ZNZ Symposium 2014

Neuroimaging in translational neuroscience


The workshop focuses on the role of neuroimaging techniques for diagnosis, treatment selection and monitoring of nervous system diseases. In the last two decades neuroimaging has fundamentally contributed to a better pathophysiological understanding of CNS disorders. In addition, neuroimaging has provided several surrogate markers that enable the measurement of disease progression and the effects of therapeutic interventions. Hence, neuroimaging has a central role in clinical trials investigating treatment efficacy. This workshop will illustrate how the application of imaging surrogate markers improved the translational process in neuroscience from preclinical concepts to the treatment of specific CNS disorders.

Introduction
Prof. A. Curt, Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital Zurich

Neuroimaging in preclinical animal models
Dr. S. Wegener, Departement of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich

Development of refined micro/macro-structural neuroimaging
Dr. N. Weiskopf, Institute of Neurology, University College London

Lessons learned in multiple sclerosis research
Dr. S. Schippling, Departement of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich

Lessons learned in spinal cord injury
Dr. P. Freund, Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital Zurich

Stroke and rehabilitation research
Prof. A. Luft, Departement of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich