WASAD Congress 2017

14 – 17 September | Würzburg, Germany

Scientific Program

always up-to-date

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 | OpeningCeremony

Welcome:
P. Pauli, University of Würzburg, CongressPresident
E. Binder, MPI Munich, CongressPresident
J. Deckert, University of Würzburg
P. Riederer, President WASAD

17:00 | President of the University of Würzburg
Major of the City of Würzburg
Ministry of Health, Bavaria

Honorary Lecture: K. 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 – 11:45 | SFB Anxiety Symposium 

Mechanistic insights into fear and anxiety

Rewrite or overwrite - identifying neuromolecular circuits of remote fear

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


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

Chair: Hans Christian Pape, Beat Lutz

Johannes Gräff

Carsten Wotjak


10:15 – 11:45 | WASAD Stress Symposium 

Stress in neurodegenerative disorders

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

Stress, glucocorticoids , neuroinflammation and Parkinson disease

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

Deep brain stimulation in psychiatry - lessons learned


One additional presentation that will be selected among submitted abstracts 

Chair: Peter Riederer, Jens Volkmann

Edna Grünblatt

Etienne Hirsch

Jens Volkmann


Francois Alesch


10:15 – 11:45 | WASAD Translation Symposium

Traumatic experience in childhood and adolescence - mechanisms and therapy

Children of war -  trauma and therapy in the middle east 

Recovery after sexual traumata -  a German program for Yezidi girls

Hormonal changes after traumatic childhood experiences


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

Chair: John Fayyad, Tobias Renner

John Fayyad

Tobias Renner

Michael Kaess


12:00 – 13:00 | Industry Symposium


12:00 – 13:00 | Symposium

Stress, anxiety and driving

Chair: Gerd Laux


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

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

Chair: Christian Büchel, Tina Lonsdorf


14:30 – 16:30 | WASAD Stress Symposium 

PGC, Enigma

Update on ENIGMA Epigenetics 

Update on PGC-PTSD 

Update on ENIGMA MDD

Update on PGC cross-disorders


One additional presentation that will be selected among submitted abstracts 

Chair: Caroline Nievergelt, Philipp Sämann

Sylvane Desrivieres

Caroline Nivergelt

Philipp Sämann 

Stephan Ripke


14:30 – 16:60 | WASAD Translation Symposium

Resilience and stress-induced disorders - state of the art

Primary defensive reactions: resilience or risk factors for anxiety?

Mechanisms of resilience - a new framework

Resilience mechanisms towards bipolar disorder

Gene-environment coping interactions 

The LORA study - longitudinal assessment of resilience mechanisms

Chair: Andreas Reif, Karin Roelofs 

Karin Roelofs

Oliver Tüscher

Silvia Biere

Miriam Schiele

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

Multivariate anxiety disorder GWAS in the ANGST Consortium

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

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


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

Chair: Katharina Domschke, Jack Hettema

John Hettema 

Daniel van den Hove


Katharina Domschke


10:15 – 11:45 | WASAD Stress Symposium 

Stress and biological aging

Epigenetic age at birth an prenatal risk factors 

Epigenetic aging and relience in a veteran cohort

Telomere length and early adversity


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

Chair: Katri Raikkönnen

Katri Raikkönnen 

Divya Mehta

Sonja Entringer


10:15 – 11:45 | WASAD Translation Symposium 

Stress and affect regulation – insights from psychophysiology and neuroimaging studies

Stress biomarkers and health

Mindful body focus improves cardiovascular coping with stress among chronic ruminators

Stress and its regulation – insights from neuroimaging studies

 Intrinsic network connectivity and affect dysregulation in depression


One additional presentation that will be selected among submitted abstract

Chair: Birgit Derntl, Andreas Fallgatter

Urs Nater

Sander Koole & Caroline Schlinkert

Birgit Derntl

Martin Walter 


12:00 – 13:00 | Industry Symposium


12:00 – 13:00 | Symposium

Arousal

Arousal dysfunction and psychiatric disorders

Multimodal pharmacological imaging of arousal fluctuations

Chair: Ulrich Hegerl 

Ulrich Hegerl

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 

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

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


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

Chair: Paul Pauli, Marta Andreatta

B. Seymour

Martin Herrmann


14:30 – 16:00 | WASAD Stress Symposium 

Biomarkers in PTSD

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

Neurophysiological biomarkers of PTSD


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

Chair: Tanja Jovanovic

Christiaan Vinkers

Tanja Jovanovic


14:30 – 16:00 | WASAD Translation Symposium

ADHD as a stress-related disorder

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

ADHD and autism: clinical implication of a psychopathological paradox

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


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

Chair: Christian Jacob, Gunter Joas

Andreas Reif

Luise Poustka

Caterina Gawrilow


16:15 – 17:45 | SFB Anxiety Symposium 

Neuroimaging perspectives on fear and anxiety disorders

ENIGMA Anxiety

Neurobiology of attentional biases in anxiety disorders

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


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

Chair: Ulrike Lüken, Martin Herrmann

Nynke Gronewold

Matthias Gamer

Tina Lonsdorf


16:15 – 17:45 | WASAD Stress Symposium 

Stress, development  and epigenomics

Hippocampal progenitor cell models in deciphering the epigenomics of stress

Neurophysiological biomarkers of PTSD

Translational approaches to epigenetics of early adversity Epigenetics and development


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

Chair: Elisabeth Binder

Nadine Provencal

Annamaria Cattaneo

Amanda Drake


16:15 – 17:45 | WASAD Translation Symposium

Insomnia and stress-relationship to affective disorders

Chronic insomnia and hyperarousal - relevance for depressive disorders

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


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

Chair: Dieter Riemann

Dieter Riemann

Annemieke van Straten