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Neural Environment in Disease: Glial Responses and Neuroinflammation (Z1)

Organizer(s) Richard Daneman, Dorothy Schafer, Michael V. Sofroniew and Vanda A. Lennon
June 16—20, 2019
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Feb 13, 2019
Abstract Deadline: Mar 13, 2019
Scholarship Deadline: Feb 13, 2019
Discounted Registration Deadline: Apr 16, 2019

Sponsored by BioLegend, Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
The response of the central nervous system to injury and disease is a complex physiological process that involves the coordinated actions of many different cell types. The interplay of neural cells and vascular cells along with the innate and adaptive immune systems determines the response to different injury and disease stimuli and whether the central nervous system will repair or degenerate. Understanding this complex cellular environment is essential to understanding disease pathogenesis, elucidating underlying disease etiology, and developing treatments for neurological and psychiatric diseases. The goal of this conference will be to bring together people who study different aspects of neurological diseases and facilitate the interchange of ideas necessary for identifying new mechanisms underlying complex intercellular interactions in the diseased nervous system. This will include people who study resident neural cells (neurons, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes), vascular cells (blood-brain barrier, lymphatics, glymphatics) and immune cells (microglia, innate peripheral immune cells, adaptive immune cells) in the context of a variety of neurodegenerative, neuroinflammatory, and neuropsychiatric diseases. Further, we will also attract people who implement different techniques including genetic mouse models, human iPSCs, invertebrate models, imaging, cell biology, and behavior in their research which will further facilitate exchange of ideas and foster collaboration. With the combined expertise at this conference, we will accelerate our ability to understand the complex neural response to injury and disease, which is a necessary step towards developing novel therapeutics for complex neurological diseases.

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Integra Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Kun Leng
University of California, San Francisco, USA

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)/National Institute on Aging (NIA) Scholarship Recipients

Aksheev Bhambri
CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, India

Elena Blanco-Suarez
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA

Ying Cao
Peking University, China

Julia Derk
University of Colorado, Denver | Anschutz Medical Center, USA

Philip A. Feinberg
University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Percy Griffin
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Cristina Gutierrez-Vazquez
Harvard Medical School, USA

Youtong Huang
University of California, San Diego / Salk Institute, USA

Vaishnavi Jadhav
Indiana University, School of Medicine, USA

Deepa Jonnalagadda
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, USA

TrangKimberly T. Nguyen
Emory University, USA

Yohei Shibuya
Stanford University, USA

Yajing Xu
University College London, UK