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This meeting took place in 2011

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Neurodegenerative Diseases: The Molecular and Cellular Basis for Neurodegeneration (F2)

Organizer(s) Ted M. Dawson, Virginia M.-Y. Lee and Stephen M. Strittmatter
February 21—26, 2011
Sagebrush Inn & Suites • Taos, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 20, 2010
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 22, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 20, 2010
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 21, 2010

Sponsored by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, L.P., Genentech, Inc. and Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
Neurodegenerative diseases are chronic age-dependent progressive disorders that are substantial and growing health problems, which exert a tremendous toll on the patient, family, health system and society as a whole. Accordingly, there is an urgent need to identify therapies that slow and/or reverse the progression of these disorders. Research in neurodegenerative disorders is providing tremendous advances in the molecular understanding of these disorders. New insights in cell biology, biochemistry, genomics and proteomics into these illnesses are leading to mechanism based therapies and new tools and biomarkers to study disease progression and therapeutic efficacy. In this meeting an emphasis will be placed on understanding new molecular and common mechanisms of disease in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), triple repeat diseases, frontotemporal lobar dementia and others.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: October 20, 2010 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
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Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


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Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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