Preliminary Program


Invited speakers:


Adrienne Fairhall - University of Washington

Ester Miyuki Nakamura-Palacios - Federal University of Espírito Santo

Jacinta O'Shea - University of Oxford

Patrick Kwan - Monash University


Oral sessions:


As for last edition, in 2020 BRAINN Congress will have oral sessions, featuring advanced research developed by post-docs and post-graduate students.








Monday - March 30th 2020


09:00 - 09:30    Registration

09:30 - 10:00    Opening Ceremony

10:00 - 11:00    Invited talk - Jacinta O'Shea

11:00 - 11:30    Coffee break

11:30 - 12:00    Oral Session I

12:00 - 12:30    Oral Poster Previews I

12:30 - 14:30    Lunch

14:30 - 15:30    Oral session II

15:30 - 16:30    Poster session I

16:30 - 17:00    Coffee break

17:00 - 18:00    Poster session I



Tuesday - March 31st 2020


08:30 - 09:00    Registration

09:00 - 10:00    Oral session III

10:00 - 11:00    Invited Talk - Adrienne Fairhall

11:00 - 11:30    Coffee break

11:30 - 12:00    Oral Session IV

12:00 - 12:30    Oral Poster Previews II

12:30 - 14:30    Lunch

14:30 - 15:00    Invited Talk - Ester Miyuki Nakamura-Palacios

14:30 - 16:00    Round Table TBA

16:00 - 16:30    Coffee break

16:30 - 18:00    Poster Session II



Wednesday - April 1st 2020


08:30 - 09:00    Registration

09:00 - 10:00    Oral session V

10:00 - 11:00    Invited Talk - Patrick Kwan

11:00 - 12:00    Poster session III

12:00 - 12:30    Best paper awards / Closing ceremony 

12:30 - 13:30    Brunch

Confirmed Speakers


I am a cognitive neuroscientist interested in the sensorimotor bases of higher cognition (attention, memory, learning). In our group we use neural interference methods, combined with neuroimaging and detailed cognitive and behavioural probes, to make reverse inference about how information processing is organised in the healthy brain. We aim to leverage these insights within an experimental medicine framework to develop novel therapeutics to aid individuals affected by psychiatric or neurological conditions. For more information see our research group website.


University of Oxford

Monday - March 30th 2020

Adrienne holds a first class honors degree in theoretical physics, working with Bob Dewar in plasma physics, from ANU in Canberra, Australia and completed her PhD in physics at the Weizmann Institute, with Itamar Procaccia working on turbulence, in 1998. She moved into neuroscience research as a postdoc with Bill Bialek at NEC Research Institute in Princeton, then with Michael Berry at Princeton University. She joined the faculty of UW’s Department of Physiology and Biophysics in 2004 and became a co-director of the WRF Institute for Neuroengineering in 2014. With Eric Shea-Brown, she co-directs the Computational Neuroscience Center’s research and educational program at UW. 


University of Washington

Tuesday - March 31st 2020

Medical Doctor degree from Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU-MG), Master's Degree in Psychopharmacology and PhD in Psychobiology from the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Post-Doctorate in Therapeutic and Behavioral Pharmacology from the Louisiana State University Health Science Center. She is currently a Full Professor at the Federal University of Espírito Santo - ES and works in the area of Neurosciences, with emphasis on Cognitive Sciences and Neuropsychopharmacology, mainly in the following subjects: Pre Frontal Cortex, Working Memory, Executive Functions, Cognitive Disorders, Substance Use Disorder, ERP (Event Related Potentials), Neuromodulation by Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (Transcranial and Epidural), and more recently has invested in the joint elaboration (engineering and psychology) of a Neurofeedback system for application in neurobehavioral disorders.


Federal University of Espírito Santo

Tuesday - March 31st 2020
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Patrick is a Professor in the Van Cleef Centre for Nervous Diseases, Department of Neuroscience, within the Central Clinical School, and Consultant Neurologist and Head of the Epilepsy Clinic at Alfred Health.
He is a medical specialist in neurology and an international authority in epileptology and antiepileptic drug development. 
Professor Kwan’s research portfolio encompasses both applied basic science and clinical aspects to improve the treatment outcomes of epilepsy. His research is focused on understanding the effects of long term treatment, identifying factors that affect outcomes, mechanisms of drug resistance, identifying novel molecular targets for the treatment and prevention of epilepsy and translating research findings into the practice of personalized medicine for epilepsy.

TALK: “When state-of-the-art is not good enough: strategies to improve epilepsy outcomes” 


Monash University

Wednesday - April 1st 2020
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