Mar 2-4, 2023 | Hamburg
Congress for Clinical Neuroscience with Advanced Training Academy
Research results on brain network dynamics in normal and impaired brain function
This year, the Congress for Clinical Neuroscience with Advanced Training Academy took place at the Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, from 2nd – 4th of March. The annual congress is hosted by the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging (DGKN) and brings together more than 1000 medical doctors, scientists, PhD students, therapists and nurses to discuss recent developments in clinical neurophysiology. The congress 2023 focused on the dynamics of brain networks and held discussions of latest research results on network dynamics in normal and altered brain function, for example in diseases such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease or dementia. Another important topic was the modelling and modulation of brain functions using the latest technical and digital methods.
Members of TRR 295 ReTune also presented their current research results amongst other scientist. Prof. Andrea Kühn (ReTune spokesperson) and Prof. Alfons Schnitzler chaired the symposium “Multi-scale recordings of neuronal activity in patients with movement disorders”. The symposium included presentations of early-career researchers such as Prof. Julian Neumann, clinical scientist at the Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation Unit at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (“Electrocorticography in movement disorders for machine learning based symptom decoding”), Dr. Rachel Spooner, postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Esther Florin at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (“Magnetoencephalography for investigation of distant deep brain stimulation effects”), Dr. Roxanne Lofredi, research fellow at the Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation Unit at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (“Intracerebral recordings reflecting medication and deep brain stimulation effects in movement disorders”) and Dr. Jil Meier, postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Petra Ritter at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (“Integrating recorded neuronal activity and deep brain stimulation to the virtual brain”), as well as Prof. Muthuraman Muthuraman, Head of the section Neural Engineering with Signal Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (NESA-AI) at the Universitätsklinikum Würzburg (“DBS-induced oscillatory activity in EEG recordings”).
Dr. Roxanne Lofredi was honored with the Young Talent Award for Clinical Neurophysiology of the DGKN alongside two other early-career scientists. The prize is endowed with 4.500 euros overall. Prof. Kühn also presented the current results from TRR 295 Retune to the media and journalists at the congress press conference.
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