Oral Presentations

Abizaid, A. (2013) Stress and Obesity: The Ghrelin Connection. Presented at the Carleton University Department of Biology Colloquium series, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Abizaid, A. (2013) La ghrelina como eslabon entre el estres y la obesidad. Keynote presentation for the coloquium de psicologia fisiologica y experimental at the Faculty of Psychology, Universidad, Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

Abizaid, A. (2013) Stress and Obesity: The Ghrelin Connection. Presented at the OHRI seminar series, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Abizaid, A. (2013) Early Life Exposure to BPA affects the development of the melanocortin system predisposing to obesity. Presented at the Centre for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology lunch seminar series, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Abizaid, A. (2013) Stress, Ghrelin and Obesity. Presented at the Centre for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology seminar series, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Abizaid, A.(2013) Stress and overeating and the role of Ghrelin. Presented at the World Conference on Brain Research, as part of the Sypmosium entitled “Behavioral and Neurobiological Mechanisms of Overeating: From Cause to Consequence”. Beckenridge, Colorado, USA.

Abizaid, A. (2012). Stress and Obesity: The ghrelin Connection. Presented at the Obesity and Mental Health symposium, organized by the Canadian Obesity Network held in Toronto, ON.

Abizaid A. (2012). Ghrelin Modulation of Dopamine Neurotransmission. Invited presentation for the Canadian Society for Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Toronto, ON.

Abizaid, A. (2012). How the gut tells your brain it is time to eat. Invited Oral Symposium presented at the Annual meeting for the Pediatric Academic Societies, Boston, Massachusetts.

Abizaid, A. (2012). Stress and Obesity: The Ghrelin Connection. Invited talk for the seminar series at the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Comparative Medicine, New Haven, CT USA, February.

Abizaid, A. (2012) Ghrelin Modulation of Dopamine Neurotransmission. Invited talk presented for the Neuroscience Colloquium seminar series at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA; February.

Patterson, Z.R., and Abizaid , A. (2011). Role of ghrelin on food anticipation. Invited symposium presentation at the Annual meeting for the Canadian Brain Behavior and Cognition Society held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Abizaid, A. (2011). Stress and Obesity: The Ghrelin Connection. Invited to give plenary talk at the Postdoc Research Day meeting organized by Postdoctoral fellows at the University of Ottawa Medical School.

Abizaid, A. (2011) Ghrelin Modulation of Dopamine Neurotransmission ­ Food, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Invited talk presented for the Psychology Colloquium seminar series at Colby College, Watertown, Maine, USA; March.

Abizaid, A. (2011). Ghrelin as a mediatior of negative coping following stress. Invited talk for the colloquium seminar series of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, Ottawa, ON.

Abizaid, A. (2011) Ghrelin modulation of dopamine: Implications for Obesity and Depression. Invited talk for the colloquium seminar series of the Psychology Department at Trent University.

Abizaid, A. (2010). Stress and Obesity: The Ghrelin Connection. Invited talk for the colloquium seminar series of the Psychology Department at Carleton University

Abizaid, A. (2010). Stress and Obesity: The Ghrelin Connection. Invited talk for the colloquium seminar series of the Psychology Department at Guelph University

Abizaid A. (2010). Functional Role of Ghrelin During Lactation. Invited oral presentation given at the Parental Brain Meeting held in Edinghburgh, Scotland, UK.

Abizaid, A. (2010). Ghrelin and the mesolimbic dopaminergic system. Invited talk for the colloquium seminar series of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Neuroscience Division), Ottawa, ON.

Abizaid, A. (2009). Ghrelin: A link between the stomach and hedonism. Invited talk for the colloquium seminar series of the Neurobiology Department, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Queretaro, Mexico.

Abizaid, A. (2009) Ghrelin modulation of dopamine neurotransmission: Food, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. Invited talk presented at the 13th Annual meeting for the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, East Lansing, Michigan.

Abizaid, A. (2009) Ghrelin modulation of dopamine neurotransmission: Food, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. Invited talk presented at the 3rd Annual meeting for the Canadian Society for Neuroscience, Vancouver, B.C.

Abizaid A. (2007) Ghrelin and food intake. It is not all hypothalamic. Invited talk presented at Dalhousie University, NS, Canada.

Abizaid A. (2007) Ghrelin, Food intake and the mesolimbic dopaminergic system. Invited talk presented at Carleton University Department of Biology, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Abizaid A. (2007) Ghrelin, Food intake and the mesolimbic dopaminergic system. Invited talk presented at the University of California in Santa Barbara, USA.

Abizaid A. (2007) Ghrelin and Dopamine: Is it all for feeding? Presented at Concordia University as part of a mini-symposium drawing attention to the similarities between drug addiction and feeding.

Abizaid, A. (2004). Ghrelin as a potential modulator of reward circuitry. Invited talk presented at McGill University, Department of Psychiatry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Abizaid,A. (2001). Nutritional infertility, lactation, and progesterone receptors. Invited talk at the University of Maryland, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Baltomore, MD, USA.

Abizaid, A. (1999). Role of leptin during lactation. Invited talk presented at the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Puebla, Pue., Mexico.

Abizaid, A. (1995). Neuropeptide Y in the control of fertility of food restricted lactating rats. Oral presentation given at the 28th annual Conference on Reproductive Behavior, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.