Symposia & free papers   -  Seventeen symposia and six paper sessions. They included:    

Paper session 2: Memory

chaired by
Albert Postma







Amir Poreh

Amir Poreh

Bridging the gap between modern neuroscience and the clinical assessment of memory









Fofi Constantinidou

Factors implicated in age-related decline of verbal learning among healthy adults and patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Education and primary memory capacity








Mieke Verfaellie

Medial temporal lobe contribution to short-term memory for faces


Muireann Irish

The neural substrates of recent and remote autobiographical memory - insights from frontotemporal dementia


Symposium 6:
Validation of the NIH Toolbox in individuals with neurologial impairments and disabilities

chaired by David Tulsky

Weintraub, S., Dikmen, S. S., Heaton, R. K., Tulsky, D. S., Zelazo, P. D., Bauer, P. J. et al. (2013). Cognition assessment using the NIH Toolbox. Neurology, 80, S54-S64.
Cognition is 1 of 4 domains measured by the NIH Toolbox for the Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function (NIH-TB), and complements modules testing motor function, sensation, and emotion. On the basis of expert panels, the cognition subdomains identified as most important for health, success in school and work, and independence in daily functioning were Executive Function, Episodic Memory, Language, Processing Speed, Working Memory, and Attention. Seven measures were designed to tap constructs within these subdomains. The instruments were validated in English, in a sample of 476 participants ranging in age from 3 to 85 years, with representation from both sexes, 3 racial/ethnic categories, and 3 levels of education. This report describes the development of the Cognition Battery and presents results on test-retest reliability, age effects on performance, and convergent and discriminant construct validity. The NIH-TB Cognition Battery is intended to serve as a brief, convenient set of measures to supplement other outcome measures in epidemiologic and longitudinal research and clinical trials. With a computerized format and national standardization, this battery will provide a "common currency" among researchers for comparisons across a wide range of studies and populations
The symposium 6 team:    


David Tulsky, Shawn McClintock, Allen Heinemann, Richard Gershon, & Erin Bigler



Paper session 3: Dementia               included:    

Ben Schmand

MRI and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers do not not improve accuracy of diagnosis of Alzheimers disease following a brief memory test









Özgül Uysal-Bozkir

The Cross-Cultural Dementia Screening (CCD): A new dementia screening battery for non-western migrant elders








Symposium 7: The non-unitariness of anosognosia in dementia   chair: Robin Morris







Howard Rosen


Howard Rosen

Anosognosia in frontotemporal dementia vs. Alzheimer's disease: A window nto the mechanisms of self-appraisal










Robin Morris: Anosognosia correlates of emotional reactivity in people with Alzheimer's disease to viewing emotional film material including that depicting Alzheimer's disease


Daniel Mograbi: Short- and long-term implicit adaptation in AD despite performance anosognosia


Christine Bastin: Dorsomedial prefrontal metabolism and unawareness of current characteristics of personality traits in Alzheimer's disease


Sarah Genon: Specific impairment of metacognitive judgements for episodic memories in Alzheimer's disease: the role of the hippocampus


Symposium 7 team: Robin Morris, Howard Rosen, Sarah Genon, Daniel Mograbi, & Christine Bastin

Symposium 9: Social cognition in neurodegenerative and psychiatric conditions.  Chair: Olivier Piguet    

Julie Snowden

Drawing inferences in frontotemporal dementia and Huntington's disease









Teresa Torralva

Comparative neuropsychology of behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia and bipolar disorder










Muireann Irish

Elucidating the neural correlates of Theory of Mind deficits in neurodegenerative disorders











Olivier Piguet

Loss of empathy and its effect on carers of patients with frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimers disease


Social cognition in neurodegenerative and psychiatric conditions







Symposium 9 team:    

Muireann Irish, Olivier Piguet, Julie Snowden, & Teresa Torralva

Photographs: Anders Gade