77th Annual Meeting of The Japanese Pharmacological Society
We are glad to inform you that The Seventy-Seventh Annual Meeting of The Japanese
Pharmacological Society will be held in Osaka, from Monday, March 8 to Wednesday,
March 10, 2004. As the hosts of this meeting, we extend a warm invitation to
you to attend this conference at the Osaka International Congress Center. For
further information, the members of the Society should refer to Folia Pharmacologica
Japonica and non-members should contact Professor Miki by E-mail.
March 8 - 10, 2004
We encourage you to join and enjoy this exciting meeting.
- Professor Naomasa Miki
Department of Pharmacology
Osaka University Medical School
Suita 565-0871, Japan
The scientific program for the Meeting consists of five Plenary Lectures, two Invited Lectures, three Educational Lectures, forty-eight Symposia, about six hundred oral presentations, and about a thousand poster presentations, covering all pharmacological fields. Prize Lectures by young investigators awarded by The Japanese Pharmacological Society are also planned. Topics for the lectures and symposia are as follows:
Plenary Lectures (alphabetical order)
- Bloom, F.E. （Scripps Research Institute） "Neuroinformations: a new path to drug development"
- Corvol, P. （College de France） "Gene hunting in cardiovascular disease"
- Jentsch, T.J. （Universitat Hamburg） "Pathophysiology of chloride transport: lessons from mouse models and human disease"
- Kishimoto, T. (Osaka University) "IL-6: from laboratory to clinical"
- Lefkowitz, R.J. （Duke University） "β-Arrestins: master regulators of seven membrane spanning receptors"
- Endou, H. (Kyorin University) "Transporter and development of new drugs"
- Satoh, M. (Kyoto University) "Pain and its molecular mechanisms of regulation"
- Kobayashi, Y. (Osaka University) "Structural biology: analysis of protein-protein interaction"
- Katamine, S. (Nagasaki University) "Advance of prion disease research: perspective for treatment and prevention"
- Okabe, S. (Kyoto Pharmaceutical University) "Progress in gastrology: these 40 years"
- Update on agents for rheumatoid arthritis
- Frontiers in drug transporter research
- Up to date: studies on serotonin transporter
- Neuronal insulin signalings and their functional roles
- Glutamate receptors and brain functions
- Transcriptional regulation of neuronal genes and its effect on neural functions
- Prostaglandins and brain diseases
- Neuronal morphologies and functions
- Signal transduction pathways controlling neural circuit formation and neuronal morphogenesis
- Induction of neural differentiation and its application for the regeneration
- Topics on the mechanism of ER stress involvement in the regulation of brain cell death
- Update of the therapeutic drugs for Alzheimer's disease
- Recent progress of molecular pathophysiology and regeneration of neurodegenerative disorders
- Wound healing mechanisms: from basal understandings to regenerative medicine and drug developments
- Neuronal genesis and death: aspects from cell cycle regulation
- Development of alternative animal experiments in pharmacology
- Development of novel tools and methods for pharmacological study
- Creation and development of informatics for pharmacological science: application of genome network to pharmacology
- Role and regulation of non-phagocyte NADPH oxidase: a potential target for drug discovery
- The latest frontiers in the treatment of allergic inflammation: basic analysis and clinical research
- Histamine-related discoveries
- Further pharmacological objectives in renin-angiotensin system
- Malfunction of vascular control in life-style related diseases
- Pharmacotherapy of osteoporosis
- Drug-induced QT prolongation: strategy and evaluation of nonclinical and clinical studies
- Drug-induced fatal arrhythmias
- Molecular mechanism of cardiac remodeling and heart failure: new target molecule for therapy
- Pathophysiology in cardiovascular-related organs and new approaches to develop their therapeutic medicines
- Molecular pharmacology of emotion: basis for improvement of QOL
- New perspectives for studies of emotional experience and expression: from animals to humans
- Genomic approach to the development of new drugs for the treatment of psychiatric disorders
- Molecular mechanism of drug dependence: new horizon of drug development
- New perspectives in the studies on endocannabinoids and cannabis
- Recent advances in research on physiological roles of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors
- Nuclear receptors on diseases: nuclear receptors as targets for drug development
- Resolution and application of mechanotransduction mechanisms as a target for new drugs
- New expansion of sensation pharmacology
- Pathophysiological roles of lipoxygenases and leukotrienes
- Channel/transporter and disease
- Molecular mechanisms and drug development in aquaporin water channel diseases
- Protein folding and ER function for drug development
- Regulation of protein nitration and its function
- Physiology and pathophysiology of protease-activated receptors (PARs)
- Protein tyrosine phosphatases: biology and pathology
- Recent progress in signal transduction towards the discovery of therapeutic agents
- Novel functions of calmodulin-dependent signal transduction and drug development
- Functional proteins involved in regulation of intracellular Ca2+ for drug development
- Heterogeneity of G protein-coupled receptor generated by posttranslational mechanisms and its clinical meanings
Proceedings of the Meeting will be published in the Journal of Pharmacological Sciences as Supplement 1 of Vol. 94, 2004