Program


The Symposium will take place at the Sherbrooke building of UQAM, 200 Sherbrooke St. W. Conferences will be at the auditorium (SH-2800) and the poster sessions at room SH-4800. Registration will be in the main Hall, at the entrance of the Sherbrooke building.
See List of Poster Presentations

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Satellite Symposium on Stress as a Public Health/Medical Research Urgent Issue/Concern
Welcoming remarks, Room SH 3420, UQUAM
Milagros Salas-Prato, Hôpital Sainte-Justine/CHU and HSF, Montreal, QC, Canada
Marie-France Raynault, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Université de Montréal and Léa Roback Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
Chairs: Lise Goulet, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Université de Montréal and Quebec National Institute of Public Health (INSPQ), Montreal, QC, Canada, and Marcy J.T. Smith, Cape Cod Community College, W. Barnstable, AIS, Yonkers, NY, Stress Concepts, Osterville, MA, USA and HSF, Montreal, QC, Canada
2:.00 pm Sonia Lupien, Douglas Hospital, McGill University, and Centre for Human Stress, Montreal, QC, Canada
Effect of low socio-economic status on children and older adults
2:30 pm Louise Séguin, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Université de Montréal and Léa Roback Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
Poverty and the health of children
3:00 pm Coffee break
3:30 pm Suzanne King, Douglas Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
The effects of a natural disaster on the unborn child: Project Ice Storm
4:00 pm Marcy J.T. Smith, Cape Cod Community College, W. Barnstable, AIS, Yonkers, NY, Stress Concepts, Osterville, MA, USA and HSF, Montreal, QC, Canada
The Selye/Smith conceptual model of stress variables: implications for stress education, management, resilience, diseases of adaptation, and trauma
5:00-7:00 pm Reception/Cocktail: Honor Hall, UQAM
Hans Selye Centennial Symposium: Stress Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Implications
Opening remarks
Claude Roy, CHU Sainte-Justine's Centennial Celebrations, CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, Montreal
Beatriz Tuchweber, HSF and CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, Montreal
Milagros Salas-Prato, Chair, Local Organizing Committee, HSF and CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal
Exhibition/Vernissage
Portraits by Yusuf Karsh: Hans Selye and other Notable Scientists/Physicians
Mark Philip Venema: Hans Selye Portraits
Fundraiser benefiing The Hans Selye Foundation and Hans Selye Centennial Symposium
 
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Welcoming remarks: Hans Selye Centennial Symposium
8:00 am Yvette Taché, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
8:05 am Guy Berthiaume, Vice-Rector - University of Montreal, Montreal
Selye legacy at the Université de Montréal
Historical Overview and Evolution of the Stress Concept
Chairs: Mark A. Jackson, Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK and John Bienenstock, Brain-Body Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
8:15 am Mark Jackson, University of Exeter, UK
Hans Selye's contributions to medical understandings of stress and chronic disease
8:45 am Roger Guillemin, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
From Selye to the discovery of hypothalamic releasing factors
9:15 am Wylie Vale, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
Corticotropin Releasing Factor/Urocortin Family of Ligands and Their Receptors
9:45 am Bruce McEwen, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA
Stress and allostatic load and overload: Central role of the brain
10:15-10:45 am Coffee break
CRF Receptor Antagonists
Chairs: Jean Rivier, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA and John H Kehne, Neurogen Co, Branford, USA
10:45 am Jean Rivier, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
Development and applications of CRF receptor peptide antagonists
11:15 am Dimitri Grigoriadis, Neurocrine Biosciences, San Diego, CA, USA
Pharmacokinetic and receptor interactions of non-peptide CRF receptor antagonists
11:45 am Dimitris Grammatopoulos, University of Warwick, UK
CRH receptor intracellular signaling properties
12:15-2:00 pm Lunch
Stress and Endocrine Responses
Chairs: Catherine Rivier, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA and Sonia Lupien, Douglas Hospital, McGill University, and Centre for Human Stress, Montreal, QC, Canada
2:00 pm Sandor Szabo, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, USA and Yvette Taché, University of California at Los Angeles
The discovery of anti-inflammatory action of glucocorticoids: Selye's contributions to the classification & nomenclature of steroids
2:30 pm Michael J. Meaney, Douglas Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Maternal separation, stress reactivity and CRF pathways
3:00 pm Richard Kvetnansky, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
Genetic mechanisms of sympathoadrenal system activity during stress
3:00-3:30 pm Coffee break/Posters
Stress and Neuronal Circuitries
Chairs: Mary Dallman, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, USA and Edgar Garcia-Rill, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
3:30 pm Catherine Rivier, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA
Role of CRF in regulating testicular activity
4:00 pm Serge Rivest, Centre hospitalier Université Laval, Ste-Foy, QC, Canada
Brain, inflammation and immunity
4:45-6:15 pm Posters, Room SH 4800 (Wine and Cheese)
   
Friday, July 13, 2007
Stress and Behavior
Chairs: Remi Quirion, Douglas Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, and Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, Montreal, QC, Canada, and Michael J. Meaney, Douglas Hospital, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
8:30 am Tracy Bale, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Stress sensitivity: Modeling affective disorders
9:00 am Panos Kourounakis, School of Pharmacy, Aristolelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Investigation on the relationship between biologic and oxidative stress, design and synthesis of a novel compound as potential anti-stress agent
9:30 am N. Khalili-Mahani, K. Dedovic, M. Pruessner, J.C. Pruessner (McGill
University, Montreal, Canada).
Neuroimaging correlates of stress and their associations with hippocampus- related memory: an FMRI study
9:55-10:15 am Coffee break
Stress and Metabolism
Chair: Cheri L. Deal, Hôpital Sainte-Justine/CHU and Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada and Marielle Gascon-Barré, Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ) and Université de Montréal, Montréal
10:15 am Mary Dallman, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, USA
Glucocorticoids and their protein role in stress responses
10:45 am Dominique Walker, Douglas Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Long-term consequences of perinatal high fat feeding on stress circuitry in the offspring
11:15 pm Tamás Kozicz Lu Xu, Balázs Gaszner and Eric Roubos, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Leptin modulates the activity of urocortin 1 neurons in the rat midbrain
Stress Pharmacotherapy: CRF Receptor Antagonists as New Therapeutic Interventions
Chair: Wylie Vale,The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Dimitri Grigoriadis, Neurocrine Biosciences, John H Kehne, Neurogen Corp, Remi Quirion, Douglas Rearch Center, Jean Rivier, Salk Institute.
Round Table Discussion: Therapeutic venue for non peptide and peptide CRF receptor antagonists
12:15-2:00 pm Lunch/Poster viewing, Room SH 4800
Stress and the Immune System
Chairs: Istvan Berczi, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MA, Canada and John Bienenstock, Brain-Body Institute, McMaster University and CMHF, Hamilton, ON, Canada
2:00 pm Esther Sternberg, National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, MD, USA
2:30 pm Achilleas Gravanis, University of Crete, Greece
Dual role of CRF receptors in the inflammatory process
3:00 pm David Gosselin, Laval University. Quebec, Canada
MyD88 signaling in brain endothelial cells is essential for the neuronal activity and glucocorticoid release during systemic inflammation
3:15-3:45 pm Coffee break
3:35 pm Andrzej Slominski, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
CRF system of the skin: implications
4:00 pm Theoharis Theoharides, Tufts University School of Medicine Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
CRF receptors, mast cells and bladder function
7:00 pm Cocktail and Banquet
Master of Ceremony: Sandor Szabo - Tribute to Hans Selye by his family, former students, fellows, colleagues, visiting scientists and associates
   
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Stress and Visceral Functions
Chair: Bruno Bonaz, Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire, Grenoble, France and Foundation and CHUM - Hôspital St-Luc, Montreal, QC, Canada
9:00 am Sandor Szabo, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA and HSF, Montreal, QC, Canada
New molecular mechanisms of duodenal-ulcer, the most frequent form of "peptic ulcers"
9:30 am Ludmila Filaretova, Pavlov Institute of Physiology, St. Petersburg, Russia
The HPA axis as a gastroprotective component of the stress response
10:00 am Peter Holzer, Graz University, Austria
Sensory neurons and stress: Mucosal protection, pain and affective behavior
10:30 am Mulugeta Million, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
CRF receptors and stress-related visceral hyperalgesia and motor alterations
11:00-
11:15 am
Coffee break
11:15 am Edgar Garcia-Rill, E.D. Al-Chaer, K.J.S. Anand, R. Hall, S. Wilkes, and P. Beck. University of Arkansas, USA.
Long-term effects of neonatal stress: early somatic and visceral pain
11:30 am M. Jacquier-Sarlin, M. Pampillonia, M. Lainé, C. Badowski, N. Cristina, S. Pellissier, F. Canini, and B. Bonaz. INSERM/UJF U836, Faculty of Medicine, Grenoble, France.
Modulation of adherent junction complexes by CRF receptor type 2 activation: a good or bad mediator of stress in inflammatory bowel disease?
11:45 am-
12:00 pm
Catherine Rivier
Concluding Remarks
Yvette Taché
Acknowledgements