Detailed Agenda - 10th International Symposium on Neurovirology

Friday, 15 Oct


8:30 am - 10:00 am

Session VIII

Animal models



Session chairs: Jennifer Gordon and Joseph Mankowski

8:30 am

Italo Mocchetti (plenary)

Role of neurotrophins in neuroAIDS

9:00 am

Rosemarie Booze (plenary)

Molecular neuropathology of the dopaminergic system in NeuroAIDS

9:30 am

Sulie L. Chang

Cytokine/chemokine expression in the brain of the HIV-1 transgenic rat during endotoxin tolerance

9:45 am

Michael Kleines

MHV-68, a model virus for Epstein-Barr virus infections, enters the brain independent of functional B-lymphocytes via vessel endothelial cells and causes immune-mediated damage as well as chronic tissue infection

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Coffee Break


10:30 am - 11:45 am

Session IX

Emerging CNS infections



Session chairs: Antonina Dolei and Randall Cohrs

10:30 am

Philippe Gasque (plenary)

Pathological mechanisms associated with chikungunya neuroinfection

11:00 am

Igor Koralnik

A novel deletion in JC virus agnoprotein causes productive infection of cortical pyramidal neurons

11:15 am

Alan C. Jackson

Rabies virus infection injures neurons by inducing oxidative stress

11:30 am

Tadaki Suzuki

Disruption of intracellular vesicular trafficking by agnoprotein is essential for viroporin activity and JC virus replication

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Special Lecture

Bill Narayan Lectureship



Introduction: Janice Clements


Susan Weiss

Pathogenesis of murine coronavirus infection: Virus-host interaction

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch Break / Networking


12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Special Activity

NeuroAIDS Trainee Networking Luncheon

Aula Lauree Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia

12:30 pm


Opening Remarks: Jeymohan Joseph and David Stoff

12:40 pm

Avindra Nath

T25 – Translational Research in Neuro-AIDS and Mental Health

12:45 pm

Jay Rappaport and
Brian Wigdahl

T32 – Interdisciplinary and Translational Research Training in NeuroAIDS

12:50 pm

Richard Price

T32 – Central Nervous System HIV Translational Research Training Program

12:55 pm

Susan Weiss

T32 – Training in NeuroVirology

1:00 pm


Trainee short talks

1:25 pm


Network roundtable discussions

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Session X

HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders: Past and present



Session chairs: Elyse Singer and Jay Rappaport

2:00 pm

Robert Heaton (plenary)

Prevalence and HIV disease correlates of HAND in the pre-CART and CART eras

2:30 pm

Ned Sacktor (plenary)

Aging + cognition in HIV infection

3:00 pm

Jose W. Rodriguez

Modulation of HIV-1 replication, inflammation, and neurotoxicity by a tobacco cembranoid 4R: Therapeutic implications for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders

3:15 pm

Gabriel Gras

Different correlates suggest different pathogenic pathways for HIV-associated minor neurocognitive impairment versus HIV-associated dementia

3:30 pm

Valerie Wojna

Soluble and cell-associated insulin receptor dysfunction correlates with severity of HAND in HIV-infected women

3:45 pm

Adarsh M. Kumar

Human immunodeficiency virus & decreased dopamine availability in the CNS: Relationship with neuropsychological performance

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Substance abuse and HIV



Workshop chairs: Sulie Chang and Shilpa Buch

4:00 pm

Shilpa J. Buch

Cocaine/sigma receptor-mediated induction of ALCAM: Implication for increased monocyte adhesion and migration in HAND

4:15 pm

Rajnish S. Dave

Morphine induces inflammation and oxidative stress without influencing HIV-1 viral replication in human brain-derived cells

4:30 pm

Olimpia Meucci

Opiates and CXCR4: New effectors and regulatory pathways relevant to HIV neuropathology

4:45 pm

Katherine Conant

HIV Tat, methamphetamine, and MMP-dependent activation of microglia

5:00 pm

Pawel Ciborowski

Short and long term effect of methamphetamine withdrawal: Proteomic profiling of plasma from HIV-infected patients

5:15 pm

Loreto Carvallo

The role of buprenorphine and CCL2 on monocytes and the blood-brain barrier

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pioneer Reception

Palazzo dei Giureconsulti


8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

ISNV Pioneer in NeuroVirology Gala Dinner

Palazzo dei Giureconsulti


Friday, 15 Oct