Jesseniova lekárska fakulta
v Martine
Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave

Congress Program



Thursday, November 26, 2009


16.00-19.00 Registration – Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Mala Hora 4

19.00-22.00 Welcoming Reception


Friday, November 27, 2009


8.00-13.00 Registration – Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Mala Hora 4

8.00-8.30 Opening Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Mala Hora 4

8.30-11.00 Molecular Basis of Neurological Disorders I

11.15-12.00 Lunch

12.00-19.00 Congress Tour


Saturday, November 28, 2009

8.30-13.00 Registration – Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Mala Hora 4

9.00-9.40 Neurodegeneration and Neuroregeneration

10.05-11.45 Animal Models for Alzheimer´s Disease and Related Disorders

12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-16.10 Neuronal Receptots and Signal Transduction

17.00-18.00 Poster Session

20.00- 23.00 Farewell party


Sunday, November 29, 2009

8.30-9.10 Molecular Basis of Neurological Disorders II

9.10-10.30 Stress and Related Disorders

10.45-13.00 New Frontiers of Neurochemistry - Young Neurochemists Lectures

13.00 Closing of the Symposium





Thursday, November 26, 2009


16.00-19.00 Registration – Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Mala Hora

19.00- 21.00 Welcome reception


Friday, November 27, 2009


8.00-13.00 Registration – Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Mala Hora

8.00-8.30      Opening of the 12th Congress

                     D. Dobrota, Martin, Slovakia


Molecular basis of neurological disorders


Chairman: A. Szutowicz, Gdansk (Poland)

Co-Chairman: N. Gulyaeva, Moscow, (Russia)


8.30-9.00      Invited lecture:  Effect of paraventricular nucleus deafferentation on stress-induced gene expression of enzymes in catecholaminergic systems

R. Kvetňanský, Bratislava, Slovakia           


9.00-9.40      Invited lecture: Differential effects of neurodegenerative signals on energy metabolism and function of cholinergic cells

A. Szutowicz, Gdansk, Poland


9.40-10.20    Invited lecture: Proteases in neuropathology and neuronal plasticity: two faced enzymes with smart substrates

N. Gulyaeva, Moscow, Russia


10.20-10.40 Prolactin relasing peptide in acute and chronic re­straint stress: implication of colocalization

Z. E. Toth, Budapest, Hungary

10.40-11.00  Free radical brain damage and aging: senescence accelerated mice models

S. Stvolinsky, Moscow, Russia


11.00-12.00  Lunch


12.00-19.00  Congress tour to Orava Castle



Saturday, November 28, 2009

8.30-13.00 Registration – Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Mala Hora 4

Neurodegeneration and Neuroregeneration


Chairman: J. Lehotsky, Martin (Slovakia)


9.00- 9.40     Invited lecture: Characterization of a toxin- induced hippocampal degeneration as a tool to investigate neurodegenerative, neuroregenerative and neuroprotective processes.

F. Michetti, Rome, Italy               


9.40.-10.05   Coffee break


Animal models for Alzheimer`s disease and related disorders.


Chairman: C.-X. Gong, New York (USA)

Co-Chairman: B. Kovačech, Bratislava (Slovakia)


10.05-10.45    Invited lecture: A mechanistic link between Alzheimer`s disease and diabetes.

C.-X. Gong, New York, USA


10.45-11.25      Invited lecture: Missfolded tau as a drug target for Alzheimer´s disease

B. Kovačech, Bratislava, Slovakia


11.25-11.45     Amyloid-β (25-35) peptide affects neurogenesis in the hippocampus in a rat model of Alzheimer`s disease.

M. Stepanichev, Moscow, Russia


12.00-13.30 Lunch

Neuronal Receptors and Signal Transduction


Chairman: O. Križanová, Bratislava (Slovakia)

Co-Chairman: J. Jakubík, Prague (Czech Republic)


13.30-14.10  Invited lecture: Pharmacological strategies of neuroprotection in cerebral ischemia

M. Bastide, Lille, France                 


14.10-14.50  Invited lecture: Hypoxia modulates gene expression and protein levels of the sodium calcium exchanger in HEK 293 cell line

O. Križanová, Bratislava, Slovakia


14.50-15.10  Perspectives for desing of selective muscarinic agonists.

J. Jakubik, Prague, Czech Republic     


15.10 -15. 30  New pyridoindoles with antioxidant and neuroprotective actions. A review.

S. Štolc, Bratislava, Slovakia


15.30-15.50  Modulation of catecholamines level in children suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by natural polyphenols         

M. Dvořáková, Bratislava, Slovakia


15.50-16.10  Immaturity of brain energy metabolism accounts for the resistance of newborns to cerebral hypoxia-ischemia

I. Juránek, Bratislava, Slovakia


17.00-18.00    Poster session with coffee


20.00-23.00    Farewell party   


Sunday, November 29, 2009



Molecular basis of neurological disorders II


Chairman:  J. Lehotsky, Martin (Slovakia)


8.30-9.10       Invited lecture: Stem cells and biomaterials for treatment of brain and spinal cord injury.

E. Syková, Prague, Czech republic



Stress and related disorders


Chairman:  D. Zelena, Budapest (Hungary)

Co-Chairman: D. Ježová, Bratislava (Slovakia)



9.10-9.50      Invited lecture: Oxytocin in acute and chronic stress: simulation of stress-induced oxytocin secretion

D. Ježová, Bratislava, Slovakia


 9.50-10.10   Vazopressin in HPA axis regulation during chronic and acute stress: prominent role during the perinatal period

D. Zelena, Budapest, Hungary        


10.10-10.30  Controlled reoxygenation, in contrast to antioxidants, substantially increases efficacy of postconditioning

J. Burda, Košice, Slovakia,


10.30-10.45  Coffee Break


New frontiers of neurochemistry



Presentation of young neurochemist


Chairman: D. Dobrota, Martin (Slovakia)


10.45-10.50 Paradoxical“ effect of hypoxic preconditioning: the ability of endogenous antioxidants to rapid induction requires low „background“ level of those expressions?

S. STROYEV, Moscow, Russia

10.50-10.55 A new method of Alzheimer’s disease therapy using antibodies to protein receptors of beta-amyloid

A.V. KAMYNINA, Moscow, Russia

10.55-11.00 Contribution of intracellular shifts of zinc and calcium to neurotoxicity in cholinergic SN56 cells

A. DYS, Gdansk, Poland

11.00-11.05 The effects of beta-amyloid peptide on central and peripheral neurotransmission


11.05-11.10 Impairment of neocortical neuronal network plasticity in rat ontogenesis after prenatal hypoxia and after amyloid-degrading enzymes inhibition

D. VASILYEV, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

11.10-11.15 Effects of one-day reperfusion after transient forebrain ischemia on circulatory system in rat

P. KRAVCUKOVA, Kosice, Slovakia

11.15-11.20 Changes in nNOS and parvalbumin in spinal cord after traumatic injury and baclofen treatment

A. DAVIDOVA, Kosice, Slovakia

11.20-11.25 Consequences of spinal cord hemisection on bulbospinal respiratory pathway; changes in NO-cGMP signalization

L.CAPKOVA, Kosice, Slovakia

11.25-11.30 Activity of oxytocin and co-localized neuropeptides producing neurons after stimulation and inhibition of alpha-2 adrenoceptors in Brattleboro rats

J. BUNDZIKOVA, Bratislava, Slovakia

11.30-11.35 The psychosis induced by metabolic alkalosis – a case report

I. FIZIKOVA, Zvolen, Slovakia

11.35-11.40 The effect of polyphenols on markers of oxidative stress in children suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

M. DVORAKOVA, Bratislava, Slovakia

11.40-11.45 In vivo 31P MR spectroscopy study of the effect of creatine citrate during severe chronic cerebral hypoperfusion in the rats

S. KASPAROVA, Bratislava, Slovakia

11.45-11.50 Two hipolipidemic drugs evaluated by 31P NMR spectroscopy: Animal study

L. BACIAK, Bratislava,  Slovakia

11.50-11.55 Dexamethasone and rHu-NGF as differentiation factors of PC12 cells

E.V. KONOVALOVA, Moscow, Russia

11.55-12.00 The role of stress hormones in forced swim induced behavioral

alterations during environmental changes

O. PINTER, Budapest, Hungary

12.00-12.05 Immunohistochemical characterization of mouse esophageal parasympathetic ganglia

S. BALENTOVA, Martin, Slovakia

12.05-12.10 Brain MRI and auditory event-related potentials in patients with mild traumatic brain injury

S. SIVAK, Martin, Slovakia




12.30-13.00 Invited lecture: Possible application of the magnetic resonance in experimental and clinical practice

D. DOBROTA, Martin, Slovakia


13.00             Closing of the Symposium


13.15-14.15 Lunch