The guiding principle of this conference is to convene and highlight the latest advances in our understanding of ion channel structure, physiological roles of channels, ion channel defects that underlie disease, and potential treatment strategies. The 2022 iteration of the Ion Channels GRC will turn toward the roles of ion channels in health and disease, with sessions organized around advances in our understanding of structure, function, and diseases related to the spectrum of ion channels. Our diverse panel of speakers and discussion leaders are selected to maximize the perspectives presented, with approaches ranging from cryo-electron microscopy of channels and complexes to behavioral studies of model organisms engineered to recapitulate human disease phenotypes. Ideally these sessions will pique the curiosity of the diverse makeup of the audience, and stimulate lively discussion among all participants. In addition, scientific discussion will be facilitated and promoted at four poster sessions throughout the week, so that all meeting attendees will have the opportunity to make scientific connections that are critical to moving the field forward. Although “Ion Channels” is a long-standing and well established conference, we uphold a tradition of bringing new speakers and young investigators front-and-center, for presentation of new ideas and discoveries, with many opportunities for interaction among students and researchers at all career stages in the most collegial setting.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Keynote Session: Ion Channels in Excitable Cells
- Anion Channels in Health and Disease
- Mechanisms of Voltage-Sensing and Gating
- Dynamic Approaches to Bridge Structure and Function
- Cardiac Ion Channels and their Modulation
- Calcium Channel Complexes and Channelopathies
- Advances in Channel Pharmacology
- Glutamate Receptors from Structure to Synapse
- TRP and Other Sensory Channels