You said… memories?

Memory is an essential process for survival. To use a formulation a bit provocative, memory allows anticipating the future! Indeed, our brains evaluates the situations in which individuals found themselves in and, on a memory reminder base, elaborates different solutions for decision-making. Memory plays also a part in our emotions and social relations genesis. The study of memory is at the center of neurosciences actual researches. Those researches are exploring different aspects of memory, molecular and cellular mechanism down to the psychological and social aspects. What is emerging from all these studies is that different forms of memories are existing, who are manifesting themselves in all our active life aspects and unfortunately, their deficit are in first plan in pathologic conditions, like Alzheimer’s disease and other neuropsychiatric diseases.

The Fondation pour l’Etude du Système Nerveux (FESN), with the support of TRB Chemedica and Magnoglia, has the pleasure and privilege to introduce to the Monegasque audience an exceptional set of great medical brain specialists who will present their work on the nervous system functioning and diseases. They will also discuss with the audience in a debate led by Ms. Cattan, Head of the Health Section of Nice Matin and Var Matin. The Monegasque public will thus have the possibility to talk with the members of the FESN’s Scientific Council, as well as with international experts of the different angles of memory field.

FESN’s Scientific Council:

  • Yves Agid, Neurologist for the « Institut du Cerveau et de la Moëlle » in Paris, specialist of Parkinson’s disease,
  • Bruno Dubois, Neurologist for the « l’Institut du Cerveau et de la Moëlle » in Paris, specialist of Alzheimer’s disease,
  • Richard Frackowiak, Neurologist and former Head of Service of « Queen Square » in London Universtiy, specialist of brain imaging and of Alzheimer’s disease,
  • Pierre Magistretti, Neurobiologist for the « Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne » and in KAUST University, specialist of energy metabolism and glial brain cells.
  • Grégoire Courtine, from the « Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne », specialist of the spinal cord injuries studies and restorative approaches.

International Experts:

  • Cristina Alberini, New York University
  • Emrah Düzel, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College, London
  • Francis Eustache, Unité Inserm-EPHE-Université de Caen-Normandie U1077
  • Johannes Gräff, Brain Mind Institute, EPFL
  • Emiliano Macaluso, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon
  • Eraldo Paulesu, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Jordan Squair, Brain Mind Institute, EPFL