French Club of Glial Cells

Meeting 2022

The GDR « Microglia & NeuroInflammation » organizes its annual meeting from the 14th to the 15th of October 2022 following the French Glial Cell Club Meeting in Sète.

The French Glial Cell Club organizes its annual meeting from the 12th to the 14th of October 2022 in the city of Sète in the south of France.

Abstract Deadline July 18th, 2022
Registration Deadline July 29th, 2022

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This international meeting will gather expert scientists in the field of glial cell biology coming from France, UK, Canada, Italy and Spain. The program offers a very complete and broad coverage of the blooming field of glia research, through 2 plenary lectures, 5 symposia, 2 flash talk sessions for students and post-docs, 2 poster sessions and the general assembly. Abstract submission for posters will close on July 1st 2022.

– Venue: the meeting will take place at the Domaine du Lazaret in Sete, in an informal setting by the beach

– Registration fees: registration fees include access to the conference, on-site housing and all meals

This event co-organized by the French Club of Glial cells and NEURATRIS is sponsored by ScopProACD/BiotechneMiltenyi Biotech, VizgenAvantor, Montpellier University and The Company of Biologists

Travel information

For environmental and logistical reasons, we recommend the train as the prefered transportation option to reach Sète or Montpellier. Final destination is Sète. Some high-speed trains (TGV) from Paris have a stop in Sète station. If this is not the case for your train, here is how to commute to Sète from Montpellier train stations and airport.

Please note that there is two train stations in Montpellier Saint Roch (in the city center) and Sud de France (at the periphery).

  1. Take the local train (TER) to Sète railway station (Gare de Sète) your final destination (estimated travel time 15 min, train frequency 2-3 trains/hour).
  1. Take the railway shuttle and stop at Place de France Stop (8 min travel)
  2. Take tram# 1 (blue on with white birds) and stop at Gare Saint Roch (estimated travel time 20 min, Tram frequency every 15 min),
  3.  At the station take the TER to Gare de Sète your final destination (estimated travel time 15 min, train frequency 2-3 trains/hour).
  1. Take the shuttle airport to Place de l’Europe stop (estimated travel time 25 min, bus frequency 1 bus/hour),
  2. Take tram # 1 or #’4 and stop at Gare Saint Roch (estimated travel time 8 min, tram frequency every 10 min),
  3. At the station take the TER to Gare de Sète your final destination (estimated travel time 15 min, train frequency 2-3 trains/hour).

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Adhesion to the Club is included in the registration fees. By registering to our annual meeting you will thus become an official member of the French Club of Glial Cells for the 2022-2023 period!

Detailled Program

Wednesday, October 12th

13:30-15:00       Registration and welcome introduction

15:00-16:30       Symposium I: Gliovascular interactions in health and disease (Chairs: A-C Boulay, A Sharif)

  • Martine Cohen-Salmon, CIRB, Collège de France (Paris, France) – Astroglial mechanisms regulating vascular functions
  • Candice Chapouly, Biology of Cardiovascular Diseases (Bordeaux, France) – The ambivalent response of reactive astrocytes to BBB breakdown
  • Monica Imbernon, LilNCog (Lille, France) – Tanycytic involvement in metabolic diseases
  • Barbara Delaunay-Piednoir, CIRB, Collège de France (Paris, France) Role of astrocytic mitochondria in the development of the gliovascular interface

16:30-17:00       Break

17:00-19:00       Aperitif and poster session I

19:00-21:00       Dinner

21:00-22:00       Plenary lecture (Chair: A Panatier)

Thursday, October 13th

09:00-10:30       Symposium II: New approaches to study neuroglial interactions (Chairs: J-M Mangin, B Nait-Oumesmar)

10:30-10:35       ACD/Bio-Techne presentation

10:35-10:40       Vizgen presentation

10:40-11:00       Coffee break

11:00-12:30       Symposium III: Circuit-specific regulation of social behavior by astrocytes (Chairs: L Ben Haim, A Charlet)

12:30-14:00       Lunch

14:00-17:00       Free afternoon with on-site activity (45-min boat cruise)

17:00-18:30       Symposium IV: Homeostatic functions of microglia in CNS physiology (Chairs: E Audinat, A Nadjar)

18:30-19:00       Break

19:00-21:00       Aperitif/ Buffet Sétois and poster session II

Friday, October 14th

09:00-10:00      Plenary lecture (Chair: M Thion)

10:00-11:30       Symposium V: Glial cells are symphonic metabolic conductors through lactate shuttles (Chairs: A-K Bouzier-Sore, T Daubon)

11:30-12:15       Prizes announcements and General Assembly

12:15-14:00       Farewell lunch

14:00    End of the meeting