The current COVID-19 situation is challenging and difficult for all of us - we hope this virtual conference will allow colleagues to share and discuss their latest research, while under travel and stay-at-home restrictions.
The eleventh meeting on Neurodegenerative Diseases is going fully virtual and will begin late morning EST on Wednesday, December 2, and will conclude late afternoon EST on Friday, December 4, 2020.
A primary goal of the meeting is to provide a forum where medical scientists from academia can interact with scientists from the biopharmaceutical industry, thus forging a community of academic and industry researchers who recognize that they have much to learn from each other. Rational drug discovery for neurodegenerative diseases has begun to yield compounds and treatments that are now entering clinical settings. For human studies utilizing these compounds and treatments to be maximally informative, it is crucial that scientists from academia and industry meet regularly to exchange data and ideas.
This meeting will consist of six oral sessions plus a poster session throughout the meeting. The aim is to populate half of each oral session with speakers from academia and the other half from industry; speakers will be invited as well as selected from submitted abstracts.
Propagation of Neurodegenerative Disease
Network Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disease
Neuroinflammation & Glial Biology of Neurodegeneration
ApoE and Lipid Metabolism
RNA Metabolism in Neurodegenerative Disease
The Endolysosome, Autophagy and Other Targets in Therapeutics
Session Chairs (to be reconfirmed):
Joachim Herz, UT Southwestern
Henne Holstege, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sally John, Biogen
Alfred Sandrock, Biogen
Anne Schaefer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Invited Speakers (to be reconfirmed):
Robert Brown, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Olav Michael Andersen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Frank Bennett, Ionis Pharmaceuticals
Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Michael Heneka, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
David Holtzman, Washington University School of Medicine
Yadong Huang, University of California, San Francisco
Martin Kampmann, University of California, San Francisco
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus
Leonard Petrucelli, Mayo Clinic
Keynote Speaker (to be reconfirmed):
Virginia Lee, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. The status of abstracts (i.e., talk or poster) will be posted as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. Please bring this announcement to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.
All questions pertaining to registration, fees, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to Catie Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is eager to have as many young people as possible attend this meeting. As such, we have some funds set aside to partially support students and postdocs. Please register and apply in writing to Catie Carr at email@example.com stating your eligibility and need for financial support. Preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.
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Virtual Academic Package: $240
Virtual Graduate Student Package: $145
Virtual Corporate Package: $360
Virtual Reduced Package (LMIC/MSI only): $50
Lab Group Discounts (not departmental or institutional discounts)
Labs registering 4 people: 20% discount off applicable fees
Labs registering 5 people: 25% discount off applicable fees
Labs registering 6 people: 30% discount off applicable fees
To be eligible for lab group discounts, please submit a list of lab members planning to attend in advance of registration to Catie Carr to establish appropriate discounted fees. Please include a link to your lab web page for verification purposes. Prior payments will be included in the group discount calculation.
Reduced Pricing for Individuals from Low & Middle Income Countries (check eligibility): $50
Reduced Pricing for Individuals from US/Canadian Minority Serving Institutions (check eligibility): $50