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Sunday, May 19

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Plenary lecture (Theater):
Rob Froemke 
New York University, USA
Love, Death and Oxytocin

Chair: Gil Levkowitz The Weizmann Institute, Israel

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Coffee break (Rotunda and Crystal Dinning Room)

Symposium 8 (Theater):
Emerging Roles of AVP and OXT on the Neurovascular Unit and Brain Microvessels

Chairs: Maurice Manning University of Toledo, USA &
           Bice Chini Milan Center for Neuroscience, Italy

9:30 - 9:55 a.m.

Marta Busnelli Consiglio Nazionale delle Reserche, Italy
The Oxytocin System Plays a Key Role in Brain Microvascular Development

9:55 - 10:20 a.m.

Gil Levkowitz The Weizmann Institute, Israel
Oxytocin May Facilitate its Own Peripheral Uptake by Regulating Blood Flow Dynamics

10:20 - 10:45 a.m.

Ranjan Roy Georgia State University, USA
Vasopressin-mediated Neurovascular Coupling in Health and Disease States

10:45 - 11:10 a.m.

Special Talk: Larry Young's Scientific Contributions (Theater)
Arjen Boender Emory University, USA
Natural Variation in Oxytocin Receptor Signalling Causes Widespread Changes in Neural Gene Expression: A Link to the Natural Killer Gene Complex

11:10 - 11:30 a.m.

Coffee break (Rotunda and Crystal Dinning Room)

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Symposium 9 (Theater):
Neurohypophysial Hormones and Sensory Processing

Chair: Quentin Pittman University of Calgary, Canada

11:30 - 11:55 a.m.

Elizabeth Hammock Florida State University, USA
Oxytocin in Sensory-Dependent Social Development

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

Eric Krause Georgia State University, USA
Studying Mechanosensitive Vagal Afferents that Express Oxytocin Receptors: Gut Feelings are Also Matters of the Hear

12:20 - 12:45 p.m.

Michael Perkinson Otago University, New Zealand 
Unveiling the Dynamics of Oxytocin Activity and Somatodendritic Release in Freely Behaving Rodents

12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (Rotunda and Crystal Dinning Room)

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Poster Session 2 (Magnolia/Sugarberry/Cottonwood)

3:00 - 4:40 p.m.

Symposium 10 (Theater): The Hal Gainer Memorial Symposium
Emerging Areas in the Neurohypophysial Hormones Field 

Chair: Masha Prager-Khoutorsky McGill University, Canada

3:00 - 3:25 p.m.

James Blevins University of Washington and VA Puget Sound Health care System, USA
Efficacy of Oxytocin as a Monotherapy and Combination Therapy to Treat Obesity

3:25 - 3:50 p.m.

Michael Greenwood University of Bristol, UK
Using Quantitative Phosphoproteomics to Explore Hypothalamo-neurohypophysial System Cellular Signalling 

3:50 - 4:15 p.m.

Andre Mecawi Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brasil
Single-cell Transcriptomics of Hypothalamic Magnocellular Neurons: Unraveling Cellular Diversity, Activity-Associated Genes, and Interspecies Integration

4:15 - 4:40 p.m.

Tian Xue University of Science and Technology of China, China
Light Promoted Brain Development: ipRGC, Oxytocin and Synaptogenesis

4:40 - 5:15 p.m

Coffee break (Rotunda and Crystal Dinning Room)

5:15 - 6:55 p.m.

Symposium 11 (Theater):
Neurohypophysial Hormones Control Social and Defensive Behaviors in a Sex-, Age-, and Receptor-specific Manner 

Chairs: Hala Harony-Nicholas Icahn School of Medicine, &
          Joanna Dabrowska Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, USA

5:15 - 5:35 p.m.

Alice Sanson University of Regensburg, Germany
Neuropeptides Trigger Maternal Care and Aggression in Lactating Rats: Influence of the Stress System

5:35 - 5 :55 p.m.

Joanna Dabrowska Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, USA
The Integration of Interoceptive Signals and Defensive Behaviors via Neurohypophysial Hormones in the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis (BNST)

5:55 - 6:15 p.m.

Aras Petrulis Georgia State University, USA
Sex-specific Regulation of Social Motivation by Extrahypothalamic Vasopressin

6:15 - 6:35 p.m.

Brian Trainor University of California, Davis, USA
Transcriptional Effects of Social Stress on Oxytocin Neurons in Female California Mice

6:35 - 6:55 p.m.

Samantha Bowden Michigan State University, USA
Regulation of Juvenile Social Behaviors by Oxytocin and Vasopressin Systems in the Brain

7:00 - 9:00 p.m

Award Ceremony and Closing Banquet (Magnolia)

9:00 - 11:00 p.m

Post-meeting party


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