Special Lectures

Kerry Ressler   Special Lecture: PACAP and stress pathways - from mice to humans
Dr. Kerry Ressler, Harvard Medical School, USA
Seiji Shioda   Special Lecture: Pleiotropic function of PACAP: Its role in brain and peripheral organ
Dr. Seiji Shioda, Shonan University of Medical Sciences, Japan
William A Banks   Dr. Abba J Kastin Memorial Symposium: A Vision of Peptides
William A Banks, University of Washington School of Medicine, USA

Keynote Lecture: Expanding Roles for Galanin in Neuronal Functions: Focus on Human Systems
Tomas Hokfelt, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Special Lecture on Structural Biology
Osamu Nureki, Tokyo Univ., Japan. Presentation title, TBA

Memorial Symposium for Dr. Hisayuki Matsuo
organized by Atsuro Miyata, Kagoshima University and Kenji Kangawa, Honorary Director of National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Japan

Symposium Sessions

Some session tiles are tentative and subject to change

New horizons of orexin/hypocretin research (organized by Tomoyuki Kuwaki, Kagoshima University and Yoichi Ueta, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan)

Galanin and related peptides? New developments in health and disease (organized by Barbara Kofler, Hospital for Pediatrics of the Paracelsus Medical University, Austria and Tomas Hokfelt, Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

The role of bioactive peptides in pain and inflammation (organized by Erika Pinter, University of Pecs, Hungary)

Obesity and metabolic syndrome

Bioactive peptides and immune and infectious disorders (organized by Mario Delgado, The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain)

Neuropeptide intranasal delivery for treatment of CNS disorders (organized by David Vaudry, University of Rouen, France)

Neural circuits involved in cognition

Neuropeptides in islet function

The VIP/PACAP-regulated ADNP: from research to therapeutics
(organized by Illana Gozes and Moran Rubinstein, Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Role of PACAP and PAC1 receptors in behavioral functions (organized by Abha Rajbhandardi, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)

PACAP in the sensory systems (organized by Tamas Atlasz and Dora Reglodi, University of Pecs, Hungary)

PACAP in regulation of endocrine and exocrine gland (organized by Seiji Shioda, Shonan University of Medical Sciences and Tomoya Nakamachi, University of Toyama, Japan)

Small-molecule PAC1 antagonists (organized by Takashi Kurihara, Kagoshima University and Ichiro Takasaki, University of Toyama, Japan)

PACAP in clinical studies (organized by Dora Reglodi and Andrea Tamas, University of Pecs, Hungary)

Schedule (tentative)

IMPORTANT: the contents and schedule may be changed due to the situation of COVID-19.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

pm Registration
Awardee Reception

Sunday, October 30, 2022

8:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration
9:00 am - 10:00 am Conference opening ceremony
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Session 1
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keynote Lecture & Session 2 - 3

Monday, October 31, 2022

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Keynote Lecture & Session 4 - 5
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Session 6 - 7
Poster Session 1 (online)

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Keynote Lecture & Session 8 - 9
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Session 10 - 11
Poster Session 2 (online)
6:00 pm - Awards ceremony

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

8:00 am - 1:00 pm Registration
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Keynote Lecture & Session 12 - 13