NOTE: Banner images should be placed in this first content block and should be at least 720px wide.

Note: Program subject to change


Wednesday, September 3

11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Clinical EEG & Neuroscience Board Meeting

EEG & Clinical Neuroscience Society Executive Board Meeting


7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Inaugural Public Lecture: Mind Control of Prosthetic Devices

Andrew Schwartz, Ph.D.

Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh

Location: Auditorium, Seton Academic Centre


8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Reception (Cash bar)


Thursday, September 4

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

ECNS Presidential Address and Welcome

Dean Salisbury, Ph.D.

President of ECNS

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical School

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

ECNS Invited Lecture: Multimodal Imaging of Function in the Psychosis Prodrome

Aysenil Belger, Ph.D.

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break


10:30 a.m. – Noon

Symposium 1: Electrophysiological Correlates of Psychopathology and Outcome in Schizophrenia (Chair: N. Boutros)

  1. State Dependency of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations in Schizophrenia (Thomas Koenig, Ph.D.)
  2. ERP Contributions to the Study of Positive Symptoms in Schizophrenia (Derek Fisher, Ph.D.)
  3. ERP Abnormalities and Indices of Psychosocial Functioning in Schizophrenia (Armida Mucci, M.D.)
  4. ERP Correlates of Cognitive Dysfunctions in Schizophrenia (Giorgio Di Lorenzo, M.D.)


Symposium 2: Neuroimaging of Connectivity and Function in Major Depressive Disorder

(Chair: O. Pogarell)

  1. Changes of resting state EEG and functional connectivity in the sensory and source space in patients with major depression (Oliver Pogarell, M.D.)
  2. EEG and Neurophysiological Measures of Cortical Activation in the Treatment of Major Depression with TMS (Paul Zarkowsky, M.D.)
  3. Trigeminal Pain-Related Evoked Potentials in MDD: A Spatio-Temporal, Source and Source Functional Connectivity Analysis (Andrea Daverio, M.D.)
  4. QEEG Changes and Psychotomimetic Symptoms Underlying the Antidepressant Response to Ketamine in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder (Martin Brunovsky, M.D., Ph.D.)


Noon – 1:00 p.m.



ISNIP Executive Board Meeting

Location: Don McNeil Boardroom, Rosaria Student Centre


1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

ISBET Presidential Address

Wolfgang Skrandies, Ph.D.

President of ISBET

Institute of Physiology, Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre


1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

ECNS Career Contribution Award sponsored by the University of Uskudar

The Career Contribution Award is given to a senior scientist whose work has been influential in the field of electrophysiology and neuroimaging and has had high impact on research and clinical applications. A tradition of the ECNS is to ask one of his/her students to give a presentation highlighting the life work of the awardee. This award is considered the highest honor bestowed by the ECNS.


Awardee: Dietrich Lehmann (1929-2014)

KEY Institute for Mind-Brain Research,

University Hospital of Psychiatry (Zurich)


Accepted by Thomas Koenig.

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

ISBET Invited Lecture

Thomas Koenig, Ph.D.

Department of Psychiatric Neurophysiology, University Hospital of Psychiatry (Bern)

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre


3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Coffee Break


3:30 – 5:00 p.m

Symposium 3: Dietrich Lehmann Vistas on Brain Electric Fields: From Methods to Mind (Chair: W. Skrandies & T. Koenig)

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre

  1. Dietrich Lehmann Vistas on Brain Electric Fields: From Methods to Mind (Thomas Koenig, Ph.D.)
  2. From Multichannel EEG Data to Global Field Power to Microstates (Wolfgang Skrandies, Ph.D.)
  3. Brain Electrical Microstates in Psychiatric Research (Armida Mucci, M.D.)
  4. Spontaneous EEG in Psychiatry (Thomas Dierks, M.D.)


5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

ISNIP General Assembly Meeting

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre



Friday, September 5

8:30-9:00 a.m.

ISNIP Presidential Lecture: Hippocampal Atrophy and Beyond.....Neuroimaging in the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

Johannes Schroeder, M.D., Ph.D.

President of ISNIP

Institute of Gerontology, University of Heidelberg

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

ISNIP Invited Lecture: Exercise and Brain Health

Kirk Erickson, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre


10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break


10:30 a.m. – Noon 

Symposium 4: Artificial Intelligence in Psychiatric Disorders (Chair: N. Tarhan)

Location: tbd

  1. Behavioral Entropy from Engineering Point of View (Selahattin Gultekin, Ph.D.)
  2. The Evaluation of QEEG for Treatment Response in Psychiatric Disorders: A Clinical Perspective (Barış Önen Ünsalver, M.D.)
  3. Application of Classification Methods: Artificial Neural Network/Support Vector Machine          (Serhat Ozekes, Ph.D.)
  4. Feature Selection Process: Ant Colony Optimization/Genetic Algorithm (Turker Erguzel, Ph.D.)


Symposium 5: Pharmaco-EEG: Applied and Clinical Status (Chair: L. Konopka)

Location: tbd

  1. Pharmaco-EEG in Neuropsychopharmacology - a key-lock principle in diagnosis and treatment? (Bernd Saletu, M.D.)
  2. Quantitative Pharmaco-Sleep EEG and Polysomnography in Diagnosis and Treatment of Nonorganic Sleep Disorders (Gerda Saletu-Zyhlarz, M.D.)
  3. Physiological Determinants of Medication Response in Clinical Application of Pharmaco-EEG

    (Elizabeth Zimmerman, Psy.D.)
  4. Use of Pharmaco-EEG and Neuro-Behavioral Measures in Clinical Settings

    (Lukasz Konopka, A.M., Ph.D.)


Noon – 1:30 p.m.



Poster Viewing

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

ECNS E. Roy John Award and Memorial Lecture: Visual Evoked Potential and Retinal Misfolded Proteins

The E. Roy John Award is presented to a scientist who has produced more than 50 articles which are indexed in the SCI and who has made a significant contribution to the field of electrophysiology. The awardee will then give the E. Roy John Memorial Lecture.

Awardee: Ivan Bodis-Wollner, M.D., D.Sc.

Department of Neurology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center


Presenter: Dean Salisbury, President of ECNS 

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre


2:30-3:30 p.m.

Plenary Lecture: The Neurophysiology of Autism

John Foxe, Ph.D.

Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre


3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Coffee Break


4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Symposium 6: The Diagnostic Utility of Neuroimaging Techniques (Chair: J. Schroeder)
Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre

  1. Classification tree analysis of FDG-PET functional activation in schizophrenia (Monte Buchsbaum, M.D.)
  2. Cerebral Correlates of Neurological Soft Signs in Schizophrenia – A Call for Longitudinal Studies (Johannes Schroeder, M.D., Ph.D.)
  3. The Neurobiology and Therapy of Auditory Hallucinations (Thomas Dierks, M.D.)
  4. Molecular Imaging – Serotonin and Dopamine Transporter Studies Under SSRI Medication   (Oliver Pogarell, M.D.)
  5. Decreased Inter-Hemispheric Connectivity in Anterior Sub-Network of Default Mode Network and Cerebellum: Significant Findings in Major Depressive Disorder (Chien-Han Lai, M.D.)


5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Poster Viewing

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre


Saturday, September 6

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Free Oral Communications

  1. EEG/qEEG Prolegomenon to Precision Medicine: A Large Clinical Study of Refractory Cases (Ron Swatzyna, Ph.D.)
  2. The Integration of Pharmacogenomic Analysis and Functional Neurophysiology: Homozygous COMT Phenotypes and Correlated Quantitative Electroencephalographic Findings (David Hamilton, M.D.)
  3. The type of psychological trauma influences the trauma retrieval during the eye bilateral stimulation of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: an EEG study. (Giorgio Di Lorenzo, M.D., Ph.D.)
  4. The effect of Low-Frequency rTMS on Auditory Hallucinations, EEG Source Localization and Functional (Jiří Horáček, M.D., Ph.D.)


10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break


10:30 a.m. – Noon

Symposium 7: Event-Related Potential Studies of Clinical Populations (Chair: N. Moore)

  1. P300a and P300b in HIV+ Associated Neurological Disorder (Norman Moore, M.D.)
  2. Event-related Potentials in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Badari Birur, M.D.)
  3. A neurophysiological model of delusions in schizophrenia: evidence from event-related brain potentials (Michael Kiang, M.D., Ph.D.)
  4. Your Brain on Social Anxiety: ERP Reponses to Socially Threating Stimuli (Troy Harker, Ph.D.)


Symposium 8: Novel Applied Neurophysiological Methods (Chair: D. Fisher)

  1. EEG Source Analysis (BEAMFORMER) of Unipolar and Bipolar Depression in Male and Female Patients (Pierre Flor-Henry, M.D., Ph.D.)
  2. Z-score LORETA Neurofeedback as a Potential Therapy in Cognitive Dysfunction and Dementia (J. Lucas Koberda, M.D., Ph.D.)
  3.  Mobile Concussion Analysis: The Halifax Consciousness Scanner (Lauren Petley, Ph.D.)
  4. The Specificity of Trial-to-Trial Cortical Variability as a Biomarker of Autism Compared to Schizophrenia (Sarah Haigh, Ph.D.)


Noon – 1 p.m



1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

ECNS Early Career Awards sponsored by SAGE Publishing

Presented to two awardees who have demonstrated significant contributions to translational research in the field of neuro-psychiatric electrophysiology and neuroimaging. The two awardees must be less than 40 years of age, and be the equivalent of Assistant Professor or within 2 years of appointment to Associate Professor.

  1. Electrophysiological Correlates of Affective Temperaments: A MMN and P300 study.                    Burç Çağri Poyraz, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Istanbul University
  2. Neurophysiological Investigations in Patients with Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.                     Naoya Oribe, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neuropsychiatry, Kyushu University

Presenter: Courtney Pugh, SAGE Publishing

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre


2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Plenary Lecture: The Impact of Multilingualism on the Neurophysiological and Structural Correlates of Healthy and Pathological Aging

Natalie Phillips, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centr

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.



3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

ISNIP Early Career Award sponsored by Elsevier Publishing

Integrative Neuroimaging Studies in Depression.

Chien-Han Lai, M.D.

Department of Psychiatry, Cheng Hsin General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre


4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Young Investigator Oral Presentations

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre

  1. Phobic Postural Vertigo (Agnieszka Chrobok, Ph.D.)
  2. fMRI and Behavioural Correlates of Sufi Meditation (Cumhur Taş, M.D., Ph.D.)
  3. Functional Networks Driven by Transient Activity in Resting-State of Mood Disorders (Camille Piguet, M.D., Ph.D.)


Sunday, September 7

9:00 a.m. – Noon

TMS Workshop

Chair: Norman Moore, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, East Tennessee State University


qEEG Workshop

Chair: Lukasz Koberda, A.M., Ph.D., Chief Neuroscientist, Yellowbrick Program (Chicago, IL)