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itu How e-Science Can Help to Solve Pressing Societal Challenges: Fostering a Global Effort to Develop a Worldwide e-Infrastructure for Computational Neuroscientists to Fight Alzheimer's Disease.

Geneva, ITU, United Nations, 20 February, 2012

 

 

The aim of the workshop is to define collaboration agreements among stakeholders, aiming to kick start the structuring of the "skeleton" of a global virtual laboratory for high throughput image analysis by (i) developing full interoperability among the currently operational three core nodes of neuGRID, LONI, and CBRAIN; and (ii) deploying local nodes internationally. 

 

PPROGRAMME

 

 

February 20th

WELCOME AND OPENING

10.00

 

Hamadoun Touré, ITU, United Nations 
The United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union, Connecting the World

SESSION 1. International and Continental Institutions in the Field of Ageing and Dementia 
Chair: Hamadoun Touré, ITU

10.15

 

Mario Mauro, European Parliament 
Chris Smith, House of Representatives, US Congress

The EU and US Political Strategy to Meet the Challenge of Ageing and Dementia

10.35

 

Konstantinos Glinos, DG-INFSO, European Commission 
e-Infrastructures and Innovative Approaches for Research and Care of Ageing and Dementia

11.55

 

Tarun Dua, World Health Organization, United Nations
Ageing and Dementia as Global Health Challenges

SESSION 2. e-Infrastructures to Foster Drug Discovery for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases 
Chairs: Malcolm Johnson, Telecom Standardization Bureau, ITU, and Konstantinos Glinos, DG-INFSO, European Commission

12.15

 

Malcolm Johnson and Konstantinos Glinos
Opening Remarks

12.25

 

Giovanni B Frisoni, IRCCS Fatebenefratelli, Brescia, Italy 
The Challenge of Drug Discovery for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases

12.45

 

David Manset, MAAT, France 
A Global Virtual Imaging Laboratory for the Development of Disease Markers

13.10-14.30 LUNCH

SESSION 3. Resource Mobilization in the International Scenario 
Chairs: Brahima Sanou, Telecom Development Bureau, ITU and Konstantinos Glinos, EC

14.30

 

Brahima Sanou, ITU and Konstantinos Glinos, EC 
Opening Remarks

14.40

 

Roundtable on International Scientific Cooperation in Computational Neurosciences

 

 

• The Neuroscientific and ICT Milieu 
     INDIA: Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, Centre for Neurosciences, Bangalore 
     CANADA: Alan Evans, McGill University, Montreal 
     US: Arthur Toga, LONI, University of California at Los Angeles 

• Funding Opportunities and Strategy 
     INDIA: Governmental Speaker TBC 
     CANADA: Yves Joanette, Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
     US: Maria Carrillo, Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago 

• National And Global Synergies 
     FRANCE: Jean-Francois Mangin, Fondation Plan Alzheimer and CATI, France 
     EU: Richard Frackowiak, The Human Brain Project, EU 
     GLOBAL: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, WHO

16.30

 

END OF MEETING AND COFFEE

 

February 21st

10.00

 

FOLLOW-UP MEETING. Joint Conclusions and Roadmap
Chair: Konstantinos Glinos, DG-INFSO, European Commission

PARTICIPANTS - on invitation only 
Representatives from funding agencies, neuroscientists, and ICT scientists from countries interested to join forces and deploy GLOBIOS nodes.

14.00

 

END OF WORKS

 

 

 

For more information please visit: http://www.outgrid.eu/site/pagine/final_event.php

 

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