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13th European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS) Congress 2019

The 13th European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS) Congress 2019 will take place 18-21 September 2019 in Athens, Greece. http://www.epns.info/congress-2019/

Thursday, 2. November 2017

Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3

Thursday, 2. November11:00-12:30

Welcome Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 1

Opening Session

    Chairs:

  • F. Hanefeld

    (Goettingen, Germany)

  • G. Kessler, President of Rett Elternhilfe

    (Nalbach, Germany)

    Moderation:

  • B. Wilken, Congress President

    (Kassel, Germany)

Talks:

  • Rett Syndrome, the rise and natural history
    • A. Percy

      (Birmingham, USA)

  • Reading from her book ”Brief an meine Schwester“
    • L. Malton

      (Berlin, Germany)

Thursday, 2. November14:00-15:30

Session 2: MeCP2 function Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 1

    Chairs:

  • P. Burfeind

    (Goettingen, Germany)

  • P. Huppke

    (Goettingen, Germany)

Talks:

  • Role of the MeCP2 protein in activity-dependent neuronal responses
    • L. Boxer

      (Boston, USA)

  • MECP2 expression and Rett Syndrome-like phenotypes
    • P. Ross

      (Glasgow, UK)

  • MeCP2 and regulation of cortical plasticity
    • S. Shea

      (Cold Spring Harbor, USA)

Session 3: Communication Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 2

    Chairs:

  • T. Bartolotta

    (West Long Branch, USA)

  • J. Lunding

    (Glostrup, Denmark)

Talks:

  • Linguistic´s of speech initiation and support
    • K. Nonn

      (Munich, Germany)

  • Communication in individuals with Rett Syndrome
    • G. Townend

      (Maastricht, Netherlands)

  • Communication strategies for non-speaking children, core and fringe Vocabulary
    • J. Boenisch

      (Cologne, Germany)

  • Transfer of communication in daily life
    • J. Wine

      (Karkur, Israel)

AKUK 1 Workshop

Location: Room 3

Rett-Basic

    Moderation:

  • M. Westphal

    (Barnstedt, Germany)

  • A. Koch-Buchtmann

    (Hannover, Germany)

Thursday, 2. November16:00-18:00

The World Café Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 1

Plenum 17:45-18:00

    Moderation:

  • D. Maack

    (Hamburg, Germany)

  • H.-J. Christen

    (Hannover, Germany)

    Concluding remarks:

  • D. Maack

    (Hamburg, Germany)

  • H.-J. Christen

    (Hannover, Germany)

Talks:

  • Epilepsy
    • T. Bast

      (Kork, Germany)

    • B. Wilken

      (Kassel, Germany)

  • Transition
    • L. Malton

      (Berlin, Germany)

    • H. Leonard

      (Subiaco, Australia)

  • Breathing disturbance, sleeping problems
    • J. Turk

      (London, UK)

    • J.M. Ramirez

      (Seattle, USA)

  • International guidelines for communication
    • G. Townend

      (Maastricht, Netherlands)

    • H. Wandin

      (Uppsala, Sweden)

    • T. Bartolotta

      (West Long Branch, USA)

AKUK 2 Workshop

Location: Room 2

Talker structures / UK ideas and implementation in practice

The number of participants is restricted to 25 (registration on-site, no early sign-up necessary).

    Moderation:

  • C. Hirsch

    (Amelinghausen, Germany)

  • M. Rosenits

    (Eberbach, Germany)

Orthopedic devices Workshop

Location: Room 3

The number of participants is restricted to 30 (registration on-site, no early sign-up necessary).

    Moderation:

  • S. Morth

    (Kassel, Germany)

  • M. Hoffmann

    (Kassel, Germany)

Friday, 3. November 2017

Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3

Friday, 3. November09:00-11:00

Session 4: Basic research Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 1

    Chairs:

  • P. Huppke

    (Goettingen, Germany)

  • P. Burfeind

    (Goettingen, Germany)

Talks:

  • Characterization of autonomic dysfunction in Rett Syndrome and other MeCP2 disorders
    • J. Neul

      (Nashville, USA)

  • Role of MeCP2 in regulating chromatin organization/remodeling
    • C. Cardoso

      (Darmstadt, Germany)

  • Genomics of Rett Syndrome
    • M. Esteller

      (Barcelona, Spain)

  • Physiological and pathophysiological role of MeCP2 expression on central synapse function and synapse formation
    • C. Rosenmund

      (Berlin, Germany)

  • MeCP2 deficiency, microtubule dynamics and vesicular transport
    • T. Bienvenu

      (Paris, France)

Session 5: Special issues in Rett Syndrome Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 2

    Chairs:

  • B. Wilken, Congress President

    (Kassel, Germany)

  • J.M. Ramirez

    (Seattle, USA)

Talks:

  • Sleep disturbances in Rett Syndrome
    • J. Turk

      (London, UK)

  • Breathing abnormalities and regulation in Rett
    • J.M. Ramirez

      (Seattle, USA)

  • Vibration training physiotherapy (Galileo) in Rett Syndrome
    • E. Schönau

      (Cologne, Germany)

  • Experience with Transition, a single center experience
    • A. Ferbert

      (Kassel, Germany)

Communication Workshop

Location: Room 3

Developing ways of using AAC – illustrated by the example of a girl with Rett Syndrome

    Moderation:

  • Ch. Dieckmann

    (Fuerth, Germany)

Friday, 3. November11:30-12:30

Session 6: Transition Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 1

    Chairs:

  • A. Ferbert

    (Kassel, Germany)

  • W. Asthalter

    (Koerle, Germany)

Talks:

  • Transition in Rett Syndrome
    • H. Leonard

      (Subiaco, Australia)

  • Aging in Rett Syndrome
    • M. Freilinger

      (Vienna, Austria)

    • E. Smeets

      (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Session 7: Free papers Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 2

    Chairs:

  • NN

Talks:

  • Role of inhibitory neurons for the breathing pathology in mouse models of Rett Syndrome
    • S. Hülsmann

      (Goettingen, Germany)

  • Aberrant glutamate handling and signaling in Rett mouse hippocampus
    • S. Mironov

      (Goettingen, Germany)

    • S. Balakrishnan

      (Goettingen, Germany)

Friday, 3. November13:00-13:30

Posterwalk Workshop

Location: Room 1

Friday, 3. November14:00-15:30

Session 8: Communication Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 1

    Chairs:

  • C. Petzold

    (Roesrath, Germany)

  • G. Townend

    (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Talks:

  • Emergent Literacy for Girls with Rett Syndrome
    • S. Sachse

      (Cologne, Germany)

  • Combining AAC and Partner Coaching
    • T. Bartolotta

      (West Long Branch, USA)

  • New technologies to empower communication in individuals with Rett Syndrome
    • R.A. Fabio

      (Messina, Italy)

  • Visual attention when aided language modeling is used in interaction
    • H. Wandin

      (Uppsala, Sweden)

  • Realtime video registration of communication through eye gaze devices in girls with Rett Syndrome
    • G. Scholte

      (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Session 9: Free papers Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 2

    Chairs:

  • NN

Talks:

  • Cellular redox imbalance and oxidative stress in Rett Syndrome: Deciphering their roles as potential key players in disease progression
    • M. Müller

      (Goettingen, Germany)

  • The 5-ht5b receptor interacts with other receptor subtypes - implications for signaling defects in Rett syndrome
    • M. Niebert

      (Goettingen, Germany)

Friday, 3. November16:00-17:30

Session 10: CDKL5 Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 1

    Chairs:

  • A. Panzer

    (Berlin, Germany)

  • C. Fuchs

    (Bologna, Italy)

Talks:

  • The molecular mechanisms of CDKL5
    • T. Pizzorusso

      (Florence, Italy)

  • Experimental therapeutic approach for CDKL5
    • C. Fuchs

      (Bologna, Italy)

  • Phenotypes and the therapeutic challenges of CDKL5
    • S. Philip

      (Birmingham, UK)

  • Using Spider Therapy for Rett and CDKL5 Syndrome
    • A. Mason

      (Wallingford, UK)

Session 11: Orthopedic and related Problems Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 2

    Chairs:

  • NN

Talks:

  • Bone health in Rett Syndrome
    • E. Schönau

      (Cologne, Germany)

  • Motor development
    • J. Downs

      (Subiaco, Australia)

  • Scoliosis in Rett Syndrome
    • A.-K. Hell

      (Goettingen, Germany)

Communication Workshop

Location: Room 3

"Rett-CHAT" - Communication - Hope - Again - Technology

    Moderation:

  • R. Malzer

    (Pichl, Austria)

Friday, 3. November18:00-19:00

Session 12: Round table discussion: Direction of future research projects Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 1

    Moderation:

  • P. Huppke

    (Goettingen, Germany)

    Participants:

  • M. Freilinger

    (Vienna, Austria)

  • G. Townend

    (Maastricht, Netherlands)

  • J. Neul

    (Nashville, USA)

  • W. Kaufmann

    (Boston, USA)

  • P. Burfeind

    (Goettingen, Germany)

  • L. Boxer

    (Boston, USA)

Saturday, 4. November 2017

Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3

Saturday, 4. November09:00-10:30

Session 13: Epilepsy Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 1

    Chairs:

  • T. Bast

    (Kork, Germany)

  • NN

Talks:

  • Clinical manifestation and prognosis
    • T. Bast

      (Kork, Germany)

  • Antiepileptic therapy
    • A. Ziegler

      (Heidelberg, Germany)

  • Differential diagnosis of epileptic seizures
    • T. Dietel

      (Kork, Germany)

Session 14: Free Papers Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 2

    Chairs:

  • NN

Transition Workshop

Location: Room 3

A report from the German Rett Syndrome working group on the successful outcome of their 12 year study on ageing and transition to adulthood

The number of participants is restricted to 50 (registration on-site, no early sign-up necessary).

    Moderation:

  • W. Asthalter

    (Koerle, Germany)

Saturday, 4. November11:00-13:00

Session 15: New treatment options Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 1

    Chairs:

  • W. Kaufmann

    (Boston, USA)

  • F. Laccone

    (Vienna, Austria)

Talks:

  • Treatment options in Rett Syndrome, opportunities and false hopes
    • W. Kaufmann

      (Boston, USA)

  • Update protein replacement therapy
    • F. Laccone

      (Vienna, Austria)

  • Update MeCP2 reactivation
    • J. Gribnau

      (Leiden, Netherlands)

  • Update Gene therapy in Rett Syndrom
    • K. Gadalla

      (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

  • Genome editing using CRISPR-Cas9 - Applications in Rett Syndrome and neurodevelopmental disorders
    • A. Banerjee

      (Zürich, Switzerland)

Saturday, 4. November13:00-14:00

Session 16: Concluding remarks Deutsche Simultanübersetzung

Location: Room 1