A 100 years journey
through the mind

Thursday, December 3, 2015 – from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Palazzina dell’Auditorio
Via della Lungara, 230 – Rome.

A 100 years journey through the mind

Mental illness represents a significant public health challenge

According to the World Health Organization, mental disease affects one European out of four. Among these mental conditions, depression alone is responsible for 13.7% of YLD (Years Lived with Disability). Epidemiological estimates indicate that, by the year 2020, it could become the no. 2 disabling disease in the world after cardiovascular disease and, by 2030, the most frequent chronic pathology (WHO 2011).

Over the last 100 years, scientific discoveries and their medical applications have made it possible to attain major results in the diagnosis and cure of mental disease.

The major themes of the Forum “A 100 years journey through the mind” will be:

  • The major phases in neuroscience research and its applications with focus on the study of controlling movement, organizing thought and mapping the brain;
  • The neurobiology of the brain and its language: how they interact;
  • Understanding decision-making mechanisms;
  • The interface between the brain and the outside world: innovative therapies and, neuroprosthesis;
  • Mapping the human brain: the USA project;
  • European Human Brain Project: state-of-the-art;
  • Developments in scientific research and new treatment in the field of depression and Alzheimer’s disease.

Speakers’ Biographical Notes

A 100 Year Journey Through the Mind – Presentation by Emilio Bizzi
Conoscere il cervello per uscire dalla crisi – Excerpt of the presentation by Matteo Motterlini (It.)
The Human Brain Project & – Medical Informatics Platform – Presentation by Ferath Kherif
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia: the making of a global health priority – Presentation by Sube Banerjee
The regulatory landscape in CNS: opportunities and challenges in dementias – Presentation by Luca Pani

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