ASSC8 Satellite symposium

COMA AND IMPAIRED CONSCIOUSNESS

University of Antwerp, City Campus, Rodestraat 14, Room R001
Thursday, June 24, 2004, 8:30 AM to 18:00 PM

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CHAIRMEN:
Bryan Jennett (Neurosurgery, University of Glasgow, UK)
Paul Boon (Neurology, University of Ghent, Belgium)
Jean-Louis Vincent (Intensive Care Medicine, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

8:30 REGISTRATION & COFFEE
9:00 Welcome: Joseph Dial (Mind Science Foundation, TX, USA)
9:05 The concept of consciousness: Adam Zeman (University of Edinburgh, UK)
9:35 Theoretical framework explaining consciousness: Bernard Baars (Neuroscience Institute, Lafayette, CA, USA)

DISCUSSION
10:25 Coma and brain death: James Bernat (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA)
10:55 The vegetative state and the minimally conscious state: Joseph T Giacino (JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Edison, NJ, USA)

DISCUSSION & COFFEE
12:00 Evoked potentials: Jean-Michel Guérit (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
12:30 Thought Translation Devices in the locked-in syndrome: Andrea Kübler (University of Tübingen, Germany)

DISCUSSION & LUNCH
14:20 Brain function in pathological unconsciousness: Steven Laureys (University of Liège, Belgium)
14:50 Functional imaging in general anesthesia: Pierre Fiset (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

DISCUSSION & COFFEE
15:55 Using functional neuroimaging to detect residual cognitive function in persistent vegetative state: Adrian M. Owen (University of Cambridge, UK)
16:25 Characterizing residual cerebral activity following severe brain injuries
Nicholas D. Schiff (Cornell University, NY, USA)

DISCUSSION
17:15 Ethical issues: Personal Identity, Justice and the Regulation of Research in Brain Injury: Joseph J. Fins (Cornell University, NY, USA)

DISCUSSION
18:00 End of meeting

Sponsored by the Mind Science Foundation
Accreditation has been obtained (+30 ethics & economics UFS)

Under the auspices of :
- Belgian Neurological Society
- European Neurological Society
- Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness

With the kind participation of :
- Belgian National Funds for Scientific Research (FNRS)
- Department of Neurology of the University of Liège
- Siemens
- Brain Products
- Glaxo Smith Kline
- Pfizer
 
For more information contact :
Steven Laureys
University of Liège
Cyclotron Research Centre
Sart Tilman B30
4000 Liège
Belgium
Phone : +32 4 366 23 16
Fax : +32 4 366 29 46
Email : steven.laureys@ulg.ac.be

 



 

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