CRNI 2013

2013 – 13th CRNI COURSE | Bergamo (Italy) | 10- 13 April

The immune system meets the mind: psychobiology and psychoneuroimmunology

I Day

  • Opening of the Course (G. Como. – G. Martino)

Basic aspects

  • Cellular Stress (E. Van Anken)
  • Stress hormones and immunity (M. Meroni)
  • The circadian clock machinery and the consequences of its malfunctioning (R. Costa)
  • Stress and inflammation (T. Pace)

II Day

Mind-immunity interaction

  • Pavlovian conditioning of the immune system (G. Pancheco-Lopez)
  • Stress and neurogenesis (P. Zunszain)
  • Adrenergic and dapominergic pathways and lymphocytes (M. Cosentino)
  • Stress an immunity (M. Fleshner)
  • Clinical cases


Mind and immune-mediated diseases

  • Fibromyalgia (L.M. Bazzichi)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (V. Martinelli)
  • Role-playing physician/ patient. Physician/patient relationship (A. Solari)
  • Sleeping sickness and circadian rhythms: how neuroimmune signaling can affect our clocks (M. Bentivoglio)

IV Day

Mind-drugs interaction

  • Drugs and gender in neurology (S. Montilla)
  • Inflammation, depression and response to therapy (R. Dantzer)
  • Placebo/nocebo effect (F. Benedetti)
  • Neuroinflammation and anxiety (D. Centonze)