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March 14-15 2011 - EPFL

.: Stress, the Social Brain and Psychopathology

Stress has a major impact on brain function and behavior and is a key risk factor for psychopathology. Recent findings underscore cognition and social behavior as particularly susceptible to stress. A key question is to understand how these processes can affect vulnerability to psychopathology and which mechanisms mediate the long-term consequences of stress on behavior.

The goal of this Symposium is to address these questions by bringing together leading scientists working, from different angles and approaches, on Stress, the Social Brain and Psychopathology. Work in both humans and animal models will be presented, and emphasis will be placed on discussions and interactions.


Confirmed Speakers

Dominique de Quervain University of Basel, CH
Markus Heinrichs University of Freiburg, D
Jaap M. Koolhaas University of Groningen, NL
Isabelle Mansuy ETHZ, Zurich, CH
James L. McGaugh * University of California US
Inga D. Neumann University of Regensburg, D
Melly Oitzl University of Leiden, NL
Gal Richter-Levin University of Haifa, IL
Carmen Sandi EPFL, Lausanne, CH
Daniel Schechter HUG, Geneva, CH
Rainer Spanagel Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, D
Ron Stoop University of Lausanne, CH
Patrik Vuilleumier University of Geneva, CH
Oliver Wolf Ruhr University, Bochum, D

* EBBS sponsored lecture


Organizer: Carmen Sandi, Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Switzerland
Venue: School of Life Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland


Registration (mandatory) is requested by February 28th, 2011 (but please, note that it is limited to 100 persons and the places will be given on a first-come, first-served basis)

Registration fee: 50 CHF (whole Symposium) or 30 CHF (one day) includes lunch and coffee breaks


There are a few slots for attendees to present a poster of work related to the topic of the Symposium. Interested persons, please, send a copy of your abstract (free format) to Prof Carmen Sandi by February 15th


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