List of invited speakers below.

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Cardiac fibroblasts, role in physiology and pathology
Organized by Hamid Moha ou Maati (Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle, Montpellier, France) and Florian Lesage (IPMC, Sophia-Antipolis, France)
Peter Kohl (Freiburg, Germany) Fibroblast-Myocyte Electrical Interactions
Angelo Torrente (Montpellier, France) Role of L-type Cav1.3 Ca2+ channels in Ca2+ handling and SAN pacemaker activity altered by external conditions
Theresa Perez Garcia (Valladolid, Spain) Kv channels in vascular remodeling: Novel targets against restenosis

Dynamics of Ion channel networks
Organized by Olivier Soriani (Institut de Biologie de Valrose, Nice, France) and Marco Caprini (Universita di Bologna, Italy)
Kelly McLaughlin (Boston, USA) Spatio-temporal distributions of endogenous resting potential, ion flows, and electric fields on patterning, regeneration and cell fate
Anant Parekh (Oxford, UK) Spacial dynamic of calcium channel expression
Andrea Bedini (University of Bologna, Italy) Nociceptin/orphanin FQ antagonizes TLR4-mediated proliferation, migration and inflammatory signaling in human glioblastoma cells through calcium channel-dependent and independent signaling pathways

Glial ion channel and the part they play in neurotransmission
Organized by Nathalie Rouach (Collège de France, Paris, France) and Felix Viana (Universitad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain)
Justin Changjoon Lee (South Korea) Role of Best1 in GABA, glutamate, d-serine release from astrocytes and modulation of neuronal activity
Jérome Clasadonte (Lille, France) Communication between astrocytes through connexin 43-mediated gap junction channels controls the daily cycle of wakefulness
Raul Estevez (Barcelona, Spain) Regulation of astrocytic chloride channels in health and disease

Ion channels in endothelial and epithelial cells
Organized by Thierry Chataigneau (CAMB Université de Strasbourg, France) and Graça Soveral (iMed, Universidade de Lisbao, Portugal)
Michel Félétou (Institut Servier, France) Endothelial ion channels in the regulation of vascular tone
Ralf Köhler (Zaragoza, Spain) KCa3.1 channel in endothelial/epithelial cell signaling and as drug target
Carlos Miguel Farinha (Lisboa, Portugal) Out of the ER to the membrane: regulation of  CFTR trafficking

Ion channels in organelles
Organized by Sylvie Ducreux (Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France) and Antonio Ferrer-Montiel (IBMC, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain)
Susan Treves (Basel, Switzerland) RyRs in extraocular muscles
György Hajnoczky (Philadelphia, USA) ER-mitochondrial interface
Javier Garcia-Sancho (Valladolid, Spain) Calcium in the Endoplasmic Reticulum: a look from the inside with GAP indicators

Plenary Lecture
Katsuhiko Mikoshiba (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan) Mechanism of IP3 receptor channel gating and its role in cell function and disease


IBRO fellowship session
Mahshid Hosseinzadeh (University of Medical Sciences, Teheran, Iran) Repeated and single post-treatment with cannabidiol could improve incentive properties of rat CA1 hippocampal cells and induce autophagy as a neuroprotective pathway in chronic phase of pilocarpine-induced seizure