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EURON/MHeNs Courses and Events 2014


EURON/MHeNs Courses and Events 2014

November 2013 - January 2014    
Evidence Based Psychiatry, including an update in epidemiology and (advanced) statistics    
Maastricht University / M. Drukker
annually organized    
This course is designed to provide an update on methodological issues and statistical approaches in psychiatric epidemiology. Topics include research designs, RCTs, confounding & interaction, relative risk, odds ratio, attributive risk, meta-analysis, interpretation of output of regression models with interaction terms (lincom), multilevel analysis, and power. Practical exercises will be done using Stata; an introduction course to this user-friendly software package is will be scheduled before the start of the course.    
M. Drukker    
8 participants    
1  ECTS

February 24 – 27, 2014    
MHeNs Course “From Human Neuroanatomy to Psychopathology”    
Maastricht University / 6th edition
Organization: P. Aalten, B. Rutten,
J. Prickaerts, H. Steinbusch, N. Senden;
annually organized    
Macroanatomy of the human Brain: dissection; microscopy brain structures human, mice and rat; lectures on neurodevelopment., cerebrovasculature, aging and pathology, cognition etc.    
P. Aalten, T. van Amelsvoort, W. Backes, C. Hoeberigs, B. Kramer, F. van Leeuwen, J. Mey, J. Prickaerts, B. Rutten, K. Schruers, H. Steinbusch, Y. Temel, M. Vlooswijk, M. Voorend; UM/ Dept. of Anatomy - U. Von Rango, A. Herrler; UK Aachen - M. Kipp
Invited speaker: Prof. D. Draaisma, Professor History of Psychology, Faculteit Gedrags- & Maatschappijwetenschappen, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen    
20 participants    
1.5 ECTS

April 7, 2014    
8th MHeNS Translational Neuroscience Workshop: “Waking up the brain: Mechanisms of arousal in health and disease”
Maastricht University / D. van den Hove, N. Leibold, K. Schruers,
H. Steinbusch, N. Nicolson, N. Senden
annually organized    
Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying transitions between arousal states in health and disease are important to be able to develop interventions and treatments for disorders associated with a dysfunctional arousal response. Using similar research approaches in e.g. rodents and humans may be the most promising way to be able to translate results from one discipline to another one. The workshop will consist of two parts: introductory talks in the morning and an interactive group assignment in the afternoon.    
D. van den Hove, N. Leibold, K. Schruers, H. Steinbusch, N. Nicolson, N. Senden.
Invited speaker: Dr. Gordon Buchanan, Yale University/USA.    
14 participants    
0.5 ECTS

April 7 - May 23, 2014    
EURON Course Cellular Neuroscience / Neurophysiology    
University of Cologne / A. Büschges, J. Schmidt
Electrical and morphological properties of neurons (leech CNS); Neural control of swimming (lamprey spinal cord); Cellular properties and rhythmic activity in neurons (crustacean STG).    
A. Büschges, J. Schmidt    
13 participants    
12 ECTS

April 24-25, 2014 /November 27 -28, 2014    
Experience Sampling Method in Psychopathology    
Maastricht University /I. Germeys, Ph. Delespaul;
annually organized     
The Experience Sampling Method (ESM) is a momentary assessment approach designed to measure thoughts, mood, symptoms and contextual information in the flow of daily life. This course aims to give you a full overview of all aspects related to the use of the Experience Sampling Method: background, techniques, questionnaires, statistics, and implementation in your study.    
I. Germeys, Ph. Delespaul    
23 participants (April);
18 participants (November)    
No ECTS

May 9-10, 2014     
3rd Joint Meeting Belgian-Dutch Neuromuscular Study Club and German Reference Center for Neuromuscular Diseases of the DGNN: “Disorders of spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles”
UK Aachen, Germany // School for Mental Health and Neuroscience, Maastricht University
P. Van den Bergh, Brussels, Belgium, J. Weis, Aachen, Germany, M. De Baets, Maastricht, The Netherlands, L. van den Berg, Utrecht, The Netherlands, K.  G. Claeys, Aachen, Germany,
K. Faber, Maastricht, The Netherlands, N. Goemans, Leuven, Belgium,
M. Häusler, Aachen, Germany
The meeting is designed to foster the interaction between clinicians, neuropathologists and basic researchers engaged in the study of neuromuscular diseases.
P. Van den Bergh, Brussels, Belgium, J. Weis, Aachen, Germany, M. De Baets, Maastricht, The Netherlands, L. van den Berg, Utrecht, The Netherlands, K.  G. Claeys, Aachen, Germany, K. Faber, Maastricht, The Netherlands, N. Goemans, Leuven, Belgium, M. Häusler, Aachen, Germany
in collaboration with the European Graduate School of Neuroscience (EURON)
Invited speakers: S. Saxena, Bern, Switzerland, P. Vandamme, Leuven, Belgium, G. Lauria, Milan, Italy,  J. De Bleecker, Gent, Belgium, S. van der Maarel, Leiden, The Netherlands, I. Merkies, Maastricht, The Netherlands, B. Udd, Tampere, Finland, C. Kornblum, Bonn, Germany, The Netherlands    
75 participants    
No ECTS

June 12-13, 2014    
EURON course “Rodent Neuroanatomy”    
University of Cologne/ 6th edition
H. Schröder, K. Morcinek, M. Paterno, N. Senden    
Course on the rodent anatomy of important brain structures and how the brain is organized.      
H. Schröder, K. Morcinek, M. Paterno, N. Senden
16 participants    
1 ECTS

June 22-29, 2014    
Summer School on “Neural circuit analysis on the cellular and subcellular level”     
University of Cologne, Germany / S. Korsching    
12 principal investigators of the natural sciences and the medical faculty offer the Summer School for late phase or just finished MSc students with a true interest in neurosciences. The summer school will be theoretical as well as experimental.    
S. Korsching (EURON local coordinator, staff of the University of Cologne    
24 participants    
4 ECTS

July 6-11, 2014     
Summer Course on Fear, Anxiety, Obsession & Trauma    
Universities of Maastricht and Florence
Organization: K. Schruers, C. Faravelli    
This course is part of the International Master in Affective Neuroscience and the Summer School of Anxiety and Depression. http://affect-neuroscience.org     
K. Schruers, C. Faravelli    
35 participants    
4 ECTS

Aug 31-Sept. 5, 2014     
EURON Workshop “New targets in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Emphasis on advances in Alzheimer’s Disease Research    
University of Minho, Portugal / Maastricht University, The Netherlands / 10th edition
Organization: Maastricht, The Netherlands: H. Steinbusch, B. Leonard (em.Prof. Galway, Ireland), J. Mey, N. Senden; University of Minho, Braga, Portugal: N. Sousa, A. Joâo Rodrigues, F. Marques, R. Mota, M. Ferreira    
Content: Neurodegenerative diseases: from bench to bedside: introduction to the main themes of the workshop; Clinical perspective: metabolic aspects and treatment strategies; Impact of environment on brain function and dysfunction; Neuroplasticity and neurodegeneration; Looking at the future-problems and solutions?
Experts in the different fields will give interactive lectures during the morning program. The participants will present their own research via short presentations in the “elevator pitch” sessions. In addition the participants will discuss, each day, in small groups a scientific topic or theme based on background papers and reviews provided by the experts. They will present the results of these discussions in a plenary presentation at the end of the afternoon.    
H. Steinbusch, B. Leonard (em.Prof. Galway, Ireland), J. Mey, N. Senden; University of Minho, Braga, Portugal: N. Sousa, A. Joâo Rodrigues, F. Marques, R. Mota, M. Ferreira
Invited speakers: J. Cryan, M. L. de Ceballos, J. DeFelipe, H. Grunze, T. Hartmann, J. Herbert, E. Hol, G. Labouebe, L. Lanfumey, B. Leonard, J. Licinio, F. Marques, J. Mey, J. Prickaerts, G. Reynolds, A. Joâo Rodrigues, J. Silva, N. Sousa, H. Steinbusch, D. Wilkinson    
41 participants    
2 ECTS

Sept. 17-20, 2014    
XXI Congress of the European Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery    
School for Mental Health and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Organization: Maastricht, The Netherlands: Y.Temel (chair of local organization)     
An active platform to exchange and discuss the latest research results and concepts in the field of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.    
Y.Temel (chair of local organization)
Invited speakers: A. Arle, Boston (USA), A. Benazzouz, Bordeaux (France), H. Bergman Jerusalem (Israel), B. Bloem, Nijmegen, (NL), S. Charbardes, Grenoble (France), H. Clusman, Aachen (Germany),
No ECTS

October 14-18, 2014     
EURON Master Class in Mass spectrometry Imaging and tissue microproteomic    
Université Lille1, France / 1st edition    
The Laboratory Course is a unique educational opportunity designed to teach the procedures of MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry and Tissue proteomic. The format includes both lectures and hands-on workshops. The course will cover the details of sample preparation, matrix application, instrumentation, image and data processing and tissue proteomic for protein in situ identification. In addition, advanced instrumentation for high-speed and high-spatial resolution imaging will be presented along with case studies highlighting the state-of-the art for various applications (including lipid imaging, on-tissue digestion, membrane proteins, and pharmaceutical studies).    
Prof. Michel Salzet, Prof. Isabelle Fournier    
6 participants    
3 ECTS

October 28, 2014    
Annual MHeNs Scientific Research Day    
Maastricht University / H. Steinbusch, MHeNs division leaders    
Annual meeting for all members of MHeNs with oral and poster presentations of the research of the three divisions.    
H. Steinbusch, MHeNs division leaders,
Speakers: MHeNs: K. Schruers, P. Martinez, S. Köhler, U. Reininghaus
Invited speakers: M. Breteler (Bonn), M. Joels (Utrecht), M. Schwartz (Israel)    
125 participants    
0,5 ECTS
(when having a poster or oral presentation)

9th December, 2014    
2nd CARIM-MHeNs Workshop: Cardiovascular Research meets Neuroscience    
Maastricht University / Pawel Namsolleck, Govert Hoogland, Robert van Oostenbrugge, Harry Steinbusch, Thomas Unger    
MRI of carotid atherosclerosis to identify TIA and stroke patients who are at risk of a recurrence (E. Kooi, Department of Radiology, MUMC); Blood-brain barrier leakage in dementia (Saartje Burgmans, MHeNs); Functional characterization of arteries from drug-refractory temporal lobe epilepsy patients (Roel Haeren, MHeNs).    
Pawel Namsolleck, Govert Hoogland, Robert van Oostenbrugge, Harry Steinbusch, Thomas Unger
Invited speaker: Twan Lammers, Department for Experimental Molecular Imaging, University
Clinic and Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University - USPIO-loaded microbubbles form MR-guided BBB permeation     
50 participants    
No ECTS