Hosted this year by our research teams at the University of Pavia, the annual in-person meeting will take place at the Aula del ‘400. This scientific event promises to be an enriching gathering for researchers, scholars and general public. Delving into the intricate connections between the cerebellum and emotional networks, this meeting will feature a diverse range of sessions, workshops, and lectures designed to foster collaboration, exchange of ideas, and advancement in the field.

The meeting is open to externals (hybrid) for some of its sessions:

  • Workshops: Dive into topics such as science communication, research commercialization, influencing policy, and research ethics led by industry leaders and policy influencers.
  • Public Lecture: “What Happens Next? How the Little Brain Predicts the Future” by Paul Chadderton (University of Bristol)
  • Keynote Address: Join Chris de Zeeuw (Erasmus MC) as he explores the intriguing topic of “Cerebrum Coordinating Cerebellum,” shedding light on the critical relationship between these brain regions.
  • Roundtable (only in person): From the bench to the bedside

Complete agenda for the open session, below. Registration is required

CEN annual meetings are an invaluable forum where CEN researchers present their scientific progress and get training in relevant topics for their studies. At the same time, they interact with CEN partners to disseminate their findings with potential translational applications and learn about the current state-of-the-art neuroscience technologies and patients’ needs related to cerebellum and emotional disorders.

Chairs Prof. Egidio D’Angelo and Dr Lisa Mapelli are looking forward to welcoming you to our fourth annual meeting in Pavia.

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Wednesday 5th June (hybrid)

09:00 – 09:45Registration I
09:45 – 10:00Welcome   Egidio D’Angelo (University of Pavia), Lisa  Mapelli (University of Pavia) and Sara Alvira de Celis (University of Bristol)
CEN seminar series Chaired by Sara Alvira de Celis (University of Bristol) (open to externals. Hybrid)
10:00 – 10: 30Careers beyond laboratory Sara Alvira de Celis. (CEN Research Project Manager. University of Bristol. UK)
10:30 – 11:30Science communication – Responsible research

– Mireia Bes García (Public Engagement Associate. University of Bristol. UK) – online
– Julie Greenfield (Head of Research. Ataxia UK) – online
11:30 – 12:00Research commercialisation
Jenna Harvey. (Principal Scientist. Cerevance. UK)
12:00 – 12:30Coffee Break
12:30- 13:30Influencing Policy – Science Policy, Science Diplomacy and Policy Engagement

– Diogo Martins (Research & Policy Lead. Wellcome Trust // President of PARSUK.UK)
– Eduardo Oliver Pérez (Group Leader at CIB-CSIC// President of the association Science in Parliament (Ciencia en el Parlamento), Spain)
OPEN LECTURE Chaired by Egidio D’Angelo (University of Pavia) (open to externals. Hybrid)
16:30 – 17:30Registration II
17:30 – 18:30Public lecture ‘What Happens Next? How the Little Brain Predicts the Future’                                   
Paul Chadderton (University of Bristol)
18:30 – 20:30Welcome reception

Thursday 6th June (hybrid)

17:30 – 18:30Keynote lecture – “Cerebrum Coordinating Cerebellum”                                        
Chris de Zeeuw (Erasmus MC)   Chaired by Egidio D’Angelo (University of Pavia)  

Friday 7th June (only in person)

  Roundtable   From bench to bedside. Chaired by Lisa Mapelli (University of Pavia) (open to externals. Only in-person)  
11:00 – 13:00Basic science Enza Maria Valente (University of Pavia / IRCCS Mondino Foundation)  

Clinical science –  AISA (Euro-ataxia Italy)
– Stefano D’Arrigo BESTA. Milano
– Matteo Bardini San Martino. Genova  

Translational science – Cerevance & 3Brain
-Jenna Harvey. Cerevance
– Alessandro Maccione. 3Brain