinations: combining electrophysiology and neuroimaging   10:45am, Vincent Magnotta - Future Imaging Modalities: Detecting activity-evoked pH changes in human brain
    11:15am, Thomas Koenig - Differentiating expectancy and agency in auditory verbal selfmonitoring using ERPs   11:15am, Johannes Schröder - Structural cerebral changes in early recognition of Alzheimer´s disease
  11:45 - 13:00

Lunch On Your Own

  13:00 - 13:55

Plenary Lecture I - Spruce/Willow/Walnut Rooms

    Wolfgang Skrandies - Topography of ERPs elicited during Stroop tasks  reveals differences between males and females    
  14:00 - 16:00

Oral Session IV - Spruce/Willow/Walnut Rooms

    2:00pm, Konthong Nutchakan - Differences in Positive Attitude from Mere Exposure Effect and Other Likability Effect Reflected in Posterior Gamma Activity Strength    
    2:40pm, Thomas Koenig - Randomization based ERP microstate statistics for the topographic assessment of latency effects    
    3:20pm, Konrad Maurer - Imaginative resonance training (IRT) achieves elimination of amputees' phantom pain (PLP) coupled with a spontaneous in-depth proprioception of a restored limb as a marker for permanence and supported by pre-post functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)    
  16:00 - 17:00

ISBET General Meeting - Poplar Room