WASAD Congress 2017

14 – 16 September | Würzburg, Germany

Scientific Program

Keynote Speakers: 

Lecture at the opening ceremony: Kerry Ressler, USA

Rony Paz, Israel
Alon Chen, Israel/Germany
Claudia Buss, Germany
Dominique de Quervain, Switzerland


PRELIMINARY SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM OVERVIEW

14.09.2017

16:00 | Opening Ceremony

Welcome:

Paul Pauli, University of Würzburg, CongressPresident
Elisabeth Binder, MPI Munich, CongressPresident
Jürgen Deckert, University of Würzburg
Peter Riederer, President WASAD

17:00 | President of the University of Würzburg

Major of the City of Würzburg
Ministry of Health, Bavaria

Honorary Lecture: Kerry Ressler, Boston, USA
Translational Approaches to Understanding and Targeting the 
Neural Circuitry of Fear and Stress


Welcome Reception

15.09.2017

09:00 – 10:00 | Keynote lecture

Stress, genes and memory: Implications for treating fear-related disorders

Dominique de Quervain


10:15 – 12:15 | SFB Anxiety Symposium 

Mechanistic insights into fear and anxiety

Chair: Hans Christian Pape, Beat Lutz

Rewrite or Overwrite: Identifying Neuromolecular Circuits of Remote Fear Memory Attenuation

Johannes Gräff

Ethobehavioral assessment of innate fear and what endocannabinoids gotta do with it

Carsten Wotjak

Opioids and receptors in synaptic networks of the amygdala

Lena Goedecke

Timing-dependent valence revearsal in flies, rodents and man

Bertram Gerber

Never replicate a successful experiment? Facing the reproducibility crisis in the life sciences

Helene Richter


10:15 – 11:45 | WASAD Stress Symposium 

Stress in neurodegenerative disorders

Chair: Peter Riederer, Jens Volkmann

Oxidative stress parameters in a longitudinal aging population - the VITA study

Edna Grünblatt

Stress, glucocorticoids , neuroinflammation and Parkinson disease

Etienne Hirsch

Neurobiological and psychodynamic aspects of depression and anxiety in Parkinson’s disease: lessons from deep brain stimulation

Jens Volkmann

Deep brain stimulation in psychiatry - lessons learned

Francois Alesch


One additional presentation that will be selected among submitted abstracts 


10:15 – 11:45 | WASAD Translation Symposium

Traumatic experience in childhood and adolescence - mechanisms and therapy

Chair: John Fayyad, Tobias Renner

Children of war -  trauma and therapy in the middle east 

John Fayyad

Recovery after sexual traumata -  a German program for Yezidi girls

Tobias Renner

Hormonal changes after traumatic childhood experiences

Michael Kaess


Up to two additional presentations that will be selected among submitted abstracts 


12:00 – 13:00 | Industry Symposium


13:15 – 14:15 | Keynote lecture

The role of small non codingRNAs in stress response regulation and stress-induced psychiatric disorders

Alon Chen


14:30 – 16:00 | SFB Anxiety Symposium 

Human research

Chair: Christian Büchel, Tina Lonsdorf

Equipped to survive: Adaptive response to acute threat

Guillen Fernandez

Stress-induced shift from 'cognitive' towards 'habit' memory: role of the mineralocorticoid receptor

Lars Schwabe

Neuropharmacological regulation of social fear learning 

Jan Haaker


14:30 – 16:00 | WASAD Stress Symposium 

PGC, Enigma

Chair: Caroline Nievergelt, Philipp Sämann

Update on ENIGMA Epigenetics 

Sylvane Desrivieres

Update on PGC-PTSD 

Caroline Nivergelt

Update on ENIGMA MDD

Philipp Sämann 

Update on PGC cross-disorders

Stephan Ripke


One additional presentation that will be selected among submitted abstracts 


14:30 – 16:00 | WASAD Translation Symposium

Resilience and stress-induced disorders - state of the art

Chair: Andreas Reif, Karin Roelofs 

Primary defensive reactions: resilience or risk factors for anxiety?

Karin Roelofs

Mechanisms of resilience - a new framework

Oliver Tüscher

Gene-environment coping interactions 

Miriam Schiele

The LORA study - longitudinal assessment of resilience mechanisms

Andreas Reif


16:15 – 17:45 | Poster Session


16.09.2017

09:00 – 10:00 | Keynote lecture

Learning and generalization in primate networks: from behavioral advantage to psychopathology

Rony Paz


10:15 – 11:45 | SFB Anxiety Symposium 

Translational patho- and therapy-(epi)genetics of anxiety

Chair: Katharina Domschke, John Hettema

Multivariate anxiety disorder GWAS in the ANGST Consortium

John Hettema 

Prenatal stress-induced programming of genome-wide DNA methylation in 5-HTT-deficient mice; the road to resilience

Daniel van den Hove

Epigenetics of anxiety - DNA  methylation as a missing link in the missing heritability

Katharina Domschke


Up to two additional presentations that will be selected among submitted abstracts 


10:15 – 11:45 | WASAD Stress Symposium 

Stress and biological aging

Chair: Katri Raikkönnen

Epigenetic age at birth an prenatal risk factors 

Katri Raikkönnen 

Epigenetic aging and relience in a veteran cohort

Divya Mehta

Telomere length and early adversity

Sonja Entringer


Up to two additional presentations that will be selected among submitted abstract


10:15 – 11:45 | WASAD Translation Symposium 

Stress and affect regulation – insights from psychophysiology and neuroimaging studies

Chair: Birgit Derntl, Andreas Fallgatter

Stress biomarkers and health

Urs Nater

Mindful body focus improves cardiovascular coping with stress among chronic ruminators

Sander Koole & Caroline Schlinkert

Stress and its regulation – insights from neuroimaging studies

Birgit Derntl

Intrinsic network connectivity and affect dysregulation in depression

Martin Walter 


One additional presentation that will be selected among submitted abstract


12:00 – 13:00 | Industry Symposium


12:00 – 13:00 | Symposium

Arousal

Chair: Ulrich Hegerl 

Arousal dysfunction and psychiatric disorders

Ulrich Hegerl

Multimodal pharmacological imaging of arousal fluctuations

Martin Walter


13:15 – 14:15 | Keynote lecture

Fetal programming of brain development - role of intrauterine stress and stress biology in susceptibility for psychopathology

Claudia Buss


14:30 – 16:00 | SFB Anxiety Symposium 

Human research: From conditioning to generalization to anxiety disorders 

Chair: Paul Pauli, Marta Andreatta

Reinforcement learning models of aversive learning and their translation to anxiety disorders

Ben Seymour

Phasic and sustained fear in humans: neural basis and implications for anxiety disorders

Martin Herrmann


Up to two additional presentations that will be selected among submitted abstract


14:30 – 16:00 | WASAD Stress Symposium 

Biomarkers in PTSD

Chair: Tanja Jovanovic

Longitudinal changes in glucocorticoid receptor exon 1F methylation in a military cohort

Christiaan Vinkers

Neurophysiological biomarkers of PTSD

Tanja Jovanovic


Up to two additional presentations that will be selected among submitted abstract


14:30 – 16:00 | WASAD Translation Symposium

ADHD as a stress-related disorder

Chair: Christian Jacob, Gunter Joas

Trajectory of ADHD over the lifespan with emphasis on comorbidity with stress related disorders

Andreas Reif

ADHD and autism: clinical implication of a psychopathological paradox

Luise Poustka

Stress related impairments in ADHD patients: Influence of self-regulation and emotion-regulation

Caterina Gawrilow


Up to two additional presentations that will be selected among submitted abstract


16:15 – 17:45 | SFB Anxiety Symposium 

Neuroimaging perspectives on fear and anxiety disorders

Chair: Ulrike Lüken, Martin Herrmann

Introducing the ENIGMA-Anxiety Working Group

Nynke Gronewold

Neurobiology of attentional biases in anxiety disorders

Matthias Gamer

The impact of life adversity on fear generalization and the return of fear – Mechanisms and implications

Tina Lonsdorf


Up to two additional presentations that will be selected among submitted abstract


16:15 – 17:45 | WASAD Stress Symposium 

Stress, development  and epigenomics

Chair: Elisabeth Binder

Hippocampal progenitor cell models in deciphering the epigenomics of stress

Nadine Provencal

Long Lasting epigenetic Signatures Associated with Enhanced Vulnerability for Depression by Using  ‘omics and Cross Species Approaches

Annamaria Cattaneo

Translational approaches to epigenetics of early adversity Epigenetics and development

Amanda Drake


Up to two additional presentations that will be selected among submitted abstract


16:15 – 17:45 | WASAD Translation Symposium

Insomnia and stress-relationship to affective disorders

Chair: Dieter Riemann

Chronic insomnia and hyperarousal - relevance for depressive disorders

Dieter Riemann

Internet-based treatment of insomnia - impact on sleep, anxiety and depression

Annemieke van Straten


Up to two additional presentations that will be selected among submitted abstract


18:00 – 20:00 | CLOSING CEREMONY