GLIA AS TRANSMITTER SOURCES AND SENSORS

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GLIA AS TRANSMITTER SOURCES AND SENSORS

GLIA AS TRANSMITTER SOURCES AND SENSORS       
August 29st – September 1nd, 2009 
CHINA MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, SHENYANG, CHINA


The satellite meeting will bring together keynote speakers from various regions of the world covered by ISN and the APSN, including the Asian – Pacific region, Europe and The Americas. Keynote lectures will be organized into 3 symposia to be followed by oral presentations by Young Investigators and trainees together with two poster sessions.

The satellite meeting will allow a thorough discussion of i) Gliotransmitters, i.e., compounds that are released from glial cells and have transmitter effects on neurons or other glial cells (e.g., glutamate; ATP); ii) Conventional transmitters (e.g. noradrenaline; serotonin; glutamate; vasopressin), released from neurons, which affect functional characteristics (e.g., energy metabolism; water permeability; growth factor release) in astrocytes and other glial cells; and iii) The role of ‘gliotransmission’ in normal brain function (e.g., memory) and in disease states (e.g., ischemia, persistent pain, metabolic encephalopathy). Topics within these categories will be presented by world leaders in the field, and ample time for discussion will facilitate lively discussion between invited speakers and other attendees.

*The conference is an satellite meeting to be held immediately following the ISN-APSN Biennial Meeting in Busan, Korea. For further information on the Biennial Meeting, please see www.isn2009.org.  

 
                                                          
ORGANIZERS:
               Liang Peng M.D., Ph.D., China Medical University, China                  
               Christopher Rose Ph.D., University of Montreal, Canada
  

Invited speakers
 

Bekar, Lane (University of Rochester, USA)
Butterworth, Roger (University of Montreal, Canada)
De Keyser, Jacques (Free University of Brussels, Belgium)
Dringen, Ralf (University of Bremen, Germany)
Duan, Shumin (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) 
Fern, Robert (University of Leicester, UK)
Garcia, Agustina (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain)
Giaume, Christian (Institute National de la Santé, France)
Gibbs, Marie E (Monash University, Australia)
Heneka, Michael T (University of Bonn, Germany)
Hertz, Leif (University of Saskatchewan, Canada and China Medical University, China) 
Hu, Gang(Nanjing Medical University,China) 
Ikenaka, Kazuhiro (National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Osaka University, Japan)
Inoue, Kazuhide (Kyushu University, Japan)
Joshi, Preeti G (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, India)   
Parpura, Vladimir (University of Alabama, USA)
Pascual, Olivier (Ecole Nationale Scientifique, France)
Peng, Liang (China Medical University, China)
Rose, Christopher (University of Montreal, Canada)
Schousboe, Arne (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Verkhratsky, Alexei (University of Manchester, UK)
Wei, Feng (University of Maryland, USA)
Zelenina , Marina (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)
Zorec, Robert (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Zhou, zhuan (Peking University)