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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME
Last Update
18.10.2017

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

13:30 - 15:00

REGISTRATION

OPENING CEREMONY

15:00 - 15:15

WELCOME

Indriķis Muižnieks, Rector, University of Latvia

Valdis Folkmanis, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia

Baiba Jansone, Conference Chair, President of the Latvian Society of Pharmacology (Latvia)

SESSION I

Chairs: Maija Dambrova (Latvia), Shyam Sunder Chatterjee (Germany)

15:15 - 15:45

CAN WE PUT BRAKES ON AGING?

Inga Kadish, Thomas van Groen, Amit Patki, Tim R. Nagy, David B. Allison (USA)

15:45 - 16:15

TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE USING SMALL D-PEPTIDES
Thomas van Groen (USA), Inga Kadish (USA), Nan Jiang (Germany), Dieter Willbold (Germany)

16:15 - 16:45

RGD AS THE PUTATIVE NEURONAL ACTIVITY CENTRE OF OLIGOPEPTIDE LUNASIN
Zane Dzirkale, Ruta Muceniece, Ilva Nakurte, Kaspars Jekabsons, Baiba Jansone, Juris Rumaks, Jolanta Pupure, Karina Narbute, Vija Klusa (Latvia)

16:45 - 17:05

TEA AND COFFEE BREAK

Posters, Exhibition and Informal Networking

THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LATVIAN SOCIETY OF PHARMACOLOGY

SESSION II

Chairs: Baiba Jansone (Latvia), Lembit Allikmets (Estonia)

17:05 - 17:35

THE GUIDE TO PHARMACOLOGY: A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE BRITISH PHARMACOLOGICAL SOCIETY (BPS) AND THE NOMENCLATURE COMMITTEE OF THE UNION OF BASIC AND CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY (NC-IUPHAR)

Stephen P.H. Alexander (UK), Arthur Christopoulos (Australia), Anthony P. Davenport (UK), Jamie A. Davies (UK), Doriano Fabbro (Switzerland), Elena Faccenda (UK), Simon D. Harding (UK), Adam J. Pawson (UK), Joanna L. Sharman (UK), Christopher Southan (UK), Michael Spedding (France)

17:35 - 18:05

THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF PROFESSOR MODRIS MELZOBS TO THE PHARMACOLOGY OF LATVIA: COMMEMORATING HIS 90TH ANNIVERSARY
Staņislavs Jankovskis
, Antons Skutelis, Jānis Baltkājs, Ardijs Ranks (Latvia)

18:05 - 18:20

THE FORTY FIVE YEARS OF THE LATVIAN SOCIETY OF PHARMACOLOGY
Baiba Jansone, Vija Zaiga Klusa (Latvia)

SESSION III

Baiba Jansone, Maija Dambrova (Latvia)

18:20 - 18:50

CONGRATULATION CEREMONY OF NEW HONORARY MEMBERS OF THE LATVIAN SOCIETY OF PHARMACOLOGY

19:00 - 20:30

WELCOME RECEPTION

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017

8:30 - 9:00

REGISTRATION

Posters, Exhibition and Informal Networking

SESSION IV

Chairs: Una Riekstiņa (Latvia), Malle Kuum (Estonia)

9:00 - 9:30

MONITORING OF LIGAND BINDING TO RECEPTORS USING FLUORESCENCE ANISOTROPY BASED ASSAY

Ago Rinken (Estonia)


9:30 - 10:00

DEVELOPING NEW THERAPIES FOR RARE BATTEN DISEASE

Maija Dambrova, Valerjans Kauss (Latvia)


10:00 - 10:30

ONCOLYTIC CANCER VIROTHERAPY WITH RIGVIR®

Pēteris Alberts, Andra Tilgase (Latvia)

 

 10:30 - 11:00

THE IMPACT OF CANCER EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES ON MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL PHENOTYPE

Una Riekstina, Aija Linē, Ruta Muceniece (Latvia)

 

 11:00 - 11:30

TEA AND COFFEE BREAK

Posters, Exhibition and Informal Networking

 SESSION V

Chairs: Inga Kadish (USA), Emilio Clementi (Italy)

 11:30 - 12:00

CANNABINOIDS - COMPLEXITY AT EVERY LEVEL ON THE PATH TO THERAPEUTIC EXPLOITATION: PLANT CANNABINOIDS; ENDOCANNABINOIDS; TARGET RECEPTORS; TRANSFORMING ENZYMES

Stephen P.H. Alexander (UK)

 

 12:00 - 12:30

HOW, WHY, AND WHEN TO TRAIN THE PHARMACOLOGICAL TARGETS FOR PREVENTION OF SECOND BRAIN INJURIES?

Shyam Sunder Chatterjee (Germany)

 

 12:30 - 13:00

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY-INDUCED COGNITIVE DECLINE: MECHANISMS AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

Liga Zvejniece, Edijs Vavers, Baiba Svalbe, Maija Dambrova (Latvia)

 

 13:00 - 13:30

PHARMACOLOGICAL MODULATION OF PLASMA BILIRUBIN CONCENTRATION TO ACHIEVE NEUROPROTECTIVE ACTION

Mojca Kržan, Lovro Žiberna (Slovenia)

 

 13:30 - 14:30

LUNCH

POSTER PRESENTATIONS (14:00-14:30)

Exhibition and Informal Networking

 SESSION VI

Chairs: Thomas van Groen (USA), Vija Kluša (Latvia)

 14:30 - 15:00

EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES AS POTENTIAL NOVEL THERAPEUTIC TOOLS AGAINST NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

Augustas Pivoriūnas (Lithuania)

 

15:00 - 15:30

NEUROPROTECTIVE ACTION OF GAMMAPYRONE, A GABA-CONTAINING PEPTIDE-MIMICKING COMPOUND

Vladimirs Pilipenko, Karina Narbute, Ulrika Beitnere, Jolanta Pupure, Juris Rumaks, Baiba Jansone, Janis Poikans, Egils Bisenieks, Vija Klusa (Latvia)

 

15:30 - 16:00

OVERCOMING DRUG BARRIER OF THE BRAIN BY CLAUDIN PEPTIDOMIMETICS

Ingolf E. Blasig (Germany), Olga Breitkreuz-Korff (Germany), Lars Winkler (Germany), Sophie Dithmer (Germany), Philipp Berndt (Germany), Andre Rex (Germany), Memet Kaya (Turkey), Stephan Liebner (Germany), Hartwig Wolburg (Germany), Rosel Blasig (Germany)

 

16:00 - 16:30

Aβ OLIGOMER ELIMINATING D-ENANTIOMERIC PEPTIDES ENHANCE COGNITION AND IMPEDE NEURODEGENERATION EVEN BY ORAL APPLICATION

Dieter Willbold (Germany)

 

POSTER AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT

16:30 - 16:45

Poster Award Committee:

Inga Kadish (USA)

Ruta Muceniece (Latvia)

Ago Rinken (Estonia)

16:45 - 17:00

CLOSING CEREMONY