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Glia in Health & Disease
July 17 - 21, 2014
Abstract Deadline: May 2, 2014

Dwight Bergles, Johns Hopkins University
Marc Freeman, HHMI/University of Massachusetts Medical School

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We are pleased to announce the fifth summer conference on Glia in Health & Disease, which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, and will conclude with lunch on Monday, July 21, 2014. The proposed meeting will assemble the leaders in the field, together with junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, to discuss new, cutting-edge developments in the study of all aspects of glial biology in health and disease.

Beneficial & Detrimental Roles of Microglia
Neuronal Structural Plasticity & Synaptic Pruning
Glial Control of Brain Metabolism
Cell Fate Specification
Roles of Astroglial Ca2+ Signaling
Development & Plasticity of Myelin
Blood-Brain Barrier Regulation
Reactive Gliosis & Glial Scars


Loren Looger, HHMI-Janelia Farm Research Campus

David Attwell,
University College London, UK
Ben Barres, Stanford University
Jonah Chan, University of California, San Francisco
Richard Daneman, University of California, San Francisco
Leda Dimou, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München,

Joseph El-Khoury, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jessica Filosa,
Georgia Health Sciences University
Wen-Biao Gan,
New York University Medical Center
Roman Giger, University of Michigan School of Medicine
Magdalena Götz,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München,

Baljit Khakh,
University of California, Los Angeles
Wendy Macklin,
University of Colorado, Denver
Maiken Nedergaard, University of Rochester
Jeffrey Rothstein,
Johns Hopkins University
David Rowitch,
University of California, San Francisco
Beth Stevens, Children's Hospital Boston
Bruno Weber, University of Zurich, Switzerland

The format of the meeting will include eight oral sessions and two poster sessions. Each oral session will include invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts. For this reason, abstracts from accomplished junior and senior investigators are warmly invited. As usual at Cold Spring Harbor meetings, abstracts of both poster and platform sessions will be published in an abstract book. The abstracts should focus on new and unpublished data. The organizers will select abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site (below) as soon as decisions have been made. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs.

We hope to see you at Cold Spring Harbor in July.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by the national Institutes of Health and the Cold Spring Harbor Corporate Sponsor Program

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups under-represented in the life sciences. Please provide justification in writing to and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to

Academic Package $1380
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1145
Corporate Package $1775
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $935

Corporate No-Housing Package $1190
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Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, wine-and-cheese party, lobster banquet, etc. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.



Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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PO Box 100, 1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2213
Phone (516) 367-8346
Fax: (516) 367-8845