First CONNECT NETWORK face-to-face meeting

Our first face-to-face management committee meeting was held between 19-21 September 2022 in Ariano Irpino-Naples in Italy.

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Meeting Program

Monday, September 19th

8:30 – 9.25
Welcome Desk
Chairpersons: Giovambattista Capasso (Naples) &. Robert Unwin (London)
9.25 – 9.50 Introduction to the conference :
Ortensio Zecchino, President Biogem (Ariano Irpino)
Giuseppe Remuzzi, Director Mario Negri Institute (Milan)
Mario Crispo, President Biogem Foundation (Rome)
9:50 – 10:10 Giovambattista Capasso (Naples)
CONNECT action: what has been done and what should we do
10:10 – 10:40 Lecture: Gioacchino Tedeschi (Naples)
Functional and structural Brain Imaging in CKD
10:40 – 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 – 11:40 Discussions and presentations among WGs (5 different rooms)
Groups and Leaders
Preclinical Research: Carsten Wagner (Zurich) & Nielsen Rikke (Aarhus)
Clinical Research: Annette Bruchfeld (Stockholm) & Ziad Massy (Paris)
Clinical Practice : Marion Pepin (Paris) & Andrzej Wiecek (Katowice)
Data management and bioinformatics: Dorothea Nitsche (London) & Stefano Sensi
Inclusiveness and dissemination: Gaye Hafez (Istanbul) & Maria José Soler Romeo
11:40 – 13:00
Chairpersons: Liliana Garneata (Bucharest) & Ivan Rychlik (Prague)
Reports and discussions from WGs
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch + visit to Biogem facility
SESSION I Chairpersons: Maie Bachmann (Tallin) & Sebastian Frische (Aarhus)
15:00 – 15:20 Vesna Pesic (Belgrade): Animal models for cognitive impairment
15:20 -15:40 Pedro Henrique Imenez Silva (Zurich): Acid-base and cognitive function
15:40 – 16:00Ewout Hoorn (Rotterdam) : Water balance and brain disorders
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
SESSION II Chairpersons: Goce Spasovski (Skopje) & Annette Bruchfeld (Stockholm)
16:30 – 16:50 Ziad Massy (Paris): Role of uremic toxins in brain dysfunction
16:50 – 17:10Casper Franssen (Groningen): Cognitive impairment in hemodialysis patients
17.10 -17.30 Maria Jose Soler Romeo (Barcelona): Albuminuria as a risk factor of MCI. Where are we
17:30 Free time
20:00 Social dinner

Tuesday, September 20th

Chairpersons:Carsten Wagner (Zurich) & Andrzej Wiecek (Katowice)
9:00 – 9:30 Reports from leadership positions:
Ana Carina Ferreira (Lisbon ): ITC grant coordinator
Ewout Hoorn (Rotterdam): STSM grants coordinator
Jolanta Malyszko (Warsaw): Science Communication Manager
Davide Viggiano (Naples): Dissemination grant coordinator
9:30 – 10:30 Plenary Discussion: How to achieve the next GP’s goals
Participants: all the members of WGs
Chairperson: Andreja Figurek (Banja Luka)
10:30 – 11:00 Lecture: Gianvito Martino (Milan): The physiological role of neural stem cells in the adult
11.00 -11:30 Coffee break
SESSION III Chairpersons: Mani Laila Yasmin (Zurich) & Rroji Merita (Tirana)
11:30 – 11:50 Jolanda Malyszko (Warsaw): Cognitive impairment in Tx patients.
11:50 –12:10 Alberto Ortiz (Madrid): CKD, Klotho and the brain
12:10 – 12:30 Ana Carina Ferreira (Lisbon): Minimization of risk factors for MCI in CKD patients
SESSION IV Chairpersons: Christopher Mayer (Vienna) & Giorgos Sakkas (Athens)
12:30 –12:50 Alexandre Andrade (Lisbon): Analysis of fMRI and EEG data
12:50 – 13:10 Loreto Gesualdo (Bari): Tryptophan metabolism in sepsis-induced acute kidney injury (AKI):
a novel pharmacological target in kidney-brain axis
13:10 – 14:30 Lunch
SESSION V. Chairpersons: Giuseppe Paolisso (Naples) & Inga Bumblyte (Vilnius)
14:30 – 14:50 Carmine Zoccali (Reggio Calabria): How to measure GFR in aged patients
14:50 – 15:10 Francesco Mattace-Raso (Rotterdam): Cerebral small vessel disease and cognitive decline
15:10-15:30 Marion Pepin (Paris): Cognitive testing in older patients
15:30 – 15:50 Coffee break
SESSION VI Chairpersons: Vazelov Evgueniy (Sofia) & Zacharia Lefteris (Athens)
15:50 – 16:10 Robert Unwin (London) – Trials and tribulations of early drug development
16:10 – 16:30 Dorothea Nitsche (London): AKI and cognitive impairmentx
16:30 – 16:50 Nicole Endlich (Greifswald): How the SHIP Study can support CONNECT
16:50 – 17:10 Irene Zecchino – Michele Farisco (Ariano Irpino) Cognitive decline related to chronic kidney
disease as an exclusion factor from kidney transplantation. Ethical and legal issues
Concluding Remarks: Paolo Golino (Naples)
CONNECT Grant Holder Finance & Legal Representative
Afternoon Visit a local winery: visit, wine tasting and social dinner

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