Program

Tuesday, October 17th
Arrivals, evening reception

Wednesday, October 18
  • 8:45 - Welcome: Pier Francesco Ferrari
  • 9:00-10:00 – Giovanni Cioni , Plasticty of motor and perceptual functions in infants with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • 10:00-11:00 – Pier Francesco Ferrari , The cortical motor system in primates. Implications for brain plasticity and neurorehabilitation
  • 11:00-11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30-12:30 – Tommaso Pizzorusso , Interplay between genetic and environmental factors in animal models of developmental disorders
  • 12:30-14:15 Lunch
  • 14:15-15:15 – Stephen J. Suomi , Interactions between genes and environment in monkey development
  • 15:15-16:15 – Maria Luisa Scattoni , Early detection of autism spectrum disorders: insights from animal models
  • 15:45-16:15 Coffee break
  • 16:15-18:15 Poster session

Thursday, October 19
  • 9:00-10:00 – Jana Iverson , Developing language in a developing body: interactions and cascading effects
  • 10:00-11:00 – Sarah Lloyd-Fox , Measuring neurocognitive development in Gambian infants from 0 - 24 months
  • 11:00-11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30-12:30 – Lynne Murray , Elucidation of the functional architecture of early social communication through research on infant cleft lip, and implications for intervention
  • 12:30-14:15 Lunch
  • 14:15-15:15 – Petra Huppi , Visualization of the preterm brain and its function
  • 15:15-16:15 – Rosario Montirosso , Early adverse experience in very preterm infants: epigenetics and development outcomes
  • 16:15-17:15 Coffee break
  • 17:15-18:45 Brief oral presentations (6 x 15mins)

Friday, October 20
  • Excursion to the Archeological sites of Selinunte and Segesta or Mozia
  • Social Dinner

Saturday, October 21
  • 9:00-10:00 - Andrea Guzzetta , Activity and interactivity in the early rehabilitation of newborns and infants with brain damage
  • 10:00-11:00 - Giovanni Buccino , Action-observation therapy in patients with stroke
  • 11:00-11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30-12:30 Bhismadev Chakrabarti , The links between mimicry & reward: Insights for and from Autism
  • 12:30-13:15 Final discussion and concluding remarks

Sunday, October 22
DEPARTURES