Annual meeting – Crossroads between metabolism and the brain

DSfN Annual meeting, May 14-15, 2018

Hotel Hesselet, Nyborg Strand May 14 - May 15, 2018 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Crossroads between metabolism and the brain The central nervous system (CNS) has an important role in the regulation of food intake, insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism. On the other hand, factors regulating glucose and lipid metabolism in the periphery critically affect brain function as well as the development of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Furthermore, the field of delivering therapeutics from the periphery to the CNS is rapidly developing and is of immense clinical interest. The theme for the Annual Meeting in the Danish Society for Neuroscience 2018 is crossroads between metabolism and the brain. This year, we will bring together basic scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists and industry, and address topics including access to the brain, the brain and appetite regulation, gut to brain signaling, the brain and glucose metabolism, and how metabolism and neurological disorders intersect.
Monday May 14th 09.00 – Arrival, coffee and registration 10.00 - Welcome Session 1: Mechanisms in appetite regulation Chair: Simon Glerup, Aarhus University 10.10 – Niels Vrang, Gubra, Hørsholm             The brain in energy homeostasis 10:40  - Henning Fenselau, Max-Planck Institute for Metabolic Research, Köln (Lundbeck Lecture)             Synaptic plasticity in energy homeostasis 11.10 – Tune Pers, University of Copenhagen             Single cell sorting of hypothalamic neurons 11.40 – Kristoffer Lihme Egerod, University of Copenhagen             Gut to brain communication 12.10 - Lunch Session 2: Case stories in appetite regulation Chair: Niels Vrang, Gubra 13.10 – Lotte Bjerre Knudsen, Novo Nordisk, Måløv             GLP-1 and appetite regulation 13.40 – Mads Kjølby, Aarhus University             SorCS1 and appetite regulation 14.10 – Coffee and cake Session 3: Natural and pharmacological access to the brain Chair: Lotte Bjerre Knudsen, Novo Nordisk, Måløv 14.30 – Morten Nielsen, Aarhus University             Receptor-mediated drug delivery to the brain 15.00 - Hans Christian Cederberg , University of Copenhagen             Tanycytes as uptake mechanism to the brain 15.30 - Birger Brodin, University of Copenhagen             In vitro modeling of the brain endothelium for drug delivery studies 16.00 - Kristian Strømgaard, University of Copenhagen             Targeting receptor complexes in the brain 16.30 – Short coffee break 16.40 – DataBlitz 5x10 min (selected abstracts) Organizer: Simon Glerup 17.30 - Break 18.30 – Drinks and Dinner 21.00 – Drinks and posters. The Gubra Brain Award Tuesday May 15th 07.30 - Breakfast Session 4: Exercise and the brain Chair: Mads Kjølby, Aarhus University 08.30 – Maiken Nedergaard, KU             Exercise and glymphatics 09.00 – Carl-Johan Boraxbekk, Umeå University and Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance, Copenhagen             The effect of exercise on brain function measured by PET and MRI Session 5: Crosstalk between metabolism and psychiatric disorders Chair: Mads Kjølby 09.30 – Bente Finsen, SDU             Inflammatory cytokines, metabolism and neurodegenerative disorders 10.00 – Søren D. Østergaard, AU             Statins, SSRIs and their interplay in depression 10.30 - Coffee  10.45 – John Dirk Nieland, Aalborg             Can we treat CNS diseases by blocking lipid metabolism? 11.15 – Simon Glerup, AU             PCSK9 and brain development 11.45 – Anders Fink Jensen, Psykiatrisk Center, Rigshospitalet, København.             GLP-1 in psychiatric diseases. 12.15 – Concluding remarks 12.30 – Lunch and departure