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MC08 - Mini-Conference organised by Nicotine and the Developing Brain (SRNT)

Gala 1&2
11.07.2020, Saturday
Session Time
08:30 - 15:15
Session Description
During adolescence the brain regions such as prefrontal cortex necessary for cognitive and executive function, working memory, motivated behaviour and emotional regulation are being reorganized. Cholinergic system and cholinergic nicotinic receptors are important role players in this maturation process of brain from adolescence to adulthood. The disruption of the function of the cholinergic system during this maturation process with external nicotine, via tobacco or e-cigarettes, has long-lasting consequences on this development, as adolescent brain is quite sensitive to nicotine. The effects of nicotine in adolescent brain differ from those of adult brain. Also, adolescent nicotine exposure may induce epigenetic changes that sensitize the brain to other drugs of abuse via altering the response of dopaminergic system. Attendance to the mini conferences requires additional registration. For more information and to register visit https://forum2020.fens.org/mini-conferences/