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Day 1 Schedule

Friday, August 5th

8:45-9:00 AM

Welcome and Conference Overview

9:00-10:30 AM

Plenary Session 1: Kisspeptin in health and disease

Session Chair: Mike Lehman

9:00-9:30   Waljit Dhillo (Imperial College London)

"Translating KNDy biology into Humans"

9:30-10:00   Stephanie Seminara (Harvard/MGH)

"The Paradox of Shouting in Silence—A Translational Story"

10:00-10:30  Moshmi Bhattacharya (Rutgers Universit)

"Hepatic kisspeptin signaling in liver disease"

10:15 AM-12:15 PM

Plenary Session 2: Kisspeptin and estrogen negative feedback

Session Chair:  Ali Abbara

10:45-11:15   Allan Herbison (Cambridge Univ.)

"Estrogen negative feedback of the GnRH pulse generator"

11:15-11:45   Bryn Owen (Imperial College London)

"Understanding Oestrogen-Mediated Repression of the Kiss1 Gene"

11:45-12:15  Sue Moenter (Univ. Michigan)

"Some observations on kisspeptin and the neurons that make it."

12:15 -2:00 PM

Lunch/Posters

1:00-1:45 PM

Research topics roundtable discussions (for Trainees/ECRs)

2:00-3:00 PM

Short Presentations

Session Co-Chairs: Aleisha Moore and Yoshihisa Uenoyama

3:15 AM-4:45 PM

Plenary Session 3: Kisspeptin: other roles

Session Chair: Stephanie Padilla

3:15-3:45   Julie Bakker (Univ. Liege)

"The role of kisspeptin in female sexual behavior"

3:45-4:15   Alex Comninos (Imperial College London)

"Kisspeptin: Setting the Mood"

4:15-4:45   Carol Elias (Univ. Michigan)

"Beyond GnRH neuronal migration: role of ProkR2 neurons

in reproduction"