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3. Regionalni Kongres Fizioloških Društava i
5. Kongres Hrvatskog Fiziološkog Društva
Plitvička Jezera, 22.- 24. Rujna 2022.

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The conference will be held in a hybrid format, where online participants will be able to attend via Zoom. The official language of the conference is English.

Venue

Hotel Jezero, Josipa Jovića 19, Plitvička jezera.
Tel: +385 (0)53 751 015, +385 (0)53 751 014
e-mail: info@np-plitvicka-jezera.hr
Website: https://np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/planirajte-posjet/hoteli-i-kampovi/hotel-jezero/

Tentative program

  Thursday, September 22nd 2022

10:00 – 16:00Registration
16:00 – 16:30Opening ceremony
Introduction speak: Aleksandra Dugandžić
Welcome speak: Bayram Yilmaz (FEPS) and introduction to Keynote lecture
16:30 – 17:30Keynote lecture:
Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD (IUPS, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA):
Gas diffusion through membrane proteins

17:30 – 19:05Session 1 – Sport physiology
Chairwomen: Lana Ružić, Ines Mrakovčić–Šutić

17:30 – 18:00Guest speaker: Akos Koller (Hungarian University of Sports Science, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, and New York Medical College, USA):
Exercise–induced changes in hemodynamic forces drive the adaptions of the coronary circulation
18:00 – 18:15Ines Mrakovčić–Šutić:
Perforin–mediated cytotoxicity in professional athletes
18:15 – 18:30Erna Davidović Cvetko:
Sex differences in effects of eight–week increment aerobic exercise program on bone metabolism in young non–athletes
18:30 – 18:45Marul Ivandić:
Effects of aerobic versus resistance exercise on glycemic control stability in patients with diabetes type 1 – a cross–over study
18:45 – 18:55Lana Ružić (Georges Assaf):
Is recovery in hyperoxia after high intensity training in hypoxia an added value?
18:55 – 19:05Lana Kralj:
Skin microvascular response to graded dynamic exercise assessed by wavelet analysis

19:05 – 19:30Coffee break

19:30 – 21:35Session 2 – Cardiovascular physiology
Chairwomen: Ines Drenjančević, Ana Stupin

19:30 – 20:00Guest speaker: Ines Drenjančević (University of Osijek, Croatia):
Permissive role of angiotensin II in maintaining microvascular reactivity to physiological stimuli
20:00 – 20:15Ana Stupin:
Short-term high-salt loading effects on microvascular endothelial function in salt-resistant humans – specific role of oxidative stress and sympathovagal imbalance
20:15 – 20:45Guest speaker: Nandu Goswami (Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria):
Circardian rhythms, cardiovascular regulation and falls: current updates and perspectives – online
20:45 – 21:00Mariana Bacelova:
Investigation of arterial stiffness and clinical and chemical indicators in Bulgarian young people with high–normal arterial pressure
21:00 – 21:15Kamil Javorka:
Mechanisms of cardiovascular changes of phototherapy in newborns with hyperbilirubinemia
21:15 – 21:25Nataša Kozina:
Assessment of the effect of carnosine supplementation on flow induced dilation mechanisms of a middle cerebral arteries (MCAs) in low salt and high salt fed Sprague–Dawley rats
21:25 – 21:35Ivana Jukić:
Oxidative stress level in children with essential arterial hypertension

  Friday, September 23rd 2022

08:30 – 10:50Session 3 – Neurophysiology
Chairwomen: Aleksandra Dugandžić, Nina Vardjan

08:30 – 09:00Guest speaker: Zoltan Ungvari (University of Oklahoma, OK, USA):
Age–related cognitive decline: role of endothelial senescence
09:00 – 09:30Guest speaker: Dmitri Rusakov (University College London, London, UK):
Activity-dependent astroglial control of glutamatergic inter-synaptic crosstalk in the brain
09:30 – 10:00Guest speaker: Nina Vardjan (University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia):
Noradrenergic regulation of astroglial glucose and lipid droplet metabolism
10:00 – 10:15Marina Radmilović:
Immunomodulatory and metabolic changes after brain and retinal ischemia in bradykinin receptor type 2 – deficient diabetic mice
10:15 – 10:30Erika Pintér:
TRPA1 receptor may play modulatory role in the CNS diseases
10:30 – 10:40Urška Černe:
Intracellular signaling and metabolism in neuronal and astroglial cells in Drosophila aging brain
10:40 – 10:50Andrea Tamas:
Examination of pituitary adenylate cyclase–activating polypeptide in Parkinson's disease focusing on correlations with motor symptoms

10:50 – 11:15Coffee break

11:15 – 13:20Session 4 – Cell physiology
Chairwomen: Aleksandra Dugandžić, Ines Drenjančević

11:15 – 11:45Guest speaker: Michael F. Romero (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, USA):
Physiology of bicarbonate transporters and how to measure them
11:45 – 12:15Guest speaker: Markus Ritter (Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology, Salzburg, Austria):
Volume–and–acid activated chloride channels in microglia and chondrocytes
12:15 – 12:30Jurij Dolenšek:
Three different time scales of [Ca2+]i oscillations from in mouse beta cells in tissue slices
12:30 – 12:45Beti Dejanova:
Oxidative stress state in health and disease
12:45 – 13:00Dino Šisl:
Protective effect of tamoxifen on cholestatic liver fibrosis in mice
13:00 – 13:10Éva Szőke:
Evidence for the role of lipid raft disruption in membrane fluidity in vitro and Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 8 ion channel activation in in vivo mouse model
13:10 – 13:20Barbara Tomić:
WEE1 kinase is involved in differentiation of acute myeloid leukemia cells in response to pyrimidine synthesis inhibitors

13:20 – 14:00CPS Assembly
13:30 – 15:00Lunch
15:00 – 16:00Poster session #1
16:00 – 20:00Plitvice lakes Excursion
20:00 – 23:00Dinner

  Saturday, September 24th 2022

08:30 – 11:00Session 5 – Endocrinology
Chairwomen: Helena Lenasi, Ana Shek-Vugrovečki

08:30 – 09:00Guest speaker: Bayram Yilmaz (FEPS) (Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey):
Endocrine disruptors and their effects on human health, especially on obesogenic effects
09:00 – 09:30Guest speaker: Helena Lenasi (University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia):
Does an oral glucose load affect endothelial function and how to evaluate it?
09:30 – 10:00Guest speaker: Naim A. Khan (representative of French physiological society):
Physiology of 6th sense of taste: fat taste & obesity
10:00 – 10:15Andraž Stožer:
Calcium oscillations in human islets of Langerhans and their changes in Diabetes
10:15 – 10:30Eglantina Idrizaj:
Resistin affects the mechanical responses in strips from the mouse gastric fundus - online
10:30 – 10:40Nikola Hadzi Petrushev:
Serum redox markers in uncomplicated type 2 diabetes mellitus accompanied with abnormal iron levels
10:40 – 10:50Jan Kopecky:
Caloric restriction improves diet-induced beta cell dysfunction in mouse model of type 2 diabetes
10:50 – 11:00Suzana Dinevska Kjofkarova:
Nicotinamide post-treatment of diabetic rats and its effects on liver carbohydrate metabolism (not confirmed yet)

11:00 – 12:00Poster session #2

12:00 – 13:00Lunch

13:00 – 15:05Session 6 – Immunology and other topics
Chair(wo)man: Hrvoje Lalić, Ines Mrakovčić-Šutić

13:00 – 13:15Michela Terlizzi:
Sphingosine-1-Phosphate in Lung Physiopathology: exacerbator of circulating cells-mediated inflammation?
13:15 – 13:30Sara Aničić:
RNA-sequencing of osteoclast progenitor subsets in a murine model of arthritis
13:30 – 13:45Igor Štimac:
Rab10 GTPase is involved in membrane remodeling to form assembly compartment in the early phase of murine cytomegalovirus infection
13:45 – 14:00Katalin Böröcz:
Humoral and cellular immune response induced by novel SARS-COV-2 vaccines
14:00 – 14:15Silvana Petretić Majnarić:
T lymphocyte subpopulation in peripheral blood and follicular fluid of patients treated with medically assisted fertilization with and without thyroid autoimmunity
14:15 – 14:25Ana-Marija Laškarin:
Diagnostic accuracy of salivary matrix-metalloproteinase-3 to diagnose temporomandibular disorders in patients with axial spondyloarthritis
14:25 – 14:35Hrvoje Jakovac:
Detection of Sars-Cov-2 antigens in thyroid gland showing histopathological features of subacute thyroiditis
14:35 – 15:05Guest speaker: Oksana Zayachkivska (representative of Ukraine physiological society):
Long COVID-19: The physiology-based risks and perspectives. – online

15:05 – 15:30Taking photo
15:30 – 16:00Awards and closing ceremony


Organization

The Organizing Committee, consisting of CPS members, along with the International Scientific Board and the Slovenian Physiological Society (co-organizer) are working hard on ensuring that the participants will be offered a unique opportunity to interact with leading scientists from all over the world.

International Scientific Committee
Prof. Dmitri Rusakov, PhD (University College London, London, UK)
Prof. Bayram Yilmaz, DVM, PhD (FEPS Secretary General, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Prof. Beti Dejanova, MD, PhD (University of Skopje, Skopje, North Macedonia)
Assoc. prof. Helena Lenasi, MD, PhD (University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Prof. Oksana Zayachkivska, MD, PhD (Lviv National Medical University, Lviv, Ukraine)
Prof. Otto Barak, MD, PhD (University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia)
Prof. Michal Javorka, MD, PhD (Comenius University Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia)
Prof. Amina Valjevac, MD, PhD (University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Prof. Nina Vardjan, MD, PhD (University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Assoc. prof. Nataša Popović, MD, PhD (University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro)
Prof. Aleksandra Dugandžić, MD, PhD (School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)
Prof. Ines Drenjančević, MD, PhD (Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia)
Prof. Ines Mrakovčić-Šutić, MD, PhD (Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia)
Prof. Željko Dujić, MD, PhD (School of Medicine, University of Split, Split, Croatia)
Prof. Lana Ružić, MD, PhD (Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)
Assoc. prof. Ana Stupin, MD, PhD (Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia)
Asst. prof. Hrvoje Lalić, MD, PhD (School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)
Asst. prof. Ana Shek-Vugrovečki, DVM, PhD (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)
Ivana Šutić, MD (Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia)

Organizing Committee
Prof. Aleksandra Dugandžić, MD, PhD (School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)
Prof. Ines Drenjančević, MD, PhD (Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia)
Prof. Ines Mrakovčić-Šutić, MD, PhD (Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia)
Prof. Željko Dujić, MD, PhD (School of Medicine, University of Split, Split, Croatia)
Prof. Lana Ružić, MD, PhD (Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)
Assoc. prof. Ana Stupin, MD, PhD (Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia)
Asst. prof. Hrvoje Lalić, MD, PhD (School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)
Asst. prof. Ana Shek-Vugrovečki, DVM, PhD (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)
Ivana Šutić, MD (Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia)
Martina Ratko, mag. oecol. et prot. nat. (Croatian Institute for Brain Research, Zagreb, Croatia)
Mirjana Sučić (Local organizer, NP Plitvička jezera)
PR: Teddea Senjanović

Co-organizing society
Slovenian Physiological Society

Participating societies
IUPS (International Union of Physiological Societies)
FEPS (Federation of European Physiological Societies)
Hungarian Physiological Society
Austrian Physiological Society
French Society of Physiology
Slovak Physiological Society
American Physiological Society
Bulgarian Physiological Society
The Physiological Society of Italy
Macedonian Society of Physiologists and Anthropologists
The Serbian Physiological Society
Turkish Society of Physiological Sciences

Key dates

June 1st – early registration closes
July 20th – abstract submission deadline
September 1st – late registration closes

Registration

Early registration is still open and will be accessible until June 1st 2022, after which higher registration fees will be applied until the beginning of the Congress. The Registration form can be downloaded from this website. Completed forms should be sent to the following addresses: aleksandra.dugandzic@mef.hr or martina.ratko@mef.hr. Please note that active participants cannot choose to register for daily registration rates (this option is only open to passive participants). The registration fees do not cover accompanying persons; they are required to pay the same registration fee as participants should they wish to attend lectures or social events. In light of the fluctuating dynamics of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, certain restrictions may be applicable at the time the conference takes place. Therefore, we urge all potential attendees to monitor instructions issued by the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia and prepare the documentation needed to participate in the conference.

Payment instructions

Registrations fees are listed in the table below. It is possible to register for the entire conference duration or for one or more days. Active participants must register for the full duration of the conference (whether they attend online or in person). Payment may be made by bank transfer in either euros or Croatian kunas. If you are registering as a member of the Croatian Physiological Society, please make sure that your membership fees have been paid in the last 3 years.

  Payment information:

Account name: Croatian Physiological Society, Heinzelova 55, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Account Number: 1101865173
Bank name: Zagrebačka banka dd Zagreb, Croatia
IBAN: HR1123600001101865173
SWIFT: ZABAHR2X


Early registration Late registration Daily fees
(passive participation)
In person Online
Eur (kn) Eur (kn) Eur (kn) Eur (kn)
Members 50 (375) 100 (750) 40 (300) 20 (150)
Non-members 75 (560) 125 (940) 50 (375)
Members (PhD students) 40 (300) 50 (375) 30 (225)
Non-members (PhD students) 50 (375) 75 (560) 30 (225)

Abstract submission

Abstracts should be written in English and have a maximum of 300 words. They should contain a brief introduction, a clearly stated aim, list of methods used, results and a conclusion. The deadline for abstract submission is July 20th 2022. Abstracts should be sent as doc. or docx. files to the following e-mail addresses: aleksandra.dugandzic@mef.hr or martina.ratko@mef.hr.

Accommodation

National park Plitvička jezera offers several accommodation options within the Park that are close to the conference venue (https://np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/planirajte-posjet/hoteli-i-kampovi/). In addition to those, the area offers a large number of privately owned accommodation options, which the participants can find through online booking sites. Please take into account that during September the Park receives a large number of visitors, so make sure to book your accommodation on time.

Further information regarding the final program, accommodation, poster size and orientation etc. will be posted on this web site in the near future. We thank you for your interest in attending this Congress and hope to see you soon! Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.


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