Members of the team at the 19th ESBRA (European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism Conference), held in Graz, Austria, from 1 to 3 September.
Anne Lise PITEL (University of Caen Normandie, INSERM, France) was chair of a symposium Korsakoff on an INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO KORSAKOFF’S SYNDROME: AN OLD STORY REVISITED. The goal of this symposium was to offer a multidisciplinary and integrative approach to Korsakoff’s syndrome. Psychological, cognitive, sleep, neuroimaging and genetic data have been presented by four women at different stages of their career. The specificity of Korsakoff’s syndrome compared with AUD and other major neurocognitive disorders have been highlighted, as well as the vulnerability factors to develop this severe, persistent and debilitating memory disease.
Members of the symposium : Irène GUERRINI (King’s College London, UK), Alice LANIEPCE (University of Rouen Normandy, France) Yvonne RENSEN (Vincent van Gogh Institute, Netherlands), Anne-Lise PITEL and Célia SOUSSI (University of Caen Normandie, INSERM, France)
Presentation of members of our team were the following:
Alice LANIEPCE, University of Rouen Normandy (FRANCE)
Title: Distinct sleep alterations in alcohol use disorder patients with and without Korsakoff’s syndrome.
Célia SOUSSI, University of Caen Normandie, INSERM (France)
Title: Looking beyond alcohol-related neurocognitive disorders: neuropsychological and brain specificities of Korsakoff’s syndrome compared to Alzheimer’s disease
Anne-Lise PITEL also co-chaired two other symposiums with:
- Pierre MAURAGE (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgique) about cognitive abilities in Alcohol Use Disorder (“HOW TO IMPROVE COGNITIVE ABILITIES TO FAVOR TREATMENT OUTCOME? NEW PERSPECTIVES AND INNOVATIVE TOOLS”);
- Philippe De Timary (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgique) about brain inflammation (“CONTRIBUTION OF INFLAMMATORY MECHANISMS TO ALCOHOL-RELATED BRAIN ABNORMALITIES: A TRANSLATIONAL APPROACH”).
In the latter, Anne-Lise PITEL presented on the behalf of Louise LEBEDEL (University Hospital, Caen, France).
Title: Different inflammatory pathways in severe alcohol use disorder