Brain Crosstalk in Puberty and Adolescence

Event Information

Meeting Type: Physical
Meeting Website:
Dates: December 2, 2013
Location: Paris , France
Intended Audience: , , ,
Sponsor: Fondation IPSEN
Purpose: Education, Scientific
Number of CME Credits Offered: None

Topics: Endocrine Disruption, Neuroendocrinology, Pediatric Endocrine Practice


Puberty and adolescence are key developmental processes occurring in the transition period between childhood and adulthood. They involve respectively profound physical and behavioral changes that share dependency on maturational events in the central nervous system (CNS). The neurobiology and endocrinology of puberty and adolescence has made important progress during the past decade through finely tuned studies on behavior, CNS imaging and molecular neurobiology. The aim of the present symposium is to provide the attendants with a pathophysiological perspective on the role of CNS in puberty and adolescence, starting from genetic/molecular aspects, going through structural/imaging changes and leading to physical/behavioral characteristics. Therefore, renowned investigators involved in both animal and human research will convene and share with the participants, recent data as well as overall appraisal of relevant questions around CNS control of puberty and adolescence. No doubt that this program will inspire those involved in either scientific research or clinical practice or both in the fascinating field of puberty and adolescence.


  • Julie Bakker (University of Liège, Liège, Belgium)
  • Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium)
  • Jean-Claude Carel (Hôpital Robert Debré, Paris, France)
  • Nicolas de Roux (Hôpital Robert Debré, Paris, France)
  • Paul Frankland (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada)
  • Jay Giedd (National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, USA)
  • Anne Lise Goddings (MRC Clinical Research, London, UK)
  • Pierre-André Michaud (Université de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Sergio Ojeda (Oregon Health Science University, Beaverton, USA)
  • Vincent Prevot (Inserm U837, Université de Lille 2, Lille, France)
  • Cheryl Sisk (Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA)
  • Manuel Tena-Sempere (Universidad de Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain)
  • Russel Viner (UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK)
  • Jacques Young (Université Paris Sud and Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Department of Reproductive Endocrinology, Hôpital Bicêtre, Paris, France)

Event Contact

Name: Astrid de Gérard
Phone: 0033158335000