XL National Meeting of the
Spanish Society of Pharmacology

Toledo, September 6 to 8 - 2023


Speaker names will be updated when they confirm their participation.


Virgil Percec. University of Pennsylvania. Targeted Delivery of mRNA with One-Component Multifunctional Sequence-Defined Ionizable Amphiphilic Janus Dendrimers.

Graeme Milligan. University of Glasgow. Defining roles and the regulation of GPCRs for short- and medium-chain fatty acids.

Michael Spedding. IUPHAR. New therapies for viral infections and neurodegeneration, targeting glycosphingolipids that may have played a critical role in human evolution.


Round Table 1: Perspectivas relativas a la “Ley de Garantías” y evolución reciente de su contenido. Repercusiones socio-sanitarias. Chairman: Francisco Zaragozá. University of Alcalá de Henares.

  1. Irene Gayo. Consejería de Sanidad. Madrid.
  2. Jesús Aguilar. Presidente del Consejo General de Farmacéuticos.
  3. Isabel Pineiro. Farmaindustria.
  4. Asociación de pacientes. Ponente por designar

Round Table 2: Papel de los diversos agentes financiadores en la financiación de la investigación biomédica. Chairman: Valentín Ceña. University de Castilla-La Mancha.

  1. Representante del Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Ponente por confirmar.
  2. Representante del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN). Ponente por confirmar.
  3. Representante de la Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha (JCCM). Ponente por confirmar.
  4. Amelia Uranga. Farmaindustria.


Session 1. Advances in cardiovascular therapeutics. Chairman: Juan Tamargo. University Complutense of Madrid.

  1. Juan Tamargo. Diabetes and Heart Failure: Therapeutic role of glifozines.
  2. Luis Rodríguez Padial. New approaches to the treatment of thrombosis.
  3. Ricardo Caballero. Treatment of dyslipidemias.
  4. Two short talks selected from abstracts

Session 2. Neuropharmacology. Chairman: José Manuel Brea. University of Santiago de Compostela.

  1. Asia Fernández Carvajal. Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche. New pharmacological approaches to treat alterations in the sensory nervous system.
  2. Olga Valverde Granados. Universidad Pompeu Fabra. Modulatory effects of endocannabinoids on cocaine seeking behavior in mice.
  3. Rebeca Díez-Alarcia. Universidad del País Vasco: Inverse agonism and functional selectivity on serotonin 5-HT2A receptors. Relevance for the design of new antipsychotic drugs.
  4. Mabel Loza. University of Santiago de Compostela. Novel in vitro phenotypic models in

Session 3. Cardiovascular Pharmacology. Chairman: Carlos Sánchez-Ferrer. University Autónoma de Madrid.

  1. Concha Peiró. Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. UAM. Angiotensin-(1-7), a novel anti-aging drug for the vasculature?.
  2. Susana Novella. Department of Physiology, University of Valencia – INCLIVA Biomedical Research Institute. MicroRNA as potential modulators of cardiovascular function of estradiol.
  3. Ana Paula Dantas. University of Barcelona. Estrogen receptor in cardiovascular protection: the good, the bad and the ugly.
  4. Two short talks selected from abstracts

Session 4. Lectures by 2020-2023 SEF Awards to young researchers.

  1. Marta Toral. Aortic disease in Marfan syndrome is caused by overactivation of sGC-PRKG signaling by nitric oxide.
  2. Jesús Cosín. Role of metabolite-sensing GPCRs in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Relevance of Intestinal Microbiota.
  3. Gema Mondéjar. Deciphering Long QT Syndromes using Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes.
  4.  SEF Award to young researcher winner.

Session 5. Nanopharmacology: a new era in therapeutics. Chairman: Valentín Ceña. University of Castilla-La Mancha.

  1. Valentín Ceña. UCLM. Role of siRNA and nanoparticles in glioblastoma treatment.
  2. Barbara Klajnert-Mackulewicz. University of Lodz. Dendrimers in neurodegenerative disorders – an overview.
  3. Jean-Pierre Majoral. CNRS. Phosphorus dendrimers as nanocarriers or drugs active per se. Selected recent advances.
  4. Helena Tomás. University of Madeira.  Dendrimer-based nanomaterials for anticancer drug delivery.

Session 6. Teaching and creativity in PharmacologyChairwoman: Rosario Jiménez. University of Granada.

  1. Michael Spedding. IUPHAR. 50 years of young pharmacology: managing and guarding creativity.
  2. Francisco Pérez Vizcaíno. Complutense University of Madrid. Database for multiple choice tests in Pharmacology. Platform for the automatic generation of exams.
  3. María del Rosario Cabello Porras. University of Málaga.Service learning in pharmacology education.
  4. Two short talks selected from abstracts

Session 7. Teaser poster session. Twelve posters will be selected from the received abstracts for this session.

Session 8: New perspectives in neuropharmacology. Chairwoman: Mercè Pallás. University of Barcelona.

  1. Enrique J. Cobos. University of Granada. Sigma-1 receptors and pain: modulation of peripheral sensitization.
  2. Julia García-Fuster. University of Illes Balears. Characterizing novel antidepressants for adolescent psychopathology from a preclinical perspective.
  3. Mercè Pallas. University of Barcelona. I2 imidazoline receptors: validation as a target for Alzheimer’s disease treatment.
  4. Two short talks selected from abstracts.

Session 9. Pulmonary fibrosis: new challenges. Chairwoman: María Jesús Sanz

  1. Ana Montes. Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute – IDIBELL. Pathobiological features of idiopatic pulmonar fibrosis.
  2. Javier Milara. Facultad de Farmacia. Universitat de Valencia. Emerging Therapeutic Targets for idiopatic pulmonar fibrosis.
  3. Paula Montero. Facultad de Medicina. Universitat de Valencia. Experimental Models in idiopatic pulmonar fibrosis.
  4. Two short talks selected from abstracts.

Congress Timetable

Paraninfo Envases de cartón
Sala de Grados de Sabatini


Delivery of documentation


Session 1

Session 2


Coffee-break and posters


Official Inauguration


Opening Lecture: Virgil Percec





Round Table 1

Session 3


Session 4

Paraninfo Envases de cartón
Sala de Grados de Sabatini


Delivery of documentation


Session 5


Coffee-break and Posters


Round Table 2

Session 6





Invited Lecture: Graeme Milligan


Coffe-Break and Posters


Session 7


Assembly of the SEF. Young Researchers award ceremony


Congress Dinner

Paraninfo Envases de cartón
Sala de Grados de Sabatini


Delivery of documentation


Session 8

Session 9


Coffee and Posters


Closing Lecture: Michael Spedding