of the Czech and Slovak Neurochemical Society
September 610, 1998. Martin, Slovakia
The Congress was organized by the Department
of Biochemistry, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University.
The Chairperson of the Congress was Prof. Dr. Viera Mézesová,
and the Secretary General of the Conference was Prof. Dr. Duan
Outstanding scientific personalities from three continents were
found among the invited speakers; however, papers from all over
the world were presented.
A wide range of aspects of Neurochemistry was included in the
program. Neurotransmitters and Receptors, Neurotoxicity of Excitatory
Amino Acids, Neural Mechanisms of Endocrine Regulation, Neurochemistry
of the Development and Aging, Neurochemistry of Psychiatry and
Neurology were the main topics of this congress. Not only the
section Neural Mechanisms of Endocrine Regulation,
but nearly all of the sections showed many interesting neuroendocrine
and endocrine relations. One topic should especially be emphasized:
Ischemia and Reperfusion induced damage to the central
Nervous System. The host institution and their collaborators
gave an excellent survey of this field and presented high level
original reports on their own recent findings.
The interest of the participants was always keen with very active
The social program was elegant and always in a friendly atmosphere.
The highlight of the social program was a one-day post-congress
excursion to the Small-Fatra mountain.
It is not the duty of a congress report to give detailed information
on each topic or lecture of the conference. However, I am convinced
the 9th International Congress of the Czech and Slovak Neurochemical
Society was really a well organized, high-level scientific meeting
fulfilling one of the main requirements of the international
conferences, providing not only new information but also promoting
international scientific collaborations.