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ANNUAL MEETING

October 25 to 27 – Buenos aires

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Abstract submission:
Open: 15/8
Close: 15/9
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Event declared of interest by the Faculty of Medicine of the National University of Rosario and received the approval of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry of the University of Buenos Aires

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Location

Universidad Católica Argentina
Edificio San José
Auditorio Cardenal Pironio

Alicia Moreau de Justo 1600,
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Day 1

Wednesday 10-25-2023
8:00-9:00 h
REGISTRATION
9:00 h
VII MEETING OF PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS TEACHERS 2023
Organized by the SAFIS Education Committee

9.00-10.30 h
BLOCK I
CONFERENCE

Non-traditional technologies in the teaching of physiology
Coordinators: Andrea Fellet, Maria Luján Alvarez
Artificial intelligence and immersive techniques as teaching tools
Speakers: José Campusano (Asociación Docente de la Universidad de Buenos Aires), Lic. Dolores
Tezanos (Universidad del Museo Social Argentino) y Pablo Wahnon (Innovación, Tecnología y Salud
en Forbes)

10.30-11.00 h
Coffee Break

11.00-12:30 h
BLOCK II
Emerging trends in university teaching: from Big Data to AI and evaluation
Speakers: Fernando Salvatierra (Departamento de Pedagogía, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica de
la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires. Argentina) y Marilina Lipsman (Departamento de
Pedagogía, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires.
Argentina)

12:00-13:30 h:
LUNCH TIME

13.30-15.30 h
SYMPOSIUM 1
Aging, repair and regeneration / Gene therapy
Coordinators: Andrea Chisari, Marianela Candolfi
Microbiome, brain, and cognition in early stages of Alzheimer’s disease
Speaker: Laura Morelli (Fundación Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires. Argentina)
Neurogenesis and aging: how to rewire a stubborn hippocampus.
Speaker: Alejandro Schinder (Fundación Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires. Argentina)
Anti-inflammatory mesenchymal stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles
for donor heart preservation.
Speaker: Gustavo Yannarelli (Instituto de Medicina Traslacional, Trasplante y Bioingeniería (IMeTTyB),
Universidad Favaloro-CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Mesenchymal stem cells and regenerative medicine in liver diseases
Speaker: Guillermo Mazzolini (Instituto de Investigaciones en Medicina Traslacional, Universidad
Austral, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

15.30-17.30 h
POSTERS
Scientific research and the teaching-learning process of physiology. Experiences in the use of
technologies in the teaching of Physiology.
I Meeting of undergraduate student investigators

17.30-19.30 h
SYMPOSIUM 2
Metabolism in situations of insulin resistance
Coordinators: Miriam Wald, Carolina Jaquenod de Giusti, Marcela Vazquez Prieto
Adipose tissue remodeling in obesity and the use of GLP-1 agonists
Speaker: Verónica Miksztowicz (Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas UCA-CONICET, Buenos Aires,
Argentina)
Effect of chronic stress on obesity and metabolic syndrome
Speaker: Bibiana Fabre (Departamento de Bioquímica Clínica Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica,
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Intrauterine proinflammatory environment and fetal programming in maternal diabetes
Speaker: Alicia Jawerbaum (CEFYBO-CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Dietary bioactives in the mitigation of insulin resistance: role of the gastrointestinal tract.
Speaker: Patricia Oteiza (Department of Nutrition, University of California, USA)

19.30-20.30 h
SAFIS OPENNING CEREMONY
Welcome Speach
Graciela Cremaschi
President of SAFIS; Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas UCA-CONICET

INAUGURAL CONFERENCE
Coordinators: Martin Vila-Petroff, Alejandro Aiello, Germán E. González
Physiological Role of Autophagy in the Heart
Junichi Sadoshima (University of New Jersey, Newark, USA)

DAY 2

Thursday 10-26-2023
8.00-10.00 h
POSTERS

10.00-12.00 h
SYMPOSIUM 3
Neuroendocrine regulation of immunity
Coordinators: Ana Genaro; Helena Sterle; Florencia Cayrol
Neuroendocrine-immune interactions: Interleukin-1b as an example of immune mediators
linking the periphery and the brain
Speaker: Adriana del Rey (Philipps University of Marburg, Germany)
Pregnancy and autoimmunity: influence of female sex hormones on the activation of B
lymphocytes
Speaker: Federico Jensen (CEFYBO UBA-CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Gut microbiota, probiotics, and health
Speaker: Carolina Galeano Maldonado (Centro de referencias para Lactobacilos (CERELA), Tucumán,
Argentina)
Immunomodulation mechanisms in joint inflammation
Speaker: María Silvia Di Genaro (IMIBIO-SL; CONICET-Universidad Nacional de San Luis, San Luis,
Argentina)

12.00-13.30 h
LUNCH TIME
13.30-15.30 h
SAFIS Young Investigator Award
Jury: Andrea Chisari; Andrea Fellet; Martín Vila-Petroff

15.30-17.30 h

POSTERS
17.30-18.30 h
SCIENCE ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: HOW TO COMMUNICATE SCIENCE IN
THE ERA OF FAKE NEWS
Coordinator: Leonardo Lacoa
Communicating science to non-expert audiences
Speaker: Soledad Casasola (Univ. Nacional de Rosario. Argentina)
Fighting fake news with a “multi-dose” of science”
Speaker: Soledad Gori (Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, UBA. Argentina).
Understanding and debunking misinformation about science and health
Speaker: Florencia Ballarino (Scientific Journalist in Chequeado ciencia. Argentina).
Preprints’ and misinterpretation of scientific studies as a source of misinformation
Speaker: María González Dionis (Journalist and fact-checker. Spain)

18.30-20.30 h
SYMPOSIUM 4
Neuroimmunomodulatory regulation of ventricular function and remodeling
Coordinators: Cecilia Mundiña, Alejandro Aiello, Germán E. González
Repurposing sildenafil for the treatment of hypertensive cardiac hypertrophy
Speaker: Néstor Gustavo Pérez (Centro de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, Universidad Nacional de
La Plata, Argentina)
Cardiac inflammation and repair following myocardial infarction.
Speaker: Merry Lindsey (Meharry Medical College, Nashville VA Medical Center, Editor-in-Chief
American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology; American Physiological Society USA)
Vagal neuromodulation for myocardial infarction: new insights into mechanisms and future
perspective
Speaker: Bruno Buchholz (Instituto de Bioquímica y Medicina Molecular (IBIMOL) y Departamento de
Anatomía. Facultad de Medicina. Buenos Aires. Argentina)
Judging Arterial Hypertension: unveiling cardiac mitochondria as vital co-conspirators in pathological cardiac hypertrophy
Speaker: Irene Ennis (Centro de investigaciones Cardiovasculares, Universidad Nacional de La Plata,
Buenos Aires, Argentina)

20.30-21.30 h
SAFIS ASSEMBLY

DAY 3

Friday 10-27-2023
9.00-10.00 h
CAMILION DE HURTADO AWARD PRESENTATIONS
Jury: Cristina Arranz; Bruno Buchholz, Enrique Sánchez Pozzi

10.00-12.00 h
SYMPOSIUM 5
Commission of Young Researchers
The Endocannabinoid System and its modulation: from the laboratory to practice
Coordinators: Ivanna Gomez; Laura Caltana
Neuronal sets co-expressing the growth hormone secretagogue receptor and cannabinoid
receptor type 1 in mouse brain
Speaker: Camila Saenz (Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Celular (IMBICE), Buenos Aires,
Argentina).
Maternal cannabis consumption disinhibits male VTA dopamine neurons but does not affect cocaine conditioned place preference in mice
Speaker: Coleen S. Peterson. (Departamento de Neurociencia de la Facultad de Medicina de la
Universidad de Calgary, Canada)
The “B-side” of cannabis on the heart: Cardioprotective effects
Speaker: Erica Pereyra (Centro de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, Universidad Nacional de La Plata,
Argentina)
Use of cannabis sativa for the development of dermal scaffolds and Bioinks for 3D Bioprinting
Speaker: Pablo Antezana (Instituto de Química y Metabolismo del Fármaco (IQUIMEFA, Facultad de
Farmacia y Bioquímica, Buenos Aires, Argentina).

12.00-13.30 h
LUNCH TIME

13.30-15.30 h
SYMPOSIUM 6
Oncology and inflammation
Coordinators: Mónica Vázquez Levin; Celeste Diaz Flaqué; Silvina Villanueva
Histaminergic System as a Promising Target for Breast Cancer Treatment.
Speaker: Vanina Medina (BIOMED UCA-CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Ugly pro-inflammatory molecular actors helping the liver?
Speaker: Daniel Francés (Instituto de Fisiología Experimental (IFISE), CONICET, Universidad Nacional
de Rosario, Rosario. Argentina)
Translational Research in Obesity and Thyroid Cancer: The start of a journey at the Translational Research Unit of the Hospital Dr Arturo Oñativia
Speaker: Marta Toscano (Hospital Arturo Oñativia Salta, Argentina)
The mRNA-binding protein TTP acts as a tumor suppressor gene and regulator of the
inflammatory response in head and neck carcinogenesis
Speaker: Ana Raimondi (CONICET-Universidad de Buenos Aires, Instituto de Fisiología, Biología
Molecular y Neurociencias (IFIBYNE), Buenos Aires. Argentina)

15.30-17.30 h
POSTERS

17:30-19:30 h
JOINT SYMPOSIUM HYPERTENSION COUNCIL OF THE ARGENTINE SOCIETY OF
CARDIOLOGY AND THE ARGENTINE SOCIETY OF PHYSIOLOGY

Renal Physiology and Hypertension
Coordinators: Sara Molinas; Cecilia Mundiña
Impact of chloride anion in the development of arterial hypertension
Speaker: Nicolás Kouyoumdzian (Instituto Taquini, UBA-CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Renal autoregulation and hypertension
Speaker: Cesar Romero: (Emory University, Atlanta, USA)
Role of Natriuretic Peptide in SRH and normotensive rats
Speaker: Carolina Canifi (Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, UBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Mas receptor regulation in hypertension
Speaker: Mariela Gironacci (Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, UBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

19.30-20:30 h
SAFIS CLOSING CONFERENCE
Coordinators: Graciela Cremaschi, Mariana Salatino
Immune response against SARS-CoV-2 infection
Speaker: Jorge Geffner (INBIRS, CONICET, UBA, Buenos Aires. Argentina)

20.30-21.30 h
SAFIS CLOSING AND AWARD CEREMONY

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