ISAC XXI – Virtual Kickoff Meeting Awards 28 Jun 2021

It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the ISAC Science in Pandemics Awards.


  1. Preliminary Observations of Chemosensitivie Thermal Microdomains in Rat Carotid Body Type 1 CellsRyan J Rokoczy, C. Chiebrel and C. S. Wyatt
  2. Role of Leptin TRPM7 signaling in Carotid bodies in the Pathogenesis of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Obesity
    Lenise J. Kim (Polostsyk lab)

Honorable Mention:

  1. Sympathetic Control of Carotid Body Excitability in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats
    Igor S.A. (Paton Lab)

ISAC XXI Virtual Kickoff Meeting June 28, 2021

Dear ISAC colleagues and friends,

The last time we saw each other was in 2017 in Baltimore in the US.

We want to have a face-to-face conference in 2022, 27th-30th June, but we don’t want to be away that long.

So, we invite you to join us at the Virtual ISAC 2022 Pre-Meeting that will be held on the 28th of June of 2021 by Zoom.

In this Virtual ISAC 2022 Pre-Meeting we will have a plenary lecture and a 2-hour session for young scientists (Students and young Post-docs) to present their work.

We therefore invite students and young post-docs to submit their abstracts until the 18th of June. Eight abstracts will be selected for a 10 min presentation + 5 min discussion. Two awards of 500$ will given to the 2o best works/presentations.

Please send your abstract to:

This will be a great opportunity to see each other, to discuss science and to listen the “new members” of our community.

Let’s gather online for the ISAC Meeting 2022!

With best wishes

Emilia Monteira and Silvia Conde


Dear colleagues and Friends,

It is with great disappointment that we postpone again the ISAC meeting. The scientific committee of the ISAC meeting feels that we will not have sanitary conditions to do the Meeting in June-July of this year. We still have a lot of COVID cases in the world and the vaccination will not be finished by then. Also, people are not confident to travel these days and there are a lot of restrictions to travel between continents.

We will not move to a virtual meeting since we also feel that this kind of meetings do not promote the interaction between people and completely alter the feeling and environment of the ISAC. If the pandemic situation changes, we will consider doing the meeting later this year, if not we will maintain the same dates next year.

Warm Regards and Keep safe!

Emilia Monteiro and Silvia Conde


27 July 2020

Dear colleagues and friends,

It is with great disappointment that we need to postpone again the ISAC2020. We had several drawbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to the expected next wave in the winter, as some sponsors and speakers have cancelled. We are confident that next summer everything will be normalized and that in general people will be more comfortable travelling than nowadays.

The ISAC2020, now ISAC2021, will be held in the same location from 28th of June to the 1st of July of 2021 at the same location – CEDOC, NOVA Medical School/Faculdade de Ciências Médicas in Lisbon, Portugal.

We will maintain exactly the same Meeting Program/Schedule and we will soon contact all the speakers to confirm their availability for these dates.

Warm Regards and Keep safe!

Emilia Monteiro and Silvia Conde


Dear Colleagues,

The times of uncertainty and the difficulty of planning that the pandemic COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) is originating led the organising committee to take the thoughtful but difficult decision to postpone ISAC XXI 2020 to November 3-6, 2020.
New deadlines for abstract submission and registration, as well as speakers and program confirmation, will be released soon. We will be in touch directly with those that have already submitted their abstracts.
We thank you and the entire ISAC community for understanding the extreme difficulty of this decision and we hope you can readjust your agenda to the new date.
Hoping to welcome you to Lisbon in a charming and pleasant fall.
Emília C. Monteiro
Silvia Conde