3rd Okanagan Cardiovascular and Respiratory Symposium

Below is a message from Neil Eves and Phil Ainslie, regarding the 3rd Okanagan Cardiovascular and Respiratory Symposium. Make sure to attend !

Dear friends and colleagues

We are happy to announce the 3rd Okanagan Cardiovascular and Respiratory Symposium being held by the Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health at the Silver Star Mountain Resort, British Columbia, Canada (15-17th March 2018).

The Okanagan Cardiovascular and Respiratory Symposium is a small conference, held biennially, with the content covering a range of research in human cardio-respiratory and vascular physiology.  The initial two meetings were a considerable success with a lot of very high calibre presentations from renowned physiologists as well as emerging scientists and trainees.

The primary focus of the conference is on student development and the promotion of excellence in integrative physiology.  We have again invited some of the world’s most eminent cardiovascular and respiratory physiologists to give keynotes (Keynote speakers: Prof. Michael Joyner, Prof. Benjamin Levine and Prof. Susan Hopkins), to lead symposiums (Prof. Kevin Shoemaker, Prof. Maureen MacDonald, Prof. Rob Shave, Prof. Bill Sheel and Dr. Chris West) but also encourage trainees and scientists of all levels to submit their work to initiate discussion and get feedback in what we hope is a relatively informal scientific environment.

The preliminary program and information on registration, abstract submission and hotel bookings will be released in the near future but we ask you keep the dates available if you are interested in attending.

Please pass this email on to your trainees and any other individuals who may be interested in attending. We hope that you can join us in British Columbia in March next year.


Neil, Phil, Nia and Audrey (Organizing Committee) 





Cerebrovascular physiology – article alert #92

Nitric oxide and the brain

483. Nitrite and S-nitrosohemoglobin exchange across the human cerebral and femoral circulation; relationship to basal and exercise blood flow responses to hypoxia – Bailey et al.

Sympathetic nervous activity and the brain

484. Interruption of perivascular sympathetic nerves of cerebral arteries offers neuroprotection against schema – Lee et al.

Heart failure and the brain

485. Dynamics of cerebral blood flow in patients with mild non-ischaemic heart failure – Erkelens et al. 

Methodological issues

486. Middle cerebral artery diameter changes during rhythmic handgrip exercise in humans – Verbree et al. 

Cerebral blood flow measurements

487. Thermodilution-determined internal jugular venous flow – Rasmussen et al.

Experimental Biology 2017 – Exercise Intolerance in Metabolic, Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Diseases: Did We Forget the Brain?

Are you interested in cerebral blood flow regulation during exercise in clinical populations? Are your attending Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago?

Make sure to mark our Symposium in your calendar !

Below are the details !

Exercise Intolerance in Metabolic, Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Diseases: Did We Forget the Brain?

Hope to see you there !


39th International Symposium of the GRSNC Dementia and cognition: A vascular perspective

You will find some information regarding a Symposium that we have organized.

Looking forward to seeing you there !

39th International Symposium of the GRSNCDementia and cognition: A vascular perspective

May 8-9, 2017
Université de Montréal



WEBSITE: http://www.grsnc.umontreal.ca/39s/
PROGRAM: http://www.grsnc.umontreal.ca/39s/prog_e.html
REGISTRATION: https://appl.grsnc.umontreal.ca/en/symposium/39s/registration.cfm
POSTER: http://www.grsnc.umontreal.ca/39s/39s_poster.pdf

We are pleased to announce the 39th symposium of the Groupe de Recherche sur le Système Nerveux Central (GRSNC) which is entitled “Dementia and cognition: A vascular perspective”.

This symposium will be held on May 8-9, 2017 at the Université de Montréal, Pavillon 3200 Jean-Brillant, room B-2245 and the organizers are Drs Patrice Brassard (Laval), Claudine Gauthier (Concordia), Hélène Girouard (UdeM), Florencia Iulita (UdeM) and Lisa Marie Munter (McGill).

Research on dementia and cognition has experienced a rapid growth in the last 20 years. It addresses a great diversity of questions and scientific approaches, ranging from animals to humans. In this symposium, we will discuss cutting-edge research on dementia and cognition from a vascular point of view, reviewing the progress that has been made and addressing the central open questions facing this rapidly developing field. In planning the sessions, we have paid particular attention to issues that stretch from the most basic neuroscience all the way to clinical applications. We will highlight converging evidence from the full range of neuroscientific methods applied in this field, considered within a diversity of conceptual frameworks. There will be four sessions of presentations by invited speakers from around the world as well as two contributed poster sessions.

The presentations are regrouped in for sessions:
Biomarkers and vascular risk factors in dementia (Chairperson: Lisa Marie Munter)
· Cerebrovascular functions and dementia: back to basics (Modérateur: Patrice Brassard)
· The continuum from stroke to Alzheimer’s disease (Modératrice: Florencia Iulita)
Prevention, rehabilitation and traitement of vascular dementia (Modératrice: Hélène Girouard)

Lecturers: Philip Ainslie, Philip A. Barber, Steffany Bennett, Patrice Brassard, Philip B. Gorelick, Vladimir Hachinski, Edith Hamel, Richard Hoge, Florencia Iulita, Rajesh N. Kalaria, Amanda J. Kiliaan, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, JoAnne McLaurin, Joel Ramirez, Gary A. Rosenberg, Eric Edward Smith, Bojana Stefanovic, Takashi Tarumi and Donna M. Wilcock.

Submissions are invited for poster presentations. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2017.

Upcoming CARNet meeting

The sixth international meeting on Cerebral Haemodynamic Regulation (CARNet meeting), will be held between June 28th and July 2nd, 2016 in Boston, USA, in association with the 16th International Symposium on Intracranial Pressure and Neuromonitoring.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it this year. Still, this meeting should be an amazing one for those interested in the blood pressure-cerebral blood flow relationship and more generally to cerebrovascular physiology.

Make sure to attend if you can !

Hello again !

Hey guys ! It has been a REALLY long time ! But I think that it is now the right moment to reactivate this blog, now that I know a lot more people online who are interested in cerebrovascular physiology. I will take the next few weeks to adjust but come say hello !

chat soon !