IPEG 2012, Program

See below the preliminary program for the IPEG 2012 held between October 18th and October 21st in New York.


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Thursday, October 18th 2012 

On Thursday October 18th there will be in parrallel a special symposium on EEG Based Personalized medicine in psychiatry as well as a Training Course. Both programmes can be found below as well as the preliminary program for the IPEG conference. 



IPEG Training Course: Thursday October 18th


The IPEG Conference 2012 includes the traditional one-day Training Course that will be held on Thursday October 18th. A panel of experts will deliver a series of lectures covering a broad spectrum of aspects related to pharmaco-EEG and its applications. The Training Course is usually attended by students but is also suited for researchers who wish to gain a better understanding of the use of pharmaco-EEG.


9:00-9:15    Introduction

9:15-10:00   Pharmaco-EEG/PSG Recording and Analysis in Animals
                   Gé S.F. Ruigt

10:00-10:45 Pharmaco-EEG Recording and Analysis in Humans
                   Marc Jobert


10:45-11:00 Coffee break


11:00-11:45 Pharmaco-Sleep Recording and Analysis in Humans
                   Peter Anderer

11:45-12:30 EEG-based Functional Imaging with sLORETA
                   Roberto D. Pascual-Marqui


12:30-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:00 Preclinical EEG – a translatable Biomarker for Drug Discovery Research
                   W.H.I.M (Pim) Drinkenburg

14:00-14:45 Role of EEG in Early Decision-Making in Drug Development
                   Frederick J. Wilson


14:45-15:00 Coffee break


15:00-15:45 Safety Pharmacology: Use of Pharmaco-EEG and Pharmaco-Sleep
                   Henk J. Van der Linde

15:45-16:30 Psychiatry and Clinical Pharmacology: Use of Pharmaco-EEG
                   Sebastian Olbrich


16:30-16:45 Coffee break


16:45-17:30 Cordance and Sleep-EEG – Treatment Response in Depression
                   Marcel Pawlowski

17:30-18:15 State-of-the-Art Analysis of High-Frequency (gamma) EEG in Humans
                   Judith Nottage 



EEG Based Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry Symposium: Thursday October 18th


An introduction: EEG Subtypes and Endophenotypes 

9.00-9.45     QEEG subtyping for Treatment Optimization

                   Leslie Prichep

9.45-10.30    A review and integration of EEG based predictors for treatment outcome in ADHD

                   and Depression.

                   Martijn Arns


10.30-11.00 Coffee break


‘EEG Cordance’ and the ATR (Antidepressant Treatment Response)

11.00 - 11.45  Neurophysiologic Predictors of Treatment Response in Major Depression.

                     Andrew Leuchter, Ian Cook & Aimee Hunter

11.45 – 12.15 Prefrontal EEG Cordance as a predictor of response to antidepressive treatment

                    in patients with MDD and Bipolar depression

                    Martin Brunovsky

12.15-13.30: Lunch


ERP approaches to Personalized Medicine and EEG Vigilance

13.30-14.15 Resting EEG and Evoked Potential Predictors of Clinical Response to Antidepressants.

                  Gerard Bruder, Craig Tenke & Jürgen Kayser


14.15-15.00 Can vigilance regulation be used to predict clinical response to antidepressants?

                  Ulrich Hegerl

15.00-15.30: Break

EEG based Personalized Medicine: The Industry perspective

15.30-16.15 Biomarker Discovery: An Integrative Neuroscience Approach

                  Evian Gordon & Chris Spooner 

16.15-17.00 Pharmacologic treatment of major depressive disorder guided by QEEG.

                  Daniel Hoffman

17.00-18.00 Designing a roadmap for the future of EEG based Personalized medicine in Psychiatry.

                  Roundtable discussion


Thursday evening October 18


19.00-20.00 Dr. E. Roy John Memorial lecture

                  Dr. Roberto Pascual-Marqui

20.00-22.00 Cocktail party and welcome reception



Friday October 19

8:00-8:30    Coffee light-breakfast

8.30-9.00    Presidential address and welcome

                  Dr. Pim Drinkenburg & Prof. Leslie Prichep


9.00-9.45    Keynote 1: The science of pharmaco-EEG: A participant’s Recollections

                  Prof. Max Fink 


9:45 10:15  Coffee break


10:15-12:00 Oral presentations (session 1)


12:00-13:00 Lunch


13.00-13.45 Keynote 2: Rostral anterior cingulate function: a potential biomarker

                   of antidepressant treatment response?

                   Prof. Diego Pizzagalli


13:45-15:15 Symposium 1: Translational biomarkers in pharmaco-EEG – from bench to bed

                   and back


15:15-15:30 Coffee break


15:30-17:00 Symposium 2: Genetic influences on the pharmaco-EEG in psychiatric

                   diseases and its potential for new pharmacological treatments


17.45-late    Conference visit to September 11th Memorial and dinner at the NY Academy of Science



Saturday October 20

8:00-8:30    Coffee light-breakfast


8:30-9.15    Keynote 3: Contribution of QEEG subtyping to treatment prediction

                  Prof. Leslie Prichep


9.15-11:30  Symposium 3: EEG-based biomarkers in diagnosis and prediction of

                  psychopharmacological treatment in neuropsychiatric disorders.


11:30-13:00 Poster session and coffee break


13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:45 Keynote 4: Why have sleep deprivation pro-manic and psychostimulants anti-manic

                   effects? The wakefulness regulation model of affective disorders.

                   Prof. Ulrich Hegerl


14:45-16:30 Symposium 4: Pharmaco-EEG and pharmaco-sleep in drug discovery and



16.30-17.00 Coffee break


17:00-18:30 Oral presentations (session 2)


18:30-19:30 IPEG General Assembly



Sunday October 21

8:00-8:30    Coffee light-breakfast


8:30-9:45    Oral presentations (session 3)


9:45-10:30   Keynote 5: Relationship between ADHD and sleep problems:

                   A new etiology perspective?

                   Dr. Martijn Arns


10:30-11:00 Coffee break


11.00-12.15 Oral presentations (session 4)


12.15-12.30 W. Hermann Prize winner announcement


12.30-13.00 Farewell and adjourn: Dr. Pim Drinkenburg, president IPEG



Posters will be presented from Friday morning to Saturday evening. A specific timeslot (Saturday 20, 11:30-12:30) has been set to meet the authors and discuss their poster.




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