2017 Meeting Preliminary Program

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August 6th  - Sunday

  • AM: Buses from Santiago International Airport to Hippocampus Resort
  • 1200h - 1430h:   Registration
  • 1530h - 1700h:   Special Workshop: From Science to Regulation: Data Generation and Risk Assessment
    • Co-Chairs:  Mary Ann Ottinger (University of Houston, USA) and Kun Don (Sue) Yi (Syngenta Crop Protection LLC)
    • 1530h-1600h: Bioavailability of endocrine disruptors present in soils treated with biosolids
      • Pablo Richter (Universidad de Chile)
    • 1600h-1630h: Dilemmas and step-by-step progress emerging through the generation of exposure-dose-effect data: A synthesis of my experience working to characterize pyrethroid neurotoxicity
      • Marcelo Wolansky (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    • 1630h-1700h: Case study: from science to risk assessment
      • Priscila Fagundes (Syngenta, Brazil)
    • 1700h-1720h: Study Design and Data reporting for regulatory relevancy
      • Kun Don (Sue) Yi (Syngenta, USA)
  • 1800h - 2000h:   Welcome and Opening Reception

August 7th  - Monday

  • 0630h:   Breakfast (On-site)
  • 0815h:   Opening Remarks
  • 0830h - 1045h:   1st Session: Mechanisms of Steroid Hormone Action

    • Chair:  Shaila Mani (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
    • 0800h-0830h: CaMKK2 governs ER stress transcriptional programs to promote NAFLD development
      • Brian York (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
    • 0830h-0900h: Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II and androgen signaling pathways modulate MEF2 activity in testosterone-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy
      • Manuel Estrada (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
    • 0900h-0930h: Progesterone receptors, neurosteroids and behavior
      • Wendy Portillo (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
    • 0930h-1000h: Convergence of membrane-initiated and nuclear-initiated estrogen signaling in regulating the expression and activity of a potassium current 
      • Troy Roepke (Rutgers University, USA)
    • 1000h-1045h: Environmental enrichment protection on acute stress-induced late anxiety-like behavior and fear extinction impairment in rats: role of glucocorticoid receptor signaling in the basolateral nucleus of amygdala
      • Early Stage Investigator: Leonardo Santanna Novaes (University of Sao Paulo,  Brazil)
  • 1045h-1100h  Coffee Break
  • 1100h - 1315h:  2nd Session: Hormone Regulation of Neuroendocrine Function and Behavior

    • Chair:  Charles Roselli (Oregon Health Sciences University, USA)
    • 1100h-1130h: TBA
      • Omar Larco (Ipsen Bioscience, USA)
    • 1130h-1200h: Acetylcholine and acetylcholinesterase in the local control of the ovary
      • Artur Mayerhofer (LMU, Munich, Germany)
    • 1200h-1230h: Role of perinatal aromatization on sex preference
      • Alonso Fernandez-Guasti (Cinvestav, Mexico)
    • 1230h-1300h: Modulation of cardiovascular responses to stress by corticotropin-releasing factor in the bed nucleus of the stria terminals: involvement of NMDA-NO-cGMP-PKG signaling
      • Carlos Crestani (School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, São Paulo State University-UNESP, Brazil)
    • 1300h-1315h: Sex-dependent glucocorticoid regulation of the corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) gene
      • Early Stage Investigator: Ashley Turnidge (Colorado State University, USA)
  • 1315h - 1430h:   Lunch (On-site)
  • 1430h - 1730h:   3rd Session: Hormones and Regulation of Reproduction
    • Co-Chairs:  Ricardo Cabrera ( Univ. Mendoza) and Alfonso Paredes (Univ. Chile)
    • 1430h-1500h: “Don't Stress! New insights into stress inhibition of mammalian reproductive neuroendocrinology”
      • Alexander Kauffman (University of California, San Diego, USA)
    • 1500h-1530h: GnRH induces protein citrullination to regulate LH synthesis and secretion by gonadotrope cells
      • Brian Cherrington (University of Wyoming, USA)
    • 1530h-1600h: Neurosteroids and Reproduction
      • Miriam Laconi (CONICET, Argentina)
    • 1600h-1630h: Membrane-initiated estradiol and progesterone signaling regulates female reproduction
      • Paul Micevych (UCLA, USA)
    • 1630h-1645h: Estrogen Receptor beta regulation of stress circuitry
      • Early Stage Investigator: Alexandra Acevedo Rogriguez (Baylor College of Medicine USA)
    • 1645h-1700h: In utero betamethasone exposure causes reproductive developmental reprogramming in male rats
      • Early Stage Investigator: Cibele dos Santos Borges ( UNESP, Brazil)
  • 1730h:   Poster session (with hors d’oeuvres)

August 8th  - Tuesday

  • 0630h:   Breakfast (On-site)
  • 0830h - 1015h:   4th Session: Developmental Programming of Neuroendocrine Systems
    • Chair: Deborah Suchecki  (Universidade National de São Paulo)
    • 0830h-0900h: TBA
    • Wilma Kempinas (Univ Estadual Paulista, Brazil)
    • 0900h-0930h: TBA
    • Nicolas Crisosto (University of Chile, Chile)
    • 0930h-1000h: Neonatal programming with sex hormones: Is a vulnerability factor for drug addiction?
      • Ramon Sotomayor-Zarate (University of Valparaiso, Chile)
    • 1000h-1015h: Prenatal hyperandrogenism causes alterations on energy metabolism that affect ovarian steroidogenesis
      •  Early Stage Investigator: Giselle Adriana Abruzesse (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • 1030h - 1215h:   5th Session: Neuroimmunomodulation and the Autonomic Nervous System
    • Chair: Mercedes Lasaga (Univ. Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    • 1030h-1100h: Adolescent sensitivity to stress and neuroimmune challenges: implications for adult stress physiology and cytokine reactivity
      • Terry Deak (University of Binghamton)
    • 1100h-1130h: Peripheral immune markers can predict adolescent cognitive impairment following early life stress
      • Heather Brenhouse (Northeastern University)
    • 1130h-1200h: Stress and the brain-gut-microbiota axis
      • Javier Bravo (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso, Chile)
    • 1200h-1230h: SUMO conjugation as a master regulator of the glucocorticoid receptor activity in health and disease
      • Ana Clara Liberman (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    • 1230h-1245h: Participation of the hypothalamic CB1 receptor in the disruption of the reproductive axis during an immune challenge in male rats
      • Early Stage Investigator: Nicholas Surkin (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • 1315h - 1430h:   Lunch (On-site)
  • Afternoon:    Arranged tours of region

August 9th  - Wednesday

  • 0630h:   Breakfast (On-site)
  • 0830h - 1045h: 6th Session: Neurobiology of Stress and Homeostasis
    • Chair: Terrance Deak, (University of Binghamton)
    • 8:30-9:00: Environmental intervention during postnatal period: positive and negative effects
      • Aldo Lucion (University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre Brazil)
    • 0900h-0930h: Rapid Glucocorticoid Desensitization of the Adrenergic Activation of the HPA axis
      • Jeff Tasker (Tulane University)
    • 0930h-1000h: Stress and neural circuit remodeling
      • Jenny Fiedler (University of Chile, Chile)
    • 1000h-1030h: The effects of glucocorticoids in the brain and their implications in neuroinflammation and behavior
      • Carolina Munhoz (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
    • 1030h-1045h: Sex-dependent effects of mild blast brain injury on the neuroendocrine stress response
      • Early Stage Investigator: Ashley Russel (Uniformed Services Univ, USA)
  • 1045h-1100h  Coffee Break
  • 1100h - 1245h:  7th Session: Hormones, Feeding, and Metabolism
    • Chair: John Wu (Uniformed Service University, USA)
    • 1100h-1130h: Role of microglial inflammation in diet-induced obesity
      • Mauricio Dorfman (University of Washington, USA)
    • 1130h-1200h: Hypothalamus-adipose tissue interplay for the proper control of body weight, let´s talk from the epigenetic point of view
      • Bredford Kerr (Centro de Estudios Científicos. Valdivia, Chile)
    • 1200h-1230h: Acupuncture modulates gonadotropins secretions in the P450 aromatase inhibitor-induced rat model of polycystic ovary syndrome
      • Manuel Maliqueo (University of Chile)
    • 1230h-1245h: Primary cilium and autophagy regulate inflammation and insulin sensitivity in hypothalamic neurons.
      • Early Stage Investigator: Yennifer Avalos  (Pontífica Universidad, Chile)
  • 1245h:   Closing Presentation
  • 1500h:   Buses back to Santiago Airport
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