The 13th International Symposium of The Society for Research on the Cerebellum and Ataxias


Membrane molecules, Models & Modulating Neurons...
Approching Bedside to Bench and Back


May 10 - 12, 2024 in Mumbai, India

INVITATION

Save the Date: May 10-12, 2024

The Board of the SRCA and its local partners invites you and your colleagues to attend the upcoming 13th International Symposium. This meeting is organised in loving memory of
Prof. Bing-Wen Soong.


Symposium Programme

Day 1 - Plenary session - Friday May 10, 8am - 8pm

Session 1

Chair: Aasef Shaikh

08:00

Lecture 1: title to be announced

David Zee - John Hopkins University, USA

Session 2: Computational Neuroscience in Cerebellum

Chair: Cécile Gallea

09:00

Lecture 2: Internal models of self-motion: neural computations by the vestibulo-cerebellum

Kathy Cullen - John Hopkins University, USA

09:30

Lecture 3: Models of vestibular system in cerebellar disease

Joengyoon Choi - Seoul National University, S. Korea

10:00

Lecture 4: Dynamics of ocular motor control: contemporary concepts of neural integrators to adaptation

Jorge Otero-Millan - University of California Berkeley, USA

10:30

Panel Discussion

10:45

Refreshments

Session 3: Therapeutics

Chair: Jorge Kattah

11:00

Lecture 5: Pharmacotherapy of cerebellar disorders

Michael Strupp - Ludwig Maximilian University, Germany

11:30

Lecture 6: Short-term learning of vestibulo-ocular reflex with custom interactive computer game

Mark Walker - Case Western Reserve University, USA

12:00

Lecture 7: Vestibular heading perception in Parkinson's disease - cerebellum, basal ganglia, or both?

Aasef Shaikh - University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University, USA

12:30

Lecture 8: Cerebellar structural changes in neurological diseases: New insights from big neuroimaging

Ian Harding - QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia

13:00

Panel Discussion

13:15

Lunch

Session 4: Animal Models and Transmitter Imaging

Chair: Aparna Wagle-Shukla

14:15

Lecture 9: Cerebellar features of essential tremor – The clinical data

Elan Louis - UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA

14:45

Lecture 10: Three pathophysiologies of action tremor: implications in essential tremor therapic development

Sheng-Han Kuo - Columbia University, USA

15:15

Lecture 11: Cerebellar mutant mice as models for cerebellar syndromes

Jan Cedenlin - Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

15:45

Lecture 12: Ataxic mouse model of ataxia-telangiectasia

Paul Mathews - The Lundquist Institute and David Geffen School of Medicineat UCLA, USA

16:15

Panel Discussion

16:30

Coffee Break

Session 5: Regeneration, Neurodevelopment

Chair: Nori Koibuchi

14:15

Lecture 13: The effect of thyroid hormone on functional development of the cerebellum

Ayane Kate Ninomiya - Gunma University, Japan

14:45

Lecture 14: To be announced

-To be announced

15:15

Lecture 15: Purkinje cell activity in cerebellar development

Catarina Osorio - Erasmus University Medical Center, The Netherlands

15:45

Lecture 16: The foundation of cerebellar circuitry: Early development and connectivity formation of cerebellar nuclei

Hassan Marzban - University of Manitoba, Canada

18:45

Panel Discussion

19:00

Sponsored Talk: Wearable oculography in cerebellar syndromes

Pierre Daye - P3 Lab, Belgium

20:00

Dinner & Welcome
Day 2 - Plenary session - Saturday May 11, 8am - 7pm

Session 1

Chair: Aasef Shaikh

08:00

Lecture 1: Spinocerebellar ataxia and beyond: new models and mechanisms

Esther Becker - University of Oxford, UK

Session 2:

Chair: Joanna Jen

09:00

Lecture 2: Cognition in cerebellar ataxia

Louisa Selvadurai - Monash University, Australia

09:30

Lecture 3: Gluten Ataxia

Marios Hadjivassiliou - University of Sheffield, UK

10:00

Lecture 4: To be Announced

Vidita Vaidya - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and Indian Institutes of Technology, India

10:30

Lecture 5: To be Announced

Biju Viswanath - National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, India

11:00

Panel Discussion

11:15

Refreshments

Session 3: Cerebellum and Essential Tremor

Chair: Alessandro Serra

11:30

Lecture 6: Cerebellar pathology of essential tremor

Phyllis Faust - Columbia University, USA

12:00

Lecture 7: Frequency coding of the cerebellum in tremor generation

Ming-Kai Pan - National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taiwan

12:30

Lecture 8: Physiological consequences of Purkinje cell axonal swelling in essential tremor

Alanna Watt - McGill University, Canada

13:00

Lecture 9: Functional brain network in essential tremor and dystonic tremor

Aparna Wagle-Shukla - University of Florida, USA

13:30

Panel Discussion

13:45

Lunch

Session 4: Cerebellum-Basal Ganglia Connectivity

Chair: Alexander Tarnutzer

14:45

Lecture 10: New concepts on the physiological interdependence of cerebellar, striatal and cortical circuits during learning

Cécile Gallea - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, France

15:15

Lecture 11: To be announced

To be announced

15:45

Lecture 12: Integrative Network Models involving pallidum and cerebellum in dystoniaL

Alexey Sedov - Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

16:15

Panel Discussion

16:30

Refreshments

Session 5: Cerebellar genetics

Chair: Roopa Rajan

16:45

Lecture 13: Repeat expansion gene discovery and novel testing methodologies in cerebellar ataxia

Paul Lochart - Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia

17:15

Lecture 14: Bioinformatics in cebellar ataxia gene discovery

Melanie Bahlo - Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia

17:45

Lecture 15: Phenotyping cerebellar ataxia in gene discovery: development of instrumented metrics

David Szmulewicz - Balance Disorders and Ataxia Service, Royal Victorian Eye and EarHospital, Australia

18:15

Lecture 16: CACNA1A mutations in cerebellar disorders

Heather Snell - Yale University School of Medicine, USA

18:45

CACNA1A Foundation

An outreach story

19:00

Panel Discussion

19:15

Gala Dinner with Cultural Programme
Day 3 - Parallel session 1 - Sunday May 12, 8am - 5pm

Session 1: Clinical Didactic

Chair: Sangeeta Ravat

08:00

Lecture 1: Genetics of nystagmus

Joanna Jen - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

08:30

Lecture 2: The clinical spectrum of ocular laterodeviation in medullary and cerebello-medullary lesions

Jorge Kattah - University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

09:00

Lecture 3: Tele-neuro-otology

Sudhir Kothari - Pune Hospital, India

09:30

Lecture 4: Eye movements in emergency and critical care medicine

U. Meenakshi Sundaram - Arumai Neuro-Center, India

10:00

Panel Discussion

10:15

Refreshments

Session 2: Clinical Didactic

Chair: U. Meenakshi Sundaram

10:30

Lecture 5: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and positional nystagmus

Anirban Biswas -Vertigo & Deafness Clinic, India

11:00

Lecture 6: Eye movements in multiple sclerosis

Alessandro Serra - University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University, USA

11:30

Lecture 7: Autonomic-vestibular interaction

Sun-Uk Lee - Korea University Medical Center, S. Korea

12:00

Lecture 8: To be Announced

Ravi Yadav - National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, India

12:30

Lecture 9: Spinocerebellar Ataxias type 12Cleveland

Achal Srivastava - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

13:00

Lecture 11: Downbeat nystagmus

Parthvi Ravat - KEM Hospital, India

13:30

Lunch

Session 3: Clinical DidacticKorea

Chair: Sudhir Kothari

14:00

Lecture 11: Pharmacology of eye movement disorders and nystagmus

Alex Tarnutzer - University of Zurich, Switzerland

14:30

Lecture 12: Tremor in spinocerebellar ataxia

Sanjay Pandey - Amrita Hospital, India

15:00

Lecture 13: Approach to cerebellar tremorAmrita

Roopa Rajan - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

15:30

Lecture 14: Biomarkers in Cerebellar AtaxiaNational

Abdullah Alquatani - National Institute of Health, USA

16:00

Lecture 15: To Be announced

Shivam Mittal - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Session 4: Clinical Didactic

16:30

Lecture 16: Kaleidoscope of ataxia in the clinic

Pankaj Agarwal - KEM Hospital, India

17:00

Lecture 17: A few interesting cases of ataxia

Sreenivas Um TMGM Healthcare Multi-Specialty Hospital, India

17:30

Conclude:
Day 3 - Parallel session 2 - Sunday May 12, 8am - 5pm

08:00

Short Talks:

Talks to be selected from submitted abstracts