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Friday, May 17

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Plenary session: Mortyn Jones Lecture (Theater)
Charles Bourque, McGill University, Canada
Osmotic Control of Vasopressin: What we have learned since Verney and Andersson?

Chair: Colin Brown University of Otago, New Zealand

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.

Coffee break (Rotunda and Crystal Dinning Room)

9:30 - 11:10 a.m.

Symposium 1(Theater):
Central Mechanisms in AVP and OXT information processing in health and disease

Chair: Jeff Tasker Tulane University, USA

9:30 - 9:55 a.m.

Alexandre Charlet Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Astrocytes in Mice Central Amygdala Mediates Oxytocin-dependent Behavioral Adaptation

9:55 - 10:20 a.m.

Tom Cunningham UNT Health Science Center, USA
Sex-based Differences in Control of Neurohypophysial Hormones in a Model of Hyponatremia

10:20 - 10:45 a.m.

Zhihua Gao Zhejiang University, China
The Coordinative Role of Oxytocin Endocrine Neurons in Peripheral and Central Regulation

10:45 - 11:10 a.m.

Mike Ludwig University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Salt-loading Reduces Central Osmoresponsiveness in Magnocellular Supraoptic Neurones In-vivo

11:10 - 11:30 a.m.

Coffee break (Rotunda and Crystal Dinning Room)

11:30 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Symposium 2 (Theater):
New Models and Approaches in AVP and OXT Research

Chair: Yoichi Ueta University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan

11:30 - 11:55 a.m.

Alec Davidson Morehouse School of Medicine, USA
Longitudinal Imaging of AVP Neuronal Behavior In-Vivo

11:55 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Lang Geng Beijing University, China
Development and Optimization of Genetically Encoded Sensors for Oxytocin and Arginine Vasopressin

12:20 - 12:45 p.m.

Quirin Krabichler Heidelberg University, Germany 
A Novel Transgenic Rat to Tackle the Behavioral Roles of Magnocellular Vasopressin Neurons

12:45 - 1:10 p.m.

Arthur Lefevre University of California San Diego, USA
Marmoset Monkeys as a Model of OT Action in Primates

1:10 - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch (Rotunda and Crystal Dinning Room)

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Data Blitz (Theater)

3:00  - 4:40 p.m.

Symposium 3 (Theater): The Bob Schrier Memorial Symposium
Coordinated Central and Periferal Actions of AVP and OXT

Chair: Joe Verbalis Georgetown University, USA

3:00 - 3:25 p.m.

Cihan Atila University of Basel, Switzerland
Are Patients with AVP-Deficit also Oxytocin deficit?

3:25 - 3:50 p.m.

Annette de Kloet Georgia State University, USA
Exploring Signaling Amongst Neurohypophyseal Hormones: A Complex Discourse that'll Elevate Your Blood Pressure

3:50 - 4:15 p.m.

David Mendelowitz George Washington University, USA
Oxytocin Receptor Co-Localization in Brainstem Parasympathetic Cardiac Vagal Neurons

4:15 - 4:40 p.m.

Takumi Oti Okayama University, Japan
Oxytocinergic Control Circuits in the Spinal Cord for Male Sexual Behavior

4:40 - 5:15 p.m

Coffee break (Rotunda and Crystal Dinning Room)

5:15 - 6:55 p.m.

Symposium 4 (Theater):
Comparative Neuroendocrinology of AVP and OXT Systems

Chair: Margarita Curras-Collazo University of California, Riveside, USA
         Rui Oliveira ISPA Instituto Universitario, Portugal

5:15 - 5:40 p.m.

Christian Gruber Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Biological Function and Pharmacological Potential of Oxytocin Signaling in Ants

5:40 - 6 :05 p.m.

Rui Oliveira ISPA Instituto Universitario, Portugal
Evolutionarily Conserved Mechanism of Oxytocin in the Regulation of Social Behavior in Zebrafish

6:05 - 6:30 p.m.

Allison Perkeybile University of Virginia, USA
Making Mothers: Pregnancy, Birth, and Epigenetic Regulation of the maternal Oxytocin Receptor Gene

6:30 - 6:55 p.m.

Hirotaka Sakamoto Okayama University, Japan
Vasopressin/Oxytocin Peptide-signaling in Marine Planarians Functions as an Antidiuretic before Vascular System Acquisition and Synapse Evolution


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