4th Congress of Croatian Physiological Society and 2nd Regional Congress of the Physiological Societies
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4. Congress of Croatian Physiological Society and 2. Regional Congress of the Physiological Societies
21-24 September, 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia

- September 21, 2017 / Thursday Arrival date
13:00 – 19:00 Registration
16:00 – 18:00 Key Note Lectures/Scientific program
19:00 Opening Ceremony, welcome reception- Dubrovnik Mayor’s  Office

- September 22, 2017 / Friday
08:00 – 18:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:00 Muscle
Carlo Reggiani (IT): Ageing of a muscle
Nandu Goswami (AUS): Space and aging: physiological perspectives and clinical applications
Akos Koller (HU, USA): Remodeling of arteries during aging
Per Lav Madsen (DK): Heart function during pulmonary hyperinflation

10:00 – 10:30- Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00 Metabolism (in collaboration with Slovenian Physiological Society)
Helena Lenasi (SLO): The impact of acute hyperglycemia on vascular function.
Marko Kreft (SLO): Cytosolic glucose dynamics  upon insulin stimulation in adipocytes and astrocytes
Aleksandra Dugandžić (CRO): Hypothalamic activation of brown adipose tissue in diet-induced thermogenesis is GC-C dependent
Giuliano Ciarimboli (GER): Physiological and pharmacological roles of transporters for organic cations

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:30 Immunology in physiology intertwined
Peter Németh (HU): Regulatory mechanisms in natural immune system
Timea Berki (HU): Effect of glucocorticoid hormone on the suppressor activity of regulatory T cells
Ines Mrakovčić-Šutić (CRO): The influence of intensive physical activity on innate and acquired immune response.

14:30 – 15:00 coffee break

15:00 – 16:30 Cell biology
Helena H. Chowdhury (SLO): Hypoxia Induces Developmental Remodeling of Human Preadipocytes
Dora Višnjić (CRO): AMP-kinase, autophagia and differentiation
Pero Lučin (CRO): Remodeling of endosomal system by viral infection
2-3 Selected oral presentations from abstracts

16:30 – 19:00 City of Dubrovnik Tour (organized with a guide)
Free evening, social program

- September 23, 2017 / Saturday
08:00 – 18:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:30 Vascular physiology
Niels Secher (DK): Assessment of the central blood volume
Zeljko Dujić (CRO): Brain adaptations to long breath hold
Shane A. Phillips (USA): Novel role of hydrogen peroxide in vasodilation in the human microcirculation
Ines Drenjančević (CRO): Hyperbaric oxygenation affects mechanisms of vascular reactivity

10:30 – 11:00 coffee break

11:00 – 12:00 Stress and adaptive response (in collaboration with Ukrainian Physiological Society)
Oksana Zayachkivska (UKR): New Insights on Stress: Evolving Concepts and Techniques in the Management
Aida Salihagić-Kadić (CRO): Fetal stress and its effects on health
Ana Stupin (CRO): High dietary salt intake as an environmental stressor on vascular function

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 16:00 Physiology Applied in Clinics
Mladen Knotek (CRO): Functional renal aging- lessons from kidney transplantation.
Ivana Jukić (CRO): Microvascular function in hypertension
Vadym Sagach, Konstantin Drachuk (UKR): New and old gastransmitters in cardiovascular aging.
Marinko Rade (CRO): TBA
3-4 Selected oral presentations from abstracts

17:00 - evening Excursion to Ston and Conference Dinner

- September 24, 2017 / Sunday
09:00 – 10:30 Scientific Program – Young scientists
3-4 Selected oral presentations from abstracts

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00 Scientific Program – Young scientists
3-4 Selected oral presentations from abstracts

13:00 – 14:00 Closing remarks, departure

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