1st International Touchscreen Symposium:

New frontiers in cognitive testing using touchscreen technology

June 5 – 6

Western University

Wednesday, June 5

Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB), Rm 3000

8:30 – 9:15 am Registration and refreshments
9:15 – 9:30 am

Opening remarks

Tim Bussey and Marco Prado

Western University, Canada

9:30 – 10:10 am

Touchscreen overview

Tim Bussey

Western University, Canada

10:10 – 11:00 am

Using touchscreens to evaluate animal models of neurodevelopmental disorders

Jacqueline Crawley

University of California Davis, USA

  Coffee break
11:15 – 11:30 am

Thinking inside the box – Using the touchscreens to evaluate cognition in FTD/ALS mouse models

Flavio Beraldo (Young Investigator)

Western University, Canada

11:30 – 12:20 pm

Dissecting clinically relevant attentional abnormalities in a mouse model of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Emma Burrows

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia

  Lunch break
2:00 – 2:50 pm

Hippocampal encoding during high-level cognition revealed using miniscopes

Mark Brandon

The Douglas Hospital Research Centre, McGill University, Canada

2:50 – 3:40 pm

Evaluation of cognition in rodents and non-human primates

Mark Baxter

Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, USA

  Coffee break
4:00 – 4:50 pm

Data repository for touchscreen evaluation of cognition in rodents: MouseBytes

Marco Prado

Western University, Canada

4:50 – 5:40 pm

Long-Term Memory and Synaptic Engram

Bong-Kiun Kaang

Seoul National University, South Korea

Thursday, June 6

Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB), Rm 3000

8:00 – 8:30 am Refreshments
8:30 – 9:20 am

Using touchscreen tests to decipher pre-frontal cortex contributions to high-level cognition

Andrew Holmes

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, USA

9:20 – 10:10 am

Dissecting cognition in mice and humans

Jess Nithianantharajah

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia

10:10 – 10:25 am

Assessing nucleus accumbens dopamine dynamics during autoshape. Coupling touchscreens with fibre photometry

Miguel Skirzewski

Western University, Canada

  Coffee break
10:50 – 11:40 am

Cholinergic regulation of high-level cognition in mice

Vania Prado

Western University, Canada

11:40 – 12:30 pm

Use of touch screen testing to evaluate cognition in mouse models of Huntington disease and cuprizone-induced demyelination

Maksym Kopanitsa

Imperial College London, UK

12:30 – 1:20 pm

Translational touchscreen technology

Lisa Saksida

Western University, Canada

2:30 – 4:30 pm

Datablitz on touchscreen technology

ISN scholars and local young investigators

4:30 – 5:00 pm

Closing remarks

Tim Bussey

Western University, Canada



5:15 pm onwards


Social gathering at the Grad Club, snacks provided

This program is subject to change

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