HNNA Programme 2019

HNNA Programme 2019

 

QRW Programme

Hypothalamic Neuroscience and Neuroendocrinology Australasia

Sunday 1 September – Monday 2 September, 2019

Rydges Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand

 

Sunday 1 September

Time

Details

Location

11.30

Welcome and Introduction :

Dave Grattan, Zane Andrews, Sarah Spencer

 

Clancy’s Room

11.40pm – 12.30pm

 

Opening Plenary: Rebecca Campbell

H1 - Shedding light on the role of the brain in polycystic ovary syndrome

Clancy’s Room

 

 

 

12.30pm – 1.00pm 

Lunch

Trades Area

 

 

 

1.00pm- 2.20pm

Session 1

The hypothalamus in metabolism

Clancy’s Room

 

Alisa Boucsein (Otago)

H2 -  Hypothalamic Leptin Sensitivity and Health Benefits of Time-Restricted Feeding are Dependent on the Time of Day in Male Mice

Clancy’s Room

 

Garron Dodd (Florey)

H3 -  Intranasally Targeting the Hypothalamus to Treat Metabolic Disease

Clancy’s Room

 

Claire Foldi (Monash)

H4 -   Medial prefrontal cortex activity influences body weight loss in activity-based anorexia

Clancy’s Room

 

Belinda Henry (Monash)

H5 - Title TBD

Clancy’s Room

 

 

 

2.20-2.40pm

Afternoon Tea

Trades Area

 

 

 

2.40-3.40pm

Session 2

Sex, females and the hypothalamus

Clancy’s Room

 

Teo Georgescu (Otago)

H6 - Investigating the acute effects of prolactin upon hypothalamic prolactin-receptor expressing neurons

Clancy’s Room

 

Emmet Power (Otago)

H7 -  Ion channel mechanisms underlying sex differences in hypothalamic CRH neuron excitability

Clancy’s Room

 

Kelly Walton (Monash)

H8 -  Inhibin and Activin: From Reproduction to Metabolism

Clancy’s Room

 

 

 

3.40-5.00pm

Poster session 1

Marquee

 

 

 

5.00-6.00pm

Combined AWCBR Plenary: Zac Knight

H9 - TBA

Queenstown Room

 

 

 

6.00-7.00pm

Poster session 2

(with drinks/snacks)

Marquee

Trades Area

 

 

 

7.30pm

Dinner: The London

(food to be served from 8.00pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 2 September

Time

Details

Location

 

Combined with Signal transduction meeting

Clancy’s Room

9.00-10.00am

Plenary: Julien Sebag

H10 -  MRAP2: an essential GPCR regulatory protein for the control of energy and glucose homeostasis

Clancy’s Room

 

 

 

10.00-10.30am

Morning tea

Trades Area

 

 

 

10.30-12.30pm

Combined session symposium

Clancy’s Room

 

Nikki Lee (Garvan)

H11- Leptin controls energy partitioning between fat and bone mass via a hypothalamic NPY relay

Clancy’s Room

 

Alex Tups (Otago)

H12-  Beneficial Effects of Leptin Antagonism on Glucose Homeostasis in DIO Mice

Clancy’s Room

 

Luba Sominsky (RMIT)

H13- Ghrelin at the crossroad between stress and reproduction

Clancy’s Room

 

Ming-Wei Wang (China)

H14-  Small molecule agonists for class B G protein-coupled receptors: past, present and future

Clancy’s Room

 

 

 

12.30pm – 1.00pm 

Lunch (Trade Display)

Trades Area

 

 

 

1.00pm- 2.20pm

Session 3

Hypothalamic regulation of reproduction

Clancy’s Room

 

Jamie McQuillan (Otago)

H15 - Characterising the GnRH pulse generator in female mice

Clancy’s Room

 

Elodie Desroziers (Otago)

H16 - Chemogenetic activation of arcuate GABA neurons lead to reproductive dysfunction in female: implication for polycystic ovary syndrome

Clancy’s Room

 

Jeremy Smith (UWA)

H17 - Kisspeptin regulation of brown adipose tissue

Clancy’s Room

 

Joe Yip (Otago)

H18 -  Switch to motherhood: a glimpse into prolactin secretion

Clancy’s Room

 

 

 

2.20-2.40pm

Afternoon Tea

Trades Area

 

 

 

2.40-3.40pm

Session 4

New Roles for the hypothalamus

Clancy’s Room

 

Derik Steyn (UQ)

H19 -  The hypothalamus and neurodegenerative disease: Looking from the bench to the bedside.

Clancy’s Room

 

Youichirou Otsuka (Adelaide)

H20 - The lateral habenula mediates the thermoregulatory response to psychological stress

Clancy’s Room

 

Stephanie Simonds (Monash)

H21-  The central actions of hormones in the control of blood glucose

Clancy’s Room

 

 

 

3.40-4.30pm

Closing plenary: Margaret Morris (UNSW)

H22 -  Exercise interventions in obesity – impact on brain, microbiome and beyond

Clancy’s Room

 

 

 

4.00-6.00pm

MedSci poster session

Marquee

 

 

 

6.00 – 7.30pm

QRW Opening Lectures

Queenstown and Clancys Rooms

 

 

 

 

 

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