27 September 2021

12:00

PSYCHIATRY

12:00 - 12:15

Welcome and Introduction of the workshop 
Arjan Blokland and Gunter Kenis

12:15 - 13:00

Opening lecture
Brian Leonard (Galway)

13:00 - 14:00

Depression-Microbiome-Brain-Gut-Axis
Gerard Clarke (Cork)

Early Life Stress-What We Have Learned from Animal Models
Siobhain O’Mahony (Cork

14:00 - 14:30

Relation between stress and Schizophrenia
Kiki Sidiropoulou (Heraklion)

14:30 - 15:00

Stress-induced brain changes
Nuno Sousa (Braga)

15:00 - 15:30

Q&A with all the speakers of the day

15:30 - 16:00

Break

16:00 - 17:30

Interactive parallel sessions

Psychobiotics for the Treatment of Depression: Defining the therapeutic targets in the microbiome-gut-brain axis
Moderators: Gerard Clarke and Siobhain O’Mahony (Cork)

Can animal models define the critical effects of stress in the etiology of schizophrenia?
Moderator: Kiki Sidiropoulou (Heraklion)

Can drugs reverse the stress-induced brain connectivity after stress? animal models define the critical effects of stress in the etiology of schizophrenia?
Moderator: Nuno Sousa (Braga)

17:30 - 19:00

Presentations (the outcome of the discussions will be presented and recorded)
Brian Leonard (
Galway

28 September 2021

13:00

REWARD 

13:00 - 13:30

Reward – Brain network
Ana João Rodrigues (Braga

13:30 - 14:00

Mapping motivational impairments onto reinforcement learning systems in the brain: examples from schizophrenia
Dennis Hernaus (Maastricht

14:00 - 14:30

Cannabinoids and reward: lessons from intracranial self-stimulation studies
George Panagis (Heraklion

14:30 - 15:00

Q&A with all the speakers of the day

15:00 - 15:30

Break

15:30 - 17:00

Interactive parallel sessions

Reinforcement learning: a transdiagnostic symptom mechanism?
Moderator: Dennis Hernaus (Maastricht)

Microbial regulation of eating behavior/reward: A neurobiological perspective
Moderator: Harriet Schellekens (Cork

The addictive potential of classical drugs and novel psychoactive substances
Moderator: Eef Theunissen (Maastricht)

17:15 - 19:00

Presentations (the outcome of the discussions will be presented and recorded)
Gunter Kenis (Maastricht

29 September 2021

13:00

PSYCHEDELICS 

13:00 - 13:30

MDMA: neurotoxin of promising therapeutic aid?
Kim Kuypers (Maastricht)

13:30 - 14:00

Acute and long‐term effects of the ‘new kids on the block’ (novel psychoactive substances) on physiological and behavioral parameters/receptor profiles
Tomas Palenicek (NIMH, Czech Republic)

14:00 - 14:30

Psychedelics and their potential clinical applications
David Erritzoe (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)

14:30 - 15:00

Q&A with all the speakers of the day

15:00 - 15:30

Break

15:30 - 17:00

Interactive parallel sessions

Psychotropic drugs and the gut microbiome
Moderator: Gerard Clarke (Cork)

Are psychedelics good or bad?
Moderator: Kim Kuypers (Maastricht)

Drugs of abuse or medicines? Therapists or shamans?
Moderator: Tomas Palenicek  (NIMH, Czech Republic)

17:15 - 19:00

Presentations (the outcome of the discussions will be presented and recorded)
Arjan Blokland (Maastricht

30 September 2021

13:00

AGING & COGNITION 

13:00 - 13:30

Changing network in aging
Ana Coelho (Braga)

13:30 - 14:00

Drugs to enhance memory in aging and MCI
Jos Prickaerts (Maastricht

14:00 - 14:30

Aging and Cognition
Kleanthi Spanaki (Heraklion)

14:30 - 15:00

Q&A with all the speakers of the day

15:00 - 15:30

Break

15:30 - 17:00

Interactive parallel sessions

What options doe we have to improve cognitive performance at old age?
Moderator: Arjan Blokland (Maastricht)

What is causing AD: amyloid, tau, or just neurodegeneration
Moderator: Tim Vanmierlo (Hasselt)

Healthy aging and the microbiome
Moderators: Gerard Clarke and Harriet Schellekens (Cork)

17:15 - 19:00

Presentations (the outcome of the discussions will be presented and recorded)
Jos Prickaerts (Maastricht

19:00 - 19:15

Concluding remarks