Figure 3. HNF-6 is required for proper morphology of the neuromuscular junction.
Image credit: Audouard, 2012 under CC BY license

Meeting Calendar


August 2018

The Role of Innate Immunity, Glia, Neurons, and the Blood-Brain Barrier in the Pathogenesis
Sponsor: Gordon Research Conference
Description: It is increasingly being recognized that there is significant interplay between all the different brain cell types including neurons, astrocytes, microglia, pericytes, and endothelial cells that influence neurodegeneration. Not only do these different cell types interact in important ways but fluid flow within brain as well as blood flow play key roles in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Frontotemporal dementia, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis as well as following traumatic brain injury. This GRC aims to assemble leaders in the fields of basic and disease-focused neuroscience, immunology, genetics, cell biology, and clinician-scientists to discuss how alterations in normal biological processes can lead, when altered, to pathophysiological consequences and neurodegeneration.
Location: Castelldefels, Spain
Date: August 5-10, 2018
Abstracts Due: July 8, 2018

September 2018

The Human Microbiome
Sponsor: EMBL
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Date: September 16-19, 2018

October 2018

NEALS Annual Meeting
Sponsor: Northeast ALS Consortium
Location: Clearwater Beach, FL
Date: October 2-4, 2018
Abstracts Due: August 3, 2018

ALS Association Clinical Conference
Sponsor: ALS Association
Description: The ALS Association Clinical Conference will engage ALS/MND health care professionals and offer current information on best practices and guidelines, multidisciplinary team care and coordination, ALS-relevant programs and services, research updates, technology for therapies, respiratory devices and augmentative communication, and will provide professional networking opportunities.
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Date: October 23-25, 2018

November 2018

RNA Metabolism In Neurological Disease
Description: This two-day symposium organized by Paul Taylor and Fen-Biao Gao will bring together basic and clinical scientists to discuss the role of perturbed RNA metabolism in neurological diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal dementia (FTD), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), and repeat expansion disorders.
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: November 1-2, 2018
Abstracts Due: May 1, 2018

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
Sponsor: Society of Neuroscience
Description: The Society for Neuroscience (SFN)'s 47th annual meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, collaborate with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers.
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: November 3-7, 2018

Neurodegenerative Diseases, Biology and Therapeutics
Sponsor: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Description: 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. A primary goal of the meeting is to provide a forum where medical scientists from academia can interact with scientists from the biopharmaceutical industry.
Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Date: November 28-December 1, 2018
Abstracts Due: September 14, 2018

December 2018

ALS/MND Allied Professionals Forum
Sponsor: Motor Neurone Disease Association
Description: The Allied Professionals Forum is focused on practice and experience for health professionals in the care and support of people living with ALS/MND. During the APF, health professionals from around the globe come together to share their practical knowledge and experiences, with a mission to improve the quality of care for people living with ALS/MND worldwide.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Date: December 6, 2018

International Symposia on ALS/MND
Sponsor: Motor Neurone Disease Association
Description: The International Symposium on ALS/MND is a unique annual event which brings together leading international researchers as well as health and social care professionals to present and debate key innovations in their respective fields. The Symposium is planned as two parallel meetings, one on biomedical science and the other on research and advances in the care and management of people affected by ALS/MND. Joint sessions consider issues of mutual concern, challenging current views and practice.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Date: December 7-9, 2018

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