• immunogenetics
  • biochemistry
  • molecular biology
  • plenary sessions
  • scientific debate


includes plenary sessions with lectures of invited guests, as well as a scientific debate based on the presented papers.

Extremely high substantive level of presented issues from the field of psychogeriatry, covering both clinical problems but also broadly understood neurobiology (eg immunogenetics, biochemistry or molecular biology), participation of excellent lecturers representing prestigious research centers in Poland and European and non-European countries (USA, Canada, Japan, Mexico and Australia) will also allow a multicultural look at psychogeriatry. Undoubtedly, these are the features that make our conference stand out on the scale of national proposals.



Psychogeriatry 2019 - State of art

poster session

We cordially invite you to participate in the poster session that will take place during the conference on November 29, 2019.

Please send your abstract by registration form until 11.10.2019.

The abstract poster should contain:

  • all authors
  • title (Polish and English)
  • the name of the center where the work comes from
  • the summary (Polish and English) should not contain more than 300 words.
  • below the summary should be placed from 3-5 words or key phrases

Please specify the thematic category to which the submitted summary belongs:


We will inform you about the qualification of the abstract by 30.10.19.
Participants whose work has been qualified for a poster session are asked to prepare their work according to the following criteria:
Preferred poster dimensions are 70 x 100 cm (format B1), portrait orientation, color or black and white printing

 Friday, November 29th
8:30 - 8:45Opening
8:45 - 9:00Wroclaw Medical Univeristy Authorities (Spech).
Sesja 1 - Challenges of Psychogeriatry
Session Chair – prof. Sławomir Michalak
09:00 - 09:20Prof. Małgorzata Sobieszczańska (Polska): Addictions in the elderly
09:20 - 09:40Prof. Breno Diniz (Kanada) – Depression, Aging and Cognitive Dysfunction: an Association Beyond Chance
09:40 - 10:00Prof. Sławomir Michalak (Polska) – Behavioral and psychological signs and symptoms of dementia
10:00 - 10:20Dr med. Jakub Grabowski (Polska) – Aggressive behavior and prognosis in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
10:20 - 10:35Discussion
10:35 - 10:50Coffee break
Session 2 – Prevention in Psychogeriatry
Session Chair - Prof. Jerzy Leszek
10:50 - 11:10Prof. Sabine Bährer-Kohler (Szwajcaria): "Global aspects of diversity, lifespan and old age"
11:10 - 11:30Prof. Masa Takeda (Japonia) – Cognitive Reserve and Dementia
11:30 - 11:50Prof. Claudie Jacova (USA) – Worries about emotional consequences discourage help seeking in individuals with subjective cognitive decline
11:50 - 12:10Mgr Katarzyna Szczechowiak (Polska) -
Diet and Alzheimer's disease - is there a link?
12:10 - 12:25Discussion
12:25 - 12:40Coffee break
Session 3 – Pathogenesis in Psychogeriatry
Session Chair - Prof. Urszula Wojda
12:40 - 13:00Prof. Urszula Wojda (Polska): Circulating micrornas as biomarkers of Alzheimer’s diseases and cancer: inverse relationship of molecular signatures
13:00 - 13:20Doc. Błażej Misiak (Polska): Transposable elements in the human genome and their role in aging and neurodegenerative disorders (prośba o polski tytuł)
13:20 - 13:40Prof. Carol Holland (UK):"Person-centred care and non-pharmacological treatments for people with dementia – Living with dementia"
13:40 – 13:55Discussion
13:55 - 14:45Lunch
Session 4 - Therapy in Psychogeriatry
Session chair - Prof. Tadeusz Parnowski


14:45 - 15:05Prof. Tadeusz Parnowski (Polska): Traps in geriatric psychopharmacotherapy
15:05 – 15:25Prof. Arturo Solis (Meksyk): Affective diseases and Neuromelanin, a previously unknown interaction
15:25 - 15:45Prof. Markku Kurkinen (USA): Alzheimer’s drugs: targeting synaptic glutamate uptake
15:45 - 16:05Prof. Dorota Religa (Szwecja): Antipsychotic Treatment Associated With Increased Mortality Risk in Patients With Dementia
16.05 – 16.25Mgr Leszek Guga - "Dignity and language in long-term care - challenges for informal carers."
16.25 – 16.40Discussion
16:40 -16.55Coffee break
Session 5 – Main actors in Psychogeriatry
Session chair – Prof. Jacek Jaworski
16:55 - 17:15Prof. Jacek Jaworski (Polska): The contribution of mTOR kinase to brain development and decline
17:15 - 17:35Prof. Umberto Galderisi (Włochy): Senescence of stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases
17:35 – 17:55Prof. Naomi Hachiya (Japonia): Mechanisms of neurodegeneration caused by mitochondria: focusing on prion diseases.
17:55 - 18:10Discussion
 Saturday, November 30th
Session 6 – Primary Care in Psychogeriatry
Session Chair – Prof. Donata Kurpas
9:30 - 9:50Dr. Nicoleta Tataru (Rumunia): Ethics and law in the end-of-life care of elderly with or without dementia
9:50 - 10:10Prof. George Chakhava
Ilia Nadareishvili MDPhD
(Gruzja): Complementary and Alternative Medicine Integration into Psychogeriatric Care in Georgia
10:10 - 10:30Prof. Donata Kurpas (Polska) – Integration of care for aging patients - Project Regions4PerMed
10:30 - 10:50Prof. Carlos Augusto de Mendonça Lima (Szwajcaria) – Primary Care Mental Health in Older Adults – a global perspective
10:50 - 11:10Prof. Victoria Tkachenko (Ukraina) – mhGAP implementation in primary care in Ukraine
11:10 - 11:25Discussion
11:25 – 11:40Coffee break
Session 7 – Alzheimer’s Disease in Psychogeriatry
Session Chair - Prof. Stavros Baloyannis
11:40 - 12.00Prof. Józef Opara (Polska) – Contemporary methods of evaluation of Acitvities of Daily Living in Alzheimer’s Disease
12:00 - 12:20Prof. Stavros Baloyannis (Grecja) - The Hypothalamus in Alzheimer’s disease
12:20 - 12:40Dr Marta Sochocka (Polska): Role of the peripheral innate immune system in Alzheimer’s Disease
12:40 - 13:00Prof. Norbert Muller (Niemcy): Amyloid Plaques in Alzheimer’s Disease: Injury or Protection?
13:00 - 13:15Discussion
13:15 - 14:00Lunch
Session 8 – Diagnostic Chellanges in Psychogeriatry
Session chair - Prof. Marek Sąsiadek
14:00 - 14.20prof. Radosław Kaczmarek (Polska) – The quality of life of visually impaired patients with regard to visual needs adapted to the changing world.
14:20 - 14:40Prof. Marek Sąsiadek (Polska) – Morphological and functional radiological markers of dementing diseases
14:40 - 15:00Dr Piotr Hańczyc (Polska) – Novel methods for detecting and imaging of neurodegenerative diseases
15:00 - 15:20Dr Renata Wallner (Poland) - Adaptation and validation of polish language versions of test for diagnosing cognitive functions in Parkinson's disease
15:20 - 15:40Prof. Przemysław Niewiński (Poland) - Pharmacogenetics in the psychogeriatric pharmacotherapy optimization
15:40 - 16:00Prof. Jerzy Mozrzymas(Poland) - Extracellular proteolysis - key player in cognition and brain pathology
16:00 - 16:20Discussion
16:20 - 16:35Closing of the Conference