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Neural Environment in Disease: Glial Responses and Neuroinflammation
joint with Neurodegenerative Diseases: New Insights and Therapeutic Opportunities
Organizer(s): Richard Daneman, Dorothy Schafer, Michael V. Sofroniew and Vanda A. Lennon
Date: June 16 - 20, 2019
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Sponsored by BioLegend, Inc.
Summary of Meeting:
The response of the central nervous system to injury and disease is a complex physiological process that involves the coordinated actions of many different cell types. The interplay of neural cells and vascular cells along with the innate and adaptive immune systems determines the response to different injury and disease stimuli and whether the central nervous system will repair or degenerate. Understanding this complex cellular environment is essential to understanding disease pathogenesis, elucidating underlying disease etiology, and developing treatments for neurological and psychiatric diseases. The goal of this conference will be to bring together people who study different aspects of neurological diseases and facilitate the interchange of ideas necessary for identifying new mechanisms underlying complex intercellular interactions in the diseased nervous system. This will include people who study resident neural cells (neurons, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes), vascular cells (blood-brain barrier, lymphatics, glymphatics) and immune cells (microglia, innate peripheral immune cells, adaptive immune cells) in the context of a variety of neurodegenerative, neuroinflammatory, and neuropsychiatric diseases. Further, we will also attract people who implement different techniques including genetic mouse models, human iPSCs, invertebrate models, imaging, cell biology, and behavior in their research which will further facilitate exchange of ideas and foster collaboration. With the combined expertise at this conference, we will accelerate our ability to understand the complex neural response to injury and disease, which is a necessary step towards developing novel therapeutics for complex neurological diseases.
Scholarship Deadline: February 13 2019
Discounted Abstract Deadline: February 13 2019
Abstract Deadline: March 13 2019
Discounted Registration Deadline: April 16 2019
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
BioLegend, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional support from these exhibitors at this conference:
Antibodies IncorporatedMilliporeSigma
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Integra FoundationNeuroscience Next
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Grant No. 1R13NS111932-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13NS111932-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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