39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Clinical Investigation

Athens, Greece,
6 – 9 April 2005

Scientific Programme

I Plenary Lectures

Discovery and clinical application of estrogen receptors
Elwood V. Jensen (Cincinnati, OH, USA)

Roles of CRH in physiology and pathophysiology
George P. Chrousos (Athens, Greece)

Integrin signaling in leukocyte trafficking
Mark H. Ginsberg (San Diego, CA, USA)

Stress mechanisms in CNS
Miklos Palkovits (Budapest, Hungary)

Genetics in PCOS
Jerome Strauss (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Multiple sclerosis. From basic science to clinical medicine
Lars Fugger (Oxford, UK), ESCI Award winner 2005

II Workshops

1. Phagocyte biology: from gene to function
P. Coffer (Utrecht, The Netherlands), D. Roos (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
2. Metabolism and toxicity of iron in normal subjects and patients with haemochromatosis
J.J.M. Marx (Utrecht, The Netherlands), Z.I. Cabantchik (Jerusalem, Israel)
3. Immunopharmacology and immunotherapy today
K. Mašek (Prague, Czech Republic), J.W. Hadden (New York, USA)
4. Thrombophilia and pregnancy
G. Farmakides (Athens, Greece)
5. Advances in autoimmunity
A.G. Tzioufas (Athens, Greece), D.T. Boumpas (Heraklion, Greece)
6. Biologic therapies for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
G. Panayi (London, UK), H.M. Moutsopoulos (Athens, Greece)
7. Dual endothelin receptor antagonism in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)
W. Kirch (Dresden, Germany), D. Pittrow (Dresden, Germany)
8. Hormones and aging
A. Gravanis (Heraklion, Greece), H.M. Schulte (Hamburg, Germany), C. Bamberger (Hamburg, Germany)
9. Maternal-fetal interface: from bench to bedside
A. Makrigiannakis (Heraklion, Greece), H.M. Schulte (Hamburg, Germany), A.M. Bamberger (Hamburg, Germany)
10. Hormone therapy: new insights on the management of postmenopausal and premenopausal women
S.N. Kalantaridou (Ioannina, Greece), K.A. Calis (Bethesda, Maryland, USA)
11. Osteoporosis: new insights and treatments
A. Margioris (Heraklion, Greece), G. Trovas (Athens, Greece)
12. New trends in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
I.E. Messinis (Larissa, Greece)
13. Recurrent pregnancy loss
P.D. Drakakis (Athens, Greece)
15. Nutritional antioxidants and cancer
E. Castanas (Heraklion, Greece)
16. Sexual dysfunction
G. Tolis (Athens, Greece), D. Hadjichristou (Thessaloniki, Greece)
17. Prostate cancer – Diagnosis, genomics, genetics, therapy
G. Tolis (Athens, Greece), O. Iliopoulos (Boston, MA, USA)
18. New insights on gynaecological cancer
E. Paraskevaidis (Ioannina, Greece)
19. Prevention and management of multiple pregnancy
A. Antsaklis (Athens, Greece)
20. Stem cells: promise and prospects for clinical therapy
A. Gavalas (Athens, Greece), E. Remboutsika (Athens, Greece)
21. The family of stress-related peptides: from transgenic models to human disease
K. Karalis (Athens, Greece)
22. Molecular targeted therapies optimization: the clinical validation challenges
N. Pavlidis (Ioannina, Greece), E. Briasoulis (Ioannina, Greece)
23. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis
G.B. Maroulis (Alexandroupolis, Greece)
24. Stress-related mechanisms of disease
G. Mastorakos (Athens, Greece)

III Subspeciality Poster Sessions

Cardiovascular Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolism
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Haematology and Oncology
Immunology and Rheumatology
Nephrology and Hypertension
Neurology and Neurobiology
Respiratory Medicine
Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Subspeciality poster sessions will be chaired poster discussions and are scheduled on the afternoon of Friday 8 April 2005. No workshops will be held then. Posters of outstanding quality may be selected for oral presentation at the general oral session at the end of Friday’s programme.Poster Awards: the four best posters (including workshop posters) will be awarded the Poster Award 2005 to the amount of EURO 250 per poster.Deadline of electronic abstract submission 1 December 2004.

IV Bjorntrop Symposium Satellite to ESCI 2005

Stress, Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome