45th Annual Scientific Meeting of the
European Society for Clinical Investigation

Crete, Greece
13 – 16 April 2011


Congress venue

Aldemar Knossos Royal Village
Limenas Hersonissou
700 14 Crete,Greece

Accommodation hotel

Aldemar Royal Mare
Limenas Hersonissou 700 14 Crete, Greece
Tel: +30 28970 27 200 Fax:+30 28970 21 664
E-mail: rm@aldemarhotels.com

Please note that hotel accommodation of the 45th Aunnual Scientific Meeting will be moved to Aldemar Royal Mare instead of Aldemar Knossos Royal Village. These two hotel complexes are next to each other. The congress venue remains unchanged in Aldemar Knossos Royal Village. The room check-ins will be made in the Royal Mare reception, where all taxis and transfers will be forwarded there when one arrives to Knossos reception.

There will be a shuttle bus service between the hotel lobby and the conference venue. The distance between Royal Mare Lobby and Knossos Village conference venue is less than 3 minutes by shuttle. Covering this distance on foot is easy (5’-10’) and it is recommended through the beach path or the road above both hotels.

The hotel is located 25 km from the Heraklion Airport. The best option to get from the airport to the hotel is by taxi. It takes about half an hour and costs approximately €30-35. By taxi is then much recommended than by public bus connections.

Scientific Programme

I Plenary Lectures

  • Wednesday 13 April 19.15 – 20.00
    Functional Estrogen Receptors at the plasma membrane: Nature, molecular mechanisms of action and clinical implications
    Ellis R. Levin (Long Beach, CA, USA)
  • Wednesday 13 April 20.00 – 20.45
    From estrogen-centric to aging and oxidative stress: a revised perspective of the pathogenesis of osteoporosis
    Stavros C. Manolagas (Little Rock, AR, USA)
  • Thursday 14 April 10.30 – 11.15
    Gene and Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Granulomatous Disease
    Harry L. Malech (Bethesda, MD, USA)
  • Thursday 14 April 14.00 – 14.45
    Interaction Nuclear Receptors with the Chromatin Landscape
    Gordon Hager (Bethesda, MD, USA)
  • Friday 15 April 10.30 – 11.15
    Lecture ESCI Award Winner 2011 Basic/Translational Research
    Innate regulation of adaptive immunity by dendritic cells

    Caetano Reis e Sousa (London, UK)
  • Friday 15 April 14.00 – 14.45
    Lecture ESCI Award Winner 2011 Clinical Research
    Osteoimmunology: Mechanisms and Clinical Implications

    Georg Schett (Erlangen, Germany)
  • Saturday 16 April 10.30 – 11.15
    Current Obesity Research
    Andrew Margioris (Heraklion, Greece)

II Workshops

  1. Phagocyte Biology : from basic science to pathological aspects
    Organizers: I. Maridonneau-Parini (Toulouse France), Timo K. van den Berg (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
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  2. Poor response to gonadotrophin stimulation & primary ovarian insufficiency: a continuum?
    Organizer: S.N. Kalantaridou (Ioannina, Greece)
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  3. Clinical investigation of obesity
    Organizer: A.N. Margioris (Heraklion, Greece)
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  4. Innate immune system in health and disease
    Organizer: C. Tsatsanis (Heraklion, Greece)
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  5. Steroid receptors
    Organizer: E. Charmandari (Athens, Greece)
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  6. The HDL hypothesis: From epidemiology to bench
    Organizer: R.P.F. Dullaart (Groningen, The Netherlands)
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  7. Early life stress and obesity / Metabolic syndrome
    Organizer: P. Pervanidou (Athens, Greece)
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  8. Factor affecting implantation of the human embryo
    Organizer: A. Makrigiannakis (Heraklion, Greece)
  9. Insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease
    Organizer: Katerina Naka (Ioannina, Greece)
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  10. Pharmacogenetics in ovulation induction
    Organizer: D. Loutradis (Athens, Greece)
  11. Stress and the skin
    Organizer: M. Venihaki (Heraklion, Greece)
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  12. Lifestyles and health. Mediterranean perspectives.
    (Joint meeting: ESCI and Magna Grecia Clinical Medicine Network)

    Organizers: G. Palasciano, P. Portincasa (Bari, Italy), F. Perticone (Catanzaro, Italy), G.B. Rini (Palermo, Italy), G.P. Chrousos (Athens, Greece)
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  13. Molecular aspects of renal diseases.
    Organizers: J.-J. Boffa, C. Chatziantoniou (Paris, France), A. Charonis (Athens, Greece)
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III Subspecialty Poster Sessions

  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Endocrinology, diabetology and metabolism
  • Gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Haematology and oncology
  • Immunology, rheumatology and inflammation
  • Lipidology
  • Nephrology and hypertension
  • Neurology and neurobiology
  • Osteoporosis and bone metabolism
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Thrombosis and haemostasis
  • Miscellaneous

Poster viewing will be possible during coffee breaks and at lunchtime from Thursday 14 April until Saturday 16 April.

Poster Awards: the four best posters (including workshop abstracts/posters) will be awarded the Poster Award 2011 to the amount of EURO 250 per poster.

Deadline for electronic abstract submission: 7 December 2010, 09:00 hrs.