APS Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology

Neuro-Immune Interaction and Autonomic Dysfunctions

Featured Topic — Tuesday, April 27, 2021 — 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM — Virtual Session, Room APS-13
CNS Section — Chair: Quentin Pittman — Co-Chair: Srinivas Sriramula

The goal of this featured topic is to provide a platform to present recent research findings on the role of neural inflammation and neuro-immune interactions in the development of  autonomic dysregulation. Dr. Zubcevic accepted to be the designated speaker for this featured topic. She will present her findings on the involvement of bone marrow sympathetic drive and neuroinflammation in angiotensin II hypertension. In addition, 4 speakers each giving a 15-min. talk, will be selected from abstracts submitted to this topic.


  • Introductions
    Quentin Pittman — Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Calgary
    4:00 PM - 4:02 PM

  • Bone Marrow Sympathetic Drive and Neuroinflammation in Angiotensin II Hypertension and Cardiometabolic Disease
    Jasenka Zubcevic — Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Florida
    4:02 PM - 4:25 PM

  • Moderated Discussion
    Quentin Pittman — Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Calgary
    4:25 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Abstract 1 - Novel Therapeutics for Treating Neuroinflammation Following Ischemic Stroke
    John Aaron Howell — Neuroscience, University of Mississippi Medical Center
    4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Abstract 2 - TRPV1+ Neurons are Required for Antigen-Specific Immune Responses
    Carlos E. Bravo-Iniguez — The Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine
    4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Abstract 3 - Impaired Cardiac Function Following Experimental Spinal Cord Injury Occurs due to the Loss of Descending Sympathetic Control and Precedes Structural Remodeling
    Mary Pauline Mona Fossey — Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia
    5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Abstract 4 - Escherichia Coli Induced Peritonitis Alters the Central Respiratory Network
    Gjinovefa Kola — Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
    5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

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