Prof. Ron de Kloet, Department of Medical Pharmacology, Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Lecture Title: “Resilience to Depression: a question of stress, genes and hormonal balance”



Prof. Luis Manuel Garcia-Segura, The Cajal Institute of the Spanish National Research Council, head of the Department of Functional and Systems Neurobiology, Madrid, Spain.

Lecture Title: “Neuroprotective actions of estradiol”


Dr Andrzej Pietrzykowski, Laboratory of Adaptation, Reward and Addiction, Department of Animal Sciences, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

Lecture Title: “Rewolucyjna rola niekodującego RNA w uzależnieniach”



Prof. Jacqueline F. McGinty, Department of Neurosciences and Neurobiology of Addiction Research Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

Lecture Title: “Infusion of Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor into Prefrontal Cortex Suppresses Cocaine-seeking”


Prof. Maria Javier Ramirez, University of Navarra, Spain.

Lecture Title: “Experimental models of stress for the study of Alzheimer's disease”


Dr Wojciech Krężel, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Strasbourg.

Lecture Title: “From nutrition to mental health: role of retinoid receptors in control of affective behaviors”


Dr Marzia Malcangio, Biomedical Sciences, King's College London, London, UK.
Lecture Title: “Neuronal-glial interaction in chronic pain”



Prof. Charles Chavkin, Universuty of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA, USA.

Lecture Title: "The role of dynorphin in animal models of stress, mood disorders and addiction risk"


Prof. Hari Shanker Sharma, Laboratory of Cerebrovascular and Pain Research, Department of Surgical Sciences, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala University.

Lecture Title: “Nanoneuropharmacology, Nanoneuroprotection and Nanoneurotoxicty. Current Perspectives and Future Challenges”