Events

7th RSC-BMCS / SCI Symposium on Ion Channels as Therapeutic Targets

Event
7th RSC-BMCS / SCI symposium on Ion Channels as Therapeutic Targets

Dates
Monday – Tuesday, 27th-28th March 2023

Place
Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge

Important links and downloads
Twitter hashtag – #IonChannels23

First Announcement Poster available to view here

Synopsis
Ion channels are important targets for therapeutic intervention due to their extensive roles in human physiology and the pathophysiology of disease. Many successful drugs targeting this gene family have been discovered for diseases such as hypertension, epilepsy and neuropathic pain.  This symposium, the 7th in an ongoing series, will showcase the most recent advances to aid the design of new ion channel therapeutics and promote interaction between scientists with a shared interest in the field of ion channel drug discovery.

Who should attend
Scientists from industry and academia interested in the therapeutic potential of ion channels. The organising committee particularly welcomes attendance and participation of students or early career researchers working in the field of ion channels.

Confirmed Speakers
Anna Carbone, Evotec
Giuseppe Cecere, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Jose Maria Cid, Jansen R&D
Michael Hahn, Bayer AG Pharmaceuticals
Mark Healy, Novartis
Simon Holton, Nuvisan ICB GmbH
Luca Raveglia, Aptuit, an Evotec Company
Stephen Tucker, University of Oxford

Call for Abstracts
Abstracts are invited for both oral and poster presentations. The closing dates are 9 September and 31 December 2022 respectively. Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting, and there will be the option to give a two-minute oral “flash” presentation. There will be a dedicated poster session on Monday evening.

Registration
Registration will open in early summer and fees will include the conference dinner. On-site accommodation will be available to book.

Organising Committee
Karl Collins, Bayer Foundation (co-Treasurer)
Brian Cox, University of Sussex
Ged Giblin, Giblin Consultancy
Sarah Major, Evotec (Chair)
Nigel Swain, Heptares
Rose Bardell-Cox, Evotec (co-Treasurer)
Mike Clegg, MSD

Secretariat Contact
Hg3 Conferences Ltd
+44 (0)1423 529333
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