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This meeting took place in 2008

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Alzheimer's Disease (C7)

Organizer(s) David M. Holtzman, Dora M. Kovacs and Cynthia A. Lemere
March 24—29, 2008
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 26, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 26, 2007
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 26, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 25, 2008

Supported by the Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Aggregation of the amyloid ß peptide and tau in the brain are key events in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The understanding of the cell biological processes that lead to Aß formation is advancing rapidly. The cellular release, transport, and clearance of Aß and how Aß influences tau are just beginning to be understood. Studies of pathogenesis and treatment of AD with cellular and animal models are promising. Recent data in humans indicates that fluid and imaging biomarkers for both clinical and pre-clinical AD may be possible. Several pivotal issues that remain are: (1) to develop a full understanding of APP, A beta, and tau biology; (2) to be able to predict AD prior to cognitive decline; and (3) to develop effective methods to prevent and treat AD. The goal of this meeting will be to provide a state of the art update of the genetic, molecular, cell biological, and translational aspects of AD. Integration of current and novel bench and translational science in this area should lead to new ideas and collaborations.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: November 26, 2007 (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.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

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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