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

FridayJuly 13, 2018

  • 08:15 - 18:15

    Parental Brain 2018

    Location: Pier 4 & 5, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
    08:15 - 08:45 Continental Breakfast
    08:45 - 09:00

    Welcome and Introductions

    09:00 - 10:30

    Symposium 1: Not just the brain - parental brain interactions with the gut, immune system & placenta

    • Arpad Dobolyi (Semmelweis University, Hungary) - IGF-1 regulations lactation and maternal responsiveness based on validated systems biological studies
    • Jeffrey Meyer (University of Toronto, Canada) – From monoamine oxidase A imagine to a novel dietary supplement to reduce postpartum blues.
    • Benedetta Leuner (Ohio State University, USA) - Microglia and motherhood: emerging evidence for immune alterations in the pregnant and postpartum brain
    • Rosalind John (Cardiff University, United Kingdom) - Placental imprinting modulates maternal care provision: Implications for maternal mood disorders
    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
    11:20 - 12:30

    Symposium 2: Threats to mothering – drugs, psychopathology, toxins, stress

    • Lane Strathearn (University of Iowa, USA) - The neurobiology of maternal addiction: What’s attachment got to do with it?
    • Aya Dudin (University of Toronto, Canada) - Neural response to infant pictures: Comparing depressed and non-depressed mothers and non-mothers
    • Thierry Charlier (University of Rennes 1, France) – Glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicide exposure during the peripartum period affects maternal brain plasticity, maternal behavior and microbiome
    • David Slattery (University of Frankfurt, Germany) – Detrimental impact of stress and diet on peripartum-associated adaptations
    12:20 - 14:00 Lunch on your own
    14:15 - 15:45

    Wiley Young Investigator Symposium:  Paula Duarte-Guterman (University of British Columbia, Canada), Zachary Grieb (Michigan State University, USA), Sabrina Pose (Universidad de la República, Uruguay), Kristina O. Smiley (University of Otago, New Zealand), Sarah Winokur (University of Massachusetts, USA), Eva Unternaehrer (University of Konstanz, Germany)

    15:45 - 16:00  Short Break
    16:00 - 16:45 Keynote AddressPatricia Tomasi (Huffington Post Canada) - Leveraging social media and advocacy journalism to connect with mothers and families going through postpartum depression
    16:45 - 18:15 Poster Session/Reception
  • 12:00 - 18:30

    Ghrelin Symposium

    Location: Pier 2 & 3, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
    12:00 - 12:50 Arrival and Registration
    12:55 - 13:00 Introduction
    13:00 - 14:00 Plenary Roy Smith
    14:00 - 14:20 Afternoon Break
    14:20 - 16:20

    Afternoon Session - Ghrelin and behavior

    Alex Johnson
    Ghrelin modulation of mesolimbic circuitry and incentive learning.

    Tony Gladstone
    Influence of desacyl (unacylated) ghrelin infusion on food hedonics, reward, preference and intake: a human functional neuroimaging study

    Lorenzo Leggio
    Developing novel medications for addictions by targeting the ghrelin system: recent clinical data

    Suzanne Dickson
    The ghrelin experience may not be so pleasant.

    Ki Goosens
    Elevated ghrelin drives maladaptations following chronic stress

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

    16:20 - 16:45 Poster Blitz
    16:45 - 18:30 Poster Viewing

SaturdayJuly 14, 2018

  • 08:30 - 12:50

    Ghrelin Symposium

    Location: Pier 2 & 3, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
    8:30 - 10:30

    Morning Session - Regulation of the ghrelin system

    Birgitte Holst
    Translation of ghrelin receptor mediated signaling to in vivo function

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

    Daniel Kaplan
    LEAP2 is an endogenous antagonist of the ghrelin receptor

    Stephen Brimijion
    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

    James Hougland
    Ghrelin acylation by ghrelin O-acyltransferase: Unique chemistry leading to unique biological function

    10:30 - 10:50 Morning Tea Break
    10:50 - 12:50

    Brunch Session - Ghrelin potpourri

    Jeffrey Zigman
    Ghrelin as a survival hormone

    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
    GHSR in meta-inflammation: our quest of non-orexigenic roles of ghrelin signaling

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

    Closing Remarks

    Lunch - Social Lunch

  • 08:30 - 16:00

    Parental Brain 2018

    Location: Pier 4 & 5, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
    08:15 - 08:45 Continental Breakfast
    08:45 - 10:15

    Symposium 3: Neurobiology of nurturing – parental insights inspired by Craig H. Kinsley

    • Robert Bridges (Tufts University, USA) - Craig Kinsley: Researcher, enthusiast, and friend
    • Kelly Lambert (University of Richmond, USA) - Nurturing through adversity: Neurobiological effects of parental challenges
    • Elizabeth Byrnes (Tufts University, USA) - Opioids, maternal adaptation, and multigenerational effects
    • Jodi Pawluski (University of Rennes 1, France) - Plasticity in the maternal brain during the perinatal period: Effects of stress and SSRIs
    • Liisa Galea (University of British Columbia, Canada) - The long and short of it: Hippocampal plasticity after pregnancy and motherhood
    • Luciano Felicio (Universidade Paulista, Brazil) - Closing remarks
    10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
    10:45 - 12:15 Symposium 4: The genetics and epigenetics of parenthood
    • Stephen Gammie (University of Wisconsin, USA) - Large scale changes in central gene expression across the postpartum period: Relevance to sociality and mental health risks
    • Danielle Stolzenberg (University of California, USA) - Plasticity in the parental brain: Experience and epigenetics
    • David Ashbrook (University of Tennessee, USA) - Indirect genetic effects of, and on, maternal care
    • Michelle Arbeitman (Florida State University, USA) – Gene expression changes associated with mouse maternal behaviors and maternal experience
    12:15 - 13:30 Lunch on your own
    13:30 - 14:15 Keynote Address: - Ruth Feldman (Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel) - Building a human parental brain and why it matters
    14:15 - 15:45

    Symposium 5:  Other than mothers – the paternal and alloparental brain

    • James Rilling (Emory University, USA) - Paternal brain function in human fathers
    • Johanna Bick (University of Houston, USA) – Variability in foster caregiving from an affective neuroscience perspective
    • Erica Glasper (University of Maryland, USA) - Neuroendocrine regulation of fatherhood-related hippocampal plasticity in California mice (Peromyscus californicus).
    • William Kenkel (Indiana University, USA) - The babysitters club: Prairie vole alloparents and the role of oxytocin
    15:45 - 16:30  Panel Discussion: Future Initiatives on Parental Health
    16:30 Closing Remarks and Adjourn
  • 11:00 - 16:30

    Trainee Welcome Networking BBQ

    Location: Olympic Island (Area 21), Toronto, ON, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    Please take note of the following:

    • 11:00 – 12:00: Check-in at the ICN2018 Registration Desk (located in the lower level of the Conference Centre at the Westin Harbour Castle) to receive your badge, sunglasses and bag. The Registration Desk will ONLY be open for the Trainees.
    • 11: 45 – 12:30: ICN2018 Young Ambassadors will lead you from the Westin to the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal (located next to the Westin) and purchase roundtrip Ferry Tickets. Ferry tickets will be complimentary between 11:00 and 12:00
    • For those arriving later the ferry tickets will have to be self-purchased at the ferry terminal. Download the map here for the BBQ location (“Area 21”). The Young Ambassadors will be sporting black ICN2018 caps.
    • 12:15: Begin serving BBQ burgers and hotdogs (meat and veggie) and refreshments
    • 12:30: Welcome message from Dr. Denise Belsham, Chair of Local Organizing Committee, and Dr. Stephanie Fulton
    • 13:00 - 13:45 :  Postdoc and graduate trainee networking activity
    • 13:45  - 15:45 : Neuroendo trivia game with prizes (ICN2018 baseball caps) + free play  (volleyball, Frisbees, soccer / football)
    • 15:45 – 16:30: Trainees to return to the Westin Harbour Castle for the Inaugural Wylie Vale Public Lecture at 5pm
  • 17:00 - 18:30

    Inaugural Wylie Vale Public Lecture

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

    The Neurogenomic Architecture of Stress Susceptibility

    Moderator: 
    Dr. Tracy BALE, University of Maryland, USA

SundayJuly 15, 2018

  • 08:00 - 08:15

    Opening Ceremony

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 08:15 - 09:10

    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

    Moderator: 
    Dr. Giles YEO, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom 

  • 09:15 - 11:00

    Symposium: Metabolism - Stress-Related Neuroendocrine Mechanism of Metabolism

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

    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

    Moderators:
    Dr. Suzanne DICKSON, The Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Dr. Andressa REGINATO, Unicamp, Brazil 

  • 09:15 - 11:00

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

    Dr. Erik HRABOVSZKY, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungary
    Kisspeptin in the Aging Human Brain 

    Moderators:
    Dr. Kellie BREEN, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Dr. Dean VAN YUGT, Queen's University, Canada

  • 09:15 - 11:00

    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

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Paula DUARTE-GUTERMAN, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Dr. Kim WALLEN, Emory University, USA

  • 09:15 - 11:00

    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

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Pierette GAUDREAU, University of Montreal, Canada
    Dr. Deborah KURRASCH, University of Calgary, Canada

  • 09:15 - 11:00

    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
    Dysregulation of non-CG methylation by child abuse

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Karl IREMONGER, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Dr. Patrick McGOWEN, University of Toronto, Canada

  • 11:00 - 14:00

    World Cup Sunday Brunch and Poster Session 1 with Authors

    Location: Exhibition + Poster Hall, Metro Centre Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    FIFA World Cup Viewing & Brunch - (11:00 - 14:00)
    Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom

    Poster Presentation 1 - (12:00 - 14:00)
    Exhibit & Poster  Hall, Metro Centre Ballroom

    Poster Presentations 1 with Authors (13:00 - 14:00)
    Exhibit & Poster Hall, Metro Centre Ballroom

    PS1 - Poster Session 1

    PS1.001: Reconstructing The Hypothalamo-neurohypophysis Connection By Viral Tracing, Zhihua Gao, Zhejiang University, China
    PS1.0010: Enhancement Of Sexual Behavior In V1a And V1b Double Ko Male Mice, Kie Shimizu, Tsukuba University, Japan
    PS1.00100: Hypothalamic Bmal1-knockout Cell Lines For The Study Of Circadian Feeding Regulation, Matthew Clemenzi, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS1.00101: Hypothalamic And Vagal Signaling In Obesity Development In Bardet-biedl Syndrome, Naila Haq, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, UK
    PS1.00102: Tbx3 Controls The Identity Of Hypothalamic Neurons To Maintain Energy Homeostasis, Alexandre Fisette, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, Germany
    PS1.00103: Kisspeptin Modulates Β-cell Function And The Metabolite Profile In Humans, Chioma Izzi-Engbeaya, Imperial College London, UK
    PS1.00104: Olfactory Receptor Or51e1 Mediates Glp-1 Secretion In Human And Rodent Enteroendocrine L Cells, Ye Eon Han, Endocrinology, Institute of Endocrine Research, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea
    PS1.00105: Early Life Exposure To High Fat Diet Induces Widespread Changes In The Adult Brain, Anna Roy, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
    PS1.00106: Glucokinase Within The Arcuate Nucleus Regulates Glucose Homeostasis, Risheka Ratnasabapathy, Imperial College, UK
    PS1.00107: Stress Response Pathways Regulate Islet Homeostasis, Xiao Yu, Shandong University, China
    PS1.00108: Membrane Estrogen Receptors Activate The Jak-stat Pathway In The Hypothalamus And Pomc Neurons, Michael Butler, Florida State University, USA
    PS1.00109: Physiological Consequences Of Selective Ablation Of Beta2 Tanycytes In Adult Mice, Sooyeon Yoo, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
    PS1.0011: Sex Differences And The Impact Of Estradiol In The Functional Role Of The Hippocampus In The Rat, Nicole Gervais, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS1.00110: The Effect And Mechanism Of Substance P In Rat Pancreatic Islets, Lei Sha, China Medical University, China
    PS1.00111: Blood-borne Liraglutide Transport Into The Hypothalamus: A Tanycytic Route? Monica Imbernon, INSERM, France
    PS1.00112: Lxr Agonism And Phosphoethanolamine: Neuroendocrine Implications For Major Depressive Disorder, Douglas Osei-Hyiaman, Human Metabolome Technologies Inc., Japan
    PS1.00113: Finasteride Impairs Memory And Increases Hippocampal Pathology In Male 3xtg-ad Mice, Ari Mendell, University of Guelph, Canada
    PS1.00114: Loss Of The Imprinted Gene Neuronatin Affects Both Food Intake And Energy Expenditure, Irene Cimino, University of Cambridge, UK
    PS1.00115: Is Irisin A Regulatory (F)actor On Food Intake? Suleyman Sandal, Inonu University Medical School, Turkey
    PS1.00116: Maternal Androgens And Obesity Induce Sexually Dimorphic Anxiety-like Behavior In The Offspring, Maria Manti, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    PS1.00117: Role Of Estradiol In Prolactin-induced Suppression Of Luteinizing Hormone Pulsatile Secretion, Raphael Szawka, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
    PS1.00118: Estradiol Feedback Shapes Postsynaptic Potentials In Arcuate Kndy Neurons Via K+ And Ca2+ Channels, Richard Defazio, University of Michigan, USA
    PS1.00119: Circadian Rhythm Synchrony Is Required For Estrous Cycling And Female Fertility, Hanne Hoffmann, Michigan State University, USA
    PS1.0012: Developmental Origins Of Variation In Social Behavior And Neuroendocrine Function, Tessa Solomon-Lane, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    PS1.00120: Sexual Differentiation Of A Novel Female-biased Sexually Dimorphic Cell Group In Murine Brain, Masahiro Morishita, Saitama University, Japan
    PS1.00121: Amh Regulates Development And Function Of Gnrh Neurons And It Is Mutated In Patients With Chh, Samuel Malone, INSERM U1172, France
    PS1.00122: Kisspeptin And Rfrp3 Modulate Body Mass In The Phodopus Sungorus Via Different Hypothalamic Pathways, Fernando Cázarez-Márquez, Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences, France
    PS1.00123: Ghrelin Regulates Reproductive Development, Luba Sominsky, RMIT University, Australia
    PS1.00124: In Non-breeding Ewes The Kisspeptin Analog C6 Triggers Ovulation Without Progestogen Priming, Massimiliano Beltramo, INRA, UMR7247, France
    PS1.00125: The Response To Senktide Administration In The Retrochiasmatic Area Is Sexually Dimorphic In Lambs, Justin Lopez, West Virginia University, USA
    PS1.00126: Estrogen Signaling In Ghrh Cells Is Required For Normal Growth And Puberty In Female Mice, David Garcia Galiano, University of Michigan, USA
    PS1.00127: The Neuroanatomical Relationship Of Nnos To Kisspeptin And Gnrh In Adult Female Sheep And Primates, Michelle Bedenbaugh, West Virginia University, USA
    PS1.00128: Activation Of Crh Receptor Type-1, But Not Type-2, Increases Gabaergic Transmission To Gnrh Neurons, Chayarndorn Phumsatitpong, University of Michigan, USA
    PS1.00129: Elevated Firing Rate In Gnrh Neurons In Prenatally Androgenized Mice Is Ovary-dependent, Eden Dulka, The University of Michigan, USA
    PS1.0013: Maternally Involved Galanin Neurons In The Preoptic Area And Their Inputs In The Rat, Arpad Dobolyi, Eotvos Loránd University, Hungary
    PS1.00130: Morphological Plasticity Of Hypothalamic Dopaminergic Neurons During   Estrous Cycle And Lactation, Siew Yip, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00131: Changing Dynamics Of Prolactin And Leptin Transport Into The Brain During Pregnancy And With Aging, Rosie Brown, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00132: Insulin-like Growth Factor 2, A Prolactin-responsive Gene In The Adult Mouse Choroid Plexus, Holly Phillipps, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00133: Optogenetic Stimulation Of Kndy Neurones And Mathematical Modelling Of The Gnrh Pulse Generator, Ross De Burgh, King's College London, UK
    PS1.00134: Role Of Amp-activated Protein Kinase (Ampk) In Gnrh Neurons In The Metabolic Control Of Reproduction, Delphine Franssen, University of Cordoba/ IMIBIC, Spain
    PS1.00135: Estradiol Levels That Induce An Lh Surge Also Increase Glutamatergic Inputs Onto Kndy Cells In Ewes, Danielle Porter, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
    PS1.00136: Gnrh Pulse Generator Activity Across The Estrous Cycle In Female Mice, Henry McQuillan, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00137: Analysis Of Gnrh Pulse Generator Activity In Intact Male Mice, Su Han, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00138: In Vivo Population Activity Of Rp3v Kisspeptin Neurons Across The Mouse Estrous Cycle, Allan Herbison, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00139: Delay In Puberty Onset After Neonatal Underfeeding Can Be Reversed By Silencing Agrp Neurons, Caroline Decourt, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.0014: Gestational Bisphenol A Exposure Accelerates Hypothalamic Neurogenesis And Alters Behaviour, Dinu Nesan, University of Calgary, Canada
    PS1.00140: Altered Central Ceramide Signaling As A Novel Mechanism For Obesity-induced Precocious Puberty, Juan Manuel Castellano, Instituto Maimónides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba;Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology, University of Córdoba; Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia, Spain
    PS1.00141: Age Dependent Changes In Reproductive Axis Responsiveness To Kp-10 Administration In Healthy Men, Muhammad Shahab, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan
    PS1.00142: Lesions Of Nk3r-containing Neurons In The Retrochiasmatic Area (Rch) Blunts The Lh Surge In Ewes, Robert Goodman, West Virginia University, USA
    PS1.00143: Activation Of ARN AGRP/NPY Neurons Slows Lh Pulsatility In Control And Pcos Mice, Eulalia Coutinho, University of Otago, New Zealand 
    PS1.00144: Rescue Of Function Of Inactivating Mutations In The Human Nk3r Receptor, Ross Anderson, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    PS1.00145: The Effects Of Progesterone On Regulation Of The Luteinising Hormone Surge In Adult Female Rat, 
    Wen He, Shanghai Ninth Hospital, China
    PS1.00146: Sexually Dimorphic Response Of Selective Modulation Of Amygdala Kiss Neurons On Reproductive Axis, Sanya Aggarwal, University of St Andrews, UK
    PS1.00147: Complete Kisspeptin Receptor Inactivation Does Not Impede Exogenous Gnrh-induced Lh Surge In Humans, Nicolas de Roux, INSERM U1141, France
    PS1.0048: Sex Differences In Effects Of Light Intensity On Orexinergic System In The Diurnal Nile Grass Rats, Yu Ping Ping, Michigan State University, USA
    PS1.0049: Consequences Of Prenatal Exposure To Valproic Acid In The Socially Monogamous Prairie Vole, Lindsay Sailer, Florida State University, USA
    PS1.005: Vasopressin And Social Play Modulate Lateral Septum Neurotransmitter Release In Sex-specific Ways, Remco Bredewold, Michigan State University, USA
    PS1.0050: Adolescent Increases In Reward-associated Behaviors: Is Puberty To Blame? Robert Kyne, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
    PS1.0052: Multigenerational Effects Of Clomipramine On Socioemotional Behavior And Serotonin In Rats, Christina Ragan, Purdue University Northwest, USA
    PS1.0053: Ghrelin Receptor Agonism Suppresses Seizures In The D1r-mediated Kindling Model, An Buckinx, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    PS1.0054: Prenatal Exposure To Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Disrupts Mate Preference In Adult Rats, Morgan Hernandez, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    PS1.0055: The Importance Of Infantile Neuronal Nos-derived No Signaling For Fertility, Olfaction And Cognition, Valerie Leysen, Inserm U1172 - Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center - University of Lille, France
    PS1.0056: A Role For The Hypothalamus In Vitamin A Homeostasis, Peter Imoesi, University of Aberdeen, UK
    PS1.0057: Glucocorticoids Rapidly Induce Hyperphagia And Insulin Resistance, But Obesity Is Delayed In Mice, Erika Harno, The University of Manchester, UK
    PS1.0058: Glucocorticoid-induced Obesity And Hyperphagia: Is The Brain To Blame? Charlotte Sefton, The University of Manchester, UK
    PS1.0059: Investigation Of Melanocortin System Peptides In The Developing Human Brain, Alexandra Cara, University of Michigan, USA
    PS1.006: Actin Polymerization Inhibition Blocks Rapid Estrogen-facilitated Social Recognition In Female Mice, Paul Sheppard, University of Guelph, Canada
    PS1.0060: Hypothalamic Tanycytes Of The Arcuate Nucleus Control Feeding Centres, Matei Bolborea, University of Warwick, UK
    PS1.0061: Cortisol Responsiveness, Obesity And The Role Of Melanocortin And Oxytocin Systems, Belinda Henry, Monash University, Australia
    PS1.0062: Palmitate Treatment Increases Autophagy In Mhypoe-46 And Mhypoa 2-29 Hypothalamic Cell Lines, Andressa Reginato, Unicamp, Brazil
    PS1.0063: A Pvn To Pancreas Neuronal Input Rapidly Modifies Glucose-stimulated Insulin Secretion, Ioannis Papazoglou, National Institutes of Health, USA
    PS1.0064: Role Of Tanycyte Network In The Regulation Of Energy Homeostasis, Jerome Clasadonte, Inserm U1172 - Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center - University of Lille, France
    PS1.0065: Permeability Of The Blood-hypothalamus Barrier Changes Along The Day, Beatriz Rodriguez Cortes, Institute for Biomedical Research, National Auotonomous Univeversity of Mexico, Mexico
    PS1.0066: Corticotropin-releasing Factor Receptor Signaling In The Brain Stimulates Ghrelin Secretion  In Mice, Natsumi Takakura, Saitama University, Japan
    PS1.0067: Important Role Of Neuropeptide-ff Signalling In The Regulation Of Glucose And Energy Homeostasis, Lei Zhang, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
    PS1.0068: Investigating Obesity-associated Brain Inflammation Using Quantitative Water Content Mapping, Stephanie Kullmann, University of Tübingen, Germany
    PS1.0069: Nutritional Lipids and Glial Remodeling, Carole Rovere, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Institute, France
    PS1.007: Estrogen Signalling in Anxiodepressive Behaviour Induced by Saturated Fat, Lea Decarie-Spain, CRCHUM, Canada
    PS1.0070: Investigating the Effects of Protein Digestion on Gut Content and Satiety, Anya Ramgulam, Imperial College London, UK
    PS1.0071: Pattern Dependent Genome-wide Dysregulation of Glucocorticoid Receptor Action in Liver, Benjamin Flynn, University of Bristol, UK
    PS1.0072: Leptin and Insulin Do Not Exert Redundant Control of Metabolic Function via Dopamine Neurons, Maggie Evans, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.0073: Effects Of The Saturated Fatty Acid Palmitate On Neuronal Morphology And Function, Aline Loehfelm, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.0074: Ccl5 Protects Against The Development Of Obesity, Diabetes And Associated Neuropathic Pain, Katharina Stobbe, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Institute, France
    PS1.0075: Bisphenol a Increases Agrp Mrna Levels in Hypothalamic Neurons Through Map Kinases, Jnk and Erk, Neruja Loganathan, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS1.0076: Rescuing Bpa-mediated Pomc Gene Dysregulation With Anti-inflammatories in Hypothalamic Neurons, Ashkan Salehi, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS1.0077: Long-term Consequences of Reproductive Experience on Metabolic Homeostasis in Mothers, Zin Khant Aung, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.0078: Nutritional Recovery : Impact of Physical Activity in a Chronic Food Restriction Mouse Model, Odile Viltart, INSERM U894, France
    PS1.0079: Molecular Mechanisms of Leptin Transport Across the Tanycytes of Median Eminence, Marion Millet, CNRS UPR3212 - Institut des neurosciences cellulaires et intégratives -INCI, France
    PS1.008: Central Prolactin Receptor Distribution in Breeding and Non-breeding Zebra Finches, Kristina Smiley, Cornell University, USA
    PS1.0080: Hypothalamic Region-specific Astrocyte Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis and Energy Balance, Daniela Herrera Moro Chao, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, France
    PS1.0081: Ghrelin: a Key Hormone  in Metabolic and Neuroendocrine Adaptations to Undernutrition, Virginie Tolle, INSERM U894, France
    PS1.0082: Chemerin Receptor Signalling Pathways, Trafficking and Regulation in the Hypothalamus, Gisela Helfer, University of Bradford, UK
    PS1.0083: Effects of Hypoglycemia on Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone Neurons, Mitchell Bayne, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
    PS1.0084: The Vgf-derived Peptide Tlqp-62 Potently Stimulates Insulin Secretion to Enhance Glucose Clearance, Preeti Jet, University of Nottingham, UK
    PS1.0085: Prostaglandin E2 Activates Melanin-concentrating Hormone Neurons Through Multiple Mechanisms, Lisa Fang, Memorial University, Canada
    PS1.0086: Leptin Targets Lh and Vta Gaba Neurons to Reduce Dopaminergic Drive Towards Food Reward, Roger Adan, BCRM, Netherlands
    PS1.0087: Colonic L-phenylalanine Stimulates Pancreatic Hormone Release, Mariana Norton, Imperial College London, UK
    PS1.0088: Hypothalamic Vasculature Remodeling Upon Hypercaloric Feeding Depends on Astroglial Hif1a and VEGF, Tim Norton, Imperial College London, UK
    PS1.0089: Functional Role of Tanycyte Pyroglutamyl Peptidase Ii for Thyroid Axis Regulation, Adair Jonathan Rodriguez, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
    PS1.009: Rats in Cahoots: Examining Cooperation in a 2x2 Game, Alexandra Donovan, University of Southern California, USA
    PS1.0090: High Salt Intake Causes Cytoskeleton Reorganization in Vasopressin Neurons of the Supraoptic Nucleus, Suleima Jacob-Tomas, McGill University, Canada
    PS1.0091: Anatomical Organization of the Mouse Subfornical Organ, Amirah-Iman Hicks, McGill University, Canada
    PS1.0092: Atp Is Released From Glp-1 Secreting Enteroendocrine Cells and Signals to Vagal Afferent Neurones, Van Lu, Institute of Metabolic Science, UK
    PS1.0093: Neuronal Activation of Proopiomelanocortin Ameliorates Aging Altered Hepatic Glucose Metabolism, Dipak Sarkar, Rutgers University, USA
    PS1.0094: Maternal High-fat Diet Alters Leptin Sensitivity and Afferents to Lateral Hypothalamus in Rat Pups, Lyla Kelley, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Canada
    PS1.0095: Huddling Modulates Monoamine Neurotransmitters and Gut Microbiota to Orchestrate Metabolism, Xueying Zhang, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    PS1.0096: Presence of Rare Pathogenic Mutations Associated With Mental Health Conditions in Extreme Obesity, Priska Stahel, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS1.0097: Intranasal Delivery of a Microrna Inhibitor to Mir-1983 Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Mice, Prasad Dalvi, Gannon University, USA
    PS1.0098: Comparison of Antipsychotic-induced Effects on the Insulin and Mapk Pathways in Hypothalamic Neurons, Chantel Kowalchuk, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
    PS1.0099: Clk2 in Neurons of the Hypothalamus but Not in the Amygdala Alters the Energy Metabolism, Patricia Prada, UNICAMP, Brazil

  • 12:00 - 13:00

    Professional Development Workshop 1 & 3 Combined: Generational Mentoring & Networking

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

    Please noteThe Professional Development Sessions 1 and 3 will be combined into one:  Generational Mentoring & Networking

    Dr Pamela MELLON, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Dr Kevin O’BYRNE, King’s College, London
    Dr Colin SALDANHA, American University, USA

    Moderator:
    Dr. Elodie DESROZIERS, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Dr Deborah KURRASCH, University of Calgary, Canada

    Whether you are a graduate student mentoring an undergraduate, a new PI mentoring your lab, or an old dog looking for some new tricks, the advice from the mentoring experts will enlighten and impress. PIs that are recognized as outstanding mentors discuss strategies they employ to mentor at each professional level.

    A discussion on the art of networking – at a poster session, at a social event, on your own through informational interviews. Tips on how to distinguish yourself amongst all of the other competitors and keep people interested in your story.

  • 12:00 - 14:00

    Poster Session 1

    Location: Exhibition + Poster Hall, Metro Centre Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    PS1 - Poster Session 1

    PS1.001: Reconstructing The Hypothalamo-neurohypophysis Connection By Viral Tracing, Zhihua Gao, Zhejiang University, China
    PS1.0010: Enhancement Of Sexual Behavior In V1a And V1b Double Ko Male Mice, Kie Shimizu, Tsukuba University, Japan
    PS1.00100: Hypothalamic Bmal1-knockout Cell Lines For The Study Of Circadian Feeding Regulation, Matthew Clemenzi, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS1.00101: Hypothalamic And Vagal Signaling In Obesity Development In Bardet-biedl Syndrome, Naila Haq, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, UK
    PS1.00102: Tbx3 Controls The Identity Of Hypothalamic Neurons To Maintain Energy Homeostasis, Alexandre Fisette, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, Germany
    PS1.00103: Kisspeptin Modulates Β-cell Function And The Metabolite Profile In Humans, Chioma Izzi-Engbeaya, Imperial College London, UK
    PS1.00104: Olfactory Receptor Or51e1 Mediates Glp-1 Secretion In Human And Rodent Enteroendocrine L Cells, Ye Eon Han, Endocrinology, Institute of Endocrine Research, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea
    PS1.00105: Early Life Exposure To High Fat Diet Induces Widespread Changes In The Adult Brain, Anna Roy, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
    PS1.00106: Glucokinase Within The Arcuate Nucleus Regulates Glucose Homeostasis, Risheka Ratnasabapathy, Imperial College, UK
    PS1.00107: Stress Response Pathways Regulate Islet Homeostasis, Xiao Yu, Shandong University, China
    PS1.00108: Membrane Estrogen Receptors Activate The Jak-stat Pathway In The Hypothalamus And Pomc Neurons, Michael Butler, Florida State University, USA
    PS1.00109: Physiological Consequences Of Selective Ablation Of Beta2 Tanycytes In Adult Mice, Sooyeon Yoo, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
    PS1.0011: Sex Differences And The Impact Of Estradiol In The Functional Role Of The Hippocampus In The Rat, Nicole Gervais, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS1.00110: The Effect And Mechanism Of Substance P In Rat Pancreatic Islets, Lei Sha, China Medical University, China
    PS1.00111: Blood-borne Liraglutide Transport Into The Hypothalamus: A Tanycytic Route? Monica Imbernon, INSERM, France
    PS1.00112: Lxr Agonism And Phosphoethanolamine: Neuroendocrine Implications For Major Depressive Disorder, Douglas Osei-Hyiaman, Human Metabolome Technologies Inc., Japan
    PS1.00113: Finasteride Impairs Memory And Increases Hippocampal Pathology In Male 3xtg-ad Mice, Ari Mendell, University of Guelph, Canada
    PS1.00114: Loss Of The Imprinted Gene Neuronatin Affects Both Food Intake And Energy Expenditure, Irene Cimino, University of Cambridge, UK
    PS1.00115: Is Irisin A Regulatory (F)actor On Food Intake? Suleyman Sandal, Inonu University Medical School, Turkey
    PS1.00116: Maternal Androgens And Obesity Induce Sexually Dimorphic Anxiety-like Behavior In The Offspring, Maria Manti, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    PS1.00117: Role Of Estradiol In Prolactin-induced Suppression Of Luteinizing Hormone Pulsatile Secretion, Raphael Szawka, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
    PS1.00118: Estradiol Feedback Shapes Postsynaptic Potentials In Arcuate Kndy Neurons Via K+ And Ca2+ Channels, Richard Defazio, University of Michigan, USA
    PS1.00119: Circadian Rhythm Synchrony Is Required For Estrous Cycling And Female Fertility, Hanne Hoffmann, Michigan State University, USA
    PS1.0012: Developmental Origins Of Variation In Social Behavior And Neuroendocrine Function, Tessa Solomon-Lane, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    PS1.00120: Sexual Differentiation Of A Novel Female-biased Sexually Dimorphic Cell Group In Murine Brain, Masahiro Morishita, Saitama University, Japan
    PS1.00121: Amh Regulates Development And Function Of Gnrh Neurons And It Is Mutated In Patients With Chh, Samuel Malone, INSERM U1172, France
    PS1.00122: Kisspeptin And Rfrp3 Modulate Body Mass In The Phodopus Sungorus Via Different Hypothalamic Pathways, Fernando Cázarez-Márquez, Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences, France
    PS1.00123: Ghrelin Regulates Reproductive Development, Luba Sominsky, RMIT University, Australia
    PS1.00124: In Non-breeding Ewes The Kisspeptin Analog C6 Triggers Ovulation Without Progestogen Priming, Massimiliano Beltramo, INRA, UMR7247, France
    PS1.00125: The Response To Senktide Administration In The Retrochiasmatic Area Is Sexually Dimorphic In Lambs, Justin Lopez, West Virginia University, USA
    PS1.00126: Estrogen Signaling In Ghrh Cells Is Required For Normal Growth And Puberty In Female Mice, David Garcia Galiano, University of Michigan, USA
    PS1.00127: The Neuroanatomical Relationship Of Nnos To Kisspeptin And Gnrh In Adult Female Sheep And Primates, Michelle Bedenbaugh, West Virginia University, USA
    PS1.00128: Activation Of Crh Receptor Type-1, But Not Type-2, Increases Gabaergic Transmission To Gnrh Neurons, Chayarndorn Phumsatitpong, University of Michigan, USA
    PS1.00129: Elevated Firing Rate In Gnrh Neurons In Prenatally Androgenized Mice Is Ovary-dependent, Eden Dulka, The University of Michigan, USA
    PS1.0013: Maternally Involved Galanin Neurons In The Preoptic Area And Their Inputs In The Rat, Arpad Dobolyi, Eotvos Loránd University, Hungary
    PS1.00130: Morphological Plasticity Of Hypothalamic Dopaminergic Neurons During   Estrous Cycle And Lactation, Siew Yip, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00131: Changing Dynamics Of Prolactin And Leptin Transport Into The Brain During Pregnancy And With Aging, Rosie Brown, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00132: Insulin-like Growth Factor 2, A Prolactin-responsive Gene In The Adult Mouse Choroid Plexus, Holly Phillipps, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00133: Optogenetic Stimulation Of Kndy Neurones And Mathematical Modelling Of The Gnrh Pulse Generator, Ross De Burgh, King's College London, UK
    PS1.00134: Role Of Amp-activated Protein Kinase (Ampk) In Gnrh Neurons In The Metabolic Control Of Reproduction, Delphine Franssen, University of Cordoba/ IMIBIC, Spain
    PS1.00135: Estradiol Levels That Induce An Lh Surge Also Increase Glutamatergic Inputs Onto Kndy Cells In Ewes, Danielle Porter, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
    PS1.00136: Gnrh Pulse Generator Activity Across The Estrous Cycle In Female Mice, Henry McQuillan, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00137: Analysis Of Gnrh Pulse Generator Activity In Intact Male Mice, Su Han, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00138: In Vivo Population Activity Of Rp3v Kisspeptin Neurons Across The Mouse Estrous Cycle, Allan Herbison, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00139: Delay In Puberty Onset After Neonatal Underfeeding Can Be Reversed By Silencing Agrp Neurons, Caroline Decourt, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.0014: Gestational Bisphenol A Exposure Accelerates Hypothalamic Neurogenesis And Alters Behaviour, Dinu Nesan, University of Calgary, Canada
    PS1.00140: Altered Central Ceramide Signaling As A Novel Mechanism For Obesity-induced Precocious Puberty, Juan Manuel Castellano, Instituto Maimónides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba;Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology, University of Córdoba; Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia, Spain
    PS1.00141: Age Dependent Changes In Reproductive Axis Responsiveness To Kp-10 Administration In Healthy Men, Muhammad Shahab, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan
    PS1.00142: Lesions Of Nk3r-containing Neurons In The Retrochiasmatic Area (Rch) Blunts The Lh Surge In Ewes, Robert Goodman, West Virginia University, USA
    PS1.00143: Activation Of ARN AGRP/NPY Neurons Slows Lh Pulsatility In Control And Pcos Mice, Eulalia Coutinho, University of Otago, New Zealand 
    PS1.00144: Rescue Of Function Of Inactivating Mutations In The Human Nk3r Receptor, Ross Anderson, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    PS1.00145: The Effects Of Progesterone On Regulation Of The Luteinising Hormone Surge In Adult Female Rat, 
    Wen He, Shanghai Ninth Hospital, China
    PS1.00146: Sexually Dimorphic Response Of Selective Modulation Of Amygdala Kiss Neurons On Reproductive Axis, Sanya Aggarwal, University of St Andrews, UK
    PS1.00147: Complete Kisspeptin Receptor Inactivation Does Not Impede Exogenous Gnrh-induced Lh Surge In Humans, Nicolas de Roux, INSERM U1141, France
    PS1.0048: Sex Differences In Effects Of Light Intensity On Orexinergic System In The Diurnal Nile Grass Rats, Yu Ping Ping, Michigan State University, USA
    PS1.0049: Consequences Of Prenatal Exposure To Valproic Acid In The Socially Monogamous Prairie Vole, Lindsay Sailer, Florida State University, USA
    PS1.005: Vasopressin And Social Play Modulate Lateral Septum Neurotransmitter Release In Sex-specific Ways, Remco Bredewold, Michigan State University, USA
    PS1.0050: Adolescent Increases In Reward-associated Behaviors: Is Puberty To Blame? Robert Kyne, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
    PS1.0052: Multigenerational Effects Of Clomipramine On Socioemotional Behavior And Serotonin In Rats, Christina Ragan, Purdue University Northwest, USA
    PS1.0053: Ghrelin Receptor Agonism Suppresses Seizures In The D1r-mediated Kindling Model, An Buckinx, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    PS1.0054: Prenatal Exposure To Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Disrupts Mate Preference In Adult Rats, Morgan Hernandez, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    PS1.0055: The Importance Of Infantile Neuronal Nos-derived No Signaling For Fertility, Olfaction And Cognition, Valerie Leysen, Inserm U1172 - Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center - University of Lille, France
    PS1.0056: A Role For The Hypothalamus In Vitamin A Homeostasis, Peter Imoesi, University of Aberdeen, UK
    PS1.0057: Glucocorticoids Rapidly Induce Hyperphagia And Insulin Resistance, But Obesity Is Delayed In Mice, Erika Harno, The University of Manchester, UK
    PS1.0058: Glucocorticoid-induced Obesity And Hyperphagia: Is The Brain To Blame? Charlotte Sefton, The University of Manchester, UK
    PS1.0059: Investigation Of Melanocortin System Peptides In The Developing Human Brain, Alexandra Cara, University of Michigan, USA
    PS1.006: Actin Polymerization Inhibition Blocks Rapid Estrogen-facilitated Social Recognition In Female Mice, Paul Sheppard, University of Guelph, Canada
    PS1.0060: Hypothalamic Tanycytes Of The Arcuate Nucleus Control Feeding Centres, Matei Bolborea, University of Warwick, UK
    PS1.0061: Cortisol Responsiveness, Obesity And The Role Of Melanocortin And Oxytocin Systems, Belinda Henry, Monash University, Australia
    PS1.0062: Palmitate Treatment Increases Autophagy In Mhypoe-46 And Mhypoa 2-29 Hypothalamic Cell Lines, Andressa Reginato, Unicamp, Brazil
    PS1.0063: A Pvn To Pancreas Neuronal Input Rapidly Modifies Glucose-stimulated Insulin Secretion, Ioannis Papazoglou, National Institutes of Health, USA
    PS1.0064: Role Of Tanycyte Network In The Regulation Of Energy Homeostasis, Jerome Clasadonte, Inserm U1172 - Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center - University of Lille, France
    PS1.0065: Permeability Of The Blood-hypothalamus Barrier Changes Along The Day, Beatriz Rodriguez Cortes, Institute for Biomedical Research, National Auotonomous Univeversity of Mexico, Mexico
    PS1.0066: Corticotropin-releasing Factor Receptor Signaling In The Brain Stimulates Ghrelin Secretion  In Mice, Natsumi Takakura, Saitama University, Japan
    PS1.0067: Important Role Of Neuropeptide-ff Signalling In The Regulation Of Glucose And Energy Homeostasis, Lei Zhang, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
    PS1.0068: Investigating Obesity-associated Brain Inflammation Using Quantitative Water Content Mapping, Stephanie Kullmann, University of Tübingen, Germany
    PS1.0069: Nutritional Lipids and Glial Remodeling, Carole Rovere, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Institute, France
    PS1.007: Estrogen Signalling in Anxiodepressive Behaviour Induced by Saturated Fat, Lea Decarie-Spain, CRCHUM, Canada
    PS1.0070: Investigating the Effects of Protein Digestion on Gut Content and Satiety, Anya Ramgulam, Imperial College London, UK
    PS1.0071: Pattern Dependent Genome-wide Dysregulation of Glucocorticoid Receptor Action in Liver, Benjamin Flynn, University of Bristol, UK
    PS1.0072: Leptin and Insulin Do Not Exert Redundant Control of Metabolic Function via Dopamine Neurons, Maggie Evans, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.0073: Effects Of The Saturated Fatty Acid Palmitate On Neuronal Morphology And Function, Aline Loehfelm, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.0074: Ccl5 Protects Against The Development Of Obesity, Diabetes And Associated Neuropathic Pain, Katharina Stobbe, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Institute, France
    PS1.0075: Bisphenol a Increases Agrp Mrna Levels in Hypothalamic Neurons Through Map Kinases, Jnk and Erk, Neruja Loganathan, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS1.0076: Rescuing Bpa-mediated Pomc Gene Dysregulation With Anti-inflammatories in Hypothalamic Neurons, Ashkan Salehi, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS1.0077: Long-term Consequences of Reproductive Experience on Metabolic Homeostasis in Mothers, Zin Khant Aung, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.0078: Nutritional Recovery : Impact of Physical Activity in a Chronic Food Restriction Mouse Model, Odile Viltart, INSERM U894, France
    PS1.0079: Molecular Mechanisms of Leptin Transport Across the Tanycytes of Median Eminence, Marion Millet, CNRS UPR3212 - Institut des neurosciences cellulaires et intégratives -INCI, France
    PS1.008: Central Prolactin Receptor Distribution in Breeding and Non-breeding Zebra Finches, Kristina Smiley, Cornell University, USA
    PS1.0080: Hypothalamic Region-specific Astrocyte Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis and Energy Balance, Daniela Herrera Moro Chao, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, France
    PS1.0081: Ghrelin: a Key Hormone  in Metabolic and Neuroendocrine Adaptations to Undernutrition, Virginie Tolle, INSERM U894, France
    PS1.0082: Chemerin Receptor Signalling Pathways, Trafficking and Regulation in the Hypothalamus, Gisela Helfer, University of Bradford, UK
    PS1.0083: Effects of Hypoglycemia on Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone Neurons, Mitchell Bayne, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
    PS1.0084: The Vgf-derived Peptide Tlqp-62 Potently Stimulates Insulin Secretion to Enhance Glucose Clearance, Preeti Jethwa, University of Nottingham, UK
    PS1.0085: Prostaglandin E2 Activates Melanin-concentrating Hormone Neurons Through Multiple Mechanisms, Lisa Fang, Memorial University, Canada
    PS1.0086: Leptin Targets Lh and Vta Gaba Neurons to Reduce Dopaminergic Drive Towards Food Reward, Roger Adan, BCRM, Netherlands
    PS1.0087: Colonic L-phenylalanine Stimulates Pancreatic Hormone Release, Mariana Norton, Imperial College London, UK
    PS1.0088: Hypothalamic Vasculature Remodeling Upon Hypercaloric Feeding Depends on Astroglial Hif1a and VEGF, Tim Norton, Imperial College London, UK
    PS1.0089: Functional Role of Tanycyte Pyroglutamyl Peptidase Ii for Thyroid Axis Regulation, Adair Jonathan Rodriguez, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
    PS1.009: Rats in Cahoots: Examining Cooperation in a 2x2 Game, Alexandra Donovan, University of Southern California, USA
    PS1.0090: High Salt Intake Causes Cytoskeleton Reorganization in Vasopressin Neurons of the Supraoptic Nucleus, Suleima Jacob-Tomas, McGill University, Canada
    PS1.0091: Anatomical Organization of the Mouse Subfornical Organ, Amirah-Iman Hicks, McGill University, Canada
    PS1.0092: Atp Is Released From Glp-1 Secreting Enteroendocrine Cells and Signals to Vagal Afferent Neurones, Van Lu, Institute of Metabolic Science, UK
    PS1.0093: Neuronal Activation of Proopiomelanocortin Ameliorates Aging Altered Hepatic Glucose Metabolism, Dipak Sarkar, Rutgers University, USA
    PS1.0094: Maternal High-fat Diet Alters Leptin Sensitivity and Afferents to Lateral Hypothalamus in Rat Pups, Lyla Kelley, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Canada
    PS1.0095: Huddling Modulates Monoamine Neurotransmitters and Gut Microbiota to Orchestrate Metabolism, Xueying Zhang, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    PS1.0096: Presence of Rare Pathogenic Mutations Associated With Mental Health Conditions in Extreme Obesity, Priska Stahel, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS1.0097: Intranasal Delivery of a Microrna Inhibitor to Mir-1983 Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Mice, Prasad Dalvi, Gannon University, USA
    PS1.0098: Comparison of Antipsychotic-induced Effects on the Insulin and Mapk Pathways in Hypothalamic Neurons, Chantel Kowalchuk, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
    PS1.0099: Clk2 in Neurons of the Hypothalamus but Not in the Amygdala Alters the Energy Metabolism, Patricia Prada, UNICAMP, Brazil

  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Poster Session 1 with Authors

    Location: Exhibition + Poster Hall, Metro Centre Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):

    PS1 - Poster Session 1

    PS1.001: Reconstructing The Hypothalamo-neurohypophysis Connection By Viral Tracing, Zhihua Gao, Zhejiang University, China
    PS1.0010: Enhancement Of Sexual Behavior In V1a And V1b Double Ko Male Mice, Kie Shimizu, Tsukuba University, Japan
    PS1.00100: Hypothalamic Bmal1-knockout Cell Lines For The Study Of Circadian Feeding Regulation, Matthew Clemenzi, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS1.00101: Hypothalamic And Vagal Signaling In Obesity Development In Bardet-biedl Syndrome, Naila Haq, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, UK
    PS1.00102: Tbx3 Controls The Identity Of Hypothalamic Neurons To Maintain Energy Homeostasis, Alexandre Fisette, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, Germany
    PS1.00103: Kisspeptin Modulates Β-cell Function And The Metabolite Profile In Humans, Chioma Izzi-Engbeaya, Imperial College London, UK
    PS1.00104: Olfactory Receptor Or51e1 Mediates Glp-1 Secretion In Human And Rodent Enteroendocrine L Cells, Ye Eon Han, Endocrinology, Institute of Endocrine Research, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea
    PS1.00105: Early Life Exposure To High Fat Diet Induces Widespread Changes In The Adult Brain, Anna Roy, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
    PS1.00106: Glucokinase Within The Arcuate Nucleus Regulates Glucose Homeostasis, Risheka Ratnasabapathy, Imperial College, UK
    PS1.00107: Stress Response Pathways Regulate Islet Homeostasis, Xiao Yu, Shandong University, China
    PS1.00108: Membrane Estrogen Receptors Activate The Jak-stat Pathway In The Hypothalamus And Pomc Neurons, Michael Butler, Florida State University, USA
    PS1.00109: Physiological Consequences Of Selective Ablation Of Beta2 Tanycytes In Adult Mice, Sooyeon Yoo, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
    PS1.0011: Sex Differences And The Impact Of Estradiol In The Functional Role Of The Hippocampus In The Rat, Nicole Gervais, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS1.00110: The Effect And Mechanism Of Substance P In Rat Pancreatic Islets, Lei Sha, China Medical University, China
    PS1.00111: Blood-borne Liraglutide Transport Into The Hypothalamus: A Tanycytic Route? Monica Imbernon, INSERM, France
    PS1.00112: Lxr Agonism And Phosphoethanolamine: Neuroendocrine Implications For Major Depressive Disorder, Douglas Osei-Hyiaman, Human Metabolome Technologies Inc., Japan
    PS1.00113: Finasteride Impairs Memory And Increases Hippocampal Pathology In Male 3xtg-ad Mice, Ari Mendell, University of Guelph, Canada
    PS1.00114: Loss Of The Imprinted Gene Neuronatin Affects Both Food Intake And Energy Expenditure, Irene Cimino, University of Cambridge, UK
    PS1.00115: Is Irisin A Regulatory (F)actor On Food Intake? Suleyman Sandal, Inonu University Medical School, Turkey
    PS1.00116: Maternal Androgens And Obesity Induce Sexually Dimorphic Anxiety-like Behavior In The Offspring, Maria Manti, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    PS1.00117: Role Of Estradiol In Prolactin-induced Suppression Of Luteinizing Hormone Pulsatile Secretion, Raphael Szawka, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
    PS1.00118: Estradiol Feedback Shapes Postsynaptic Potentials In Arcuate Kndy Neurons Via K+ And Ca2+ Channels, Richard Defazio, University of Michigan, USA
    PS1.00119: Circadian Rhythm Synchrony Is Required For Estrous Cycling And Female Fertility, Hanne Hoffmann, Michigan State University, USA
    PS1.0012: Developmental Origins Of Variation In Social Behavior And Neuroendocrine Function, Tessa Solomon-Lane, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    PS1.00120: Sexual Differentiation Of A Novel Female-biased Sexually Dimorphic Cell Group In Murine Brain, Masahiro Morishita, Saitama University, Japan
    PS1.00121: Amh Regulates Development And Function Of Gnrh Neurons And It Is Mutated In Patients With Chh, Samuel Malone, INSERM U1172, France
    PS1.00122: Kisspeptin And Rfrp3 Modulate Body Mass In The Phodopus Sungorus Via Different Hypothalamic Pathways, Fernando Cázarez-Márquez, Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences, France
    PS1.00123: Ghrelin Regulates Reproductive Development, Luba Sominsky, RMIT University, Australia
    PS1.00124: In Non-breeding Ewes The Kisspeptin Analog C6 Triggers Ovulation Without Progestogen Priming, Massimiliano Beltramo, INRA, UMR7247, France
    PS1.00125: The Response To Senktide Administration In The Retrochiasmatic Area Is Sexually Dimorphic In Lambs, Justin Lopez, West Virginia University, USA
    PS1.00126: Estrogen Signaling In Ghrh Cells Is Required For Normal Growth And Puberty In Female Mice, David Garcia Galiano, University of Michigan, USA
    PS1.00127: The Neuroanatomical Relationship Of Nnos To Kisspeptin And Gnrh In Adult Female Sheep And Primates, Michelle Bedenbaugh, West Virginia University, USA
    PS1.00128: Activation Of Crh Receptor Type-1, But Not Type-2, Increases Gabaergic Transmission To Gnrh Neurons, Chayarndorn Phumsatitpong, University of Michigan, USA
    PS1.00129: Elevated Firing Rate In Gnrh Neurons In Prenatally Androgenized Mice Is Ovary-dependent, Eden Dulka, The University of Michigan, USA
    PS1.0013: Maternally Involved Galanin Neurons In The Preoptic Area And Their Inputs In The Rat, Arpad Dobolyi, Eotvos Loránd University, Hungary
    PS1.00130: Morphological Plasticity Of Hypothalamic Dopaminergic Neurons During   Estrous Cycle And Lactation, Siew Yip, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00131: Changing Dynamics Of Prolactin And Leptin Transport Into The Brain During Pregnancy And With Aging, Rosie Brown, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00132: Insulin-like Growth Factor 2, A Prolactin-responsive Gene In The Adult Mouse Choroid Plexus, Holly Phillipps, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00133: Optogenetic Stimulation Of Kndy Neurones And Mathematical Modelling Of The Gnrh Pulse Generator, Ross De Burgh, King's College London, UK
    PS1.00134: Role Of Amp-activated Protein Kinase (Ampk) In Gnrh Neurons In The Metabolic Control Of Reproduction, Delphine Franssen, University of Cordoba/ IMIBIC, Spain
    PS1.00135: Estradiol Levels That Induce An Lh Surge Also Increase Glutamatergic Inputs Onto Kndy Cells In Ewes, Danielle Porter, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
    PS1.00136: Gnrh Pulse Generator Activity Across The Estrous Cycle In Female Mice, Henry McQuillan, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00137: Analysis Of Gnrh Pulse Generator Activity In Intact Male Mice, Su Han, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00138: In Vivo Population Activity Of Rp3v Kisspeptin Neurons Across The Mouse Estrous Cycle, Allan Herbison, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.00139: Delay In Puberty Onset After Neonatal Underfeeding Can Be Reversed By Silencing Agrp Neurons, Caroline Decourt, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.0014: Gestational Bisphenol A Exposure Accelerates Hypothalamic Neurogenesis And Alters Behaviour, Dinu Nesan, University of Calgary, Canada
    PS1.00140: Altered Central Ceramide Signaling As A Novel Mechanism For Obesity-induced Precocious Puberty, Juan Manuel Castellano, Instituto Maimónides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba;Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology, University of Córdoba; Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia, Spain
    PS1.00141: Age Dependent Changes In Reproductive Axis Responsiveness To Kp-10 Administration In Healthy Men, Muhammad Shahab, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan
    PS1.00142: Lesions Of Nk3r-containing Neurons In The Retrochiasmatic Area (Rch) Blunts The Lh Surge In Ewes, Robert Goodman, West Virginia University, USA
    PS1.00143: Activation Of ARN AGRP/NPY Neurons Slows Lh Pulsatility In Control And Pcos Mice, Eulalia Coutinho, University of Otago, New Zealand 
    PS1.00144: Rescue Of Function Of Inactivating Mutations In The Human Nk3r Receptor, Ross Anderson, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    PS1.00145: The Effects Of Progesterone On Regulation Of The Luteinising Hormone Surge In Adult Female Rat, 
    Wen He, Shanghai Ninth Hospital, China
    PS1.00146: Sexually Dimorphic Response Of Selective Modulation Of Amygdala Kiss Neurons On Reproductive Axis, Sanya Aggarwal, University of St Andrews, UK
    PS1.00147: Complete Kisspeptin Receptor Inactivation Does Not Impede Exogenous Gnrh-induced Lh Surge In Humans, Nicolas de Roux, INSERM U1141, France
    PS1.0048: Sex Differences In Effects Of Light Intensity On Orexinergic System In The Diurnal Nile Grass Rats, Yu Ping Ping, Michigan State University, USA
    PS1.0049: Consequences Of Prenatal Exposure To Valproic Acid In The Socially Monogamous Prairie Vole, Lindsay Sailer, Florida State University, USA
    PS1.005: Vasopressin And Social Play Modulate Lateral Septum Neurotransmitter Release In Sex-specific Ways, Remco Bredewold, Michigan State University, USA
    PS1.0050: Adolescent Increases In Reward-associated Behaviors: Is Puberty To Blame? Robert Kyne, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
    PS1.0052: Multigenerational Effects Of Clomipramine On Socioemotional Behavior And Serotonin In Rats, Christina Ragan, Purdue University Northwest, USA
    PS1.0053: Ghrelin Receptor Agonism Suppresses Seizures In The D1r-mediated Kindling Model, An Buckinx, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    PS1.0054: Prenatal Exposure To Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Disrupts Mate Preference In Adult Rats, Morgan Hernandez, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    PS1.0055: The Importance Of Infantile Neuronal Nos-derived No Signaling For Fertility, Olfaction And Cognition, Valerie Leysen, Inserm U1172 - Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center - University of Lille, France
    PS1.0056: A Role For The Hypothalamus In Vitamin A Homeostasis, Peter Imoesi, University of Aberdeen, UK
    PS1.0057: Glucocorticoids Rapidly Induce Hyperphagia And Insulin Resistance, But Obesity Is Delayed In Mice, Erika Harno, The University of Manchester, UK
    PS1.0058: Glucocorticoid-induced Obesity And Hyperphagia: Is The Brain To Blame? Charlotte Sefton, The University of Manchester, UK
    PS1.0059: Investigation Of Melanocortin System Peptides In The Developing Human Brain, Alexandra Cara, University of Michigan, USA
    PS1.006: Actin Polymerization Inhibition Blocks Rapid Estrogen-facilitated Social Recognition In Female Mice, Paul Sheppard, University of Guelph, Canada
    PS1.0060: Hypothalamic Tanycytes Of The Arcuate Nucleus Control Feeding Centres, Matei Bolborea, University of Warwick, UK
    PS1.0061: Cortisol Responsiveness, Obesity And The Role Of Melanocortin And Oxytocin Systems, Belinda Henry, Monash University, Australia
    PS1.0062: Palmitate Treatment Increases Autophagy In Mhypoe-46 And Mhypoa 2-29 Hypothalamic Cell Lines, Andressa Reginato, Unicamp, Brazil
    PS1.0063: A Pvn To Pancreas Neuronal Input Rapidly Modifies Glucose-stimulated Insulin Secretion, Ioannis Papazoglou, National Institutes of Health, USA
    PS1.0064: Role Of Tanycyte Network In The Regulation Of Energy Homeostasis, Jerome Clasadonte, Inserm U1172 - Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center - University of Lille, France
    PS1.0065: Permeability Of The Blood-hypothalamus Barrier Changes Along The Day, Beatriz Rodriguez Cortes, Institute for Biomedical Research, National Auotonomous Univeversity of Mexico, Mexico
    PS1.0066: Corticotropin-releasing Factor Receptor Signaling In The Brain Stimulates Ghrelin Secretion  In Mice, Natsumi Takakura, Saitama University, Japan
    PS1.0067: Important Role Of Neuropeptide-ff Signalling In The Regulation Of Glucose And Energy Homeostasis, Lei Zhang, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
    PS1.0068: Investigating Obesity-associated Brain Inflammation Using Quantitative Water Content Mapping, Stephanie Kullmann, University of Tübingen, Germany
    PS1.0069: Nutritional Lipids and Glial Remodeling, Carole Rovere, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Institute, France
    PS1.007: Estrogen Signalling in Anxiodepressive Behaviour Induced by Saturated Fat, Lea Decarie-Spain, CRCHUM, Canada
    PS1.0070: Investigating the Effects of Protein Digestion on Gut Content and Satiety, Anya Ramgulam, Imperial College London, UK
    PS1.0071: Pattern Dependent Genome-wide Dysregulation of Glucocorticoid Receptor Action in Liver, Benjamin Flynn, University of Bristol, UK
    PS1.0072: Leptin and Insulin Do Not Exert Redundant Control of Metabolic Function via Dopamine Neurons, Maggie Evans, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.0073: Effects Of The Saturated Fatty Acid Palmitate On Neuronal Morphology And Function, Aline Loehfelm, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.0074: Ccl5 Protects Against The Development Of Obesity, Diabetes And Associated Neuropathic Pain, Katharina Stobbe, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Institute, France
    PS1.0075: Bisphenol a Increases Agrp Mrna Levels in Hypothalamic Neurons Through Map Kinases, Jnk and Erk, Neruja Loganathan, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS1.0076: Rescuing Bpa-mediated Pomc Gene Dysregulation With Anti-inflammatories in Hypothalamic Neurons, Ashkan Salehi, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS1.0077: Long-term Consequences of Reproductive Experience on Metabolic Homeostasis in Mothers, Zin Khant Aung, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS1.0078: Nutritional Recovery : Impact of Physical Activity in a Chronic Food Restriction Mouse Model, Odile Viltart, INSERM U894, France
    PS1.0079: Molecular Mechanisms of Leptin Transport Across the Tanycytes of Median Eminence, Marion Millet, CNRS UPR3212 - Institut des neurosciences cellulaires et intégratives -INCI, France
    PS1.008: Central Prolactin Receptor Distribution in Breeding and Non-breeding Zebra Finches, Kristina Smiley, Cornell University, USA
    PS1.0080: Hypothalamic Region-specific Astrocyte Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis and Energy Balance, Daniela Herrera Moro Chao, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, France
    PS1.0081: Ghrelin: a Key Hormone  in Metabolic and Neuroendocrine Adaptations to Undernutrition, Virginie Tolle, INSERM U894, France
    PS1.0082: Chemerin Receptor Signalling Pathways, Trafficking and Regulation in the Hypothalamus, Gisela Helfer, University of Bradford, UK
    PS1.0083: Effects of Hypoglycemia on Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone Neurons, Mitchell Bayne, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
    PS1.0084: The Vgf-derived Peptide Tlqp-62 Potently Stimulates Insulin Secretion to Enhance Glucose Clearance, Preeti Jethwa, University of Nottingham, UK
    PS1.0085: Prostaglandin E2 Activates Melanin-concentrating Hormone Neurons Through Multiple Mechanisms, Lisa Fang, Memorial University, Canada
    PS1.0086: Leptin Targets Lh and Vta Gaba Neurons to Reduce Dopaminergic Drive Towards Food Reward, Roger Adan, BCRM, Netherlands
    PS1.0087: Colonic L-phenylalanine Stimulates Pancreatic Hormone Release, Mariana Norton, Imperial College London, UK
    PS1.0088: Hypothalamic Vasculature Remodeling Upon Hypercaloric Feeding Depends on Astroglial Hif1a and VEGF, Tim Norton, Imperial College London, UK
    PS1.0089: Functional Role of Tanycyte Pyroglutamyl Peptidase Ii for Thyroid Axis Regulation, Adair Jonathan Rodriguez, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
    PS1.009: Rats in Cahoots: Examining Cooperation in a 2x2 Game, Alexandra Donovan, University of Southern California, USA
    PS1.0090: High Salt Intake Causes Cytoskeleton Reorganization in Vasopressin Neurons of the Supraoptic Nucleus, Suleima Jacob-Tomas, McGill University, Canada
    PS1.0091: Anatomical Organization of the Mouse Subfornical Organ, Amirah-Iman Hicks, McGill University, Canada
    PS1.0092: Atp Is Released From Glp-1 Secreting Enteroendocrine Cells and Signals to Vagal Afferent Neurones, Van Lu, Institute of Metabolic Science, UK
    PS1.0093: Neuronal Activation of Proopiomelanocortin Ameliorates Aging Altered Hepatic Glucose Metabolism, Dipak Sarkar, Rutgers University, USA
    PS1.0094: Maternal High-fat Diet Alters Leptin Sensitivity and Afferents to Lateral Hypothalamus in Rat Pups, Lyla Kelley, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Canada
    PS1.0095: Huddling Modulates Monoamine Neurotransmitters and Gut Microbiota to Orchestrate Metabolism, Xueying Zhang, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    PS1.0096: Presence of Rare Pathogenic Mutations Associated With Mental Health Conditions in Extreme Obesity, Priska Stahel, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS1.0097: Intranasal Delivery of a Microrna Inhibitor to Mir-1983 Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Mice, Prasad Dalvi, Gannon University, USA
    PS1.0098: Comparison of Antipsychotic-induced Effects on the Insulin and Mapk Pathways in Hypothalamic Neurons, Chantel Kowalchuk, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
    PS1.0099: Clk2 in Neurons of the Hypothalamus but Not in the Amygdala Alters the Energy Metabolism, Patricia Prada, UNICAMP, Brazil

  • 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

    Moderator: 
    Dr. David GRATTAN, University of Otago, New Zealand

  • 15:05 - 15:30

    Young Investigators’ Awards

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

    Glenn Hatton Young Investigator Award Lecture
    Dr. Masha PRAGER-KHOUTORSKY, McGill University, Canada
    AW4.001: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors regulating the Activity of Vasopressin Neurons 
    Location: Metro East

    Moderator: 
    Dr. Charles BOURQUE, Mcgill University, Canada

    SBN WC Young Award
    Dr. Ashlyn SWIFT-GALLANT
    AW1.001: Sexual Differentiation of Brain and Behavior: Sex Hormones, Site of Action and Sexual Preferences
    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom

    Moderators:
    Dr. Lisa HIURA. Cornell University, USA
    Dr. Lance KRIEGSFELD, University of California, Berkeley, USA

    SNE Young Investigator Award
    Dr. Sophie STECULORUM, Max Planck Institute for Research Group of Neurocircuit, Germany
    AW2.001: Novel Regulators of the central Control of Feeding and Systematic Insulin Sensitivity 
    Location: Pier 2&3

    Moderator: 
    Chloe BERLAND, Université Paris VII Paris Diderot, France

    BSN Alison Douglas Award
    Dr. Peter MORGAN,
     Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Location: Metro West

    Moderator: 
    Dr. Matei BOLBOREA, University of Warwick, United Kingdom 

  • 15:35 - 16:35

    Breakout Oral Presentations - Behaviour

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

    Dr. Paulius VISKAITIS, Imperial College London, UK
    369: SF1 Neurons are Timing and Firing Frequency – Dependent Regulators of Metabolism and Behaviour    

    Dr. Jonathan Perelmuter, City University of New York, USA
    481: Evidence for Dopamine as a Modulator of Seasonal Auditory Plasticity in the Plainfin Midshipman Fish

    Dr. Christian Broberger, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden 
    510: A Prolactin-Mediated Hypothalamo-Pituitary Loop that Determines Species-Specific Paternal Behaviour

    Dr. Steven Phelps, University of Texas, USA
    558: Adaptive Evolution of a Novel AVPR1A Enhancer Associated with the Onset of Prairie Vole Monogamy

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Gillian EINSTEIN, University of Toronto, Canada
    Dr. Stephanie FULTON, University of Montreal, Canada

  • 15:35 - 16:35

    Breakout Oral Presentations - Metabolism

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

    Dr. Mauricio DORFMAN, University of Washington, USA
    43: The Role of Miroglial Estrogen Receptors in Obesity Pathogenesis

    Dr. Jessica ROSIN, University of Calgary, Canada
    107: Depletion of Embryonic Microglia Alters Hypothalamic Circuits and Causes Accelerated Weight Gain

    Dr. Ophelia LE THUC, Helmholtz Diabetes Center & German Diabetes Research, Germany
    396: Astrocyte Activity State in the Hypothalamic Arcuate Nucleus Regulates Systemic Glucose Metabolism

    Dr. Simon LUCKMAN, University of Manchester, UK
    456: Brainstem-Hypothalamus Long Feedback Loop Mediating Normal Satiety

    Moderators:
    Dr. Jon LEVINE, Wisconsin National Primate Research Ctr., USA
    Dr. Mike LUDWIG, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 

  • 15:35 - 16:35

    Breakout Oral Presentations - Reproduction

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

    Dr. Luhong WANG, University of Michigan, USA
    165: Estrogen Receptor Alpha Deletion in AVPV Kisspeptin Neurons in Adulthood Decreases Cell Excitability

    Dr. Clarisse QUIGNON, Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives, France
    232: Disclosing Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Seasonality, a Step Towards Genetically Modified Models

    Dr. Juan ROA RIVAS, University of Córdoba, Spain
    241: Female-Biased Dependence of Puberty and Fertility on Microrna Synthesis in Kiss1 Neurons

    Dr. Aleisha MOORE, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA 
    243: Rabies-Mediated Monosynaptic Tract-Tracing of the Afferent KNDY Network in the Mouse

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Victor NAVARRO, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
    Dr. Kevin O'BRYNE, King's College London, United Kingdom

  • 15:35 - 16:35

    Breakout Oral Presentations - Stress

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

    Dr. Eder ZAVALA, University of Exeter, UK
    236: Developing a Multiscale Mathematical Understanding of the HPA Axis

    Dr. Ben DANTZER, University of Michigan, USA 
    286: Maternal Stress Effects in the Wild: From Mechanism to Function in North American Red Squirrels

    Dr. Yu-Feng WANG, Harbin Medical University, Canada
    483: Effects of Intranasal Oxytocin on Stress-Evoked by Cesarean Section in Rats

    Dr. Katharine McCANN, NIH/NIEHS, USA
    517: Mineralocorticoid Receptors are Necessary for the Plasticity Phenotype of Hippocampal CA2 Neurons

    Moderators:
    Dr. Xue-Qun CHEN, Zhejiang University, China 
    Dr. Brian TRAINOR, University of California, Davis, USA

  • 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

    Moderator: 
    Dr. Rae SILVER, Columbia University, USA

  • 18:30 - 21:00

    Welcome Reception

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

MondayJuly 16, 2018

  • 07:45 - 08:45

    BSN Annual General Meeting

    Location: Wellington, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 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):
    Refer to "Poster Session 1 with Authors" on Sunday, July 15 for the full list of Poster Presentations.
  • 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

    Moderator: 
    Dr. Robert HANDA, Colorado State University, USA
    Dr Jon LEVINE, Wisconsin National Primate Research Ctr, 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

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Andy BABWAH, Rutgers University, USA
    Dr. Michael LEHMAN, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA

  • 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

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Christian BROBERGER, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Lauren GARBUTT, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

     

  • 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

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Serge LUQUET, Université Paris VII Paris Diderot, France
    Ashkkan SALEHI, University of Toronto, Canada

  • 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 

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Ayumu INUTSUKA, Jichi Medical University, Japan
    Dr. Dominique WALKER, MacGill University, Canada

  • 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

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Jo HENNINGSEN, Lund University, Sweden
    Dr. Hanne HOFFMANN, Michigan State University, USA

  • 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

    Moderator: 
    Dr. Margarita DUBCOVOVICH, University of Buffalo, USA 

  • 13:00 - 22:00

    Networking Day Excursions

    Location: Please meet in the Hotel Lobby at 12:45, All buses will depart promptly at 13:00 ,
    Speaker(s):
    Please see the link for details: http://www.icn2018.org/events-tours/

TuesdayJuly 17, 2018

  • 07:45 - 08:45

    5km Fun Run and 1km Fun Walk

    Location: Please meet in the Hotel Lobby at 07:30, the run guide will leave the Westin Harbour Castle promptly at 07:45,
    Speaker(s):
  • 08:45 - 09:45

    Geoffrey Harris Lecture

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

    Dr. Jeffrey FRIEDMAN, Rockefeller University, USA

    Moderator:
    Dr. Robert MILLAR, University of Pretoria, South Africa

  • 09:45 - 10:00

    Coffee Break

    Location: Exhibit & Poster Hall, Metro Centre Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 10:00 - 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. Stephen BETZ, Crinetics Pharmaceutical Inc, USA
    Novel Orally Active Somotostatin Analogs

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

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

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Michael LEHMAN, University of Mississippi, USA
    Dr. Mark PALMERT, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada

  • 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

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Quentin PITTMAN, University of Calgary, Canada
    Dr. Charlotte VANACHER, University of Michigan, USA

  • 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
    Role of NPY Signaling in the Development of Stress-Induced Obesity

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

    Moderators:
    Dr. Alastair FERGUSON, Queen's University, Canada
    Dr. Ophelia LE THUC, Technical University of Munich, Germany

  • 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

    Moderators: 
    Sara Pintwala, University of Toronto, Canada
    Dr. Christine WAGNER, University at Albany, USA

  • 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
    Regulation of Stress Axis Excitability Symposium

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Gareth LENG, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 
    Dr. Amy NEWMAN, University of Guelph, Canada

  • 12:00 - 13:00

    Professional Development Workshop 2: Meet the Editors

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

    Dr Liisa GALEA, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Dr Jon LEVINE, Wisconsin National Primate Research Ctr, USA
    Dr Julian MERCER, University of Aberdeen
    Dr Robert MILLAR, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Dr John  RUSSELL, College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, UK
    Dr Kim WALLEN, Emory University, USA

    Moderator:
    Dr Jo LEWIS, University of Cambridge, UK 

    The backstory on what happens to your paper once submitted and dos and don’ts according to the pros.  Come with your questions on getting published for a roundtable discussion among editors of relevant journals in the field.

  • 12:00 - 13:00

    Professional Development Workshop 4: Communicating Science

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

    Aaron LOHR, Endocrine Society, USA
    Michelle FRENCH, University of Toronto, Canada
    Tessa SOLOMON-LANE, University of Texas Austin, USA

    Moderator: 
    Dr. Andressa REGINATO, University of Campinas, Brazil

    Sponsored by the Endocrine Society. This exciting and contemporary session will provide key advice on how to communicate science to the general public, to the media, and to your friends and family. A short presentation will be followed by “hands-on” group work to practice your new-found communication skills.

  • 12:00 - 14:00

    Lunch Break and Poster Presentations with Authors

    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)
  • 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

    Moderator:
    Dr. Yoichi UETA, University of Occupational And Environmental Health, 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 - Reproduction

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

    Geffen LASS, King’s College London, UK
    99:  Optogenetic Stimulation of Kisspeptin in the Amygdala Increases LH Pulse Frequency in Female Mice

    Naama MIZRAHI, The Hebrew University, Israel 
    103: NKB Analogs and their Effect on Reproduction in Tilapia

    Gauthier SCHANG, McGill University, Canada
    104: Fertility Depends on the Activin Type II Receptors, ACVR2A and ACVR2B, in Pituitary Gonadotropes

    Richard PIET, University of Otago, New Zealand 
    320: Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Monosynaptic Input to the Rostral Periventricular Area of the 3rd Ventricle

    Claire NEWTON, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    364: Rescue of the Activity of Mutant LH Receptors Implicated in Reproductive Dysfunction

    Soraia MACARI, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
    395: Kisspeptin Acts on Bone Cells to Prevent Obesity-Induced Osteopenia

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Alina GAJEWESKA, Poland
    Dr. Susan WRAY, Ninds, USA

  • 15:10 - 16:25

    Breakout Oral Presentations - Behaviour

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

    David LOPEZ RODRIGUEZ, University of Liege, Belgium 
    67: Transgenerational Effects of Exposure to an EDC Mixture on Maternal Behavior and Sexual Development

    Muriel DARNAUDERY, University of Bordeaux, France
    123: Non Obese Type 2 Diabetes Leads to Emotional, Endocrine and Medial Prefrontal Cortex Alterations

    Amielle MORENO, Emory University, USA
    188: Learning Infant Cues: Estrogen and Social Experience's Effects on Mechanisms for Sensory Plasticity

    Lisa DOKOVNA, University of Southern California, USA
    196: Anabolic- Androgenic Steroids and Cognitive Effort Discounting in Male Rats

    Rebekah REUBEN, University of Toronto, Canada
    458: Longitudinal Change in Cognitive Performance of Women Post-Oophorectomy 

    Alexander OPHIR, Cornell University 
    534: Early Life Family Environment Impacts Behavior, Nonapeptides, and the Epigenome of Offspring 

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Alfonso ABIZAID, Carleton University, Canada
    Dr. Elizabeth ADKINS-REGAN, Cornell University, USA

  • 15:10 - 16:25

    Breakout Oral Presentations - Metabolism

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

    Marie PICOT, University of Rouen, France 
    164: The 26RFA/GPR103 System is a Key Relay for Insulin Signaling in the Central Regulation of Glycaemia

    John-Paul FULLER-JACKSON, Monash University, Australia
    207: Neuroendocrine and Metabolic Adaptations to Calorie Restriction and Exercise

    Cristina GARCIA CACERES, Helmholtz Diabetes Center & German Diabetes Research, Germany
    217: Astrocytic UCP2 is Required for Hypothalamic Response to Metabolic Challenges

    Andy TRAN, University of Toronto, Canada
    329: BPA, Palmitate and Nitric Oxide Induce Spexin, Galr2 and Galr3 Expression in Hypothalamic Neurons

    Elena BOCHUKOVA, Queen Mary University of London, UK 
    358: Hypothalamic Neurodegeneration and Inflammation in Prader-Willi Syndrome

    Chloé BERLAND, University Paris Diderot, France
    359: Triglycerides Sensing in the Mesolimbic System and the Regulation of Food Reward

    Moderators:
    Dr. Greg ANDERSON, University of Otago, New Zealand 
    Dr. Brian OLDFIELD, Monash University, Australia 

  • 15:10 - 16:25

    Breakout Oral Presentations - Stress

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

    India SAWYER, University of Otago, New Zealand 
    269: The Role of RFRP Neurons in Puberty Onset and Depression

    Julia GJERSTAD, Bristol University, UK 
    287: Inhibition of FKBP51 Alters Ultradian and Stress-Induced Corticosterone Secretion in the Rat

    Travis HODGES, Brock University, Canada
    300: Effects of Adolescent Social Stress on Synaptic Plasticity Markers and Neuron Morphology in Rats

    Deena WALKER, Icahn School of Medicine, USA 
    398: Adolescent Stress Reprograms the Medial Amygdala Transcriptiome and Sex Differences in Reward

    Kirthikaa BALAPATTABI, University of North Texas, USA 
    399: Salt Loading Increases Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Supraoptic Vasopressin Neurons

    Mc Subhas PETER, University of Kerala, India 
    448: Triiodothyronine Integrates NA+/K+ -ATPasse-Driven NA+ Signaling During Stress in Mice Brain

    Moderators: 
    Dr. John RUSSELL, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 
    Dr. T John WU

  • 16:30 - 17:30

    Jacques Benoit Lecture

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

    Dr. Vincent PREVOT, INSERM, France

    Moderator: 
    Dr. Valerie SIMMONNEAUX, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 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):

    PS2.001: Castration Modulates Electrophysiological  Properties of  Hvc  Neurons in Adult Male Zebra Finches, Dongfeng Li, South China Normal University, China
    PS2.0010: Spontaneous Binge-like Eating in Mice Using Unpredictable Once Weekly Access to Palatable Diets, Julian Mercer, University of Aberdeen, UK
    PS2.00100: How Do Leak Channels Control the Dynamic Activity of Endocrine Pituitary Cells? Marziyeh Belal, University of Exeter, UK,
    PS2.00101: Mitochondrial and Energy Regulation in Skeletal Muscle by the Crh-like Peptide, Tcap-1, Andrea D'Aquila, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS2.00102: Mechanisms Underlying the Efficacy of Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy - a Focus on Energy Expenditure, Brian Oldfield, Monash University, Australia
    PS2.00103: Teneurin C-terminal Associated Peptide (Tcap-1) Antagonises Crf Signalling in Hypothlamic Neurons, David Hogg, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS2.00104: Sirt1-mediated Epigenetic Control of Kiss1 Expression in Response to Nutritional Unbalance, Carlos Toro, OHSU/ONPRC, USA
    PS2.00105: Ghrelin Inhibition of the M-current in Kndy Neurons and the Impact of 17 Beta-estradiol, Kristie Conde, Rutgers University, USA
    PS2.00106: Gabab Receptor Deletion in Kiss1 Neurons/cells Alters Body Weight and Anogenital Index, Victoria Lux-Lantos, Instituto de Biologia y Medicina Experimental-CONICET, Argentina
    PS2.00107: Igsf1 Does Not Regulate Fsh Synthesis or Secretion in Vivo or in Vitro, Emilie Brûlé, McGill University, Canada
    PS2.00108: A Role for Gfap-expressing Cells in Regulating Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone (Gnrh) Neuron Activity, Charlotte Vanacker, University of Michigan, USA
    PS2.00109: Fluoxetine Increased Il-1beta in the Maternal Hippocampus but Not Mood, Wansu Qiu, University of British Columbia, Canada
    PS2.0011:Altered Alzheimer’s Related Brain Genes, Cognition and Locomotion in Kisspeptin Receptor Ko Mice, Raj Patel, The University of Western Australia, Australia
    PS2.00110: Cortisol Advantage to Neighboring the Opposite Sex in-utero, Lee Koren, Bar Ilan University, Israel
    PS2.00111: Androgen Receptor Signalling Is a Novel Regulator of Pituitary Prolactin Production, Laura O'Hara, University of Edinburgh, UK
    PS2.00112: From Unzipping Single Molecules of Chromatin to Understanding Gonadotropin Gene Expression, Philippa Melamed, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
    PS2.00113: Role of Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (Igf-1) in Maternal Adaptation of the Central Nervous System, Andras Leko, Laboratory of Neuromorphology, Hungary
    PS2.00114: Regulation of the Phoenixin Gene by Bisphenol a, Palmitate and Oleate in Hypothalamic Neurons, Emma McIlwraith, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS2.00115: A Gabab Antagonist Increases Ovarian Cyp19a1 and Esr1/2 Mrna in Pnd6 Mice and Delays Puberty Onset, Marianne Bizzozzero Hiriart, Instituto de Biologia y Medicina Experimental-CONICET, Argentina
    PS2.00116: Estradiol Enables Stress-levels of Corticosterone to Inhibit Lh Pulses in Female Mice, Michael Kreisman, University of California, San Diego, USA
    PS2.00117: Can Glucocorticoids Act Directly in Kisspeptin Neurons to Suppress Lh Secretion? Richard McCosh, University of California, San Diego, USA
    PS2.00118: Suprachiasmatic Vasopressin Neurons Project to Preoptic Kisspeptin Neurons, Bradley Jamieson, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS2.00119: Elucidating Mkrn3’s Mechanism of Action Using Hipscs-derived Hypothalamic Neurons., Lydie Naule, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
    PS2.0012: The Oxytocin System as a Potential Target for the Neuropsychiatric Component in Huntington’s Disease, Rachel Cheong, Lund University, Sweden
    PS2.00120: The Impact of Chronic Activation of Arcuate Gaba Neurons on Fertility, Elodie Desroziers, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS2.00121: Periventricular Kisspeptin Neurons Send Projections to the Paraventricular Nucleus in the Mouse, Rachael Augustine, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS2.00122: Using Genetic Manipulations to Understand the Role of Rfrp-3 in the Regulation of Reproduction, Caroline Ancel, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS2.00123: Electrical Characteristics of the Rfrp Neurons in Mice, Valérie Simonneaux, Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences (INCI), France
    PS2.00124: Determining the Effects of Dietary Phytosteroids on Red Colobus Monkey Reproduction, Michael Wasserman, Indiana University, USA 
    PS2.00125: The Central Effect of the Injected Β-ngf in the Dromedary Camel Females (Camelus Dromedarius), Hassan  Ainani, Hassan II institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine of Rabat at Morocco, Morocco
    PS2.00126: Prolactin-induced and Neuronal Activation in the Brain of Mother Mice, Szilvia Olah, Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Biology, Hungary
    PS2.00127: Trpv1 Channels Regulate Thermoregulatory Responses of Estradiol-treated Ovariectomized Rats, Maristela Poletini, Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais, Brazil
    PS2.00128: High Degree of Plasticity in Luteinizing Hormone (Lh) Cell Population in Medaka (Oryzias Latipes), Romain Fontaine, University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Norway
    PS2.00129: Analysis of the Direct Action of Melanocortins on Kiss1 Neurons in the Control of Reproduction, Rajae Talbi, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
    PS2.0013: Reorganization of Perineuronal Nets in the Rat's Medial Preoptic Area During Pregnancy and Lactation, Natalia Uriarte, Facultad de Ciencias. Universidad de la República, Uruguay
    PS2.00130: Expression of Epigenetic Enzymes in the Reproductive Neuroendocrine Axis of the Siberian Hamster, Chris Coyle, University of Aberdeen, UK
    PS2.00131: Gene Networks Involved in the Metabolic Control of Female Puberty, Carlos Aylwin, OHSU/ONPRC, USA
    PS2.00132: Quantifying Unconjugated Urinary Steroids in the Big Brown Bat Across the Reproductive Cycle, Lucas Greville, McMaster University, Canada
    PS2.00133: Regulation of the Primate Menstrual Cycle by Two Distinct Gnrh Neuronal Populations., Henryk Urbanski, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
    PS2.00134: Differential Gene Expression in Response to Estradiol Withdrawal in Perimenopausal Depression, Sarah Rudzinskas, NIH/NIMH, USA
    PS2.00135: Putative Role of Hypothalamic Neurogenesis in Neuroendocrine Control of Pubertal Suppression, Mariela Faykoo-Martinez, University of Toronto, Canada
    PS2.00136: Effects of Oxytocin Receptor Knockdown in the Midbrain Dorsal Raphe on Postpartum Behaviors, Zachary Grieb, Michigan State University, USA
    PS2.00137: Daily Changes in Gnrh System Sensitivity to Rfrp-3 Inhibition, Neta Gotlieb, UC Berkeley, USA
    PS2.00138: Effects of Pregnancy Stress on Maternal Caregiving, Anxiety, and Midbrain Serotonin 2c Receptors, Erika Vitale, Michigan State University, USA
    PS2.00139: Nerve Growth Factor (Ngf) Receptors in the Hypothalamus of an Induced and a Spontaneous Ovulator, Rodrigo Carrasco, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
    PS2.0014: Unacylated Ghrelin Reduces Hippocampal Neurogenesis & Is Altered in Parkinson’s Dementia, Amanda, Hornsby, Swansea University, UK
    PS2.00140: Effects of Acute Psychosocial Stress on Lh Pulses, Kiss1, and Rfrp-3 in Male Mice, Jennifer Yang, University of California, San Diego, USA
    PS2.00141: Chronic Prolactin Administration Does Not Affect Kisspeptin or Oxytocin Expression in Virgin Mice, Shalini Kumar, University of Otago, New Zealand
    PS2.00142: RNAseq Reveals Transcriptome Changes in Mpoa of Wistar-Kyoto Rat Model of Postpartum Depression, Sarah Winokur, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
    PS2.00143: Maternal Versus Paternal Care Behaviors, From Genome to Phenome, Rebecca Calisi, University of California, Davis, USA
    PS2.00144: Glutamatergic Regulation of Estrogen Synthesis and Cell Cycle Genes in Radial Glial Cells, Federico Sacchi, University of Ottawa, Canada
    PS2.00145: Increased Lh Pulsatility and Arcuate Kisspeptin Gene Expression in a Mouse Model of PCOS, Alexander Kauffman, University of California, San Diego, USA
    PS2.00146: Optogenetic Activation of Pomc Terminals in the Medial Preoptic Nucleus Regulates Lordosis Behavior, Caroline Johnson, University of California Los Angeles, USA
    PS2.00147: Mapping Neuronal Inputs Into Kiss1 Neurons in the Arcuate. William Colledge, Cambridge University, UK
    PS2.00148: Hormonal Regulation of Bmps (Bone Morphogenetic Proteins) Genes Transcription in Rat Pituitary, Alina Gajewska, The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
    PS2.00149: Contextual Fear Learning and Memory in Alternative Stress Coping Styles, Matthew Baker, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
    PS2.0015: Is Breeding-status Dependent Neural Differentiation in Damaraland Mole-Rats Context-dependent? Sara Carter, The University of Memphis, USA
    PS2.00150: Neuromolecular Mechanisms of Alternative Stress Coping Styles, Ryan Wong, University of Nebraksa at Omaha, USA
    PS2.00151: Metyrapone Unexpectedly Activates Fkbp5 Gene Transcription in the Hippocampus, Clare Kennedy, University of Bristol, UK
    PS2.00152: Acute Stress-induced Fkbp5 Gene Activation in the Brain-pituitary-adrenal Stress Axis, Emily Price, University of Bristol, UK
    PS2.00153: Chronic Variable Stress Affects Response of Hypothalamus-pituitary-axis to Cold Exposure, Andrea Castillo-Campos, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
    PS2.00154: Acute Swim Stress Alters Steroid Synthesis in the Rat Brain in a Region and Sex-dependent Manner, Ying Sze, The Roslin Institute, UK
    PS2.00155: Inhibitory Effects of an Egfr Inhibitor on Acth Production and Proliferation of Att-20 Cells, Yuko Asari, Graduate Scool of Medicine, Hirosaki University, Japan
    PS2.00156: Regulation of Corticotropin-releasing Factor Gene Expression by Relaxin-3 in Rat Hypothalamic Cells, Hiroko Yagi, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    PS2.00157: S-acylation Controls Crh-induced Calcium Signalling in Anterior Pituitary Corticotrophs, Mengdie Deng, University of Edinburgh, UK
    PS2.00158: Hypothalamic Nmda Receptor Contributes to Hyperactivity of Hpa Axis in Chronic Stress, De-Pei Li, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
    PS2.00159: Corticosteroid Receptor Binding to Glucocorticoid Target Genes in the Rat Hippocampus After Stress, Karen Mifsud, University of Bristol, UK
    PS2.0016: Sex & Couples: Biparental Care Doesn´t Alter the Sexual Behavior in the Monogamous Prairie Vole, Guillermo Valera-Marin, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Mexico
    PS2.00160: Effects of Salt Loading on Osmotic Detection by Rat Magnocellular Vasopressin Neurons, Joshua Wyrosdic, Montreal General Hospital, Canada
    PS2.00161: Remodelling of the Anterior Pituitary Ion Channel Landscape in Chronic Stress, Peter Duncan, The University of Edinburgh, UK
    PS2.00162: Methylation in Er Genes, Assay Validation and Findings From the Women Healthy Aging Study, Elena Gardini, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    PS2.00163, Effect of L-arginine and D-ribose Supplementation on Hormones in Perimenopausal Rats After Stress, Adesina Arikawe, College of Medicine, University of Lagos
    PS2.00164, Anti-oxidants Ameliorate Noradrenaline and Serotonin Contents in Perimenopausal Rats After Stress, Olutope Akinnibosun, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria
    PS2.00165, Salt Loading Promotes Synchronization of Phasically Firing Neurons of the Supraoptic Nucleus., Zahra Thirouin, RI-MUHC
    PS2.00166, Effects of Stress Exposure Across Life-history Stages on Cell Death and Survival in the Ageing Brain, David Walker, University of St Andrews
    PS2.00167, Maternal Anti-oxidant Treatment Prevents Some of the Adverse Effects of Prenatal Stress in Rats, Paula Brunton, University of Edinburgh
    PS2.00168, Molecular Mechanisms of Stress Hormones Release in Healthy Versus Tumoral Adrenal Medulla Cells, stephane Gasman, INCI-CNRS
    PS2.00169, Acute Stress Responses of Rams Remain Altered After Delaying Pubertal Onset With Chronic Gnrha, Neil Evans, University of Glasgow
    PS2.0017, Vaporized Cannabis Differentially Affects Sexual Behavior of Female Rats According to the Dose, Daniella Agrati, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la Republica
    PS2.00170, Stress Effects on Mineralocorticoid and Glucocorticoid Systems in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats, Anna Vavrinova, Institute of Physiology CAS
    PS2.00171, The Hormonal and Cardiovascular Responses to Acute and Chronic Stress in Fischer 344 and Lewis Rats, Martin Vodicka, Institute of Physiology CAS
    PS2.00172, Development and Use of “sniffer Cells” to Detect the Presence of Neuropeptides, George Farmer, University of North Texas Health Science Center
    PS2.00173, Effects of Hypergravity on the Hypothalamic Feeding-related Neuropeptides via Vestibular Inputs, Yoichi Ueta, University of Occupational and Environmental Health
    PS2.00174, Anxiety and Depression in Type 2 Diabetic Patients of Karachi, Pakistan., Muhammad Kanpurwala, University of Karachi
    PS2.00175, Allopregnanolone Reduces Stress-induced Cortisol and Prolactin Secretion in Sheep, Tomasz Misztal, The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences
    PS2.00176, Early Maternal Separation Effects on Hypothalamic Basal and Hyperosmolality-induced Avp Expression, Verónica Trujillo, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
    PS2.00177, Prenatal Glucocorticoid Exposure Produces Specific Signatures in Sperm Mirna Across Multigeneration, Hirotaka Hamada, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
    PS2.00178, Avp as a Marker of Surgical Stress in Canine Patient, Gagandeep Kaur, Western University of Health Sciences
    PS2.00179, Effects of Aquatic Therapy on Salivary Cortisol in Autistic Versus Non-autistic Children, Lindsey Sparrock, Longwood University
    PS2.0018, Impaired Sexual Behaviour in a Mouse Model of Pcos., Elodie Desroziers, University of Otago
    PS2.00180, Salivary Cortisol Responses of Wilderness Therapy Clients as an Efficacy Measure, Catherine Franssen, Longwood University
    PS2.00181, Comparison of Crf/ucn/crfr1 Variation From Myospalax Cansus and Microtus Oeconomous in Qinghai-tibet, Xue Qun Chen, Zhejiang University
    PS2.00182, Effects of Postnatal Maternal Stress on Offspring Anxiety During Adolescence and Adulthood in Rats, Amanda Landaverde, Gustavus Adolphus College
    PS2.00183, Sex Differences in Traumatic Stress Responses: Ptsd Symptoms in Women Recapitulated in Female Rats, Apryl Pooley, Michigan State University
    PS2.00184, Effects of Prenatal Stress and Choline on Central Amygdala Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors., Rob Ledbetter, University of Tennessee
    PS2.00186, Simultaneous Measurement of Free Melatonin and Corticosteroids by Ambulatory Automated Microdialysis, Thomas Upton, University of Otago
    PS2.00188, Tshr Polymorphism Is Strongly Associated With Seasonal Reproduction in the Atlantic Herring, Junfeng Chen, Uppsala University
    PS2.00189, Photoperiodic and Triiodothyronine Regulation of Hypothalamic Dna Methyltransferase Expression, Elisabetta Tolla, University of Aberdeen
    PS2.0019, Selective Vulnerability and Excitotoxicity in the Lateral Hypothalamus in Huntington’s Disease, Jo Henningsen, Lund University
    PS2.00190, Differences in Circadian Coordination Captured in Real Time in People During Their Daily Routine, Matei Bolborea, University of Warwick
    PS2.00191, Scn Vip Neuron Spontaneous and Evoked Activity in Circadian Rhythms and Entrainment, Jeff Jones, Washington University in St. Louis
    PS2.00192, Circadian Rhythms of Melatonin and Behaviour in Juvenile Sheep in Field Conditions, Jane Robinson, University of Glasgow
    PS2.00193, Feedback Control of Tuberoinfundibular Dopamine (Tida) Neurons Through an Ultra-short Gaba Loop, Christian Broberger, Karolinska Institutet
    PS2.00194, Suprachiasmatic- Arcuate Interaction; an Analysis of Leptin Signaling, Rebeca Mendez-Hernandez, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
    PS2.00195, Neural Mechanisms Underlying Circadian Pattern of Competitive Social Value Decision, Jihoon Kim, DGIST
    PS2.00196, Mus Musculus Molossinus: a Novel Model to Study Seasonal Reproduction and Hypothalamic Development, Cristina Saenz De Miera, University of Strasbourg
    PS2.002, Serotonin 5-ht2c Receptor Regulates Impulsive Behaviour, Lourdes Valencia Torres, University of Aberdeen
    PS2.0020, Neonatal Exposure to Sex Hormones Affects Ghrelin Receptor Expression in Ventral Tegmental Area., Ramon Sotomayor-Zarate, Universidad de Valparaiso
    PS2.0021, Selective Mnpo Inhibition Attenuates Ang Ii-induced Drinking Behavior and Neuroendocrine Function, Alexandria Marciante, University of North Texas Health Science Center
    PS2.0022, Antagonizing Dorsal Hippocampal Dopamine Receptors Sex-specifically Affects Social Learning in Mice, Elena Choleris, University of Guelph
    PS2.0023, Maternal Dietary Environmental Influences on the Behavior of Nonhuman Primate Offspring, Elinor Sullivan, Oregon National Primate Research Center
    PS2.0024, Proceptive Behaviors Induced by Ovarian Steroids Are Higher in High-yawning Rats, Alfonso Mora-Bolaños, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
    PS2.0025, Medial Temporal Lobe Structural Integrity and Recognition Memory Following Oophorectomy, Elizabeth Baker-Sullivan, University of Toronto
    PS2.0026, Central Oxytocin Receptors Support Vocalizations Between Female Degus, Navdeep Lidhar, University of Toronto
    PS2.0027, Professional Development Through Evidence-based Public Engagement, Tessa Solomon-Lane, University of Texas at Austin
    PS2.0028, Causes and Consequences of Individual Variation in Social Groups, Caitlin Friesen, University of Texas at Austin
    PS2.0029, The Role of Androgens and Sleep Apnea on Brain and Behavior, Brina Snyder, UNT Health Science Center
    PS2.003, Effects of Testosterone, Time-pressure Vs Delay, and a Personality Risk Factor on Men’s Cooperation, Triana Ortiz, Nipissing University
    PS2.0030, Effect of Gonadal Steroid Hormones on Absence Seizures in the Myelin Mutant Taiep Rat., Carmen Cortés, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
    PS2.0031, High-yawning Dams Change the Yawning and Penile Erection Frequencies Induced by Quinpirole, José Eguibar, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
    PS2.0032, Maternal Care Change Ejaculatory Frequency in High-yawning and Sprague- Dawley Rats, María Dorantes-Nieto, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
    PS2.0033, Effects of Exogenous Testosterone on Ratings of Attractiveness: Does Relationship Status Matter? Brittney Robinson, Nipissing University
    PS2.0034, Ultrastructural Analysis of the Peptidergic Neurons Mediating Itch Sensation, Keiko Takanami, National Institute of Genetics
    PS2.0035, The Interaction of Ghrelin & Endocannabinoid Systems in the Vta Is Critical for Modulating Feeding, Alexander Edwards, Carleton University
    PS2.0036, The Effect of Co-twin Gender on Sexual and Agonistic Behavior in the Female Goat (Capra Hircus), Larry Katz, Rutgers University
    PS2.0037, Possible Involvement of Thyroid Hormone in Sex Differentiation of Rat Brain, Yasuhiko Kondo, Teikyo University of Science
    PS2.0038, Developmental Effects of Synergistic Endocrine Disruption on Parturition and Behavior in the Rat, Gary Lange, Saginaw Valley State University
    PS2.0039, Neonatal Testosterone Exposure Mediates Sex Differences in Impulsive Action in Adult Rats., Jeffrey Darling, Tulane University
    PS2.004, Transplanting Immortal Orexin Cells in Narcolepsy, Sara Pintwala, University of Toronto
    PS2.0040, Zinc as a Therapy in an Experimental Model of Autism Prenatally Induced by Valproic Acid, Luana Cezar, School of Veterinary Medicine - University of São Paulo
    PS2.0041, Effects of Perinatal Exposure to a Contaminant Mixture on the Maternal Brain: Focus on the Mpoa, Sandra Konji, University of Ottawa
    PS2.0042, Effects of Intranasal Vasopressin and Oxytocin in a Rodent Model of Postpartum Depression/anxiety, Ben Nephew, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicne
    PS2.0043, Impact of Estradiol Treatments on Subcellular Localization of Hippocampal Eralpha in Aging Ovx Rats, Nina Baumgartner, Tulane University
    PS2.0044, Leptin Regulates Vocal Effort in Alston’s Singing Mice: Data From Lab and Field, Erin Giglio, University of Texas
    PS2.0045, Effects of Developmental Air Pollution on Inflammation, Behavior and Neuroanatomy in Rats, Ben Nephew, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicne
    PS2.0046, The Role of Specific Vasopressin Cell Populations in the Regulation of Social Communication, Nicole Rigney, Georgia State University
    PS2.0047, Sex-specific Regulation of Er-αlpha in the Social Behavior Network of Juvenile Siberian Hamsters, Quinn Carroll, University at Buffalo, SUNY
    PS2.0048, Species Differences in Aggression, Neural Activity, and Gene Expression in Lake Malawi Cichlid Fish, Nicole Baran, Georgia Institute of Technology
    PS2.0049, Fast, Neuromodulatory Effects of Estradiol on Network and Intrinsic Properties in Songbird Cortex, Garrett Scarpa, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    PS2.005, Behavioral Flexibility in Task-switching Was Enhanced by Imprinting and Thyroid Hormone in Chicks., Naoya Aoki, Teikyo University
    PS2.0050, Social Reward Plays Different Roles in Mate and Peer Relationships in Prairie Voles, Nicole Lee, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    PS2.0051, Effects of Manipulating Adolescent Gonadal Hormone Levels on Behavioural Development in Rats, Gillian Brown, University of St Andrews
    PS2.0052, Characterization of Estrogen Receptor Beta Expressing Neurons in Newly Developed Transgenic Mice, Sonoko, Ogawa, University of Tsukuba
    PS2.0053, Partner-specific Social Buffering on Stress Responses in Prairie Voles, Eileen Chun, Florida State University
    PS2.0054, Neuropeptidergic Regulation of Sociality and Physiology in Juvenile Marmoset Monkeys, Jon Cavanaugh, University of Nebraska at Omaha
    PS2.0055, Oxytocin Affects Meadow Vole Social Preferences Differently by Brain Region and Duration, Jennifer Christensen, University of Massachusetts
    PS2.0056, M. Vaccae Ameliorates Surgery-elicited Neuroinflammation and Cognitive Dysfunction in Aged Rats, Laura Fonken, University of Texas
    PS2.0057, Preadolescent Oxytocin Influences Social Investigation Dependent on Sex&maternal Fluoxetine Exposure, Nicole Minielly, University of British Columbia
    PS2.0058, Androgen Receptor Overexpression Doesn't Prevent Age-related Decline in Sexual Reward in Female Mice, Thanh Phung, University of Toronto
    PS2.0059, Behavioral and Neuroendocrine Responses of High-fat Fed Rats to Antihistaminergic Drug Promethazine, Farhat Batool, University of Karachi
    PS2.006, Sexual Arousal-associated C-fos Induction in the Sagittalis Nucleus of the Hypothalamus, Ken Ichi Matsuda, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
    PS2.0060, Effects of a Novel Method to Increase Maternal Care on Corticosterone Levels in Rat Pups, Chelsea Roberge, Wayne State University
    PS2.0061, The Role of Ovarian Hormones 17b-estradiol and Progesterone in Memory Bias in Female Rats, Jesse Lacasse, Concordia University
    PS2.0062, Exposure to Synthetic Progestin During Development Alters Decision Making in Adulthood, Christine Wagner, University at Albany
    PS2.0063, Effects of 17β-estradiol and Progesterone on the Behavioural Response to Ketamine., Collin Gagne, Concordia University
    PS2.0064, Aromatase Inhibition in the Songbird Auditory Cortex Impairs Learning in a Novel Behavioral Task, Matheus Macedo-Lima, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    PS2.0065, Androgen Receptors Control Distinct Traits: Evidence From Transgenic Cichlid Fish, Beau Alward, Stanford University
    PS2.0066, Sexually Dimorphic Nucleus in the Preoptic Area Reinforces Sexual Motivation in Male Rats, Shinji Tsukahara, Saitama University
    PS2.0067, Bnst Vasopressin Contributes to Expression of Sickness Behaviors in Male Mice, Jack Whylings, Georgia State University
    PS2.0068, Lactation and Stress Alter Depression-like Behavior and Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Postpartum Rats, Joanna Workman, University at Albany, State University of New York
    PS2.0069, The Role of Hypocretin 1 in Maternal Motivation in a Tmaze in Lactating Dams, Connner Whitten, California State University San Marcos
    PS2.007, Variations in Rearing Experiences Influence Open Field Test Performance in Prairie Vole Parents, Lisa Hiura, Cornell University
    PS2.0070, Effects of Maternal Experience on the Pup-induced Activation of Approach and Avoidance Circuits, Heather Mayer, University of California at Davis
    PS2.0071, Factors Contributing to Dispersal in Eusocial Naked Mole-rats, Ilapreet Toor, University of Toronto Mississauga
    PS2.0072, Estradiol Regulation of Gene Expression in the Brain, Bruno Gegenhuber, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    PS2.0073, Effects of Edcs on Reproductive Behavior and Success in Second Generation Zebra Finches, Debora Christensen, Drake University
    PS2.0074, Vasopressin Exacerbates the Development of Hypertension, Colin Brown, University of Otago
    PS2.0075, Autosomal and Genetic Sex Determined Increases in Body Weight Are Correlated With Agrp Expression, Ian Dunn, University of Edinburgh
    PS2.0076, Identification of Monosynaptic Inputs to the Neuropeptide Y Neurons in the Dorsomedial Hypothalamus, Shunji Yamada, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
    PS2.0077, Lamina Terminalis, Oxytocin Neurons and the Rat Osmotic Homeostasis. A Computational Model., Jorge Maicas Royo, The University of Edinburgh
    PS2.0078, Population-based Signal Processing and Stimulus-response in Oxytocin Neurons, Duncan Macgregor, University of Edinburgh
    PS2.0079, Evolution of Dpp4 Susceptibility in Vertebrate Peptide Yy, Angus Reid, University of Edinburgh
    PS2.008, Mecp2 Regulates Inhibitory Plasticity Underlying Maternal Behavior in Sensitized Virgin Female Mice, Keerthi Krishnan, The University of Tennessee
    PS2.0080, Characterization of Agrp Neurons Knock Out Mouse for the Carnitine Palmitoyl Transferase 1a (Cpt1a)., Mathieu Méquinion, Monash University
    PS2.0081, Activation of the Rat Supramammillary Nucleus Following the Motivated Consumption of Food, Fabrice Plaisier, The University of Edinburgh
    PS2.0082, Fat, Carbohydrate or Protein by Oral Gavage Effectively Reduce Appetite in the Sprague Dawley Rat., Perry Barrett, University of Aberdeen
    PS2.0083, Degeneration of the Dopaminergic Neurons in a Rat Model of Chronic Hyperglycemia., Maria-Grazia Martinoli, Université du Québec
    PS2.0084, Ghrelin Rescues Skeletal Muscle Catabolic Profile in the R6/2 Mouse Model of Huntington’s Disease, Marie Sjögren, Wallenberg Neuroscience Center, Department of Experimental Medical Science, Brain Disease Biomarker Unit, Lund University
    PS2.0085, Dorsal Raphe Serotonin Neurones Respond to Dietary Nutrients, Teodora Georgescu, University of Aberdeen
    PS2.0086, Elevated Plasma Concentrations of Soluble (Pro)renin Receptor in Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    PS2.0087, Pre-pregnancy Obesity and Excessive Maternal Weight Gain Alter Fetal Heart Rate Activity, Ilena Bauer, Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases of the Helmholtz Center Munich at the University of Tuebingen
    PS2.0088, Stabilization of Beta-catenin in Mouse Hypothalamic Cell Lines, Mohammed Rizwan, University of Otago
    PS2.0089, Circulating Osteocalcin and Verbal Memory Performance in People With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus., Lina Darwish, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    PS2.009, Comparing Feeding and Exploratory Behaviors Between Wt and Er Alpha Ko Male and Female Mice, Ali Yasrebi, Rutgers University
    PS2.0090, Analysis of the Melanocortin System in the Regulation of Pituitary Gland Function in Mice, Joanne Murray, University of Edinburgh
    PS2.0091, Surveying the Heterogeneity of Hypothalamic Agrp/npy Neurons by Single-cell Rna Sequencing, Brian Lam, University of Cambridge
    PS2.0092, Role of Olfactory Marker Protein in High Fat Diet Induced Obese Mouse, YOON HEE Cho, Endocrinology, Institute of Endocrine Research, College of Medicine, Yonsei University
    PS2.0094, The Hypothalamic Feeding-regulating Neuropeptides in the Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic Rat, Satomi Sonoda, University of Occupational and Environmental Health
    PS2.0095, Molecular Phenotype of Temperature and Pressure-sensitive Neurons in the Ovlt, Cristian Zaelzer-Perez, Centre for Research in Neuroscience
    PS2.0096, Effects of Central Oxytocin on Cisplatin-induced Anorexia in Rat, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Dokkyo Medical University
    PS2.0097, Sanseviera  Liberica Methanolic Root Extract Ameliorates Insulin Resistance  in Type 2 Diabetic Rats, Omowunmi Amao, College of Medicine, University of Lagos
    PS2.0098, Resistance of the Aging Lou Rat to Diet-induced Metabolic Disturbances, Pierrette Gaudreau, University of Montreal and Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal Research Center
    PS2.0099, MIR103/107 Determine Pomc-expressing Progenitors Cell Fate and Impact Lifelong Glucose Homeostasis, Sophie Croizier, University of Lausanne
    PS2.00185: Early-life Stress-induced Vulnerability for Cognitive Dysfunction: Focus on Nutrients and Glia Cells, M.R. Abbink, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 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

    Moderator: 
    Dr. Kim HUHMAN, Georgia State University, USA

  • 09:50 - 11:35

    SBN Lehrman Award and SBN Young Investigator Award Lectures Symposium

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

     

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

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Nafissa ISMAIL, University of Ottwaw, Canada
    Dr. Anthony AUGER, University of Wisconsin, USA
    Dr. Rae SILVER, Columbia University, USA
    Dr. Marc TETEL, Wellesley College, USA

    SBN Young Investigator Award
    Dr. Maggie MOHR, University of California, USA
    AW6.001: Neuro- and Gliogenesis in the Pubertal Rat Brain: Implications for Female Reproduction
    Dr. Kristina SMILEY, University of Otago, New Zealand
    AW6.002: The Role of Prolactin in Avian Parental Care 
    Dr. Joanna SPENCER-SEGAL, University of Michigan
    AW6.003: SBN Young Investigator Award Lecture 
    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom 

    Moderator: 
    Dr. Aaron JASNOW, Kent State University, USA

  • 09:50 - 11:35

    Symposium: Metabolism - The Gut-Brain Axis and Metabolism

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

    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”

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Birgitte HOLST, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
    Katharina STOBBE, Institute Of Cellular And Molecular Pharmacology (IPMC)/ CNRS, France

  • 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

    Moderators:
    Dr. Daniel BERNARD, Mcgill University, Canada
    Dr. Elodie DESROZIERS, University of Otago, New Zealand 

  • 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

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Neil MACLUSKY, University of Guelph, Canada
    Dr. Cristina SAENZ DE MIERA, University of Michigan, USA

  • 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

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Stephen MATTHEWS, University of Toronto, Canada
    Dr. Marie Pierre MOISAN, University of Bordeaux, France 

  • 11:45 - 12:45

    Lunch Break

    Location: Exhibit & Poster Hall, Metro Centre Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s):
  • 11:45 - 12:45

    Professional Development Workshop 5: What Glass Ceiling?

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

    Dr Carol ELIAS, University of Michigan, USA
    Dr Kim HUHMAN, Georgia State University, USA
    Dr Ursula KAISER, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Boston, USA
    Dr Birgitte HOLST, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Dr Darleen SANDOVAL, University of Michigan, USA

    Moderator: 
    Marie LE MAY, The University of Gothenburg, Sweden

    A panel with a number of world-renowned women neuroendocrinologists share their individual experiences on succeeding in science professionally and personally.

  • 11:45 - 12:45

    Professional Development Workshop 6: Careers, Careers, Everywhere – A Great Career with an MS/PhD in Science!

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

    Dr Dylan BRETHOUR, Cedarlane, Canada
    Dr Srdjana FILIPOVIC, The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
    Dr Philipe GOBEIL, Northern Biologics, Canada
    Dr Marilee KRINSKY, University of Toronto, Canada
    Dr Stéphane LEVESQUE, University of Toronto, Canada
    Dr Thomasina SPYBEY, Bayer, Canada
    Dr Firhan MALIK, Proteorex Therapeutics Inc, Canada

    Moderator:
    Dr Askan SALEHI, University of Toronto, Canada
    Dr Neruja LOGANATHAN, University of Toronto, Canada

    How to determine what you want to do with your life with a degree in science. A group of scientists with diverse career paths provide an overview of their choices that brought them to their current jobs.

  • 11:45 - 12:45

    Professional Development Workshop 7: So you think you have a Great Discovery? What to do now……..

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

    David LOVEJOY, University of Toronto, Canada

    Moderator: 
    Dr. Matei BOLBOREA, University of Warwick, UK

    A discussion around how to determine if your idea/discovery is worth taking to the next level – from the bench to the global spotlight. How to secure intellectual property, identify prior art, and the steps to follow towards commercialization of your neuroendocrine discoveries.

  • 12:45 - 13:45

    3-Minute Thesis Competition supported by the Endocrine Society: Final Round

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

    12 Finalists will have three minutes or less to present their research to a panel of non-specialist judges. This competition is a unique opportunity for graduate students to showcase their innovative and significant research to a wider audience, across disciplines of neuroendocrinology. The event is sponsored by the Endocrine Society - who is offering two free registrations for the next ENDO2019 in New Orleans, one for a judge-chosen winner and another for an audience-selected winner.

    Moderator:
    Dr. Ophelia LE THUC, Technical University of Munich, Germany

    Judges:
    Dr Dave GRATTAN, President of Neuroendocrinology, Australasia
    Dr Robert MILLAR, President of INF
    Dr Rae SILVER, President of SBN
    Dr Valerie SIMONNEAUX, President of SNE
    Dr Giles YEO, President of BSN

  • 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

    Moderators: 
    Dr. Deborah KURRASCH, University of Calgary, Canada
    Dr. Jo LEWIS, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom 

  • 14:20 - 14:50

    BSN Mick Harbuz Young Investigator Lecture

    Location: Plenary Hall, Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Speaker(s): Dr Rosemary BROWN, University of Otago, New Zealand

    BSN Mick Harbuz Young Investigator Award Lecture
    Dr Rosemary BROWN,  University of Otago, New Zealand
    AW5.001: Prolactin Signaling in the Medial Preoptic Area is critical for Maternal Behavior

    Moderator: 
    Dr. Preeti JETHWA, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom 

  • 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

    Moderators:
    Dr. Aaron JASNOW, Kent State University, USA
    Dr. Charlotte VANACHER, University of Michigan, USA

  • 16:30 - 17:00

    Closing Ceremony

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

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