Glia in Health & Disease
July 21 - 25, 2022
Abstract Deadline: May 6, 2022


David Lyons, University of Edinburgh, UK
Dori Schafer, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Call for Applications: TCCI Writing Fellowship - application deadline July 1, 2022


COVID-19: All participants planning to attend in-person will be required to provide documentary proof of full vaccination AND first booster with an FDA or EMA approved vaccine. Additional safety measures will be in line with current NY and federal guidelines. For more information, see COVID-19 Policies and Protocols.


We are pleased to announce the ninth 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 21, and will conclude with lunch on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Sample Schedule Outline

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:

Glia: Building the nervous system 1
Sonia Garel, Institut de biologie de l’ENS de L’École, Paris, France
Magdalena Gotz, Biomedical Center, LMU, Munich, Germany

Glia: Building the nervous system 2
Cagla Eroglu, Duke University
Elior Peles, Weizmann Institute, Israel

Glial regulation of circuit assembly and function 1
Nicola Allen, Salk Institute
Anne Schaefer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Glial regulation of circuit assembly and function 2
Feng Mei, 3rd Military Medical University, China
Marc Freeman, Vollum Institute, OHSU

Trainee Keynote / Glial regulation of metabolism and neurovascular interactions
Shane Liddelow, New York University
Richard Daneman, University of California San Diego

Glial regulation of circuit assembly and function 3
Corey Harwell, University of California, San Francisco
Tim Czopka, University of Edinburgh, UK

Glia in Aging and Disease
Andrew Dillin, UC Berkeley
Francisco Quintana, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Glia in the Treatment of Disease
Michelle Monje, Stanford University
Veronica Miron, University of Edinburgh

SPECIAL PANEL DISCUSSION: Promoting Diversity and Career Advancement in Glial Biology
Beth Stevens, Boston Children’s Hospital
Will Talbot, Stanford University
Ukpong Eyo, University of Virginia
Hui-Hsin Tsai, Biogen

Unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

Financial Aid: Please apply in writing via email to Samantha Mastronardi if you require financial support; preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlglia. 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.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health


In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,655 (Subject to availability.)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,555
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,415
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1,055
Student Package*: $1,315
Student No-Housing Package: $955
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2,115
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,515

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please enquire about availability and fees to upgrade to private room.

Room packages have closed as we have reached housing capacity. If you need housing accommodations, please visit the Travel tab for more information.

Rules for Virtual Participation: Virtual participation will include access to the oral sessions via Zoom, access to the digital poster sessions and access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should firstly request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Samantha Mastronardi.

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Samantha Mastronardi

Virtual Fees
Academic Virtual Package: $295
Student Virtual Package: $180
Corporate Virtual Package: $435

Late Fees (registrations submitted after 5:00pm ET on July 15th)

Academic Virtual Package: $395
Student Virtual Package: $280
Corporate Virtual Package: $535