Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2020



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Cerebral Fluid Flow and Function: Lymphatics, Glymphatics and the Choroid Plexus (Q4)


Organizer(s) Edwin S. Monuki, Maria Lehtinen and Maiken Nedergaard
February 16—19, 2020
Eldorado Hotel & Spa • Santa Fe, NM USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 29, 2019
Abstract Deadline: Nov 19, 2019
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 29, 2019
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 17, 2019

Supported by the Directors' Fund


Summary of Meeting:
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has long been a 'missing link' in our understanding of brain form, function, and disease. However, recent work has begun to illuminate how the CSF regulates the brain in ways that extend far beyond its passive historical roles and provides unique opportunities for studying, diagnosing, and potentially treating brain disorders. This Keystone Symposia conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of new and established scientists to discuss this newfound excitement about CSF. Talks will feature discoveries about CSF sources (choroid plexus), routes (glymphatics), drainage (lymphatics) and clinical utilities. This conference aims to coalesce an international community that can propel CSF research forward by fostering new ideas, collaborations, and training opportunities. Held jointly with Keystone Symposia’s ‘Brain Therapeutics: Disruptive Technologies and Opportunities for Drug Development,’ the goal of this paring is to stimulate thinking about CSF-based medicinal therapies. CSF has therapeutic advantages over blood because it is 'behind' the blood-brain barrier and equilibrating with the interstitial fluid surrounding brain cells.

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Scholarships/Awards


Keystone Symposia Early Career Investigator Travel Award Recipients


June Goto
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Scholarship Recipients


Ji Hoon Ahn
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Neil Dani
Boston Children's Hospital, USA

Eri Iwasawa
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA

Hannah Elizabeth Jones
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA

Humberto Mestre
University of Rochester Medical Center, USA