The 22nd ion channel meeting, september 2011, france

Channels (Austin). May-Jun 2012;6(3):149-53. doi: 10.4161/chan.20795. Epub 2012 May 1.


The 22(nd) Ion Channel Meeting was organized by the French Ion Channel Society (Association Canaux Ioniques) from the 25(th) to the 28(th) of September 2011 on the French Riviera (Giens). This year again, more than one hundred researchers from France, Europe and extra-European countries gathered to present and discuss their recent advances and future challenges in the ion channels and transporters field. The scientific committee organized a plenary lecture and five thematic symposia by inviting international researchers to present their recent outstanding work on themes as diverse as muscular channelopathies, regulation of channels by extracellular matrix, receptor-channels interactions, localization and distribution of ion channels, their involvement in the cell life and death, and finally how they participate in the evolution and adaptability of cellular excitability. These presentations are summarized in this meeting report. Two sessions of oral communications selected from submitted abstracts and two poster sessions were also organized to present the ongoing work of young researchers worldwide.

Publication types

  • Congress
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Channelopathies / genetics
  • Channelopathies / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Ion Channels / metabolism*
  • Ion Pumps / metabolism


  • Ion Channels
  • Ion Pumps