Invited Speakers

Plenary Lecturers

  • William Banks, University of Washington, USA

The blood-brain barrier: An interface in the neuroimmune & neuroendocrine systems

  • Mostafa Fatemi, Mayo Clinic, USA

Medical ultrasound technology: Evolution from pulse-echo to acoustic radiation force

New Trends in Respiratory Therapies

  • Raphaël Heinzer, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland

New directions in the treatment of sleep apnea

  • Richard Beasley, Medical Research Institute, New Zealand

Oxygen – a new look at an old therapy

  • Stanislav Tatkov, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, New Zealand

Nasal high flow as one of the new emerging respiratory therapies

  • Andrew Veale, Middlemore Hospital, New Zealand

Application of applied physiology to patients with emphysema by use of lung volume reduction techniques

Cardiovascular Bioengineering

  • Speakers to be confirmed

Mechanisms of Signalling across the Blood/Brain Barrier

  • William Banks, University of Washington, USA

Role of the blood-brain barrier in the evolution of feeding and cognition

  • Alistair Ferguson, Queen's University, Canada

Hormone and metabolite signalling in the circumventricular organs

  • Rosemary Brown, University of Otago, New Zealand

Role of the prolactin receptor in the transport of prolactin into the brain

  • Ian Tucker, University of Otago, New Zealand

Delivery of drugs via the blood-brain barrier

Cardiovascular Disease

  • Jeff Erikson, University of Otago, New Zealand

Activation of CaMKII connects hyperglycemia to calcium mishandling and arrhythmogenesis in the heart

  • Kim Mellor, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Autophagy in the heart

  • Daryl Schwenke, University of Otago, New Zealand

Ghrelin: a novel therapeutic strategy for the early treatment of acute myocardial infarction

  • Shieak Tzeng, University of Otago Wellington, New Zealand

Brain under pressure: challenges to cerebral blood flow regulation

The Immune-Neuroendocrine Interface

  • Lee Eiden, NIH, USA

Cytokine modulation of the stress response

  • Sarah Spencer, RMIT University, Australia

Early life programming of neuroimmune function; the role of the HPA axis

  • Christine Jasoni, University of Otago, New Zealand

Mum's the word: Understanding the role of maternal inflammation in elevating the risk of offspring neuroendocrine disorders

  • Stephen Bunn, University of Otago, New Zealand

Cytokine interaction with the adrenal medullary function

Dietary Trace Elements

  • Samir Samman, University of Sydney, Australia

Zinc and cardiovascular disease

  • Lynne Ferguson, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Selenium and prostate disease

  • Sheila Skeaff, University of Otago, New Zealand

Iodine and cognition

  • Kathryn Beck, Massey University, New Zealand