Foresight reports

2013

As  part of Work Package 2 'Development of a Strategic Research Agenda' of the NEURON II project Inserm and CNRS organised a symposium on 'Neurodevelopment and related disorders' (PDF, 1 MB). The symposium was held in Reykjavik, Iceland on May 16th, 2013 as part of the European Month of the Brain. The report was written by Athéna R. Ypsilanti with a foreword by Etienne Hirsch (INSERM). Contributions by Amparo Acker-Palmer, Klaus Armin Nave, Wendy S. Roberts, Karen Avraham, Yehezkel Ben-Ari, Sigrid Weiland and Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir.

2012

The workshop in Paris on 18th January 2012 was entitled “Neuroinflammation” (PDF, 638 kb) and was focused on different aspects of its implication in various diseases of the Central Nervous System (CNS) which has a serious impact on health but also at the economic and social level. This Workshop is part of  ERA-NET NEURON work package 2 "Development of a strategic Research Agenda", work package leaders are Inserm and CNRS. The report was written by Christian Lobsiger with a foreword by François Bourre (CNRS). Contributions by Pierre-Olivier Couraud, Angela Vincent, Victor Hugh Perry, Alastair Compston, Martin Kerchensteiner and Markus Schwarz. 

2011

The report "Multinational Clinical Trials" (PDF, 522 kb) presents an overview of the homonymous NEURON workshop taking place in Loveno di Menaggio, Italy in May 2011. Together with the workshop "Transferring Technologies from Bench to Bedside" (see report below) this workshop completes task 2 "Result exploitation from research into brain diseases" of work package 2 "Strategic preparation of programme coordination and programme opening activities". Work package 2 is led by FNR, Luxembourg; the report was edited by Petra Lüers (PT-DLR, Germany). Speakers at the workshop were Christian Ohmann (Coordination Centre for Clinical Trials, Germany), Jacques Demotes-Mainard (European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network, France), René S. Kahn (University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands), Wolfgang Oertel (Philipps University Marburg, Germany), and Sophie Koutouzov (Coordinator of the ERA-Net E-Rare, France).

The report "Transferring Technology from Bench to Bedside : Practices, Barriers and Policies" (PDF, 1,5 MB) summarizes a corresponding workshop held in Montréal in January 2011. The workshop was part of work package 2 "Strategic preparation of programme coordination and programme opening activities", task 2 "Result exploitation from research into brain diseases". Work package 2 is led by FNR, Luxembourg; the report was edited by Morgan Meyer and Frank Glod from FNR. Speakers at the workshop were Philip Barker (McGill University), Djalil Coowar (AxoGlia Therapautics SA), Joyce Fung (McGill University), Morgan Meyer (ParisTech), Nora Tarcic (Teva Pharmaceutical Industries), and Manfred Windisch (JSW LifeSciences).

2010

A report about the workshop "Future Developments in Neuroscience" (PDF, 330 kb) that was held in September 2010 in Berlin. Editor Bérangère Ballion with a foreword by François Bourre and Bernard Bioulac (INSERM/CNRS, France). Articles by Jim Van Os, Alain Prochiantz, Richard Frackowiack, Viktor Jirsa and Martin Dichgans.

A new foresight study on "Furthering Neuroscience Research on Neurodegenerative and Psychiatric Disorders" (PDF, 691 kb) has been published in 2010 by ERA-Net NEURON. The report by Merle Ruberg and Delphine Prou was supervised by Alexis Brice and Bernard Bioulac and is part of work package 4, thematic input for programmes of the NEURON project. Work package leaders are INSERM and CNRS (France).

2009

In October 2009 a Neuroethics Workshop was held in Jerusalem. Recordings of the scientific contributions can be viewed in flash and windows version.

A report about the workshop "Mental illness and neural dysfunction" (PDF, 351 kb) that was held in May 2009 in Paris. Editor Delphine Prou with a foreword by Alexis Brice (INSERM, France). Articles by Guy Goodwin, Eduard Vieta, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Thomas Bourgeron, Celso Arango Lopez, Paul Bebbington, Veronique Deroche-Gamonet, Elizabeth Kuipers.

2008

A report about the workshop "New technologies in Neurosciences" (PDF, 268 kb) that was held in September 2008 in Warsaw. Editor Bérangère Ballion with a foreword by Alexis Brice (INSERM, France). Articles by Arthur Konnerth, John Rothwell, Jean Livet, Mohamed Jaber, Jacques Mallet and Bertram Müller-Myhsok.

A report about the FENS Satellite Symposium "Prospects for Funding Neuroscience in Europe" (PDF, 404 kb) that was held in July 2008 in Geneva, organisers INSERM and CNRS. Editor André Garenne with a foreword by Alexis Brice. Articles by Paola Bovolenta, Daniel Choquet, Mart Saarma, Laurent Cohen, Niels Birbaumer, Marlies Dorlöchter, Patrizia Tosetti, Joel Hasse Ferreira, Richard Nakamura.

A report about the workshop "Future perspectives, benefits and bottlenecks of Neuro‐biobanks" (PDF, 309 kb) that was held in Vienna in April 2008. Editor Hella Lichtenberg (PT-DLR, Germany). Articles by Jürgen Goebel, Andrea Cook, James Ironside, Thomas Pickardt, Kurt Zatloukal and Martin Yuille.

2007

A report about the workshop "Neurodegeneration" (PDF, 425 kb) that was held in October 2007 in Paris. Editors Jean‐Antoine Girault and François Fresnois (INSERM, France). Articles by Ignacio Torres, Shlomo Rotshenker, Charles Duyckaerts, Giovanni Frisoni, Thomas Gasser, Jörg Schulz, Wolfgang Oertel and Jens Volkmann.


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