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For more information on the Speakers’ presentations and biography, please visit the Plenary Page or the Symposia Theme Session Page.

FridayJuly 13, 2018

  • 08:30 - 18:30

    Parental Brain 2018

    Location: Pier 4 & 5, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 12:00 - 18:30

    Ghrelin Symposium

    Location: Pier 2 & 3, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
    Friday, JULY 13th  Afternoon Session:
    Regulation of the Ghrelin System

    12:00-12:50
    Arrival and Registration

    Alex Johnson
    “Ghrelin modulation of mesolimbic circuitry and
    incentive learning”
    12:55 - 13:00
    Welcome and Introduction

    Anthony Goldstone
    “Influence of deacyl (unacylated) ghrelin infusion on food hedonics, reward, preference and intake:
    a human functional neuroimaging study”

     13:00 - 14:00
    Plenary Speaker: Roy Smith
    Lorenzo Leggio
    “Developing novel medications for addictions by
    targeting the ghrelin system: recent clinical data”
     1214:20-16:20
    Afternoon Scientific Session:
    Ghrelin & Behavior

    Suzanne Dickson
    “The ghrelin experience may not be so pleasant”

    16:20 - 16:45
    Poster Blitz

    Ki Goosens
    “Elevated ghrelin drives maladaptations following
    chronic stress”

    16:45 - 18:30
    Poster Session

    Poster Board Question:
    "What is the primary action of ghrelin?"

    Bernardo Stutz
    “Mechanisms of GHSR-mediated protection of
    Substantia nigra dopamine neurons”

SaturdayJuly 14, 2018

  • 08:30 - 13:45

    Ghrelin Symposium

    Location: Pier 2 & 3, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
    SATURDAY, JULY 14th  Morning Session:
    Regulation of the Ghrelin System

    8:30 - 10:10
    Morning Scientific Session:
    Regulation of the Ghrelin System

    Birgitte Holst
    "Translation of ghrelin receptor mediated
    signaling to in vivo function"
    10:10 - 10:30
    Morning Tea Break

    Julien Sebag
    "MRAP2: a new essential partner of the ghrelin
    receptor"

    Daniel Kaplan
    "LEAP2 is an endogenous antagonist of the
    ghrelin receptor"

    Stephen Brimijoin
    "Manipulating ghrelin levels by viral gene transfer
    of ghrelin hydrolase for stable therapeutic impact
    on obesity, anxiety and cancer"

    Maithé Tauber
    "Dysfunction of the ghrelin system in Prader-Willi
    syndrome: a therapeutic perspective"

     10:30 - 12:30
    Pre-Lunch Scientific Session:
    Ghrelin Potpourri
    Jeffrey Zigman
    “Ghrelin as a survival hormone”
     12:20 - 12:30 
    Closing Remarks

    Jeff Davies
    “Stem cells in the adult brain – a role for ghrelin in hippocampal neurogenesis & learning”

    Scott Kanoski
    “Hippocampal ghrelin signaling and
    conditioned aspects of feeding”

    Virginie Tolle
    “Ghrelin-derived peptides in eating disorders”

    Yuxiang Sun
    “GHS-R in inflam-metabolism: our quest of nonorexigenic roles of ghrelin signaling”

    Jenny Tong
    “The role of ghrelin in the regulation of insulin secretion”

  • 08:30 - 16:00

    Parental Brain 2018

    Location: Pier 4 & 5, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 14:00 - 16:30

    Trainee Welcome Networking BBQ

    Location: TBC, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 17:00 - 18:30

    Inaugural Wylie Vale Public Lecture

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s): Dr. Michael MEANEY, McGill University, Canada

SundayJuly 15, 2018

  • 08:30 - 09:00

    Opening Ceremony

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 09:00 - 10:00

    Mortyn Jones Lecture

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s): Dr Richard PALMITER, University of Washington, USA
    A neural circuit that responds to threats and controls appetite
  • 10:00 - 10:15

    Coffee Break

    Location: Exhibit & Poster Hall, Metro Centre Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 10:15 - 12:00

    Symposium: Metabolism - Stress-Related Neuroendocrine Mechanism of Metabolism

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s): Dr. Zane Andrews, Monash University

    Stress- Related Neuroendocrine Mechanism of Metabolism

    Dr. Alfonso ABIZAID, Carleton Univeresity, Canada
    Ghrelin at the Intersection of Stress and Metabolism

    Dr. Zane ANDREWS, Australia
    Neuroendocrine Mechanism in Stress and Feeding

    Dr. Tracy BALE, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
    Epigenetic Mechanisms in Maternal Stress Programmed Metabolic Outcomes

    Dr. Marciane MILANSKI, University of Campinas, Brazil
    Hypothalamic Autophagy in Response to Lipid Overload

     

  • 10:15 - 12:00

    Symposium: Reproduction - Development and Maturation of the Reproductive Hypothalamus

    Location: Metro East, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Alexander (Sasha) KAUFFMAN, University of California, USA
    Regulation of Reproductive Neurons and Puberty in Mice

    Dr. Alejandro LOMNICZI, Oregon National Primate Research Center, USA
    The Emerging Role of Chromatin Remodeling in Female Pubertal Development

    Dr. Taneli RAIVIO, Finland
    Neuroendocrine Control of Reproduction in Human

    Dr. Naomi RANCE, University of Arizona, USA
    Menopause and the Human Hypothalamus: From LH Pulses to Hot Flushes

  • 10:15 - 12:00

    Symposium: Behaviour - Sex Differences in Function and Survival of Neural Networks Governing Cognition and Affect

    Location: Metro West, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Elena CHOLERIS, University of Guelph, Canada
    Sex Differences in Dopamine-Mediated Social Learning

    Dr. Karyn FRICK, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
    Sex Differences in Memory Consolidation

    Dr. Liisa GALEA, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Sex Differences in Affective Behaviours and Neurogenesis

    Dr. Farida SOHRABJI, Texas A&M, USA
    Sex Differences in Ischemic Injury and Neuroprotection

     

  • 10:15 - 12:00

    Symposium: Timing - Biological Timing in Development and Aging

    Location: Pier 2 & 3, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Carol ELIAS, University of Michigan, USA
    Enough Energy for Reproduction? It is Time to Grow Up

    Dr. Gil LEVKOWITZ, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel 
    Cell Fate Decisions in Developing Hypothalamus

    Dr. Marysia PLACZEK, University of Sheffield, UK 
    Development of the Hypothalamus

    Dr. Kellie TAMASHIRO, Johns Hopkins University, USA
    Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Depression, and Obesity

  • 10:15 - 12:00

    Symposium: Stress - Genetics and Epigenetics of Stress

    Location: Queens Quay 1 & 2, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Frances CHAMPAGNE, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Prenatal Programming of Offspring Development

    Dr. Richard HUNTER, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
    Steroids, Epigenetics and Transposome

    Dr. Hans REUL, University of Bristol, UK
    Stress-Induced Genomic Action of Glucocorticoids in the Brain

    Dr. Gustavo TURECKI, McGill University, Canada
    Epigenetic Risk Factors and Life Experience in Suicidal Patients

  • 12:00 - 13:00

    Society General Meetings

    Location: TBC, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 12:00 - 13:00

    BSN Council Meeting

    Location: Wellington, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 12:00 - 13:00

    Professional Development Workshop

    Location: Metro East, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    TBC

  • 12:00 - 14:00

    Lunch Break and Poster Presentations with Authors

    Location: Exhibition + Poster Hall, Metro Centre Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
    Poster Presentations (12:00 - 14:00) Poster Presentations with Authors (13:00 - 14:00)
  • 14:00 - 15:00

    Hypothalamic Neuroscience and Neuroendocrinology Australasia (HNNA) Lecture

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Allan HERBISON, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Understanding Hypothalamic Pulse Generators

  • 15:05 - 15:30

    Young Investigators’ Awards

    Location: , Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Masha PRAGER-KHOUTORSKY, McGill University, Canada
    - Title: Glenn Hatton Student Memorial Award Lecture 
    - Location: Metro East

    Dr. Ashlyn SWIFT-GALLANT
    - Title: SBN WC Young Award
    - Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom

    Dr. Sophie STECULORUM, Max Planck Institute for Research Group of Neurocircuit, Germany
    - Title: SNE Young Investigator Award
    - Location: Pier 2&3

    Speaker: TBC
    - Title: BSN Alison Douglas Award
    - Location: Metro West

  • 15:30 - 16:30

    Breakout Oral Presentations

    Location: TBC, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Speaker(s): TBD

    SBN WC Young Award
    SBN Young Investigator Award
    BSN Alison Douglas Lecture

  • 16:40 - 17:45

    Society for Behavioural Neuroendocrinology (SBN) Presidential Lecture

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s): TBD

    Dr. Catherine DULAC, Harvard University/Howard Hughes Medical Centre, USA
    Neurobiology of Social Behaviour Circuits

  • 18:30 - 21:00

    Welcome Reception

    Location: Steam Whistle Brewery, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Speaker(s):

MondayJuly 16, 2018

  • 08:00 - 08:45

    Breakfast Poster Session 1 with Authors

    Location: Exhibit & Poster Hall, Metro Centre Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 08:45 - 09:45

    Pan American Neuroendocrine Society (PANS) Lecture

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Pamela MELLON, University of California, USA

  • 09:50 - 11:45

    Symposium: Reproduction - From Mice to Humans: Understanding Reproductive Disorders

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Rebecca CAMPBELL, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Cellular Mechanisms in PCOS

    Dr. Anna CARIBONI, University of Milan, Italy
    Semaphorin Mutations in Kallmann’s Syndrome

    Dr. Nicolas DE ROUX, Paris Diderot University, France
    Genetic Determinism of Pubertal Onset Disorders

    Dr. Ursula KAISER, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Pubertal Development and Regulation in Humans: From Bedside to Bench

  • 09:50 - 11:45

    Symposium: Timing - Metabolic Clocks

    Location: Metro East, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Carolina ESCOBAR, University of Mexico, Mexico
    Neural Circuits Involved in the Clock Control of Feeding

    Dr. Henrick OSTER, Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
    Influence of Peripheral and Central Clocks on Metabolism and Behavior

    Satchidananda PANDA, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
    The Links between Circadian Clocks and Metabolic Health

    Dr. Frank SCHEER, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Metabolic and Cardiovascular Consequences of Circadian Disruption, Human Studies

     

  • 09:50 - 11:45

    Symposium: Metabolism - Role of Hypothalamic Inflammation on Obesity

    Location: Metro West, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Julie CHOWEN, Hospital Infantil Universitario Nino Jesus, Spain
    Physiological Role of Astrocytes in Metabolic Control

    Dr. Kate ELLACOTT, University of Exeter Medical School, UK
    Astrocyte Inflammation and Energy Homeostasis

    Dr. Josh THALER, University of Washington, USA
    Hypothalamic Gliosis and Obesity

    Dr. Chun Xia YI, Academic Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Hypothalamic Neuronmicroglial Interaction in Obesity and Diabetes

  • 09:50 - 11:45

    Symposium: Stress - Stress, Hormones and Plasticity

    Location: Pier 2 & 3, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Becky CONWAY-CAMPBELL, Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience and Endocrinology, UK
    The Effects of Altering the Pattern of Glucocorticoids on Cognitive Function

    Dr. Freddy JEANNETEAU, Institute de Genomique Fonctionnelle, France
    Non-Canonical GR Phosphorylation Pathway in Glucocorticoid Resistance

    Dr. Onno MEIJER, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Glucocorticoids and Gene Transcription in the Brain: Beyond the Receptors

    Dr. Jeffrey TASKER, Tulane University, USA
    Rapid Glucocorticoid Modulation of Stress Neural Circuits 

     

  • 09:50 - 11:45

    Symposium: Behaviour - Circadian and Seasonal Changes in Brain Function and Behaviour

    Location: Queens Quay 1 & 2, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s): TBD

    Dr. Annaliese K BEERY, Smith College, USA
    How Day Length Alters Brains and Social Behaviours in Voles

    Dr. Randy NELSON, West Virginia University School of Medicine, USA
    Light at Night, Clocks and Health

    Dr. Eric MINTZ, Kent State University, USA
    Food, Estrous Cycles and Circadian Clock

    Dr. Lily YAN, Michigan State University, USA
    Lights, Emotion and Cognition

  • 11:50 - 12:30

    History of Neuroendocrinology Lecture

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Russel REITER, UT Health Science Center, USA

  • 13:00 - 19:00

    Networking Day Excursions

    Location: Toronto, ON, Canada,
    Speaker(s):
    Please see the link for details: http://www.icn2018.org/events-tours/

TuesdayJuly 17, 2018

  • 07:45 - 08:30

    5km Fun Run and 1km Fun Walk

    Location: , Leaving from the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 09:00 - 10:00

    Geoffrey Harris Lecture

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Jeffrey FRIEDMAN, Rockefeller University, USA

  • 10:00 - 10:15

    Coffee Break

    Location: Exhibit & Poster Hall, Metro Centre Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 10:15 - 12:00

    Symposium: Translational Research - Neuroendocrine Therapeutics: What's the Latest?

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Jean BOUTIN, Institut de Recherches Internationales Servier, France

    Dr. Waljit DHILLO, Imperial College London, UK
    Clinical Studies with Kisspeptin

    Paul Emmerson, Eli Lilly, USA
    New Drugs for the Treatment of Obesity

    Dr. Scott STRUTHERS, Crinetics Pharmaceutical Inc, USA
    Suppression of GH and IGF1 in Healthy Volunteers by a Novel , Non-Peptide Orally Available Somatostatin Receptor Against CRN00808

    Dr. Michael TROWER, KaNDy Therapeutics Ltd, UK
    Reducing the Heat with Neurokinin Antagonism; A New Non-Hormonal Approach for Treating Hot Flashes

    Dr. Matthias TSCHÖP, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, Germany
    Readjusting Gut-Brain Signalling with Unimolecular Polyagonists: Translational Potential

  • 10:15 - 12:00

    Symposium: Reproduction - The Circuits of Sex: What are the Connections?

    Location: Metro East, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Pelin CENGIZ, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
    Sex Difference in the Cellular Neuroprotection Mechanisms

    Dr. Charlotte CORNIL, University of Liege, Belgium
    Does Membrane Estrogen Signaling Play a Role in Brain Sexual Differentiation?

    Dr. Paul MICEYVICH, University of California, USA
    Mechanisms Through Which Estrogen and Progesterone Affect Cells Types in Different Systems to Affect Reproduction

    Dr. Nirao SHAH, Stanford University, USA
    Contextual Control of Sexually Dimorphic Social Behaviours

  • 10:15 - 12:00

    Symposium: Metabolism - The Brain Reward Pathway

    Location: Metro West, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Ivan DE ARAUJO, USA
    Peripheral Lipid Sensing and the Regulation of Reward

    Dr. Stéphanie FULTON, University of Montrea, Canada 
    Integration of Metabolic and Nutritional Signals by Dopamine Neurons; Regulation of Reward

    Dr. Herbert HERZOG, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
    Neuropeptides Control of Energy Homeostasis

    Dr. Susanne LA FLEUR, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fat and Sugar Intake: A Matter of Timing and Choice

     

  • 10:15 - 12:00

    Symposium: Behaviour - Mind the Gab: Bridging the Gap from Environmental, Behavioural, and Neuroendocrine Mechanism to Early Life Adversity

    Location: Pier 2 & 3, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Susanne BRUMMELTE, Wayne State University, USA
    The Rat in the NICU: Mimicking Early-Life Stressors of Preterm Infants for Translational Studies of Early Adversity

    Dr. Marsha CAMPBELL-YEO, Dalhousie University, Canada
    The Impact of Social Context and Environment on Early Neonatal Adversity

    Dr. Amanda KENTNER, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, USA
    The Role of Environmental Complexity in the Protection and Rehabilitation against Early-Life Adversity

    Dr. Larry YOUNG, Emory University, USA
    The Oxytocin System Promotes Resilience to the Effects of Neonatal Isolation on Adult Social Attachment in Female Prairie Voles

  • 10:15 - 12:00

    Symposium: Stress - Regulation of Stress Axis Excitability

    Location: Queens Quay 1 & 2, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Jaideep BAINS, University of Calgary, Canada
    Physiology of Hypothalamic Local Circuitry in Stress

    Dr. Tatsushi ONAKA, Jichi Medical University, Japan
    Oxytocin and Vasopressin in the Regulation of Stress, Emotional and Social Behavior

    Dr. Soojin RYU, University Medical Center Mainz, Germany
    Using Zebrafish to Study Stress and Resilience

    Dr. Mike SHIPSTON, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
    Ultradian Rhythmicity in the Stress Axis

     

  • 12:00 - 14:00

    Lunch Break and Poster Presentations

    Location: Exhibit & Poster Hall, Metro Centre Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
    Poster Presentations (12:00-14:00) Poster Presentations with Authors (13:00-14:00)
  • 12:00 - 13:00

    BSN Annual General Meeting

    Location: Queens Quay 1&2, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 12:00 - 13:00

    Professional Development Workshop

    Location: Metro East, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    TBC

  • 14:00 - 15:00

    Japanese Neuroendocrine Society Lecture

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Masamitsu NAKAZATO, Univeristy of Miyazaki, Japan

  • 15:00 - 15:10

    Coffee Break

    Location: Exhibit & Poster Hall, Metro Centre Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 15:10 - 16:25

    Breakout Oral Presentations

    Location: TBC, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Speaker(s): TBD
  • 16:30 - 17:30

    Claude Benoit Lecture

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Vincent PREVOT, INSERM, France

  • 18:30 - 22:00

    Congress Gala Dinner

    Location: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Cocktail Reception
    (18:30-19:30

    Seated Gala Dinner
    (19:30-21:00)

    Networking Dessert
    (21:00-22:00)

  • 18:30 - 22:30

    Trainee Networking Social (Bowling/ Pool)

    Location: The Ballroom, 145 John St,, Toronto, ON, M5V 2E4, Canada
    Speaker(s):

WednesdayJuly 18, 2018

  • 08:00 - 08:45

    Breakfast Poster Session 2 with Authors

    Location: Exhibit & Poster Hall, Metro Centre Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 08:45 - 09:45

    Society for Behavioural Neuroendocrinology (SBN) Elsevier Lecture

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Andrea GORE, University of Texas at Austin, USA

  • 09:50 - 11:35

    SBN Lehrman Award and SBN Young Investigator Award

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s): TBC

    SBN Lehrman Award Lecture
    Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey BLAUSTEIN, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom 

    SBN Young Investigator Award
    Speakers:
    Dr. Maggie MOHR, University of California, USA
    Dr. Kristina SMILEY, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Dr. Joanna SPENCER-SEGAL, University of Michigan
    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom 

  • 09:50 - 11:35

    Symposium: Metabolism - The Gut-Brain Axis and Metabolism

    Location: Metro East, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s): TBD

    Dr. Fiona GRIBBLE, University of Cambridge, UK 
    Nutrient Sensing by Gut Enteroendocrine Cells

    Dr. Louise OLOFSSON, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Microbiome and Metabolism

    Dr. Darleen SANDOVAL, University of Michigan, USA
    Mechanisms Underlying Weight Loss in Bariatric Surgery

    Dr. Tricia TAN, Imperial College London, UK
    Combination Gut Hormones and the “Medical Bypass”

  • 09:50 - 11:35

    Symposium: Reproduction - Reproductive Neuroendocrine Neurons up Close: Cell Physiology and Sexual Behaviour

    Location: Metro West, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Andrea MESSINA, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland
    The Right Gene at the Right Time: MiRNA-Based Networks in Puberty Onset and Fertility

    Dr. Kirk MYKYTYN, Ohio State University, USA
    Ciliary GPCR Signaling: Lessons from Kisspeptin Receptor 1

    Dr. Sally RADOVICK, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, USA
    Control of GnRH Gene Expression

    Dr. Marcelo RATTO, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile
    Nerve Growth Factor as an Ovulation-Inducing Factor in Camelids

  • 09:50 - 11:35

    Symposium: Timing - Seasonal Timers and Endocrine Systems

    Location: Pier 2 & 3, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Hugues DARDENTE, French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France
    Molecular and Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Seasonality in Sheep

    Dr. Fran EBLING, University of Nottingham, UK
    Tanycytes and Seasonal Timing

    Dr. Shona WOOD, University of Manchester, UK and University of Tromsø, Norway
    Epigenetics of Seasonal Timing in Pituitary

    Dr. Takashi YOSHIMURA, Nagoya University, Japan
    Mechanisms Underpining Seasonal Reproduction Among Vertebrates

     

  • 09:50 - 11:35

    Symposium: Stress - Prenatal Stress and Programming of the Brain/ Behaviour

    Location: Queens Quay 1 & 2, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Osborne ALMEIDA, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany
    Local Events with Global Consequences

    Dr. Megan HOLMES, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Glucocorticoid Programming of Affective and Cognitive Behavior. Mechanistic Insight from 11b-HSD2 Transgenic Mice

    Dr. Aniko KOROSI, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Programming of Cognitive Functions by Early-life Stress; a Role for Nutrition and Neuroinflammation

    Dr. Xiao-Dong WANG, Zhejian University School of Medicine, China
    Distinct Populations of Calbindin Neurons Modulate Susceptibility and Resilience to the Effects of Early-Life Stress

  • 11:45 - 13:45

    Lunch Break

    Location: Exhibit & Poster Hall, Metro Centre Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 12:00 - 13:00

    Professional Development Workshop

    Location: Metro East, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    TBC

  • 12:45 - 13:45

    3-Minute Thesis Competition supported by the Endocrine Society

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom , Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto,ON, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 13:50 - 14:20

    Young Ambassadors’ Keynote Lecture

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Paolo GIACOBINI, INSERM, France
    Extra-gonadal Roles of Anti-Mullerian Hormone in the Regulation of GnRH Neuronal Function

  • 14:20 - 14:50

    BSN Mick Harbuz Young Investigator Lecture

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s): TBC
  • 15:00 - 16:30

    Symposium: Young Ambassadors’ Nominated Lecture Symposium

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Dr. Julie BAKKER, University of Liège Belgium
    The Role of Sex Hormones vs Chromosomes in the Sexual Differentiation of the Human Brain

    Dr. Michelle BELLINGHAM, University of Glasgow, UK
    Maternal Exposure to Low-Level Chemical Mixtures: Consequences on the Offspring Neuroendocrine System

    Dr. Joan MORRELL, Rutgers University-Rutgers, USA
    Impact of Gender on the Behavioural Processes and Neurobiological Substrates of Motivation for Voluntary Activity

    Dr. Åsa PETERSEN, Lund University, Sweden
    Hypothalamic Changes in Huntington Disease

     

  • 16:30 - 17:00

    Closing Ceremony

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

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