SATURDAY, June 15, 2019


Opening Ceremony in the Historical Building of the National Council of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava
Announcement of the Winners of the Irwin Kopin Award

16.30 – 17.15
The Introductory Kvetnansky Lecture
Chairperson: Jezova D. (Slovakia)
Speaker: Herman J. P. (USA)
Rethinking Stress: Glucocorticoids, Context and Adaptation

Concert of The Ladies Ensemble

Welcome Reception

Transport of Participants to the Smolenice Castle


SUNDAY, June 16, 2019 - MORNING

9.00 – 11.00
Stress, Catecholamines, and Cardiovascular Diseases
Chairpersons: ZIEGLER. (USA). ZEMAN M. (Slovakia)

Esler M. (Australia)
Origins and Consequences of the Two Disparate Phenotypes of Sympathetic Nervous System Activation in Hypertension: Influence of Chronic Mental Stress and Obesity

Behuliak M., Bencze M., Vavrinova A., Vodicka M., Ergang P., Vaneckova I., Zicha J. (Czech Republic)
Effect of Chronic Captopril Treatment on Stress-Induced Cardiovascular Changes in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats: Implication of Sympathetic Nervous System

Krizanova O. (Slovakia)
Dopamine Receptor Blockade: Modulation of Calcium Transport

Bernatova I., Kluknavsky M., Micurova A., Valovic P., Balis P. (Slovakia)
Acute Stress Alters Genes Involved in Iron Homeostasis in Normotensive Rats

11.00 – 11.30
☕ Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.30
Stress and Cancer
Chairperson: KRIZANOVA O. (Slovakia)

Pacak K. (USA)
New Treatment Options for Pheochromocytoma

Zatovicova M., Kajanova I., Pastorekova S. (Slovakia)
Stress-Mediated Progression of Cancer: Role of Hypoxia and Acidosis in Tumor Microenvironment

12.30 – 12.45
General Discussion


SUNDAY, June 16, 2019 – AFTERNOON

14.00 – 17.00
Stress and Mental Health
Chairpersons: MURCK H. (Germany), ZELENA D. (Hungary)

Knackstedt L.A., Schwendt M. (USA)
Sex Differences in Animal Models of Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Buurstede J.C., Ding J., Umeoka E., Uemoka Santos M.S.S., Gentenaar M., Lingeman J., Dick A., Krugers H., Chen A., Han F., Joëls M., Meijer O.C. (The Netherlands, China, Germany)
Glucocorticoid Receptor Antagonism after Early and Late Life Stress: Effects at the Hippocampal Chromatin Level

15.00 – 15.30
☕ Coffee Break

Duncko R. (United Kingdom)
The Role of Childhood Trauma and HPA Axis Activity in Recurrent Pattern of Depression

Jezova D. (Slovakia)
Bed to Bench Feedback Loop in Searching the Role of Aldosterone in Mental Disorders

Murck H.,  Luerweg B., Hahn J., Braunisch M., Jezova D., Jansen A., Kircher T. (Germany, Slovakia)
Dynamic Morphological Brain Changes and their Potential Role in Therapy Refractory Depression

17.00 – 17.15
General Discussion

Garden Party

MONDAY, June 17, 2019 – MORNING

9.00 – 9.45
Catecholamines and Cognitive Impairment
Chairperson: ESLER M. (Australia)

Goldstein D.S., Pekker M., Eisenhofer G., Sharabi Y. (USA, Germany, Israel)
“Sick but not Dead”: Multiple Paths to Catecholamine Deficiency in Lewy Body Diseases

9.45 – 12.15
Central Regulatory Factors in Stress
Chairperson: HERMAN J.P. (USA), MEIJER O.C. (The Netherlands)

Dygalo N.N., Kalinina T.S., Shishkina G.T. (Russia)
Expression of Glutamate Signaling Genes Associated with Stress Vulnerability or Resilience

Schwendt M., Shallcross J., Knackstedt L. (USA)
Glutamatergic Mechanisms of Stress Resilience

10.45 – 11.00
☕ Coffee Break

Engelmann M., Zelena D. (Hungary)
How Does Intracerebrally Released Vasopressin Contribute to the Coordination of the Mammalian Endocrine and Behavioural Stress Response? A View from Rat Studies

Zeman M., Okuliarova M., Sutovska H., Molcan L. (Slovakia)
Does Circadian Disruption Exacerbate Stress Response?

12.00 – 12.15
General Discussion


MONDAY, June 17, 2019 – AFTERNOON

14.00 – 15.30
Presentations of the Winners of the Irwin Kopin Award
Chairpersons: JEZOVA D. (Slovakia), GOLDSTEIN D. (USA)

Mottarlini F., Bottan G., Fumagalli F., Caffino L. (Italy)
Peripheral and Central Dysregulation of Stress Response in an Experimental Model of Anorexia Nervosa

Zavodska M., Fabianova K., Martoncikova M., Racekova E. (Slovakia)
Are Postnatally-Born Neurons in the Rat Olfactory System less Sensitive to Neonatal Stress than Preexisting Cells?

Steenblock Ch., Rubin de Celis M., Delgadillo L., Kappert V., Peitzsch M., Andoniadou C.L., Bornstein S.R. (Germany, UK)
Nestin-Positive Adrenocortical Progenitors Support Organ Homeostasis and Play an Important Role under Stress

15.30 – 16.00
☕ Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.00
Poster Session
Discussion at the Posters

17.00 – 18.00
Developmental Consequences of Stress Exposure
Chairpersons: DYGALO N.N. (Russia), DUNCKO R. (UK)

Dremencov E., Csatlosova K., Moravcikova L., Grinchii D., Paliokha R., Bogi E., Durisova B., Lacinova L., Jezova D. (Slovakia)
Prenatal Exposure to Maternal Immune Activation in Rats has Different Effects on Brain Monoamine Neuronal Firing Activity in Adult Male and Female Offspring

Hlavacova N., Chmelova M., Balagova L., Marko M., Vrankova S., Cebova M., Jezova D., Riecansky I. (Slovakia, Austria)
Chronic Stress of Post-Weaning Social Isolation Alters Signaling via VGF/BDNF/TrkB and Nitric Oxide in the Rat Hippocampus

Racekova E., Zavodska M., Racek A., Martoncikova M., Cigankova V. (Slovakia)
Long-Lasting Stressful Effect of Microwave Radiation on Postnatal Neurogenesis and Behavior of Rats Irradiated as Juvenile

18.00 – 18.15
General Discussion

Barbecue Party with Slovak Folk Music and Dancing Performance

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 – MORNING

9.00 – 9.45
Catecholamines and Spaceflight
Chairpersons: FILARETOVA L.P. (Russia)

Ziegler M.G. (USA)
Stress and Catecholamine Responses to Prolonged Spaceflight

9.45 – 12.15
Stress and Metabolic Diseases
Chairperson: PACAK K. (USA), TSEILIKMAN V. (Russia)

Filaretova L. (Russia)
Stress, Glucocorticoids and Gastrointestinal Diseases

Zelena D. (Hungary)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as a Metabolic Disease

10.45 – 11.15
☕ Coffee Break

Goncharova N. (Russia)
Insulin Resistance and Stress Responsiveness of Some Adaptive Neuroendocrine Systems in Old Nonhuman Primates with Depression-Like and Anxiety-Like Behavior

Ukropcova B. (Slovakia)
In Search of Eustressors: Molecular Mediators of Exercise Health Benefits

12.15 – 12.30
General Discussion


TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 - AFTERNOON

14.00 – 15.00
Poster Session
Discussion at the Posters

15.00 – 15.30
☕ Coffee Break

15.30 – 17.00
General Discussion to Posters (at the Lecture Room)
Chairpersons: SCHWENDT M. (USA), HLAVACOVA N. (Slovakia), RIECANSKY I. (Slovakia), DREMENCOV E. (Slovakia), ENGELMANN M. (Germany)

17.00 – 17.30
Summary and Conclusions of the Symposium

Farewell Banquet with Music