Dear friends and colleagues:
In the past congress held in Santiago de Compostela in 2017, the Spanish Network of Ionic Channels (RECI) deposited in us the honor of organizing the VII meeting of the RECI in the city of Cáceres, a World Heritage Site. We are undertaking this task with enthusiasm and responsibility, with the difficult objective of maintaining the high scientific level achieved in previous meetings.
This is the first time that RECI meets in the city of Cáceres. The dates, from May 15 to 17, 2019, seem ideal to visit the city and its surroundings and enjoy a cozy confluence between researchers from all areas of study of ion channels. Thus, next to the Monumental City is the congress venue, the San Francisco Cultural Complex, located in the old convent of San Francisco that was founded by the Franciscan Pedro Ferrer in 1472. There is a wide variety of hotels that are located in the environment of the congress venue and where we have reserved rooms for the attendees.
The main objective of this edition is to achieve a place of transmission, exchange and interaction between researchers of ion channels and provide a welcoming environment for the participation of young researchers in order to arouse their interest in this area. For this purpose, we will request your collaboration, by sending communications that, together with the plenary lectures and symposia proposed, give rise to an attractive, interesting and integrating scientific program.
The scientific program will include 3 plenary lectures, 6 symposia, including, each of them, 2 conferences (25 + 5 min) and between 2 and 4 oral communications (12 + 3 min), and several sessions for the presentation and discussion of posters. The reception of the congress will take place in the García Matos cloister of the San Francisco Cultural Complex and the congress dinner will be held in Castillo de la Arguijuela, a walled enclosure built in the fifteenth century by Francisco de Obando "el Viejo" located at about 14 km from the city of Cáceres and declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.
We hope that all these arguments are attractive enough for you to decide to come to participate in the next meeting of the RECI.
Juan Antonio Rosado Dionisio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
President of the Organizing Committee
VII Meeting of the Spanish Network of Ionic Channels
Cáceres, May 15-17, 2019
Registration office opens
Plenary Opening Lecture
Symposium 1: Mechanotransduction and piezo channels
Symposium 2: Ion channels: from structure and function to drug discovery
Coffee break and posters
Symposium 3: Calcium signaling and cell function
Symposium 4: Store-operated channels
Visit to the Monumental city of Cáceres
Symposium 5: Cardiac ion channels are not alone
Symposium 6: Drug discovery and ion channel pharmacology
Lunch and Farewell