20 Years of TRPV4: Exploring Science, Discovery, and Future Directionshayleighisc2021-04-20T23:21:52-04:00
20 Years of TRPV4 – Exploring Science, Discovery, and Future Directions
Virtual Conference: June 8 – 11, 2021
TRPV4 was first published at the end of 2000 where it became a part of the TRP ion channel superfamily. As a polymodally-activated calcium-permeable, non-selective cation channel it is a family member in good standing to this day.
In the last two decades, we have witnessed fascinating discoveries which have moved us toward an improved understanding of TRPV4’s basic mechanism of action, its physiologic, pathophysiologic and etiopathogenic (mal-)function.
The 20-year-birthday meeting to honor TRPV4 will be a welcome opportunity to celebrate this wide spectrum of topics, supported by deep and cutting-edge inquiry, and united by a focus on TRPV4 as a relevant molecular player. Therefore the aim of our meeting is to integrate the entire TRPV4 story as it has unfolded so far, so that all researchers can reassess their concepts and future exploratory directions. We also intend to clarify TRPV4-related areas of interest to new colleagues, teachers and communicators so that new concepts can be developed and the amazing TRPV4 story can be shared with a global audience.
This conference is recognized and officially supported by The American Physiological Society
Words from the Program Chair
“To have a meeting to honor 20 years of TRPV4 guarantees to take us on an exciting excursion out of our own comfortable territory, and into other stimulating areas that will cover a wide spectrum of biomedically-relevant physiology.
The common denominator for all will be TRPV4. I am so excited about the roster of conference speakers who will present their stories and unique insights, making our meeting a global scientific event of the first rate. I am so looking forward to welcoming all of you in June 2021 – be there!”
Wolfgang Liedtke, MD, PhD
Physiological Significance of TRPV4 in Glia Cells
Makoto Tominaga MD, PhD. Professor, Division of Cell Signaling, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan