International Congress on Carnosine and Anserine (ICCA)

International Congress on Carnosine and Anserine (ICCA) - 4th Conference on Histidyl Dipeptides to Bring Together and Promote Interaction Among Investigators Working on these Novel Dipeptides

4th Annual Conference on Histidyl Dipeptides to Bring Together and
Promote Interaction Among Investigators Working on these Novel Dipeptides

University of Louisville  |  Diabetes & Obesity Center  |  Department of Medicine

Please send abstract and registration forms to:

Date & Location

September 12-14, 2017

Clinical & Translational Research Building
(505 South Hancock Street, Louisville, KY 40202)

Topics for Scientific Session

Biochemical, metabolic pathways of histidyl dipeptides
Histidyl dipeptides in cardiovascular diseases
Beta-alanine and histidyl dipeptides in sports and exercise
Anti-obesogenic role of histidyl dipeptides
Histidine dipeptides in kidney diseases
Carnosine in brain and neuroprotection
Histidyl dipeptides in diet
Histidyl dipeptides in aging and cancer

Confirmed Speakers

Giancarlo Aldini*
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Milan, Italy

Shahid Baba*
Department of Medicine, University of Louisville

Aruni Bhatnagar*
Department of Medicine, University of Louisville

Wim Derave*
Department of Movement and Sports Sciences University Ghent, Belgium

Bruno Gualano
University of Sao Paulo Brazil

Roger Harris*
University of Chichester, UK (retired)

Jay Hoffmann
University of Central Florida

Craig Sale*
Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

Bryan Sanders
Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

Sanjay Srivastava
Department of Medicine, University of Louisville

* - member, International Organizing Committee

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited from established investigators, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The work presented in the abstract must not have been published. All accepted abstracts will be scheduled either for oral or a poster presentation. The presentations will be conducted in English.

Abstract Submission Process and Deadlines

Deadline for abstracts to be published and presented at the meeting is March 31, 2017. The last date to withdraw abstract is April 15, 2017. Abstracts are to be submitted as part of online registration process. If you are not submitting an abstract, you can still register to attend the meeting.

Format of Abstract

Word limit of abstract is 250 excluding the title, authors and affiliations. On separate lines, include:

  • Title
  • Author names
  • Affiliations
  • Abstract body

Notification of Abstract Acceptance

Authors will receive the notice of acceptance or rejection for their abstracts via email no later than May 1, 2017.

Oral Presentations

Speakers are allocated approximately 25 minutes to present and 5 minutes for discussion.

Poster Presentations

Two poster sessions will be held during the meeting. The presenters are requested to mount their posters 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13 to remain until 5 p.m. All the figures, title of poster should be easily readable. Materials needed for mounting poster will be available in the poster area.

Travel Grants

We are pleased to inform that Diabetes and Obesity Center was kind enough to support six (6) best posters awards. This competition is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The award will support hotel accommodation for a maximum of three (3) days. The selection will be based on the quality of science as judged by the reviewers.

Invitation for Full-Length Papers to be Published

Selected presentations and abstracts will be invited for publication as a full-length manuscript in special issue of the Amino Acids Journal.


For all the attendees, we have blocked rooms at The Brown Hotel (335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202; map). The hotel is located 20 minutes from the Louisville International Airport (SDF). The Brown Hotel offers free shuttle service from airport to the hotel. Rooms can be booked here, or by calling 502-583-1234.

The hotel has provided discounted rates for University of Louisville. Room rates are $153 (single/double occupancy) $173 (triple occupancy) and ($193 quad occupancy). For additional night stay please contact the hotel directly.

Louisville International Airport

Louisville International Airport (SDF) is located just south of downtown Louisville. Most of the carriers including American Airlines, Southwest and United fly into Louisville. There are direct flights to Louisville from New York, Washington, Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas, Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia and Baltimore.


Registration will be free for attendees who stay at The Brown Hotel. Attendees, who are not staying at The Brown Hotel will have to pay a registration fee of $150 to cover the cost of dinner and booklet. Last date for registration is June 30, 2017.

Registration Check-In

Registration will be open at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017, in the Gallery Ballroom (16th floor). The registration desk will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

Social Event

The inaugural dinner on Monday, September 12, 2017, will include reception and cocktails on the terrace of The Brown Hotel followed by dinner. Dinner and cocktails are complimentary for all the attendees.

There will be free lunch and breakfast served for the two-day meeting.