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Long Term Consequences of Early Life Stress
Promoting Interdisciplinary and International Communication and collaboration

 

Under the auspices of:
The Academic Study Group: Israel and the Middle East, UK
The National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel

 

Will be held at Mishkenot Sha'ananim Auditorium, Jerusalem
October 29-30, 2008

 

Conference Co-Chairs:

Marta Weinstock-Rosin, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology,
Hebrew University, Jerusalem
martar@ekmd.huji.ac.il

Vivetter Glover, Ph.D.
Institute of Reproductive & Developmental
Biology, Imperial College London, UK
v.glover@imperial.ac.uk

 

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LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES OF EARLY LIFE STRESS

Promoting Interdisciplinary and International Communication and Collaboration

 

Under the auspices of:
The Academic Study Group: Israel and the Middle East, UK
and National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel, Israel

 

 

Dates:
October 29-30, 2008
Location:
Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem, Israel
Local Host:
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Accommodations:
Mishkenot Sha'ananim Guest House, Jerusalem, Israel
http://www.mishkenot.org.il

Conference Co-Chairs: Marta Weinstock-Rosin, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
martar@ekmd.huji.ac.il

Vivette Glover, Ph.D.
Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology,
Imperial College London, UK
v.glover@imperial.ac.uk


Wednesday, Oct 29 2008

0900 - 0910 Prof. Shaul Hochstein
Director, National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel
Welcome address

0910 - 0915 Mr. John Levy
Director, The Academic Study Group
Welcome address

Session 1
Overview of long term effect of prenatal stress

0915 - 1000 Prof. Vivette Glover
Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College, London, UK
Antenatal stress and anxiety, the effect on neurodevelopmental outcomes, and the involvement of HPA axis in mediation

1000 - 1045 Prof. Marta Weinstock
Pharmacology Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Effects of antenatal stress on brain structure and function: Preclinical studies

1045 - 1115 Coffee break

 

Session 2
Clinical observations
Chairperson: Prof. Marta Weinstock

1115 - 1145 Prof. Avraham Reznick
Anatomy and Cell Biology Department, The Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Institute, Haifa, Israel
Maternal exposure to environmental factors in the embryonic period- implications and consequences

1145 - 1215 Dr. Zalman Weintraub
Neonatal Department, Nahariya Hospital and Medical School, Technion Institute, Haifa, Israel
The impact of perinatal trauma on psychological impairment in adulthood

1215 - 1245 Prof. Bea van den Bergh
Pediatric Psychology Section, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Associations between exposure to negative maternal emotions during prenatal life, and HPA-axis and cognitive functioning in adolescence  

1245 - 1300 General Discussion

1300 - 1400 Lunch


Session 3
Brain programming and the HPA axis in humans

Chairperson: Prof. Vivette Glover

1400 - 1430 Prof. Jonathan Seckl
Endocrinology Unit, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, The Queen's Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland
Holocaust, 9.11 and other stresses in pregnancy:  prenatal glucocorticoid programming of brain and behaviour

1430 - 1450 Dr. Rebecca Reynolds
Endocrinology Unit, Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Fetal programming of the HPA axis: maternal influences and long-term outcomes

1450 - 1510 Mr. Kieran O'Donnell
Imperial College, London, England
Prenatal stress and the HPA-axis: findings from the ALSPAC cohort at age 15

1510 - 1530 Prof. Stephan Claes
Psychiatry Department, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Belgium
Glucocorticoid receptor gene polymorphisms, stress sensitivity and depression vulnerability

1530 - 1600 Coffee break

 

Session 4
Role of glucocorticoids in brain programming in experimental models

Chairperson: Prof. Jonathan Seckl

1600 - 1620 Dr. Megan Holmes
Endocrinology Unit, Centre for Cardiovascular Science and Centre for Neuroscience Research, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
The role of 11?-HSD2 in early-life programming of anxiety: Is it all in the head?

1620 - 1640 Ms. Shiri Salomon
Pharmacology Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Are glucocorticoids responsible for anxiety and learning deficits induced by antenatal stress?

1640 - 1700 Ms. Inbar Zohar
Pharmacology Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Effect of prenatal stress on CRH signaling in the HPA axis and amygdale

1700 General Discussion

Thursday, Oct 30 2008

Session 5
Consequences of preterm birth

Chairperson: Dr Alex Jones

0930 - 1000 Prof. David Phillips
University of Southampton, UK
Small babies and adult disease: the neuroendocrine connection

1000 - 1030 Prof. Zippi Dolfin
Neonatal Department, Meir Hospital Kfar Saba and Tel Aviv Medical School, Israel
Intraventricular hemorrhage and periventricular leucomalacia in very low birth weight infants and long term outcome

1030 - 1100 Dr. Ora Golan
Chiropratics, Golan Centre, Nachsolim, Israel
Method to remove emotional obstacles rooted in the prenatal, perinatal and early postnatal periods

1100 - 1130 General Discussion and Coffee Break

 

Session 6
Alterations in programming of cardiovascular
and other systems by prenatal stress

Chairperson: Prof. David Phillips

1130 - 1150 Dr. Alex Jones
UCL Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond St. Hospital, London, UK
The developmental programming of cardiovascular disease: Is stress at the heart of it?

1150 - 1220 Prof. Hava Golan
Developmental Molecular Genetics Department, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Prenatal hypoxia effect on neuronal migration

1220 - 1250 Prof. Ina Weiner
Psychology Department, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Early sickness and late disease-proneness in males and females

1250 - 1400 General Discussion and Lunch

 


Session 7
Prenatal and early life stress and nutrition

Chairperson: Prof. Ina Weiner

1400 - 1425 Prof. Marta Antonelli
Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquimica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Development and maintenance of dopamine neurotransmission in prenatally stressed rats

1425 - 1450 Prof. Ester Fride
Behavioral Sciences and Molecular Biology Departments, Ariel University Center, Ariel, Israel
The endocannabinoid system and the earliest stages of life: An essential role for development and survival

1450 - 1515 Prof. Gal Richter-Levin
Neuroscience Department, Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience, University of Haifa, Israel
Juvenile stress and post-traumatic stress disorder

1515 - 1530 Coffee Break

Session 8
Gene analysis in prenatal stress

Chairperson: Prof. Gal Richter-Levin

1530 - 1555 Prof. Michal Lineal
Biological Chemistry Department, Life Science Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Molecular alterations in the brain following prenatal stress: a systems biology perspective

1555 - 1615 Ms. Yaarit Nachum-Biala
Pharmacology Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Effect of prenatal stress on behaviour and specific hippocampal gene expression: Reversal by neonatal handling or drug treatment

1615 - 1635 Dr. Yoel Bogoch
Pharmacology Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Prenatal stress affects expression of genes related to dendritic and axonal growth in male and female adult rats

1635 - 1700 Dr. Jonathan Mill
MRC Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK
Looking above the genome: an introduction to epigenetic processes and their role in mediating the effects of early-life stress in complex disease

1700 General Discussion





 

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