Past event: Synaptic Inhibition in Health and Disease conference

October 15-16, 2009 - Chicago, IL


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Full conference program now available! Download the PDF.

Poster list also available! Download the PDF.

Date:

October 15-16, 2009 (just before the 39th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience)

Neuroscience Molly for SIHD


Time:

October 15: 9am-7pm
October 16: 9am-1:45pm


Organizers:

Dr. Steve Moss (Tufts University) and Dr. Bernhard Luscher (Penn State University) in association with Abcam.


Quicklinks:


Topics:

  • The structure and functional significance of GABAA receptor subtypes
  • The dynamic modulation of GABAA receptor accumulation at synaptic and extrasynaptic sites.
  • Signaling mechanism that regulates the efficacy of GABAB receptor signaling.
  • Altered functional expression of GABAA receptors in neuropsychiatric disorders.

Invited speakers:

Due to illness, Doug Coulter is unable to attend.

  • Uwe Rudolph (McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School)
    GABAA receptor subtype-specificity of drug action: a paradigm leading to novel therapeutic strategies
  • Josef Kittler (University College London)
    Regulation of inhibitory synaptic transmission by motor proteins and adaptors
  • Trevor Smart (University College London)
    Inhibitory synaptic plasticity
  • Kirsten Harvey (The School of Pharmacy, University of London)
    The role of collybistin and gephyrin in GABAA-receptor clustering
  • Richard Olsen (University of California, Los Angeles)
    GABAa Receptors: Identification of modulatory sites
  • Neil Harrison (Columbia University)
    Synaptic and extrasynaptic GABAA receptors in the thalamus
  • Jamie Maguire (David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA)
    Neurosteroid regulation of GABAA receptors in health and disease
  • Beni Bettler (University of Basel)
    Regulation of GABAB receptor signaling
  • Andres Couve (Universidad de Chile)
    Molecular mechanisms controlling the availability of metabotropic GABAB receptors in central neurons
  • Robert Macdonald (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)
    Alterations in GABAA receptor biogenesis and function in idiopathic generalized epilepsies
  • Amy Brooks-Kayal (University of Colorado School of Medicine)
    Molecular regulation of GABAA receptor subunit expression
  • Jaideep Kapur (University of Virginia)
    GABAA receptor trafficking in Epilepsy
  • John Huguenard (Stanford University School of Medicine)
    GABAA and GABAB receptor signaling in epileptic thalamic networks

Talks selected from submitted abstracts:

  • Sabine Lévi (INSERM)
    A mutation of GABRG2 linked to generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures alters the membrane dynamics of GABA receptors
  • Bernhard Luscher (Penn State University)
    Modest forebrain specific GABAergic deficits cause HPA axis hyperactivity associated with development of anxious depressive disorders and antidepressant behavioral and endocrine sensitivity to desipramine but not fluoxetine
  • Robert Messing (Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center)
    Regulation of GABAA receptor trafficking by Protein Kinase C epsilon and NSF
  • A. Leslie Morrow (University of North Carolina School of Medicine)
    Ethanol regulation of GABA-A a1 receptor surface expression is dependent upon PKA and PKC activation in cultured cerebral cortical neurons
  • Jian Qiu (Oregon Health and Science University)
    Heterologous Desensitization of the GABAB Receptor Response in POMC Neurons by 17beta-estradiol and Serotonin
  • Miho Terunuma (Tufts University)
    The role of astrocytic GABAB receptors and their functional modulation by purinergic receptors

Program:

Download the program as a PDF.

Thursday, October 15th


8:15 AM

Registration

9:05 AM

Uwe Rudolph (McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School)
GABA-A receptor subtype-specificity of drug action: a paradigm leading to novel therapeutic strategies

9:35 AM

Josef Kittler (University College London)
Regulation of inhibitory synaptic transmission by motor proteins and adaptors

10:05 AM

Bernhard Luscher (Penn State University)
Modest forebrain specific GABAergic deficits cause HPA axis hyperactivity associated with development of anxious depressive disorders and antidepressant behavioral and endocrine sensitivity to desipramine but not fluoxetine

10:20 AM

Coffee break

10:50 AM  

Kirsten Harvey (The School of Pharmacy, University of London)
The role of collybistin and gephyrin in GABA-A receptor clustering

11:20 AM

Trevor Smart (University College London)
Inhibitory synaptic plasticity

11:50 AM

Robert Messing (Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center)
Regulation of GABA-A Receptor Trafficking by Protein Kinase C epsilon and NSF

12:05 PM

Lunch

1:05 PM

Neil Harrison (Columbia University)
Synaptic and extrasynaptic GABAA receptors in the thalamus

1:35 PM

Richard Olsen (University of California, Los Angeles)
GABAa Receptors: Identification of modulatory sites

2:05 PM

A. Leslie Morrow (University of North Carolina School of Medicine)
Ethanol regulation of GABA-A a1 receptor surface expression is dependent upon PKA and PKC activation in cultured cerebral cortical neurons

2:20 PM

Jamie Maguire (David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA)
Neurosteroid regulation of GABAA receptors in health and disease

2:50 PM

Coffee break

3:20 PM

Amy Brooks-Kayal (University of Colorado School of Medicine)
Molecular regulation of GABAA receptor subunit expression

3:50 PM

John Huguenard (Stanford University School of Medicine)
GABAA and GABAB receptor signaling in epileptic thalamic networks

4:20 PM

Sabine Lévi (INSERM)
A mutation of GABRG2 linked to generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures alters the membrane dynamics of GABA receptors

4:50 PM

Poster session/reception

7:00 PM   

End of reception

Friday, October 16th


9:00 AM

Welcome back

9:05 AM

Robert Macdonald (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)
Alterations in GABAA receptor biogenesis and function in idiopathic generalized epilepsies

9:35 AM

Jaideep Kapur (University of Virginia)
GABAA receptor trafficking in Epilepsy

10:05 AM  

Poster session/coffee break

12:00 PM

Beni Bettler (University of Basel)
Regulation of GABAB receptor signaling

12:30 PM

Miho Terunuma (Tufts University)
The role of astrocytic GABAB receptors and their functional modulation by purinergic receptors

12:45 PM

Andres Couve (Universidad de Chile)
Molecular mechanisms controlling the availability of metabotropic GABAB receptors in central neurons

1:15 PM

Jian Qiu (Oregon Health and Science University)
Heterologous desensitization of the GABAB receptor response in POMC neurons by 17beta-estradiol and Serotonin

1:30 PM

Closing remarks


Venue:

Hermann Hall Conference Center
Illinois Institute of Technology campus
3300 South Federal Street (map)
Chicago, Illinois USA

Download PDF of IIT campus map.PDF

Download PDF of IIT campus parking lot map. PDF If you are driving to the conference, paid parking is available on the IIT campus for $2.00 an hour or $10.00 a day. Please use the lot number A4 and shaded gray. You use the pay box at the lot. The pay box is cash only, and it does not give change or refunds. You will find the parking lot on State Street which is about a half block away from Federal Street, where the venue is located.

Download PDF of Chicago's public transportation train system. PDF Getting to the venue is very quick and easy via Chicago’s great public transportation system (CTA). The venue is very close to the Sox-35th Station on the Red Line. When you leave the station, walk away from US Cellular Baseball Field and cross the railroad tracks. Take your second left which is South Federal Street. There will be signs outside directing you to the Conference Center.Depending on where you hotel is, you might find the Bronzeville-IIT stop on the Green Line.


Registration:

  

Late
Register after September 30, 2009 

Delegate

$335.00*

Student

$275.00*

The registration fee includes coffee, lunch on the 15th, reception on the 15th, and the abstract book.

* There will be an additional $100.00 onsite registration surcharge to the above late registration fee for registrations the day of the conference.

Students are categorized as those in full-time education at the time of registering. Proof of student status may be requested.


Abstracts:

Papers which fit within the theme of the meeting were accepted for oral and poster presentation. The deadline are now closed.

Posters will be judged. The winner will receive up to $150 off their registration for a future Abcam conference or an antibody from the Abcam catalog.


Social event:

After the talks the evening of October 15th, there will be a wine and beer reception with light hors d’oeuvres with the posters. This reception is included in the registration fee.


Accommodations:

A block of rooms priced at $157.50 have been set aside at the Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago for the dates October 14, 2009 through October 22, 2009. The hotel is located at:

65 E. Harrison
Chicago, IL 60605 (map)

To take advantage of this great discounted rate, please call Darren Andrews at the hotel directly at phone number +1-312-376-1481. You must mention "Abcam" and reserve your room by September 14, 2009. Please note, this hotel is completely non-smoking.

Directions for getting to the hotel can be found on the hotel's website.

This hotel is a viable option for those needing a hotel for SfN which is being held at the McCormick Center.  There are not many hotels really close to the McCormick Center. Chicago is a great city because they have wonderful public transportation so you are never far away from a train station. Click here for directions to the McCormick Center from the hotel.

Click here for directions to Hermann Hall Conference Center from the hotel.

The Travelodge is close to the SfN shuttle stop at the Hilton Chicago on the B SfN shuttle. The stop is two blocks away on Eight Street. Click here for walking directions. You can find the full schedule on the SfN website. Please note that this shuttle is only for to and from SfN.


For more information:

Katie Sedat, Abcam Events Team
Phone: 617-577-4263

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