First Training School Prato Italy
Training School in Neuroendocrinology:
July 27- August 2 2013, Prato, Italy
The 2013 Training School was jointly funded by this COST Action BM1105, FENS-IBRO, and Monash University in Melbourne Australia. This meeting was organized by Vincent Prévot (France), Nelly Pitteloud (Switzerland), and Iain Clark (Australia).
Aims and scope
The school was intended to give to young scientists interested in learning about Neuroendocrinology the opportunity to interact with renowned scientists and stimulate student discussions on lectures and laboratory experiences. Morning sessions were devoted to lectures by distinguished international faculty on topics across the breadth of hypothalamic regulations. During the remainder of the day, students were given practical training in neuroanatomy and imaging, as well as in preparing scientific communications. Additional afternoon breakout sessions were held to facilitate interactions with the faculty.
Topics covered by the scientific program
- New concepts in brain transmission: the contribution of Neuroendocrinology
- Genetic and molecular basis of Neuroendocrine diseases
- Are metabolic disorders brain diseases?
- Brain-Endocrine interactions
- Neuropeptides and neuroendocrine control of reproduction
- Seasonal and Circadian Rhythms
- Hormones, plasticity and behavior
- Ethics in Neuroscience
Training School Scientific Program (2013)
Training School Awardees
Training School reviews
Overall student rating: 4.5 out of 5
- "It was very rewarding."
- "I learned several new theories/mechanisms and recent advances related to neuroendocrinology."
- "It was a great experience and I would do it all over again."
- "I learned a lot and the chance to meet both young and veteran scientists in the field was an absolutely amazing opportunity!"
- "There is a lot of interaction with high-level professors and other students"
- "I am really satisfied by this training school and I can only recommend it to other students."
Special thanks and congratulations to the organizers Vincent Prevot, Nelly Pitteloud, Iain Clarke and Mandy Curd for a job well done.