April 7 - 9, 2021 Virtual
Abstract Deadline: January 29, 2021
Dritan Agalliu, Columbia University
Maria Lehtinen, Boston Children's Hospital
Benoit Vanhollebeke, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
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 seventh Cold Spring Harbor conference on Brain Barriers is going virtual and will begin on Wednesday, April 7th and end on Friday April 9th. Morning sessions will begin at 10:00 am EST and end at approximately 5:00 pm EST.
The purpose of this Cold Spring Harbor meeting is to explore and encourage new conceptual approaches and to apply novel methods to the neuroprotective physiologies of BBB structures. Our goal is pair genetic model organism biological methods with recent insights in vertebrate BBB physiology and development. We hope to create cross fertilization between fields that rarely see each other and get people thinking about how model systems can help parse the regulatory networks necessary for parsimonious BBB function.
The conference is intended to foster cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and expertise between developmental and evolutionary biologists, vascular and BBB physiologists and disease oriented industry scientists interested in modifying or circumventing specific pathways of neuroprotection. While a number of speakers have been invited, please note that the majority of oral presentations will be drawn from openly submitted abstracts.
, Harvard University Medical School
Sessions & Co-Chairs:
Emerging Concepts and Hot Topics in CNS Barriers
Ed Monuki, University of California, Irvine
Stefan Liebner, Goethe University Clinic, Germany
Imaging Approaches to Study CNS Barriers
Richard Daneman, University of California, San Diego
Chris Moore, Brown University
Development, Plasticity and Specialization of CNS Barriers
Peetra Magnuson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Amparo Acker-Palmer, Goethe Universitat, Germany
Systems, Computational and Cell Biology of the CNS Barriers
Anne Eichman, Yale University
Britta Engelhardt, University of Bern, Switzerland
Neuroimmune Interactions Across CNS Barriers
Tony Wyss Coray, Stanford University
Zsuszanna Fabry, University of Wisconsin at Madison
CNS Barriers in Aging, Senescence and Neurodegeneration
Robyn Klein, Washington University
Matthew Campbell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Confirmed Invited Speakers:Adrienne Boire,
Christer Betsholtz, Uppsala University, Sweden
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
University of Connecticut
Hebrew University, Israel
University of California San Francisco
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Boston Children's Hospital
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom
M. Benoit Laurent,
University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
University of Connecticut Health
Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere, France
Carmen Ruiz de Almodovar,
University of Heidelberg, Germany
University of North Carolina
Harvard University Medical School
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Andrei Cimpian, New York University - "The brilliance barrier Stereotypes about brilliance are an obstacle to diversity in science and beyond"
Workshop: "How to frame and write constructive, fair peer-review"
Abstracts should contain interesting and exciting material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.
We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to Val Pakaluk stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.
Meeting Sponsored by: National Institute of Neurological Diseases & Stroke
Virtual Graduate/PhD Student Package
Virtual Corporate Package: $375
Virtual Reduced Package (LMIC/MSI only): $25
(see special support from IBRO and CZI below)
Lab Group Discounts
(not departmental or institutional discounts):
Labs registering 4 people: 20%
discount off applicable fees
Labs registering 5 people: 25% ""
Labs registering 6 people: 30% ""
To be eligible for lab group discounts, please submit a list of lab members planning to attend in advance of registration to Val Pakaluk 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.
IBRO/International Brain Research Organization are generously supporting the participation of a limited number of individuals from US/Canadian Minority Serving Institutions
Limit: 100 attendees / limit per institution: 5
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are generously supporting the participation of a limited number of individuals from Low & Middle Income Countries or US/Canadian Minority Serving Institutions
Limit: 300 attendees / limit per institution: 10 (including IBRO support)
Reduced Pricing for Individuals from US/Canadian Minority Serving Institutions (check eligibility): $25
Reduced Pricing for Individuals from Low & Middle Income Countries (check eligibility): $25
The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlBBB. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.