Conference Summary

Launched in 2013, this Science Research Conference (SRC) began as an annual international meeting, “Summer School on Stress,” at the initiation of Drs. Arpad Somogyi, Sandor Szabo, and Yvette Taché. These three professors have the distinction of being the final graduate students of Dr. Hans Selye (1907-1982), known as “the father of biologic stress.”

This year’s conference will focus on the latest research developments of the molecular mechanisms of stress reaction, especially relating to the diseases where stress may play a primary etiologic role or be a contributory factor. New research finding on neurologic disorders – especially PTSD, gastrointestinal (GI), and immunologic diseases – will be analyzed at the organ level and their cellular and intracellular mechanisms (e.g., “oxidative stress” or oxidative tissue damage) will also be explored.

Did you know that Montreal is the birthplace of Stress?  Hans Selye was the first scientist to identify “stress” as underpinning the nonspecific signs and symptoms of illness during his research work at McGill University in Montreal, that was followed by three decades of his investigations at the Université de Montréal (1945-1976).

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Sandor Szabo, MD, PhD, MPH, DSc
Professor, Pathology & Pharmacology, University of California, Irvine, USA and Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, American University of Health Sciences, Signal Hill, CA, USA
Yvette Taché, PhD
Distinguished Research Professor of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, and Co-Director, UCLA Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Keynote Lectures

Jeffrey (Jeff) Golden, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Sonia Lupien, PhD
University of Montreal

Bruce McEwen, PhD
Rockefeller University

Yvette Taché, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

Sandor Szabo, MD, PhD, MPH, DSc
University of California/American University of Health Sciences

Arpad Somogyi, PhD
Hungarian Academy of Sciences