Monday, December 4


Arrival & Registration



13:00-13:15Welcome & Introduction


Speaker Session 1


  • Emilio Kropf (Leloir Institute - FIL - IIBBA/CONICET)
    Hippocampal electrophysiology in Octodon Degus, a 'natural' model for Alzheimer's disease

  • Annabelle Singer (Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University)
    Inhibition in Navigation: Deficits in disease and causal roles in memory

  • Ehren Newman (Indiana University)
    rTCT: Enabling reverse translational study of path integration decline in Alzheimer's Disease

  • Tina Iachini (University of Campania Vanvitelli)
    Spatial frames of reference and ageing

15:15-15:45Coffee break

Discussion session 1


Poster session & welcome reception


Tuesday, December 5


Speaker Session 2

  • Nora Newcombe (Temple University)
    Assessing Individual Differences in Building Cognitive Maps

  • Adrien Peyrache (McGill University)
    Stability and flexibility of the head-direction signal

  • Motoharu Yoshida (DZNE Magdeburg)
    Active memory maintenance in individual neurons supports sustained firing of hippocampal place cells during spatial working memory


Coffee break


Speaker Session 3

  • Jan Wiener (Bournemouth University)
    Mixed-methods approaches to navigation: How age-related navigation declines affect everyday wayfinding

  • Zoran Tiganj (Indiana University)
    A neural model of degradation in mammalian path integration

  • Julija Krupic (University of Cambridge)
    Progressively increasing time horizons in grid cells and CA1 place cells


Speaker Session 4

  • Dennis Chan (University College London)
    Impaired path integration in AD: transition point from at-risk to disease onset?
  • David Berron (DZNE Magdeburg)
    Unsupervised digital cognitive assessment of memory impairment and change in early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

  • Thomas Wolbers (DZNE Magdeburg)
    Loosing track of where you are - path integration dynamics from superaging to preclinical AD

15:30-16:00Coffee break

Data blitz session, in order of appearance:

  • Marcia Becu, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience 
  • Martina Laczó, Memory Clinic, Second Faculty of Medicine and Motol University Hospital
  • Coco Newton, UCL/DelftTU
  • Jan Laczó, Memory Clinic, Second Faculty of Medicine and Motol University Hospital
  • Deetje Iggena, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Jingjie Peng, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)
  • Philip Bahrd, DZNE Magdeburg
  • Veronica Muffato, University of Padova
  • Emre Yavuz, UCL
  • Stepan Aleshin, DZNE Magdeburg
  • Björn Schott, University Medical Center Göttingen

Conference dinner

Elbelandhaus, Magdeburg

Wednesday, December 6


Speaker Session 5

  • Michael Hasselmo (Boston University)
    Coding of space and time in cortical structures

  • Stefan Teipel (DZNE Rostock)
    Prediction of Disorientation by Accelerometric and Gait Features in Young and Older Adults Navigating in a Virtually Enriched Environment

  • Hiroshi Ito (Max Planck Institute, Frankfurt)
    Decision and memory of navigational goals


Coffee break


Speaker Session 6


  • Nicolas W. Schuck (Hamburg University)
    Effects of age and dopamine on spatial fMRI signals: activity, decoding and tuning functions

  • Kei Igarashi (UC Irvine)
    Entorhinal cortex dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease

  • Victor Schinazi (Bond University)
    Introducing the Spatial Performance Assessment for Cognitive Evaluation (SPACE): A novel game for the early detection of cognitive impairment


Speaker Session 7


  • Magdalena Sauvage (LIN Magdeburg)
    Difference in spatial and non-spatial information processing and EC inputs between the enclosed and the exposed blade of the dentate gyrus.

  • Silvia Viana da Silva (DZNE Berlin)
    Localized APP pathology results in progressive network dysfunction by disorganizing spike timing

  • Arne Ekstrom (University of Arizona)
    Moving beyond the egocentric-allocentric dichotomy in aging and navigation

15:30-16:00Coffee break
16:00-17:00Discussion session 2
17:00-17:30Wrap-up & farewell


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