Prof. Ron de Kloet, Department of Medical Pharmacology, LACDR/LUMC, Leiden University, Netherlands.
Lecture Title: "Tipping the balance to stress resilience"
Prof. Richard J. Noel, Director of Molecular and Genomics Core Ponce Health Sciences Univeristy Ponce Research Institute, PR, USA.
Lecture Title: "HIV Nef protein as a neurotoxin that causes learning impairment and a wider inflammatory response"
Prof. Sanjay Maggirwar, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Lecture Title: “How to protect the brain from acute HIV infection”
Prof. Michał Toborek, Leonard M. Miller Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Professor and Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Miami School of Medicine, USA.
Lecture Title: "How to build a dam and profit from it: involvement of the blood-brain barrier in neurobiology of drug abuse and HIV"
Dr Nicola Simola, Section of Neuropsychopharmacology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy.
Lecture Title: “Dopaminergic and non-dopaminergic mechanisms in the emission of rat 50-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations”
Prof. Michael Spedding, Secretary General IUPHAR; Outgoing Chair NC-IUPHAR, Spedding Research Solutions SARL, France
Lecture Title: “Evolution, stress, metabolism converge on specific brain circuits important for cognition, and psychiatric disorders”
Prof. Ramon Trullas, Neurobiology Unit, Instituto de Investigaciones, Biomedicas de Barcelona, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, CSIC, Spain.
Lecture Title: “The mitochondrial DNA hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease"
Prof. Kathryn A. Cunningham, Director, UTMB Center for Addiction Research, Vice Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, USA.
Lecture Title: “Phenotypic Predictors of Cocaine Addiction and Relapse: New Serotonergic Therapeutics”