Course Program (October 1-2)

Sculpting the Architecture and Physiology of the Brain: Hormones have a lot to Say!

Endocrine implications for developmental programming, reproduction and behavior.

Allan Herbison, Ph.D. Centre for Neuroendocrinology, University of Otago; Dunedin, New Zealand.

Tony M. Plant, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Magee Womens Research Institute; Pittsburgh, USA.

Janete Anselmo-Franci, Ph.D. Faculdade de Odontologia, Universidade de Sao Paulo; Riberao Preto, Brazil.

Ma. Julia Cambiasso, Ph.D. Instituto Mercedes y Martín Ferreyra; Córdoba, Argentina

Paula J. Brunton, Ph.D. The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh; Scotland, UK.

Nikolaos Daskalakis, PhD. Mount Sinai School of Medicine; New York City, USA.

Ma. Angélica Rivarola, Ph.D. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba; Córdoba, Argentina.

Ricardo Cabrera, Ph.D. Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Universidad de Mendoza; Mendoza, Argentina.

Annabel Ferreira-Castro, Ph.D. Instituto de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República; Montevideo, Uruguay.


Monday, October 1st 

Day1: Developmental Programming

08:00-09:00 Registration.

09:00-10:30 Principles of Neuroendocrinology.  Tony M. Plant.

10:30-11:00 Coffee break.

11:00-12:30 Impact of steroids during development: Sexual differentiation of the brain. M. Julia Cambiasso.

12:30-14:00 Lunch.

14:00-15:30 The detrimental effects of stress exposure during pregnancy on the offspring. Paula Brunton.

15:30-17:00 When a baby is born, a mother is born: Role of postpartum hormonal status on maternal aggression and sexual behaviorAnnabel Ferreira- Castro.

17:00-17:30 Coffee break.

17:30-19:00 Behavioral influence of maternal separation: Consequences for the mother and the offspring. Angélica Rivarola.

19:00-20:30 Testing the cumulative and the mismatch hypotheses of psychopathology in rat and human models of early-life adversity. Nikolaos Daskalakis.

20:30-21:00 Discussion Round table.

21:00-22:00 Dinner.


Tuesday, October 2nd 

Day2: Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Reproduction

08:15-09:15 Breakfast Meeting.

09:15-10:45 Principles of neuroendocrine control of reproduction. Janete A. Anselmo-Franci.

10:45- 11:15 Coffee break.

11:15-12:45 Brain Neurosteroidogenesis: new regulatory mechanisms of neuroendocrine functions associated with reproduction. Ricardo Cabrera.

13:00-14:30 Lunch.

14:30-16:00 The basics of GnRH neurons. Allan Herbison.

16:00-17:30 Neurobiological mechanisms of puberty onset in higher primates. Tony M. Plant.

17:30- 18:00 Coffee break.

18:00-19:30 Effects of stress on female reproduction, fertility and mood. Janete A. Anselmo-Franci

19:30-20:30 Round Table.

21:00-22:00 Dinner.

22:30- Social Event.