Sunday, September 11th 2022

16:00 – 19:00 Welcome of the meeting attendees

19:00 Welcome drink and Dinner

21:00 Plenary lecture 

Albrecht Schwab (Münster, Germany) KCa3.1 channels in non-small cell lung cancer


Monday, September 12th 2022

08:15 Opening session

08:30 Symposium 1: “Ion channels and tumour microenvironment”

Organized by Anna Rita Cantelmo (Lille, France)

Maike Glitsch (Hamburg, Germany) GPR68 and TRPC4 – partners in crime?

Elena Adinolfi (Ferrara, Italy) Role of P2X7 receptor in extracellular vesicles release, purinergic signalling modulation and immune response in cancer

Charles Thodeti (Toledo, Ohio, USA) A TRP to tumor angiogenesis

Raphael Rapetti-Mauss (Nice, France) A potassium channel set a signaling hub bolstering CAF-triggered metastatic process in pancreatic cancer

10:15 Coffee break 


10:40 Oral communication session 1: “Biophysical Aspects of Ion Channels”

Organized by Pietro Mesirca (Montpellier, France)

Guénaëlle Lizot (Poitiers, France) Electrophysiological characterization of mouse intracardiac neurons

Camille Blandin (Paris, France) CASK is a key organizer of cardiomyocyte electrical and structural polarity

Andreas Zoumpoulakis (Paris, France) Electrophysiology and biophysical studies on conformational changes of a human potassium channel, Kir2.1

Thibault Jouen-Tachoire (Oxford, UK) Gain-of-function mutations in KCNK3 cause a developmental disorder with sleep apnea


11:40 One-minute oral presentation for posters (even numbers)

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Poster session 1

15:45 Coffee break


16:00 Symposium 2: “Ion channels in motor neuron physiopathology” 

Organized by Cécile Hilaire (Montpellier, France)

Gareth B Miles (St Andrews, UK) Deciphering novel modulatory components of spinal motor circuits

Frederic Brocard (Marseille, France): Calpain-mediated cleavage of Nav1.6 and Kv7.2 channels fosters the hyperexcitability of motoneurons after spinal cord injury and leads to spasticity

Daniel Zytnicki (Paris, France) Early reversible structural and functional impairments of excitatory synapses on spinal motoneurons from ALS mice

Ana Sofia Eria Oliveira (Grenoble, France) Viral Rhodopsins: novel function and novel optogenetic tools


17:45 Oral communication session 2

Organized by Aubin Penna (Poitiers, France)

Camille Berenguier (Nice, France) Cancer-related mutations of KCNQ1 promote Wnt/β-catenin pathway activity

Giorgia Chinigò (Lille, France / Turin, Italy) The protective role of TRPM8 in prostate cancer progression

Florian Beignon (Angers, France) The TRPV1 channel, a thermostat to regulate mitochondrial thermogenesis?

Léa Réthoré (Angers, France) Is NaVβ3 a new actor of mechanotransduction in endothelial cells?


18:45-19:15 Sponsors presentations

19:30 Apéritif dinatoire Sétois 


Tuesday, September 13th 2022

08:30 Symposium 3: “Ion channel and pain processing”

Organized by Perrine Inquimbert (Strasbourg, France)

Reza Sharif Naeini (Québec, Canada): How we feel: molecular sensors underlying our senses of touch and pain

Emmanuel Deval (Valbonne, France) Acid-Sensing Ion Channels (ASICs) in peripheral and spinal pain processes

Pierre F. Mery (Montpellier, France) The T-type calcium channel Cav3.2 is a “pain” in the spinal cord

Clémence Gieré (Strasbourg, France)Toward a central origin of nociceptive hypersensitivity seen in adult rats after a neonatal maternal separation 

10:15 Coffee break

10:30 One-minute oral presentation for posters (odd numbers)

11:00 Poster session 2

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Social event: Boat excursion


17:15 Symposium 4: “Mechanosensitive Ion channels: from bacteria to mammalians”

Organized by Claire Legendre (Angers, France)

Jean-Marie Frachisse (Gif sur Yvette, France)  Sensing forces in plants with mechanosensitive channels

Boris Martinac (Darlinghurst, Australia) What have we learned about mechanotransduction from studies of bacterial mechanosensitive channels

Bertrand Coste (Marseille, France) Somatosensory mechanotransduction

Sarah Rougé (Paris, France) Stomatin, a major modulator of mechanosensitive ion channels in human Red Blood Cells?


19:00 Annual meeting of the Association

20:00 Dinner

22:00 Evening Party


Wednesday, September 14th 2022 

09:30 Symposium 5: Ion channels & nanodomains

Organized by Fabien Brette (Bordeaux, France)

Joahnnes Hell (Davis, California, USA) How phosphorylation of the Ca2+ channel CaV1.2 captures your attention

Julia Gorelik (London, UK) Differential L-Type calcium channel nanodomain signaling in Heart Failure

Elise Balse (Paris, France) 

Cardiac sodium channel partner multiplicity: a role in cardiomycyte electromechanical organization?

Shihab Shah (Leeds, UK) Deciphering molecular architecture of ano1-containing multiprotein signaling complexes in mammalian sensory neurons

11:15 Coffee break


11:40 Prizes and Meeting closure

12:00 Lunch


14:00 Airport shuttle departure