50 Years of the Graduate Program in Physiology Ribeirão Preto Medical School

The event was held from October 1st to 22nd, 2020, with national and international experts, professors, and professionals.

The event, which this year was online, was part of the 55th Annual Congress of Sbfis and brought together experts from around the world. Therefore, applicants could take part in Covian Symposium and three other major Physiology events.

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Thursday, October 1st

15:00 – 16:00

(Local Time)

On Line Opening Session

Chairs: Lucila Leico K. Elias and Luiz Carlos C. Navegantes (15’)


José Antunes Rodrigues, Ribeirão Preto Medical School (15h15-15h45 – Local Time)

50 years of the Graduate Program in Physiology: Looking  into the Future

On Line Discussion (15’) (15h45-16h – Local Time)


16:00 – 18:00

(Local Time)

Prenatal and neonatal programming and its impact on adult life

Chair: Lucila Leico K. Elias


Suzan Ozanne. University of Cambridge. UK. (8PM-8h30PM – UK Time)

Nutritional programming of Cardio-Metabolic Health: a Developing Problem


Egberto Moura. State University of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil (16h30-17h  – Local Time)

Neonatal Programming of Body Weight Regulation and Energetic Metabolism


Guiomar Nascimento Gomes. Federal University of São Paulo. Brazil. (17h-17h30 – Local Time)

Adversities in the intrauterine environment and renal morphofunctional changes.


On Line Discussion (30’) (9h30PM-10hPM – UK Time) (17h30-18h – Local Time)

Friday, October 9th

17:00 – 19:00

(Local Time)

Contemporary Cardiovascular Physiology

Chair: Rubens Fazan Júnior


Julian Paton. Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. The University of Auckland. New Zealand. (8hAM-8h30AM – Auckland Time)

How a physiologist might unite a nation to combat cardiovascular disease


Mark W Chapleau. University of Iowa. (3h30PM-4hPM – Iowa Time)

Breakthroughs in Understanding the Baroreceptor Reflex in Health and Disease

José Eduardo Krieger. University of São Paulo Medical School. Brazil (18h-18h30 – Local Time)

Genetics of Resistant Hypertension: The Missing Heritability and Opportunities


On Line Discussion (30’) (9h30AM-10hAM Auckland Time) (4h30PM-5hPM – Iowa Time) (18h30-19h – Local Time)

Thursday, October 15th

16:00 – 18:00

(Local Time)

Translational Physiology

Chair: João Paulo Camporez


Gerald Shulman. Yale School of Medicine. New Haven USA. (TBC) (3hPM – New Haven Time)

The Integrative Biology of Type 2 Diabetes

Ana Domingos. University of Oxford. (8h30PM-9hPM – Oxford Time)

Sympathetic Neuroimmunity for Obesity

Luiz Onuchic. University of São Paulo Medical School. Brazil

Molecular pathogenesis of pediatric steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome and adult collapsing glomerulopathy. (17h-17h30 – Local Time)

On Line Discussion (30’) (4h30PM-5hPM – New Haven Time) (9h30PM-10hPM – Oxford Time) (17h30-18h – Local Time)

18:00 – 18:30

(Local Time)

Coffee Break

18:30 – 20:30

(Local Time)


Chair: Luiz Carlos C. Navegantes


Sue C. Bodine. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa. USA. (4h30PM-5hPM – Iowa Time)

Muscle-specific changes in protein metabolism with aging


Flávia Carvalho Alcantara Gomes. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. (19h-19h30 – Local Time)

Astrocyte Heterogeneity: Impact to Brain Aging and Disease


Rita C. Menegati. Dornelles. São Paulo State University (Unesp), School of Dentistry. Brazil. (19h30-20h – Local Time)

Bone quality changes associated with aging in females

On Line Discussion (30’) (6hPM-6h30PM – Iowa Time) (20h-20h30 – Local Time) 

Thursday, October 22rd

16:00 – 17:30

(Local Time)

Advanced tools in Physiology

Chair: Benedito Honório Machado


David Murphy. University of Bristol. UK. (8hPM-8h30 PM – Bristol Time)

Novel insights into hypothalamic regulation and function derived from transcriptomics

Maria de Fátima Leite. Federal University of Minas Gerais. Brazil (19h30-20h – Local Time)

Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate Receptor in the Liver: Expression and Function

On Line Discussion (20’) (9hPM-9h30PM – Bristol Time)  (17h-17h30 – Local Time)

17:30 – 17:45

(Local Time)

Coffee Break


(Local Time)

Understanding biological complexity

Chair: Norberto Garcia Cairasco


Patrick Forcelli. Georgetown Universiy. USA. (4h45PM-5h15PM Georgetown Time)

Targeting subcortical circuits to control seizures with combined video-EEG and optogenetic tools


Antônio Carlos Roque Silva Filho. School of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo. Brazil. (18h15-18h45 – Local Time)

Computational modeling of cortical and thalamocortical mechanisms involved in alpha rhythm generation

Letícia de Oliveira. Federal Fluminense University. Brazil (18h45-19h15 – Local Time)

Decoding personality traits and vulnerability to mental disorders: an artificial intelligence approach

On Line Discussion (30’)  (6h15PM-6h45PM – Georgetown Time) (19h15-19h45 – Local Time)

19h45 – 20:00

(Local Time)

On Line Concluding Remarks (15’)