Ultradian conference - Biological rhythms in health and disease
The Ultradian consortium warmly welcomes you to "Biological rhythms in health and disease" 28 - 29 August 2019, University Aula, University of Bergen
The Ultradian conference will be held in Bergen, Norway 28 - 29 August 2019.
Join this 2-day meeting to learn more about the importance of biological rhythms and hormones in normal conditions and diseases affecting the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis. Internationally renowed speakers and members of the H-2020 Ultradian consortium will present their findings in lectures and poster presentations. A practical demonstration of an ambulatory 24hour sampling system of biological fluids will be given
Programme Wednesday 28 August
12:15-13:00 Registration and light lunch
13:15-13:30 Welcome and address, Marte Mjøs Persen, Mayor of Bergen and Dag Rune Olsen, Rector UiB
13:30-13:45 Presentation of the Ultradian project and consortium. Eystein Husebye, UiB
1st session: Biological rhythms
13:45-14:30 Rhythms and endocrine regulation. Professor Stafford Lightman, University of Bristol
15:00-15:45 Interplay of central and peripheral clocks and rhythms. Professor Michael Hastings, University of Cambridge
15:45-16:30 Regulation of cortisol at the tissue level. Professor Geoffrey Hammond, University of British Columbia.
16:30-17:15 The physiological importance of ultradian rhythmicity. Professor Ben Smarr, University of California, Berkley
Programme Thursday 29 August
2nd session: Ultradian rhythmicity in health and endocrine disease
08:30-09:00 The microdialysate hormone, accomplishment and snags. Dr. Paal Methlie, UiB
09:00-09:20 Protein detection with the Proximity Extension Assay. Dr. Niklas Nordberg, Olink Proteomics
09:20-09:40 24h sampling of hormones in healthy subjects. Dr. Thomas Upton, University of Bristol
09:40-10:00 Mathematical modelling of endocrine systems. Dr. Eder Zavala, University of Exceter
10:00-10:30 24h sampling of cortisol and metabolites in Cushing’s syndrome. Professor Stelios Tsagarakis, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens
11:00-11:20 24h sampling of aldosterone and metabolites in primary aldosteronism. Dr. Marianne Grytaas, UiB
11:20-11:40 Ultradian cortisol rhythmicity and the brain. Dr. Georgina Russel, University of Bristol
11:40-12:00 Residual adrenocortical function in Addison’s disease. Dr. Åse Bjorvatn Sævik, UiB
13:00-13:20 Cortisol dynamics in hypo- and hyperparathyroidism. Dr Marianne Astor, UiB
13:20- 13:40 Ultradian pump treatment with cortisol in Addison’s disease. Dr. Katerina Simunkova, UiB
13:40-14:00 HPA response of neonates to cardiac surgery Mr Daniel Fudulu, University of Bristol
3rd session: Multiplex Hormone Assay & Detection
14:00- 14:45 Multiplex biomarker assays in small sample volumes. Professor Ulf Landegren, Uppsala University
4th session: Health economic and future use
15:10- 15:40 Ultradian health economics. Professor William Hollingworth and Dr. Alexandros Chrysos, University of Bristol
15:40-16:00 Ultradian market analyses. Dr. Georgina Hazell, University of Bristol
16:00-17:00 Poster walks
Demonstration of U-rhythm, Dr. Robin Crossley and team, Designworks, Ltd, Windsor
Venue and Hotel
Registration deadline 1. Juli 2019
Poster submission deadline 1. Juli 2019
Poster application: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=6768758
The University Aula in Bergen
Scandic Byparken won the award for the county's best hotel breakfast in 2018! Its located in the middle of Bergen city, close to known sights such as Torgallmeninngen square, Grieghallen concert hall and the old wharf Bryggen. And its just 3 minutes walk to The Univeristy Aula.
Breakfast is served in the restaurant
The reception is open 24 hours.
Check in from 15:00
Check out until 12:00
For more information about Bergen, please klick here.
Coffee and lunch is included in the registration fee and will be served daily at the conference venue.
Each participant will receive a name badge upon registration. For security reasons all participants are requested to wear their badge during all the meeting activities and social events.
Hotel reservations will be confirmed only when the congress organizer, Fjell og Fjord Konferanser, has received your payment. Fjell og Fjord Konferanser has the right to charge you for all nights reserved and guaranteed for on the registration form, also in case of no-show.
Confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment. In order to receive confirmation of registration on e-mail, please indicate your e-mail address when you register.
It is your personal responsibility that all details such as address, booked events, number of tickets, hotel reservation, date of arrival and departure, etc. are in accordance to your wishes. We therefore strongly recommend that you read and check the letter of confirmation of registration carefully to avoid errors. In the event of any errors in the confirmation letter, please immediately, and in writing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms of payment:
You are welcome to pay by VISA or MasterCard, after you click “Submit” you will be directed to “Dibs Payment Services”. All prices will be charged in Norwegian Kroner (NOK). If you should have any problems with your payment, please contact us.
Liability and insurance
Neither the organisers of Ultradian nor the Conference Secretariat will assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during the conference. Participants are recommended to arrange for their own personal travel and health insurance.
Delegates with European citizenship do not normally need visas.
Please visit UDI Norwegian Directorate for Immigration for more information.
English. No simultaneous translation.
Airport and transport information
Local transportation to Bergen City Centre from the airport:
Bergen airport is situated 20 km south of Bergen City Centre and it takes approx. 30 min by car/bus or 45 min by Light Rail. You can pay your busticket or light rail ticket by creditcard.
Airport Express Coach (“Flybussen”)
At the airport the Airport Coach is waiting outside the arrival area, and during daytime the bus departures every 15 min (Saturdays every 20 min). Late at night there are departures approx. 20 min after your plane has landed. All scheduled flights (not chartered flights late at night) are being served by Airport Express Coach in Bergen.
In Bergen city centre the Airport Coach stops right 150 meter from Hotel Scandic Byparken.
Price one way – approx. NOK 105 (approx. 11 EUR)
Click here to find further information about Airport Bus, timetables and prices.
Bergen Light Rail
A cheaper alternative is the Light Rail (Bybanen) that takes you all the way from the airport to the city center. The light rail stop is right outside the terminal. Tickets for the Light Rail can be bought using an app, ticket machine at the Light Rail stop, or at the baggage claim area (credit cards will be accepted). See timetable here.
There are also several taxi companies operating from the airport. The taxi stand is located just outside the terminal. All taxis accept credit cards.
Bergen Taxi: 07000
Norges Taxi: 08000
All Norwegian banks and major post offices exchange foreign currency. Currency exchange offices are also located at Bergen Airport Flesland and at the train station.
The use of credit cards is widespread in Norway, and they are accepted everywhere.
Eurocard, MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Diners Club are the most common. It is a good idea to check with your credit card company about the degree of acceptability and available services before you leave home.
Note that most food stores however only accept debit cards.
The weather in Bergen in August is normally pleasant, but bring an umbrella!
For information about the weather in Bergen in this period, please visit www.yr.no
Tips are not mandatory, however, you can give up to 10% dependent on your personal decision in taxis and restaurants.
Police – Dial 112
Ambulance – Dial 113
Fire Brigade – Dial 110
The physiology of biological rhythms and clocks
Rhythms and endocrine regulation
Disturbance of rhythms in endocrine disease
Methods to evalutate biological rhythms in humans
Stafford Lightman, Bristol
Michael Hastings, Cambridge
Geoffrey Hammond, Vancouver
Ben Smarr, Berkley
Ulf Landegren, Uppsala
Daniel Fudulu, Bristol
Scientific organizing committee:
Eystein Husebye, University of Bergen
Stafford Lightman, University of Bristol
Olle Kämpe, Karolinska institutet
Stelios Tsagarakis, Evaggelismos Hospital, Athens