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Multiple Sclerosis
Organizer(s): James L. Salzer, Anne H. Cross and John Fleming
Date: January 21 - 26, 2009
Location: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Summary of Meeting:
Despite important recent progress, the etiology of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) remains unknown and important therapeutic needs are unmet. This conference will discuss advances in basic pathogenetic mechanisms and emergent therapies for MS. Emphasis will be on the immunopathogenesis of MS, including mechanisms of lymphocyte activation and trafficking across the blood brain barrier, on sources of axonal pathology, and genetic risk factors. New imaging methods and therapeutic strategies that target the immune system and promote remyelination will be discussed. An important challenge in MS research is to integrate emerging insights in the basic mechanisms of myelination, autoimmune demyelination, and neurodegeneration with translational science. The goal of this meeting is to provide a broad spectrum of MS researchers with a forum to discuss recent advances, and to foster cross-disciplinary interactions and collaborations.
Scholarship Deadline: September 24 2008
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 24 2008
Abstract Deadline: October 24 2008
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 21 2008
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
Cell Press
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Grant No. 1R13NS063455-01
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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:

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