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    Preliminary Program

    SGP 73rd ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM / SOBLA ANNUAL MEETING "Structural Basis of Electrical Signaling in the Nervous System and Heart"

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    WEDNESDAY 9/4

    14:00 – 17:00 : Registration

    17:00 – 17:30 : Welcome by Ramon Latorre, SGP and SOBLA presidents.

    17:30 –18:30 : Friends of Physiology Keynote Lecture
                                  Francisco Bezanilla (Univ. Chicago)

    19:00 –21:00 : Reception and Dinner

    THURSDAY 9/5

    8:30 – 9:30 Session I: “Structural perspectives on permeation and selectivity”
                              Chair: Crina Nimigean, Weill Cornell Medicine

    8:30 AM:         Speaker 1  Luis Cuello (Texas Tech Univ.)

    9:00 AM:         Speaker 2 Benoit Roux (Univ. Chicago)

    9:30 AM:         Short talk 1

    9:45    10:15 : COFFEE BREAK

    10:15 12:15 Session II: “Structural and functional approaches to gating”
                               Chair: Eduardo Perozo, Univ. Chicago

    10:15 AM:       Speaker 3 Carlos Gonzalez (CINV, Chile)

    10:45 AM:       Speaker 4 Baron Chanda (Univ. Wisconsin)

    11:15 AM:       Speaker 5 Cecilia Bouzat (CONICET, Argentina)

    11:45 AM:       Short Talk 2

    12:00 PM:       Flash poster presentation

    12:30 14:00 : Lunch at Parque Cultural de Valparaiso

    14:00 16:00 Session III: “Calcium and electrical excitability”
                                  Chair: Alan Neely, CINV, Chile

    14:00 PM: Speaker 6 Claudia Moreno (Univ. Washington)

    14:15 PM: Speaker 7 Cathy Proenza (Univ. Colorado)

    14:30 PM: Speaker 8 Robert Dirksen (Univ. Rochester)

    15:00 PM: Speaker 9 Ana Gomez (INSERM-Univ Paris Sud)

    15:30 PM: Speaker 10 Ariel Escobar (UC Merced)

    16:00    16:15 : COFFEE BREAK

    16:15   – 17:30 : ROUND TABLE: Establishing a diverse population of scientists in the study of membrane excitability
    Panel: Theanne Griffith (Columbia Univ.); Walter Duran (Rutgers-NJMS); Julio Cordero-Morales (Univ. Tennessee); Delany Torres Salazar (NINDS); Susan Amara, (NIMH).

    17:30   – 19:30 :  Poster presentations

    19:30 PM: Please find your preferred dinner at Valparaiso´s restaurants.  Information about restaurants will be available at the meeting.

    FRIDAY 9/6

    8:30 – 9:30 Session IV: “Control of electrical excitability in neurons”
                             Chair: Andres Chavez, CINV, Chile

    8:30 AM:         Speaker 11 Chris Lingle (Washington Univ.-St. Louis)

    9:00 AM:         Speaker 12 Frank Bosmans (Johns Hopkins Univ.)

    9:30 AM:         Short talk 3

    9:45    10:15 AM: COFFEE BREAK

    10:15 12:15  Session V: “TRP channels: from molecular mechanisms to physiology”
                              Chair: Kenton Swartz, NINDS

    10:15 AM:       Speaker 13 Tamara Rosenbaum (UNAM, Mexico)

    10:45 AM:       Speaker 14 Tibor Rohacs (Rutgers Univ.)

    11:15 AM:       Speaker 15 Andres Jara-Oseguera (NINDS)

    11:45 AM:       Short talks 4

    12:00 PM:       Flash poster presentation

    12:30 14:00 : Lunch at Parque Cultural de Valparaiso

    14:00 15:30  Session VI: “Expanding the ion channel toolkit”
                                  Chair: Sebastian Brauchi, Univ. Austral de Chile

    14:00 : Speaker 16 Jon Sack (UC Davis)

    14:30 : Speaker 17 Bill Kobertz (Univ. Mass)

    15:00 : Speaker 18 Teresa Giraldez (Univ. La Laguna, Spain)

    15:45 – 17:30:  Poster presentations

    17:30 : Trip for dinner. Please find your preferred dinner at Valparaiso´s restaurants.  Information about restaurants will be available at the meeting.

    SATURDAY 9/7

    8:30 – 9:30 AM Session VII: “Junctional channels and cellular communication: connexin, pannexin and P2X channels” Chairs: Agustin Martinez/Juan Carlos Saez, CINV

    8:30 AM:         Speaker 19 Roger Thompson (Univ. Calgary)

    9:00 AM:         Speaker 20 Mufeng Li (NINDS)

    9:30 AM:         Short talk 5 (connexin)

    9:45    10:15 : COFFEE BREAK

    10:15 12:15 Session VIII: “Channels under the influence”
                               Chair:Valeria Vasquez

    10:15 AM:       Speaker 21 Andrea Brueggemann (Nanion, DE)

    10:45 AM:       Speaker 22 Susy C. Kohout (Montana State Univ.)

    11:15 AM:       Speaker 23 Gail A. Robertson (Univ. Wisconsin-Madison)

    11:45 AM:       Speaker 24 Sudha Chakrapani (Case Western)

    12:30 14:00 : Lunch at Parque Cultural de Valparaiso

    14:00 15:30 : Session IX: “Primary and Secondary Active Transporters
                                    Chair: Pablo Artigas, Texas Tech Univ

    14:00 : Speaker 25 Kazuhiro Abe (Nagoya Univ., Japan)

    14:30 : Speaker 26 Nancy Carrasco (Vanderbilt)

    15:00 : Speaker 27 Joseph Mindell (NINDS)

    15:30   15:45 : COFFEE BREAK

    15:45 – 16:45 : Round Table: Establishing rigorous benchmarks and reproducibility in science.
    Chair: Shai Silberberg (NINDS)

    17:00 – 18:00: SOBLA Lecture: Dr. Mario Amzel (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine). Title: “Regulation of voltage-gated sodium channels by calcium and calmodulin”

    19:00 PM: Final Banquet at "Club de Yates de Recreo".

     

     

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