Brain interacts with body- Microbiota in dementia conference. Madrid 2019


Welcome to the Brain interacts with body: Microbiota in dementia conference - 2019

The international Brain Interacts with Body (BiB) conference is a scientific meeting whose aim is to discuss the brain - body interaction, this year dedicated to discuss the scientific and clinical applications of new discoveries about the role of microbiota in dementia.

The conference has been designed to gather neuroscientists, clinicians and psychologists to share findings and inquire about the influence of the microbiota in the central nervous system, inmune and endocrine response and its potential role to predict dementia. Special emphasis will be place in the study of the relation between diet and cognition.

BiB conference have the purpose of promoting the knowledge of these fields in the academic research as well as discussing their implications and scopes. Conferences will be given by scientists of internationally recognized prestige, with scientific but informative language.

Attendance has two modalities:

  • Contribution: Those who want to present their scientific research (via poster or flash presentation), should submit an abstract (guidelines in web) and registration modality as Abstract submission and choice between type of contribution (poster and presentation)

  • Listener: those who want to attend the conference to listen to the speakers (in both English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation)

It is, in addition, the first time that a scientific conference of neuroscience of mindfulness is simultaneously translate to Spanish language, aiming to impulse the meditation-research environment in Spanish-speaking countries.

The days after the conference there will be a Neuroscience of mindfulness conference in the same place (link to the conference)

The day after the MoM conference there will be a Consciousness workshop (link of the conference)

Local organizer

BiB 2019 is organized by the Mindfulness and Cognitive Science Chair of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and founded by the Nirakara Lab, a research center in biotechnology.

Scientific Committee

  • Professor Fernando Maestú (Director of Laboratory of Computational and Cognitive neuroscience and Magnetoencephalography center in Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

  • Dr. Mar Larrosa (Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain)

  • Dr. Carmen Antunez (Hospital Universitario de Murcia, Spain)

  • Gustavo Diex (Nirakara Lab, Director of Nirakara Mindfulness Institute Mindfulness and Cognitive Science Chair)

  • Dr. Nazareth Castellanos (Nirakara Lab, Mindfulness and Cognitive Science Chair)

Confirmed Speakers

Information will be available soob.


The conferences panel is designed to treat the role of microbiota in dementia.

The Brain interacts with Body conference is structured in four main research topics:

  • Diet, cognition and dementia

  • Life style and Dementia

English will be the official language of the Congress. Simultaneous translation to Spanish will be provided to all participants.

Full conference program and schedule will be available soon.

Registration and abstract submission

A registration form must be submitted by all participants.

Participants interested in presenting their work in a 10 minutes format should submit a special form with an Abstract and attached file (confirmation of acceptance dates by May 2019).

Abstract guide: A 250 words abstract with the summary of the scientific works following the structure of introduction, materials and methods, results and conclusions. A title of maximum 50 words and names of authors with affiliations must be included. Language for abstract is English.

  • Registration modality: Listener

  • Registration modality: Abstract submission

Registration forms will be available soon.

Important Dates

The congress will be held on June 19th, 2019.

Abstract deadlines: 30 March 2019 (24:00, Madrid time.)


The congress will take place in Madrid (Spain).

Detailed information will be available soon.