SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ONVASCUL AR DEMENTIABARCELONA, SPAIN | NOVEMBER 19-22, 2009 Abstract Deadline: June 15, 2009 Early Bird Registration Fee: July 21, 2009www.kenes.com/vascular Second Announcement & Call for AbstractsBARCELONA 2009 CME Accreditation in Process This congress is endorsed by the World Federation of Neurology. WFN members and all interested neurologists are encouraged to attend. The congress is open to all neurologists regardless of citizenship.
BARCELONA 2009 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS GOLD SPONSOR ENDORSED BY World Federation of Neurology
BARCELONA SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2009CONTENTS 3Committees 4Invitation 5Lectures and Symposia 6Topics and Call for Abstracts 7Preliminary Timetable 8General Information 10Registration 13Hotel Accommodation 14
SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON VASCUL AR DEMENTIA BARCELONA, SPAIN | NOVEMBER 19-22, 20094 COMMITTEES HONORARY PRESIDENT CO-CHAIRMEN James F. Toole, USA Amos D. Korczyn, Israel Jaime Kulisevsky, Spain SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD Natan M. Bornstein, Israel – Chairman Piero G. Antuono, USA Eugeni I. Gusev, Russia Raúl L. Arizaga, Argentina Khalid Iqbal, USA Stavros J. Baloyannis, Greece Pavel Kalvach, Czech Republic Leontino Battistin, Italy Ara S. Khachaturian, USA Kemal Bayülkem, Turkey Miia Kivipelto, Sweden David A. Bennett, USA Gian Luigi Lenzi, Italy Alistair Burns, UK Jose Luchsinger, USA Christopher Chen, Singapore Hugh Markus, UK Antonio Culebras, USA Richard Mohs, USA Anna Czlonkowska, Poland Dixon Moody, USA Michael Davidson, Israel Daﬁn Muresanu, Romania Jacques L. De Reuck, Belgium Ken Nagata, Japan Vida Demarin, Croatia Agneta K. Nordberg, Sweden Valery Feigin, New Zealand Alessandro Padovani, Italy Howard Feldman, Canada George Perry, USA Howard Fillit, USA David Russell, Norway Francoise Forette, France Roman Shakarishvili, Georgia Franz Gerstenbrand, Austria Andrzej Szczudlik, Poland Panteleimon Giannakopoulos, Switzerland Laszlo Vecsei, Hungary Lea Grinberg, Brazil Bruno Vellas, France Alla Guekht, Russia LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Miguel Aguilar Carme Junque Anton Alvarez Pablo Martinez Lage Carmen Antúnez Pablo Martinez-Martín Marisa Barquero José Luis Martí-Vilalta Félix Bermejo Jose Luis Molinuevo Marcelo Berthier Jordi Peña-Casanova Rafael Blesa Secundino López Pousa Mercè Boada Exuperio Diez Tejedor Antonio Dávalos Estrella Gómez Tortosa Ana Frank Garcia José Alvarez Sabin Teresa Gómez Isla Teodoro del Ser Jordi Matias-Guiu Josep Valls-Sole
BARCELONA SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2009 5Dear Colleagues,On behalf of the Organizing Committee it is our pleasure tointroduce the 6th International Congress on Vascular Dementia,which will be held in Barcelona, Spain from November19-22, 2009.The Sixth International Congress will once again aim to be a showcasefor the discussion of new developments in the area of dementia withspecial attention to cerebrovascular diseases affecting cognition. Thecongress will be an opportunity to deliberate on large and small vesselbrain diseases and how they contribute to cognitive decline. We shalltry to identify speciﬁc biological and psychological markers, if any, ofvascular dementia, and also the genetic factors involved. The overlapwith Alzheimer’s disease will be a central issue, as will be the whitematter changes frequently seen in dementia.We encourage you to submit your abstract to the congress therebycontributing to what we are conﬁdent will be an interesting scientiﬁcprogramme.While we are still lacking effective therapies for dementia in general,several new approaches will be presented and discussed.We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona later this year andhope that this congress will be a memorable experience for all of you,where you will be able to further friendships and strengthen scientiﬁccollaborations.Yours sincerely,James F. Toole Jaime Kulisevsky Amos D. KorczynHonorary President Co-Chairman Co-Chairman
SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON VASCUL AR DEMENTIA BARCELONA, SPAIN | NOVEMBER 19-22, 20096 LECTURES AND SYMPOSIA DIAGNOSIS OF VASCULAR DEMENTIA AND MIXED DEMENTIA CLINICAL AND IMAGING MARKERS OF VASCULAR DEMENTIA THE COMPLEX INTERACTION OF STROKES AND AD PATHOLOGY IN CAUSING COGNITIVE FAILURE MICROBLEEDS AND DEMENTIA THE METABOLIC SYNDROME AND DEMENTIA DEMENTIA AS DIABETIC BRAIN DISEASE CHOLESTEROL, STATINS AND DEMENTIA POST STROKE DEMENTIA COGNITIVE RESERVE AND CEREBROVASCULAR LESIONS FROM CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS TO PREVENTION OPTIONS IN DEMENTIA PHARMACOLOGICAL THERAPIES COGNITIVE REHABILITATION GAIT IMPAIRMENT AND COGNITIVE DECLINE AMYLOID, TANGLES AND NEURO-INFLAMMATION BLOOD PRESSURE AND COGNITION APATHY, DEPRESSION AND FATIGUE IN VASCULAR BRAIN DISEASE VASCULAR COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IN THE YOUNG THE FORGOTTEN SYNDROMES: SUSAC, FABRY, ACANTHOCYTOSIS, MELAS, CADASIL
BARCELONA SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2009 TOPICS 7• Deﬁnitions and Diagnostic Criteria for Vascular and Mixed Dementia• Mixed Dementia• Speciﬁc Vascular Cognitive Syndromes• Epidemiology: Prevalence and Incidence Studies, Risk Factors• Mechanisms: White Matter Changes, Strategic Strokes, Multiple Lacunae• Cellular processes: Oxidative Stress, Apoptosis, Endothelial Changes• Evaluation: Structural and Functional Imaging, Transcranial Doppler, SPECT, PET, MRI• Neuropsychology: Testing for cognitive impairment and for Depression in Vascular Brain disease• Prevention and Treatment: Drug Trials, Inclusion Criteria, Outcome Measures• Vascular Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease and Binswanger’s Disease• Genetic Forms of Vascular Dementia; Genes involved in Vascular Brain Disease• CADASIL• Amyloid Angiopathy• Mild Cognitive Impairment• Homocystein and Brain Damage• Depression• Cardiac Disease & Cognitive Impairment• The Blood-Brain Barrier in Dementia• Neuroacanthocytosis• Post-irradiation Encephalopathy• MELAS• Susac’s Syndrome• Fabry’s diseaseCALL FOR ABSTRACTSMETHOD OF SUBMISSIONAll abstracts should be submitted via the congress website at www.kenes.com/vascular.Please follow the instructions on the Call for Abstracts page. Participants are requested tosubmit abstracts in EnglishNO LATER THAN JUNE 15, 2009Authors will be notiﬁed regarding abstract acceptance. Accepted abstracts will be publishedon the Abstract CD Rom that will be distributed at the Congress. Only a limited numberof Abstracts will be scheduled for oral presentation. Please indicate if you are submittingyour abstract for oral or poster presentation. Authors will be notiﬁed of the method ofpresentation, with consideration to be given to the author’s preference. FAXED ABSTRACTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE
SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON VASCUL AR DEMENTIA BARCELONA, SPAIN | NOVEMBER 19-22, 20098 PRELIMINARY TIMETABLE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 13:00 Registration Opens Hall A 16:00-17:30 Opening Ceremony Keynote Lectures 17:30-19:00 Plenary Session 1 19:00 Get Together Reception FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009 07:30 Registration Opens Hall A Hall B Hall C 09:00-10:30 Plenary Session 2 10:30-11:00 Coffee Break, Exhibition and Poster Viewing 11:00-12:30 11:00-12:30 11:00-12:30 Scientiﬁc Session Scientiﬁc Session Free Communications 12:30-13:30 Lunch Break, Exhibition and Poster Viewing 13:30-15:00 13:30-15:00 13:30-15:00 Scientiﬁc Session Scientiﬁc Session Free Communications 15:00-15:30 Coffee Break, Exhibition and Poster Viewing 15:30-17:00 Sponsored Symposium 17:00-17:15 Break 17:15-18:45 Company Sponsored Symposium 20:00 Meet the Experts Session
BARCELONA SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2009 9 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 200907:30 Registration OpensHall A Hall B Hall C08:00-09:00Plenary Session 309:00-10:30 09:00-10:30 09:00-10:30Scientiﬁc Session Scientiﬁc Session Free Communications10:30-11:00 Coffee Break, Exhibition and Poster Viewing11:00-12:30 11:00-12:30 11:00-12:30Scientiﬁc Session Scientiﬁc Session Free Communications12:30-13:30 Lunch Break, Exhibition and Poster Viewing13:30-15:00 13:30-15:00 13:30-15:00Scientiﬁc Session Scientiﬁc Session Free Communications15:00-15:30 Coffee Break, Exhibition and Poster Viewing15:30-17:00 15:30-17:00 15:30-17:00Scientiﬁc Session Scientiﬁc Session Free Communications17:00-18:30 17:00-18:30 17:00-18:30Scientiﬁc Session Scientiﬁc Session Free CommunicationsCongress Farewell Dinner SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 200907:30 Registration OpensHall A Hall B08:00-09:30 08:00-09:30Scientiﬁc Session Scientiﬁc Session09:30-10:00 Coffee Break, Exhibition and Poster Viewing10:00-11:30 10:00-11:30Scientiﬁc Session Scientiﬁc Session11:30-11:45 Break11:45-13:15 11:45-13:15Scientiﬁc Session Scientiﬁc Session13:15Closing Session
SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON VASCUL AR DEMENTIA BARCELONA, SPAIN | NOVEMBER 19-22, 200910 GENERAL INFORMATION CONGRESS VENUE: Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) Rambla Prim 1 17 08019 Barcelona Tel: +34 93 230 10 00 Fax: +34 93 230 10 01 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.ccib.es/ CONGRESS LOCATION: Barcelona Situated on the northeastern coast of the Iberian peninsula and the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain in both size and population. It is also the capital of Catalonia, 1 of the 17 Autonomous Communities that make up Spain. Barcelona is unequivocally a Mediterranean city, not only because of its geographic location but also because of its history, tradition and cultural inﬂuences. It is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination with a rich cultural heritage. Particularly renowned are architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and Montaner that have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Fabulous architecture, brilliant Spanish cuisine, ﬂamboyant culture and wonderful weather combine to make Barcelona a truly magniﬁcent city. CME CREDITS As in our previous congresses, an application has been made to the (EACCME) European Accreditation Council For Continuing Medical Education Institution Of The European Union Of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Further details will be made available on the congress website: www.kenes.com/vascular. BURSARIES The Congress is offering up to 10 bursaries to participants under the age of 35 who have submitted an abstract. The bursary consists of free registration to the congress and three nights hotel accommodation. Preference will be given to applicants from developing countries. Applications should be sent by e-mail to: email@example.com. LANGUAGE English is the ofﬁcial language of the congress.
BARCELONA SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2009 11CLOTHINGInformal for all occasions.CLIMATEThe weather in Barcelona in November is usually cool and pleasant. Temperatures rangefrom 7°C - 18°C.AIRPORT INFORMATION AND TRAVEL TO BARCELONAEl Prat airport is located 13 kilometres south east from Barcelona and 20 kilometres fromthe Congress Centre (CCIB)Train (RENFE)The train service between the airport and the city centre (Paseo de Gracia) runs from6:00 to 22:30 (direction Barcelona) and from 5:20 to 22:50 (airport direction).There is one train every 30 minutes and the travel time is 25 minutes.Approximate cost: €2.40.From the train station Paseo de Gracia it is easy to connect with the yellow line (4 line)of the metro. The closest station to the CCIB is Maresme- Forum. Tel: 0034 902 240 202Express bus (Aerobús)The bus service between the airport and the city centre (Plaza Cataluña) runs from6:00 to 1:00 on working days and from 6:30 to 1:00 during the weekends (Barcelonadirection), and from 5:30 to 00:15 on working days and from 6:00 to 00:30 during theweekends (airport direction).There is one bus every 8 minutes and the travel time is 30 minutes.Approximate cost: €3.60Next to Plaza Cataluña, you can take the yellow line (line 4) of the metro at theUrquinaona station. The closest station to the CCIB is Maresme-Forum.Tel. 0034 906 427 017TaxiThe journey to the CCIB takes about 20 minutes. Fees change according to the time ofday.Nightime fees: working days from 21:00 to 7:00 and weekends and bank holidays from00:00 to 24:00Daytime fees: from 7:00 to 21:00Cost: approx €25. There is an additional cost for entry /exit from the airport and forcarrying luggage.
SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON VASCUL AR DEMENTIA BARCELONA, SPAIN | NOVEMBER 19-22, 200912 GENERAL INFORMATION (Cont.) Driving The C-31 motorway connects the airport with Barcelona. The easiest way to get into the city is by the Gran Via or Avenida Diagonal, which are the most direct accesses to the city centre, or by Ronda de Dalt and Ronda del Litoral, which are the city ringroads. The most direct way to reach the CCIB is by the Ronda Litoral -exit 24. It takes about 30 minutes depending on the trafﬁc. If you are going to the CCIB from the city centre by car, the best option is to take the Avenida Diagonal until the end. USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS: Fire Department: 081 Ambulance Service: 112 Police Department: 091 VISAS Most Europeans do not require an entry visa for Spain. Please consult the Spanish Embassy or Consulate nearest to you for speciﬁc details relating to visas. LIABILITY The organizer is not able to take any responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the Congress. Sponsors, Exhibitors and all participants are advised to take their own personal insurance. CONGRESS ORGANIZERS AND SECRETARIAT Please do not hesitate to contact the organizers if you require any additional information or assistance: Kenes International The Sixth International Congress on Vascular Dementia 1-3 Rue de Chantepoulet P.O. Box 1726 CH-1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland Tel: +41 22 908 0488; Fax: +41 22 732 2850 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.kenes.com/vascular
BARCELONA SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2009REGISTRATION 13Online registration is available via the website: www.kenes.com/vascular.FFees apply to payments received prior to the indicated deadlines Early bird Regular On-site Until July 21, 2009 July 22 - October 20, 2009 From October 21, 2009Regular Participants €500 €610 €680EEG Technicians*,Students*, Residents*, €300 €390 €390Fellows*, Nurses*Participants from €350 €450 €450developing countries**Gala Dinner (optional) €80 €80 €80* In order to obtain the special fees, a supportive letter signed by the head of the department must accompany the registration form (if registered via the website, please fax the approval).** Developing countries are deﬁned according to the World Bank Country Classiﬁcation of Low income and Lower-middle-income economies; for more information on the Country Classiﬁcation data you may visit the World Bank website: www.worldbank.orgFees for all Congress Participants include:• Participation in all scientiﬁc sessions• Printed material of the congress • Coffee breaks• An invitation to the Get-Together Reception • Entrance to the Exhibition.Cancellation Policy:Faxed, emailed or post-marked:• Cancellation received until August 19, 2009 – full refund less €50 bank charges will be made• Cancellation received until September 18, 2009 –50% of registration fees will be refunded• Cancellation received after September 18, 2009 – no refund givenPayment:PPayment of registration fees should be made in Euro by the following methods:• Credit Card: i.e. Visa, MasterCard, Diners or American Express* *Payments made with American Express will be charged in U.S. Dollars according to the exchange rate at the day of the transaction• Bank Transfer: Please make drafts payable to: Account Name: Kenes International, Vascular 2009 Bank details: Credit Suisse Geneva, 1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland. Bank Code: 4835, Swift No: CRESCHZZ12A, Account Number: 693980-52-159 IBAN No: CH47 0483 5069 3980 5215 9* Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source in addition to the registration and accommodation fees* Please make sure the name of the congress and the participant are stated on the bank transferGroup Registration:For group registration (10 participants and more) please contact the Registration Department at:email@example.com
SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON VASCUL AR DEMENTIA BARCELONA, SPAIN | NOVEMBER 19-22, 200914 HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 1-3, Rue de Chantepoulet, P.O. Box 1726, CH-1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland Tel: +41 22 908 0488, Fax: +41 22 732 2850 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org As the ofﬁcial organizer of the 6th International Congress on Vascular Dementia, Kenes International is offering special reduced rates for various hotels in Barcelona as indicated below. We strongly recommend that hotel accommodation is booked early and will be happy to be of assistance in all matters concerning hotel reservations for the Congress. Rates shown below include breakfast, service charge and all taxes Hotel Rating Single room Double Room Distance from Venue AC Barcelona Standard rooms €195 €210 Headquarters Junior Suites €310 €310 Suites €450 €450 Barcelo Atenea Mar €165 €175 10 minutes walking Diagonal Zero €195 €210 2 minutes walking Front Maritim €170 €190 10 minutes walking Hesperia del Mar €170 €190 10 minutes walking Hilton Diagonal Mar €235 €290 2 minutes walking Husa Barcelona Mar €175 €190 10 minutes walking Princess €195 €210 2 minutes walking All rates are subject to change How to Book In order to beneﬁt from the special Congress rates, please use one of the following booking methods: • Online Booking – is available via the website at www.kenes.com/vascular • Registration & Accommodation form – please send the completed form together with the required deposit payment by fax or email at your earliest convenience Hotel reservations will only be conﬁrmed if credit card details are fully supplied or alternatively, a deposit of one night accommodation is forwarded by bank transfer within 10 working days. Each participant will receive an individual conﬁrmation, indicating the name and address of the hotel. For hotel reservation made by a sponsoring company, the participant will receive the hotel conﬁrmation from the sponsoring company directly.
BARCELONA SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2009 15PaymentPPayment of accommodation fees should be made in Euro by one of the following methods:• Credit Card: i.e. Visa, MasterCard, Diners or American Express* *Payments made with American Express will be charged in U.S. Dollars according to the exchange rate at the day of the transaction• Bank Transfer: Please make drafts payable to: Account Name: Kenes International, Vascular 2009 Bank details: Credit Suisse Geneva, 1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland. Bank Code: 4835, Swift No: CRESCHZZ12A, Account Number: 693980-52-159 IBAN No: CH47 0483 5069 3980 5215 9* Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source in addition to the registration and accommodation fees* Please make sure the name of the congress and the participant are stated on the bank transfer.Please note that 3 weeks prior to arrival in Barcelona, your credit card will be automaticallycharged for the balance of your hotel accommodation. Participants who paid their deposit with abank transfer are required to send the balance of outstanding accommodation charges to KenesInternational 21 days before arrival. Full prepayment is required for all hotel accommodationsprior to arrival.Cancellation PolicyCancellations or changes should be received in writing to Kenes International (by fax or e-mail).Please do not contact the hotel directly.• Cancellations/changes received up to 15 days prior to arrival– full refund less 35€ handling fee• Cancellation/changes received 14-10 days prior to arrival – 1 night cancellation charge• Cancellation/changes received less than 10 days prior to arrival – no refundIn the event of non-arrival, the hotel will automatically release the reservation and full paymentwill be non-refundable.Late arrival /early departure fee - If you arrive later or leave earlier than on the dates of yourconﬁrmed booking, the total accommodation amount will be charged and no refunds will bemade.Group BookingWe have personally selected some of the ﬁnest hotels in Barcelona with various price categoriesto meet the requirements of groups and companies. Due to the popularity of the destination westrongly recommend early booking of hotel accommodation for groups of 10 rooms and more.For group bookings (10 rooms or more) please contact:Efrat YaromRegistration & Accommodation ManagerTel: +41 22 908 0488 ext: 538, Fax: +41 22 732 2850, Email: email@example.comImportant NoteKenes International, its agents and the Organizers shall not be responsible for and shall be exemptfrom all liability in respect of any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience toany persons, or his/her luggage or any other property for any reason whatsoever, for any touristservices provided. Personal travel and health insurance is recommended.
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