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Neurological Disorders of Intracellular Trafficking (A7)


Organizer(s) Dennis Drayna and Bettina Winckler
January 31—February 4, 2016
Keystone Resort • Keystone, Colorado USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Sep 30, 2015
Abstract Deadline: Nov 2, 2015
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 30, 2015
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 1, 2015

Sponsored by FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
Deficits in intracellular trafficking are a newly emerging, unifying theme in a broad range of neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington's Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and many others. Specific treatments for these disorders are either limited or unavailable. The meeting will look at how these trafficking deficits produce neuropathology, why these disorders are limited to the nervous system and how to elucidate trafficking networks and control points to identify novel drug targets. Specifically, it aims to: 1) Advance state-of-the-art knowledge in the cell biology of intracellular trafficking, the genetics of trafficking disorders, the clinical neurology of trafficking disorders and the methods used to identify drug targets; 2) Facilitate interactions between stakeholder groups who have traditionally had only limited contact; and 3) Identify common themes, novel approaches and new collaborations to address the many large gaps in knowledge about trafficking disorders. For the first time, the meeting will bring together groups that have traditionally not interacted, including cell biologists who study trafficking but have predominantly studied non-neural cells, clinical neurologists who do not typically work in cell biology, geneticists who have discovered causative genes for a wide range of neurological disorders but typically have limited expertise in the biological function of the gene products they identify, and drug developers, to cross-fertilize ideas and generate new collaborations.

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Scholarships/Awards

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Clinton Cave
Johns Hopkins University, USA

KS/ABRCMS Travel Award Recipients

Phillip Price
Emory University, USA

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

Destiney Buelto
University of Michigan, USA

Cameron Day
University of Utah, USA

Mike Hanna
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Emelie Lindahl Wesén
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Adam Oaks
George Washington University, USA

Sarah Santiago
Oregon Health and Science University, USA

The Stuttering Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Luke Kaplan
Stanford University, USA

Shaoyu Lin
University of Southern California, USA

Kristin Aaser Lunde
Stavanger University Hospital, Norway