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  • 2018 GABAB Receptor Conference

    May 24-25, 2018   Cagliari, Italy

    The 2018 GABAB Receptor Conference will be held in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, on May 24 and 25, 2018. It will be an international meeting aimed at gathering the most influential scientists involved in the GABAB receptor field. The Conference program will integrate basic and clinical research, with specific focus on the most recent and relevant discoveries on chemistry, biology, and pharmacology of the GABAB receptor.

    Attendance will be limited to 100 participants, with the intent of creating a friendly and informal community favoring discussions, interactions, and networks.

    The Conference program will include one plenary lecture, four symposia (with invited speakers), one roundtable, and one session for free communications:

    SYMPOSIUM I
    Advances on the Molecular Mechanisms of GABAB Receptor Neurotransmission
    Organizer: Dietmar Benke (Zurich, Switzerland)

    SYMPOSIUM II
    GABAB Receptor and Addiction: Advances on Neural Bases and Pharmacology
    Organizer: MaBgorzata Filip (Krakow, Poland)

    SYMPOSIUM III    
    GABAB Receptor Agonists and Antagonists: Chemistry, Pharmacology, and New Therapeutic Potential
    Organizer: Robert C. Alexander (Cambridge, MA, USA)

    SYMPOSIUM IV
    Allosteric Modulators of the GABAB Receptor: Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Therapeutic Potential
    Organizer: Giancarlo Colombo (Cagliari, Italy)

    ROUNDTABLE
    Baclofen as a Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder: Pros and Cons
    Organizer: Roberta Agabio (Cagliari, Italy), Giovanni Addolorato (Rome, Italy)

    PLENARY LECTURE
    Putting GABAB receptors into context
    Speaker: Bernhard Bettler (Basel, Switzerland)

    A more detailed program will be soon available on the conference website: www.gababconference2018.com

    Contact person: Federico Corelli (contact for DCF-SCI)
    Email: corelli@unisi.it
    Tel: +39 0577 234308

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