VIII International Congress on Research and Innovation in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Under the Neuro 2020’s framework
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COVER PICTURE: “DioListic-labeled striatal medium spiny neuron” Verónica Brito, Albert Giralt (Grupo Jordi Alberch Vie)


XVI International Symposium: Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease + XV CIBERNED Scientific Forum


After a year in which our Forum was celebrated online due to the pandemic situation, this year will be held in a blended format in Madrid, between September 21st and 22nd, coinciding with World Alzheimer's Day once more. As on previous occasions, the organizers: the Network Center for Biomedical Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED), altogether with the Reina Sofía Foundation and the Foundation Center for Research on Neurological Diseases (CIEN), join the XVI International Symposium "Advances in Alzheimer's Disease" and the XV Scientific Forum.

These meetings intend to exchange information on the advances in the fight against neurodegenerative disorders, especially Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, looking forward to advancing in the search for global solutions and responses to these diseases, that have such an impact on the people who suffer them and their families and, in addition, making this advances known to society in an up-to-date and reliable way.

Thus, the Symposium offers a forum for the discussion of a series of areas of interest related to the basic, clinical and translational aspects of research on neurological diseases, which provides opportunities for researchers to discuss and establish new lines of study. In addition, it creates opportunities to meet and establish contacts with colleagues in that field, to share experiences and learn from each other, establishing collaborative ties, for the implementation of more and better cooperative research programs.

On this occasion, we will have the participation of more than 20 top-level scholars of our country, who lead well-known research groups in neurological diseases, as well as new values, like Germán Belenguer and Ignacio Illán, winners, respectively, of the young researcher and young clinical researcher awards of this year who will present their findings.



VIII International Congress on Research and Innovation in Neurodegenerative Diseases
XVI International Symposium: Advances in Alzheimer's Disease + XV CIBERNED Scientific Forum)
  • D. Pascual Sánchez Juan, Director Científico de la Fundación CIEN
  • D. Adolfo López de Munaín, Director Científico de CIBERNED

09:30 - 11:00
Scientific Session I

Jordi Pérez Tur , CIBERNED-Institut de Biomedicina de València-CSIC
"A genetic look into the dementia process"

Mª Jesús Bullido , CIBERNED-Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa” (CSIC-UAM). Madrid
"Lysosome and cholesterol alterations induced by HSV-1 and Alzheimer’s disease: Mechanisms and biomarkers"

Javier Sáez Valero , CIBERNED-Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante (CSIC-UMH)
"Revisiting apolipoprotein E in Alzheimer’s Disease: when more is less"

11:00 - 11:30
Break & posters
11:30 – 12:00
Official opening

With the Presidency of Her Majesty the Queen Sofía

  • D. Cristóbal Belda Iniesta, Director del Instituto de Salud Carlos III
  • Dª Raquel Yotti - Secretaría General de Investigación del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
  • Dª Concepción Dancausa Treviño - Consejera de Familia, Juventud y Política Social de la Comunidad de Madrid
  • Dª Silvia Calzón – Secretaria de Estado de Sanidad
12:00 - 13:30
Scientific Session II

Alberto Lleó , CIBERNED-Hospital Sant Pau i Santa Creu. Barcelona
"Novel Fluid Biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease"

José A. Obeso , CIBERNED-HM-CINAC. Madrid
"Moving towards stopping Parkinson´s disease"

Carmen Paradas , CIBERNED-Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla (IBIS) - FISEVI
"LGMD-R21: A muscle disease to investigate the satellite cell homeostasis and animal models for cell therapy"

13:30 - 14:30
Lunch break & posters
14:30 - 16:00
Scientific Session III

María Llorens, CIBERNED-Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa” (CSIC-UAM). Madrid
"Adult hippocampal neurogenesis and neurodegenerative diseases"

Carlos Vicario, CIBERNED-Instituto Cajal-CSIC. Madrid
"The impact of genetic risk factors on iPSC-derived neurons and astrocytes from Parkinson´s and Alzheimer´s disease patients"

Antonia Gutiérrez, CIBERNED-Universidad de Málaga
"Deciphering the complexity of glial responses in Alzheimer's disease"

16:00 – 16:30
16:30 – 18:30
Scientific Session IV

Carlos Matute, CIBERNED-Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience-UPV. Vizcaya
"Alterations of glial cells in neurodegenerative disorders"

Estela Area-Gómez, Columbia University. New York
"Dangerous liaisons between ER and mitochondria in neurodegenerative disorders"

José Ramón Naranjo, CIBERNED-Centro Nacional de Biotecnología-CSIC. Madrid
"DREAM ligands normalize proteostasis during neurodegeneration"

Xavier Navarro, CIBERNED-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
"Gene therapy targeting neuregulins for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and motoneuron degeneration"



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