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Main Theme: "Function of Life: Elements and Integration"

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are delighted to present here the current status of exciting scientific program of IUPS2009 Kyoto Congress. Based on the decision made by ISPC members in the 2nd meeting of last December, we together with the steering members of the local program committee, Drs. Ryuji Inoue, Yoshikatsu Kanai, Yoshihiro Kubo, and Yasuo Mori, have been working hard to finalize the program. We would like to express our cordial gratitude to all the scientists who have kindly accepted our invitation and the organizers of symposia, workshops and tutorials for their cooperation and help in the preparation process. Although the program has not yet been completely finished, we will always update the web to provide you with the newest information on the program.

The IUPS 2009 Kyoto will consist of Named and Special Lectures, Regular symposia, Workshops, Tutorials, Whole day symposia, PSJ (Physiological Society of Japan) symposia, Luncheon seminars and Meet-the-lecturer sessions. In addition, some related societies will hold satellite symposia around the time of the congress. We expect that it will be a perfect opportunity for physiologists all over the world to meet and discuss various aspects of physiology.

We sincerely hope to see all of you at IUPS2009 Kyoto Congress and have enjoyable time.

Sincerely yours,

Yoshihisa Kurachi, Chair of ISPC
Ole Petersen, Co-chair

0. Whole congress schedule    Detail
1. Notice and explanations about the categories of scientific program
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2. Lectures (IUPS-named lectures, Special Lectures, PSJ-named lectures)
Outline    Detail
3. Regular symposia (including ethics, gender equality and education)
Outline    Updated Detail
4. Workshops
Outline    Detail
5. Tutorials
Outline    Detail    Call for participants
6. Whole day symposia
Outline    Updated Detail
7. PSJ symposia
Outline    Updated Detail
8. Satellite symposium
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1. Notice and explanations about the categories of scientific program
(1) Rule for selection of speakers
The entire selection was done at the 1st and 2nd International Scientific Program Committee (ISPC) meeting, following the rule that each person is allowed to give an oral presentation only once during the congress. The session organizers and the speakers in luncheon seminars are allowed to have an overlap in other categories.
(2) Lectures: 1 hour
There will be 7 IUPS-named lectures, 16 Special lectures and 3 PSJ (Physiological Society of Japan) lectures by world-wide famous distinguished researchers.
(3) Regular Symposia: 2 hours and a half
Fifty five RS have been selected from 155 proposals submitted from all over the world. Merges of several proposals and setting of new regular symposia on missing important subjects have also been done at the ISPC meeting.
(4) Workshops: 2 hours and a half
The subjects for WS have been decided, but the speakers of WSs are not pre determined in contrast to regular symposia. They will be composed of presentations selected by the organizers from abstracts submitted to each workshop by general participants, and we would like to encourage your application.
(5) Tutorials: 2 hours and a half
In Tutorials, advanced technical aspects of science will be focused. Technical guidance such as lectures on technical aspects and practical demonstrations will be included.
(6) Whole-day symposia: 5 hours
Whole-day symposia are in the category of scientific sessions of the annual meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan. The financial support will not be provided by the Congress but by the societies and/or scientific research groups those will organize WD symposia. This category was set to have participations in the main congress of as many scientists as possible who are usually attending only the satellite symposia.
(7) PSJ (Physiological Society of Japan) symposia: 2 hours and a half
PSJ symposia are also in the category of scientific sessions of the annual meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan. The financial support will not be provided by the Congress but by the societies and/or scientific research groups those will organize PSJ symposia. This category was set to promote contribution of various domestic academic societies other than PSJ to IUPS2009.
(8) Luncheon Seminars: one hour
Sponsored by various companies and organizations.
(9) Meet-the-Lectures:
The aim of this session is to provide young scientists with the opportunities to meet the lecturers at a personal level. Relatively small group of less than 50 participants.
(10) Notice
The IUPS 2009 (Kyoto) congress will be held also as the 86th annual meeting of the Japan Physiological Society. The associated academic societies organize or co-organize WS/PSJ symposia and they support the IUPS2009 congress.
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2. Lectures (IUPS-named lectures, Special Lectures, PSJ-named lectures)
Detail (a PDF file for printing)
Named Lectures:
[Wallace Fenn Lecture]
Erwin Neher (Max Planck Institute, GERMANY)
[IUPS President's Lecture]
Akimichi Kaneko (Kio University, JAPAN)
[Ernst Knobil Lecture]
Bruce S. McEwen (Rockefeller University, USA)
[T. P. Feng Lecture]
Sten Grillner (Karolinska Institutet, SWEDEN)
[Knut Schmidt-Nielsen Lecture]
Brian M. Barnes (University of Alaska, USA)
[Robert Pitts Lecture]
René Bindels (Radboud University Nijmegen, THE NETHERLANDS)
[August Krogh Lecture]
Tobias Wang (University of Aarhus, DENMARK)
Special Lectures:
 •  Frances M. Ashcroft (University of Oxford, UK)
 •  Stefan Bröer (Australian National University, AUSTRALIA)
 •  Clara Franzini-Armstrong (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA)
 •  Jeffrey M. Friedman (Rockefeller University, USA)
 •  Yoshinori Fujiyoshi (Kyoto University, JAPAN)
 •  Lily Y. Jan (University of California San Francisco, USA)
 •  Kenji Kangawa (National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, JAPAN)
 •  Ramón Latorre (University of Valparaiso, CHILE)
 •  Michel Lazdunski (CNRS, FRANCE)
 •  Atsushi Miyawaki (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, JAPAN)
 •  Shigetada Nakanishi (Osaka Bioscience Institute, JAPAN)
 •  Denis Noble (University of Oxford, UK)
 •  Fernando Nottebohm (Rockefeller University, USA)
 •  Mu-Ming Poo (University of California Berkeley, USA)
 •  Nadia Rosenthal (EMBL Monterotondo, ITALY)
 •  Masatoshi Takeichi (RIKEN Kobe Institute and Center for Developmental Biology, JAPAN)
 •  Joseph S. Takahashi (Northwestern University, USA)
PSJ Named Lectures:
[Congress Lecture]
[Kyoto Memorial Lecture]
Susumu Tonegawa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
[Hagiwara Lecture]
Albert J. Hudspeth (Rockefeller University, USA)
[Tawara Lecture]
Yoram Rudy (Washington University, USA)
[Ishimori Lecture]
Osamu Hayaishi (Osaka Bioscience Institute, JAPAN)
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3. Regular symposia (including ethics, gender equality and education)
Updated Detail (a PDF file for printing)
We have received as many as 155 attractive proposals for 42 slots of Regular symposia, and would like to sincerely thank all applicants for the contributions. The evaluation of proposals and the final selection were done at the 2nd ISPC in Dec. 2008. We also made decisions to merge multiple proposals that share common interests, and asked the organizers to rearrange the original plans. Here the final list of RS is presented.
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Symposia titles and organizers
Commission I (Locomotion)
1. Physiological relevance of lactate
George Brooks (USA) and Takeshi Hashimoto (USA)
2. Challenges in the Integration of Multi-scale Biomechanical Systems
Elliot Elson (USA) and Tetsuro Wakatsuki (USA)
3. Energy sensing metabolic singalling in skeletal muscle
Erik A Richter (DENMARK) and Grahame Hardie (UK)
4. Neuromuscular plasticity with use and disuse
Marco Narici (UK) and Michael J Rennie (UK)
Commission II (Circulation & Respiration)
5. Regulation of vascular function by Ion Channels
Yuji Imaizumi (JAPAN) and Jason X - J Yuan (USA)
6. Neurogenic Hypertension
Eric D Lazartigues (USA) and Julian Paton (UK)
7. Cross bridge cycle kinetics
Yasutake Saeki (JAPAN) and Pieter de Tombe (USA)
8. Pacemaker mechanism
David Eisner (UK) and Denis Noble (UK)
9. Electro - mechanical Coupling in Normal and Diseased Heart
Peter Kohl (UK) and Keiji Naruse (Japan)
10. Chemical Control of Breathing: Molecular and Systemic Mechanisms and Effects
Constancio Gonzalez (SPAIN) and Tomoyuki Kuwaki (JAPAN)
Commission III (Endocrine, Reproduction & Development)
11. Epigenetic and Developmental origins of cardiovascular and metabolic health and disease
Abigail Fowden (UK) and Kent Thornburg (USA)
12. Insulin Resistance through the Life Course
Susan Ozanne (UK) and Lucilla Poston (UK)
13. Development of the Gonads
Takeo Kishimoto (JAPAN) and Outi Hovatta (SWEDEN)
Commission IV (Neurobiology)
14. Modulation of brain development by paracrine activation of Cl- conductances
Atsuo Fukuda (JAPAN) and Heiko Luhmann (GERMNY)
15. Purinergic signaling in the neuron and non-neuron communication
Kazuhide Inoue (JAPAN) and Fusao Kato (JAPAN)
16. Intercellular communications in the brain
Tomoaki Shirao (JAPAN) and Peter Penzes (USA)
17. The orexin system - central and peripheral functions
Takeshi Sakurai (JAPAN) and Karl-Heinz Herzig (FINLAND)
18. The hair cell as a sensory receptor and amplifier for audition and balance :from its function to pathophysiologial relevance
Pascal Martin (FRANCE) and Stefan Heller (USA)
19. Mechanisms of dendritic signaling
Yoshiyuki Kubota (JAPAN) and Jackie Schiller (ISRAEL)
20. Voltage-gated Ion Channels and Synaptic Plasticity
Ian Forsythe (UK) and Tomoyuki Takahashi (JAPAN)
21. Stereopsis: computation and neural correlates of conscious perception
Andrew Parker (UK) and Ichiro Fujita (JAPAN)
Commission V (Secretion & Absorption)
22. Parietal cell biology: New aspects on secretion protein trafficking differentiation and survival
Curtis Okamoto (USA) and John Forte (USA)
23. Molecular basis of pancreatitis
Irene Schulz (GERMANY) and Ole H Petersen (UK)
24. Physiology and pathophysiology of K+ balance: A view from the GI tract and kidney
Jens Leipziger (DENMARK) and Paul A Welling (USA)
25. Exocrine ion transport in health and disease
Michael A Gray (UK) and Masataka Murakami (JAPAN)
26. Epithelial amino acid and peptide transport - man models and molecules
Stefan Bröer (AUSTRALIA) and Carsten A Wagner (SWITZERLAND)
27. Recent advances in the physiology and pathophysiology of the renin-angiotensin- aldosterone system
Akira Nishiyama (JAPAN) and Armin Kurtz (GERMANY)
28. Tight junctions in epithelial permeability and function (Shoichiro Tsukita memorial)
Alan Yu (USA) and Sachiko Tsukita (JAPAN)
29. Nutrient sensing and signalling in response to a meal
Soraya Shirazi-Beechey (UK) and David Alpers (USA)
30. Physiology, Cell Biology and Pharmacology of Epithelial Chloride Channels
John Cuppoletti (USA) and Tsung-Yu Chen (USA)
Commission VI (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
31. Voltage gated calcium channels and cellullar excitability - regulation and pathophysiology
Gerald Zamponi (CANADA) and Terrance Snutch (CANADA)
32. Dynamic aspects of functioning membrane proteins (J Physiol symposium)
Yoshihiro Kubo (JAPAN) and Ehud Isacoff (USA)
33. Molecular physiology of receptor - activated and store - operated calcium influx
James W Putney Jr. (USA) and Yasuo Mori (JAPAN)
34. Current advances in G protein and lipid modulation of ion channels
Paul A. Slesinger (USA) and Mark S Shapiro (USA)
35. Cell volume regulation and cell survival
Florian Lang (GERMANY) and Else K Hoffmann (DENMARK)
36. Calcium signals in cell death and disease
Pierluigi Nicotera (UK) and Alexei Verkhratsky (UK)
37. Molecular and functional aspects of membrane transporters and pumps
Reinaldo DiPolo (VENEZUELA) and David Gadsby (USA)
38. Mapping of Signaling Networks
Arthur Konnerth (GERMANY) and Hideo Mogami (JAPAN)
Commission VII (Comparative Physiology : Evolution, Adaptation & Environment)
39. Molecular Basis of Cardiovascular adaptation to cold temperatures
Zhongjie Sun (USA) and Clark Blatteis (USA)
40. Phylogenetic Approaches in Vertebrate Comparative Physiology
Theodore Garland (USA) and Douglas Altshuler (USA)
41. Gravitational Physiology: Evolution of Gravity Sensing Mechanisms. A Comparative View
Peter Norsk (DENMARK) and Charles Fuller (USA)
Commission VIII (Genomics & Biodiversity)
43. Energizing the physiology classroom and the physiology curriculum
Jonathan Kibble (UK/ CANADA) and Maria Jose da Rocha (BRAZIL)
44. Sharing expertise through national, international and virtual education communities
Robert Carroll (USA) and Adrianta Surjadhana (INDONESIA)
45. Infrastructure for computational physiology
Peter Hunter (New Zealand) & James Bassingthwaighte (USA)
46. Best Practices in Physiological Research: Ethics and Integrity
Penny Moody - Corbett (CANADA) and Adrian Morrison (USA)
Asian slots
47. Functional human imaging
Hidenao Fukuyama (JAPAN), Norihiro Sadato (JAPAN)
48. TRPML channels in intracellular organelle function
Insuk So (KOREA), Shmuel Muallem (USA)
49. Mitochondrial calcium and ROS signaling
Jin Han (KOREA), Shey-Shing Sheu (USA)
50. Potassium channels, from regulation to physiology
Florian Lesage (FRANCE), Ru-Chi Shieh (TAIWAN)
53. Perspective of Decision Neuroscience: beyond the Biological Approach of Brain Science
Shigeru Kitazawa (JAPAN) and Daeyeol Lee (USA)
54. Thalamocortical circuits in brain functions (IBRO symposium)
Hee-Sup Shin (KOREA) and Mariko Miyata (JAPAN)
Gender equality
55. Women in physiology
Junko Kimura (JAPAN) and Yuichi Suzuki (Japan)
Late breaking
51. Contransmission and Presynaptic Receptors (IUPHAR joint symposium)
Salomon Z Langer (ISRAEL), Geoffrey Burnstock (UK)
52. Molecular/neural mechanisms of fatigue and fatigue sensation
Kazuhiro Kondo (JAPAN), Yasuyoshi Watanabe (JAPAN), Hirohiko Kuratsune (JAPAN)
56. What is New in Calorie Restriction and Ageing?
Haim Cohen (ISRAEL), Isao Shimokawa (JAPAN)
57 Connecting Brains and Machines: New approaches for BCI, BMI and BNI“
Mitsuo Kawato (JAPAN), Tetsuya Yagi (JAPAN)
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4. Workshops
Detail (a PDF file for printing)
Titles and organizers
(In all workshops, all presentations will be picked up from general abstracts)
2. Evolution of real-time cell imaging and in vivo recording systems: recent advance and new applications to physiological analysis of live-cell and free-moving animals
Masaaki Ikeda (JAPAN), Toru Takumi (JAPAN)
3. Bio-logging workshop: physiological and biomechanical measurements on wild animals in nature
Katsufumi Sato (JAPAN), Nubuaki Arai (JAPAN)
4. Structure biology
Da-Neng Wang (USA), Yoshinori Fujiyoshi (JAPAN)
5. Stem Cell Technology Workshop
Ray Rodgers (AUSTRALIA), Eimei Sato (JAPAN)

5. Tutorials
Detail (a PDF file for printing)      Call for participants
Titles and organizers
1. Physiome / VPH projects tools
Peter Hunter (NZ), Poul Nielsen (NZ)
2. Molecular imaging and physiological research
Yasuyoshi Watanabe (JAPAN), Norihiro Sadato (JAPAN)
3. Bioinformatics for Physiology
Haruki Nakamura (JAPAN), Kenta Nakai (JAPAN)
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6. Whole day symposia
Updated Detail (a PDF file for printing)
Symposia titles and organizers
Commission I (Locomotion)
1. Muscle excitation-contraction coupling and its disorders
  (Ebashi & Natori Memorial Symposium)
Masato Konishi (JAPAN), Satoshi Kurihara (JAPAN), Stephen M Baylor (USA), Nobuakira Takeda (JAPAN)
2. Physiological regulation linked with physical activity and health
  (The Journal of Physiology Symposium)
Hiroshi Nose (JAPAN), Michael Joyner (USA)
Commission II (Circulation & Respiration)
3. Arrhythmias and muscle contraction
  (Irisawa Memorial Symposium)
Itsuo Kodama (JAPAN), Nobuakira Takeda (JAPAN), Yoram Rudy (USA), David Eisner (UK)
4. Physiology and pathophysiology of cardiac excitation and contractility
  (Goto Memorial Symposium)
Satoshi Kurihara (JAPAN), Ross J Solaro (USA), Nobuakira Takeda (JAPAN)
5. Microvascular systems and metabolism
Toshio Ohhashi (JAPAN), Makoto Suematsu (JAPAN)
Commission III (Endocrine, Reproduction & Development)
6. Systems biology of hypothalamic gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons
Yasuo Sakuma (JAPAN), Martin J Kelly (USA), Quentin Pittman (CANADA)
Commission IV (Neurobiology)
7. Processing and integration of sensory information
Makoto Kaneda (JAPAN), Harunori Ohmori (JAPAN), Hideto Kaba (JAPAN), Catherine E Carr (USA)
8. Comprehensive approaches to pain - from molecule to organism-
Uhtaek Oh (KOREA), Kazue Mizumura (JAPAN), Megumu Yoshimura (JAPAN)
Commission V (Secretion & Absorption)
9. Epithelial transport: bridges between molecules and function
Yoshikatsu Kanai (JAPAN), Ole H Petersen (UK), Sei Sasaki (JAPAN)
Commission VII (Comparative Physiology : Evolution, Adaptation & Environment)
10. Temporal organization of physiology and behavior
Ken-ichi Homma (JAPAN), William Schwartz (USA)
11. Cell Sensors: their sensing mechanisms and physiological significance
Yoichi Ueta (JAPAN), Bernd Nilius (BELGIUM), Yasunobu Okada (JAPAN), Makoto Tominaga (JAPAN), Charles Zuker (USA)
12. Adaptation and environmental physiology
Yoshinobu Ohira (JAPAN), Yasuaki Kawai (JAPAN), Alan Hargens (USA)
Commission VIII(Genomics & Biodiversity)
13. From genome to systems biology
Gozoh Tsujimoto (JAPAN), Hiroshi Takeshima (JAPAN)
14. Developmental biology: from evolution to regenerative medicine
Hideyuki Okano (JAPAN), Alan Colman (SINGAPORE)
Other categories
15. Challenging roles of Physiome, VPH and in silico Human in medicine
Fumihiko Kajiya (JAPAN), Toshiaki Hisada (JAPAN), Peter Hunter (NZ), Marco Viceconti (ITALY), Yoshihisa Kurachi (JAPAN)
16. Multidisciplinary approaches to basal ganglia functions
Tadashi Isa (JAPAN), Jun Tanji (JAPAN), Masahiko Takada (JAPAN)
17. Physiological Basis of Acupunture Effects (KOJACH symposium)
Byung-Il Min (KOREA), Tadashi Hisamitsu (JAPAN), Mieko Kurosawa (JAPAN), Weimin Li (CHINA)
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7. PSJ symposia
Updated Detail (a PDF file for printing)
Symposia titles and organizers
Commission II (Circulation & Respiration)
1. Visualization of respiratory neuron activity
Ikuo Homma (JAPAN), Hiroshi Onimaru (JAPAN), Klaus Ballanyi (CANADA)

7. Systems Approach to Biology and Biomechanics of Microcirculation
Makoto Suematsu (JAPAN), Takami Yamaguchi (JAPAN)
Commission IV (Neurobiology)
2. Physiology of gut nutrient perception (Ajinomoto sponsored symposium)
Kunio Torii (JAPAN), Yvette Tache (USA)
Commission V(Secretion & Absorption)
3. Ubiquitous pacemaker cells
Miyako Takaki (JAPAN), Hikaru Suzuki (JAPAN), Susan Wray (UK)
Commission VI (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
4. Single molecules physiology of channel and motor proteins: structure-function and cellular integration
Masahiro Sokabe (JAPAN), James Spudich (USA)
5. Recent progress on G-protein signalings
Toshiaki Katada (JAPAN), Johannes L Bos (NETHERLANDS)
Commission VII (Comparative Physiology : Evolution, Adaptation & Environment)
6. Fever: essential questions for the next decade
Kiyoshi Matsumura (JAPAN), Andrej A Romanovsky (USA), Kazuyuki Kanosue (JAPAN)
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8. Satellite symposia
1.Satellite Symposia must be held during the week before or week after IUPS2009; however, NO Satellite Symposia must be held during IUPS2009 (July 27th to August 1st, 2009)
2. Venues for the Satellite Symposia have to be within 1,200km from Kyoto, Japan.
3.All the Organizers and Speakers of Satellite Symposia have to pay Registration Fee for IUPS2009.
4. Any proposed Satellite Symposia have to be approved by International Scientific Program Committee.
Deadline for Satellite Symposia Submission   December 10, 2008
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