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Axonal Connections: Molecular Cues for Development and Regeneration
joint with Neurodegenerative Diseases: New Molecular Mechanisms
Organizer(s): John G. Flanagan, Marie T. Filbin and Liqun Luo
Date: February 17 - 22, 2009
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company
Summary of Meeting:
The functioning of the nervous system depends on formation of a complex pattern of connections during development. If these connections are subsequently lost through injury or degeneration, axons in the adult CNS fail to regenerate, creating a major clinical challenge. The last several years have seen tremendous progress in identifying molecular mechanisms for axon development and regeneration, although much remains to be learned about these complex processes. Rapid progress is being made in identifying new classes of extracellular regulators, understanding the mechanisms by which this extracellular information is transduced by the neuron into appropriate responses, and learning the underlying molecular logic for the formation of neural connectivity. This meeting will bring together researchers in the fields of axon development, degeneration and regeneration. The meeting will promote exchange of ideas, information and collaboration among these fields, and will train young scientists in the questions, approaches, and opportunities in these exciting and topical research areas. It will also promote scientific and translational goals of understanding the basic mechanisms for the formation of neural circuits, and developing new strategies for therapeutic repair.
Scholarship Deadline: October 17 2008
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 17 2008
Abstract Deadline: November 18 2008
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 17 2008
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
Educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Genentech, 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. 1R13NS064822-01
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:

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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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