joint with Neuronal Control of Appetite
Scientific Organizers: Ann Weber, Sarkis Mazmanian and Scott M. Sternson
Date: March 20 - 23, 2022
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada
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The gut-brain axis encompasses bidirectional communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system (CNS). This is mediated via the autonomic nervous system, including the vagus nerve and enteric nervous system (ENS), and endocrine, immune, and metabolic pathways. These systems coordinate physiology and behavior in health and disease. The underlying mechanisms and pathways are now being elucidated in this emerging area of scientific interest. Understanding the gut-brain axis augments neurobiological mechanisms and provides opportunities to treat CNS disorders from the periphery as well as metabolic and immunologic diseases. This meeting will bring together basic and applied scientists from across academia and industry to advance our understanding of gut-brain signaling. By highlighting the latest research across the components of the gut-brain axis, including vagal and ENS circuits and gut hormone and immune signaling, the role of the microbiome, and the gut-brain axis in health and disease, this meeting will catalyze increased interest, investment and cross-discipline collaborations to advance promising new approaches to improving human health.
Scholarship Deadline: November 30 2021 details
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Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.
All those submitting an abstract should plan to attend in-person to ensure extensive interaction opportunities. At this time we recognize that a small percentage of submitters may be unable to travel due to border crossing restrictions and/or institutional travel bans. If these restrictions are still in place during the meeting, permissions for remote presentations will be given for the exceptional circumstances listed above.
NOTE: In the event that your abstract isn't selected for a short talk and you're not able to travel the abstract fee is nonrefundable. All paid abstracts will be included in the meeting app and meeting materials available online.