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Neuropharmacology Conference: GABAergic signaling in health and disease, 2014

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Sheraton Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A.
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GABAergic signaling plays a critical role in regulating neuronal development, neuronal plasticity, and dynamic network behavior. GABA receptors are also key clinical targets and disrupted inhibition is implicated in a host of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including epilepsy, stroke, neurodegeneration, schizophrenia, and depression. 

Understanding the molecular and cellular events that underpin inhibitory control of neuronal function is therefore central to understanding both brain information processing and brain pathology.

The aim of this two-day meeting is to bring together an international group of junior and senior scientists working on GABA and inhibition to discuss the latest findings in the field.

Experts will present their most recent discoveries covering a broad array of topics, from the formation and plasticity of inhibitory synapses, to GABA receptor structure and function and regulation by endogenous and exogenous modulators. The central role of interneurons for coordinating network behaviour and pathology will also be a key focus.

Topics

Abstract submissions are invited on the following conference topics and should be submitted using the online submission system:

Inhibitory synaptogenesis

  • GABA receptor trafficking and anchoring
  • Plasticity of GABA receptors
  • Chloride homeostasis: physiology and pathology
  • Anaesthetics, neurosteroids, and ethanol: common mechanisms, common targets?
  • Interneuropathies in neurological and psychiatric disordersInterneurons: coordinators of neuronal synchrony