Glia in Health & Disease
July 19 - 23, 2018
Abstract Deadline: May 4, 2018


Nicola Allen, Salk Institute
Kelly Monk, Vollum Institute 

We are pleased to announce the seventh 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 19, and will conclude with lunch on Monday, July 23, 2018.

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.

Sessions & Co-Chairs:

Glial Development & Plasticity
David Lyons, University of Edinburgh
Jacqueline Trotter, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

Aberrant Properties of Glia in Disease
Beth Stevens, Harvard University
Michelle Monje, Stanford University

Glia at the Synapse
Cagla Eroglu, Duke University
Joseph Dougherty, Washington University

Glial Responses to Injury
Mayssa Mokalled, Washington University
Simona Parinello, UCL, UK

Glial-Vasculature Interactions
Steve Fancy, UCSF
David Attwell, UCL, UK

Glial Heterogeneity
David Rowitch, University of Cambridge, UK
Staci Bilbo, Harvard University

Glial-Glial Interactions
Shane Liddelow, New York University
Xianhua Piao, Harvard University

Glial Control of Circuits & Behavior
Marc Freeman, OHSU
Baljit Khakh, UCLA

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.

Of particular note for trainees, the keynote session will be composed of exclusively trainee (graduate student and postdoc) talks in order to highlight the many important advances made by trainees to our field. This session also serves to honor the memory and contributions of Dr. Ben Barres, who advanced the field not only with his seminal discoveries but also by his tireless and selfless mentoring of and advocacy for junior scientists.

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 The abstracts should focus on new and unpublished data.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.

Partial support may be provided by: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Academic Package: $1485
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $1235
Corporate Package: $1905
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $1005
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1280

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 Catie Carr 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 Catie Carr.