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Scientific Programme

36th Annual Meeting of EWGCCE - 15-16 September 2012

The assembly paid tribute to Stephen O'Neill, senior lecturer in Physiology at the University of Manchester, who passed away, some weeks prior to the meeting, after fighting with fortitude for 6 years against a brain tumour.
He greatly contributed to the understanding of the intracellular Ca2+ regulation by the SR in the heart. 


 Saturday 15 September 2012

Plenary Session: chaired by Isabelle Baró and Andrea Barbuti
  • Phosphodiesterases, Ca2+ channels and arrhythmias - Rodolphe Fischmeister, Châtenay-Malabry, France
  • Multiple point mutations in the gating hinge area of KCNQ1 disrupt cAMP induced IKs modulation - Miren David, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Nitric oxide creates a pool of cyclic nucleotides, which regulates L-type Ca2+ channels, but not RyRs or SERCA2a in human atrial cells - Nadiia Rozmaritsa, Dresden, Germany
  • Effects of heart failure on phosphodiesterase expression in the sheep ventricle - Michael Lawless, Manchester, UK
Plenary Session chaired by Jérôme Leroy and Paul Volders 
  • Genetics of AF - new insights into pathophysiology? - Stefan Kaab, Munich, Germany
  • Inhibition of small conductance Ca2+ activated K+ channels in human atrial tissue and its roles in atrial fibrillation - Lasse Skibsbye, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Characterization of human atrial non-myocytes from patients in sinus rythm and atrial fibrillation - Claire Poulet, Dresden, Germany
  • Novel somatic mutations in the connexin 40 gene (GJA5) in atrial fibrillation -Javad Jabbari, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Analysis of populations of human atrial models reveals the relative importance of ionic conductances in the different stages of repolarization - Blanca Rodriguez, Oxford, UK
 Poster Session
 Carmeliet - Coraboeuf - Weidmann lecture  Session chaired by David Eisner and Elisabetta Cerbai presentation 

Keynote Lecture :"The cardiac action potential - a never ending story of ions, channels, drugs and diseases"  -Ursula Ravens, Dresden, Germany

Sunday 16 September 2012

Plenary Session chaired by Ana Maria Gomez and Godfrey Smith
  • MicroRNA-mediated feedback regulation of InsP3R calcium channel expression in the heart during hypertrophy -  H Llewelyn Roderick, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • mRNA expression levels explain cellular electrophysiological remodelling in failing human hearts using a population-based simulation study  - John Walmsley, Oxford, UK
  • Ca2+ wave probability in rats with varying levels of cardiac contractile dysfunction after myocardial infarction - Mani Sadredini, Oslo, Norway
  • 2-Photon voltage and Ca2+ measurements in normal and infarcted mammalian hearts - Iffath A. Ghouri, Glasgow, UK

  • Local activation of CaMKII in the dyadic cleft leads to a differential regulation of coupled and non-coupled ryanodine receptors - Eef Dries, Leuven, Belgium
Plenary Session: chaired by Session Boris Manoury and Stefan Herzig
  • Metabotropic role of  L-type Ca2+ channels in sustained intracellular calcium release and RhoA/ROCK activation in vascular smooth muscle - Jose Lopez-Barneo , Sevilla, Spain 
  • Functional consequences of atherosclerosis-associated structural remodelling of L-type calcium channel subunits Jan Matthes, Cologne, Germany
  • Effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on the function, expression and localization of Kv7.1 channels - Cristina Moreno, Madrid, Spain
  • Leptin up-regulates Kv4.2 and Kv4.3 channels through modulation of AKT- signaling in adult rat ventricular myocytes - Nieves Gómez-Hurtado, Madrid, Spain
  • Chronotropic pharmacology of cardiomyocytes derived from human iPS-cells - Eric A. Ertel, Allschwil, Switzerland
 Poster and Travel Grants Awards Ceremony & Working Group General Assembly