Figure 1. Micrographs of spinal cord motoneurons showing SOD1-immunoreactive inclusions.
Image credit: Forsberg, et. al. 2010 under CC BY license

Meeting Calendar

Newly Added:

The Inflamed Brain
Cambridge, England
March 21, 2017

UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference
London, England
March 22-23, 2017

Venusberg Meeting on Neuroinflammation
Bonn, Germany
May 11-13, 2017


March 2017

Motor Neurone Disease 2017
Sponsor: The Motor Neurone Disease Association
Description: Motor Neurone Disease 2017 aims to provide understanding of the current challenges and issues in tackling this condition. It will update participants on how the recently released NICE guidelines have changed clinical practice in the UK and take participants through specific case study sessions to provide practical ideas to take away from the meeting.
Location: London, England
Date: March 02, 2017

The Gordon Research Seminar in Glial Biology
Sponsor: Gordon Research Conferences
Description: The Gordon Research Seminar in Glial Biology brings together young investigators from all fields of glial research to present and discuss their most recent discoveries. The overall aim of this seminar is to provide a forum for exchanging unpublished discoveries, unsolved issues, and new methods at the forefront of glial biology in health and disease. The scientific goal is to improve the understanding of the functional role of glia in the nervous system by focusing on topics such as, but not limited to, glial regulation of synapse formation and maturation as well as neuron and glial-glial interactions and heterogeneity.
Location: Ventura, California
Date: March 04-05, 2017
Abstracts Due: February 04, 2017

NEW! The Inflamed Brain
Sponsor: University of Cambridge
Description: This is the annual conference for the University of Cambridge's Cambridge Neuroscience.  The topic for 2017 is neuroinflammation in the brain.  A draft of the program can be found here.
Location: Cambridge, England
Date: March 21, 2017
Abstracts Due: March 1, 2017

NEW! UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference
Sponsor: Muscular Dystrophy UK
Description: This research conference includes motor neuronal disorders. A draft of the scientific program can be found here. Registration deadline: March 17, 2017.
Location: London, England
Date: March 22-23, 2017

World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy)
Description: In recent years the field of neurology has witnessed enormous expansion in clinical and basic data. CONy provides a platform for international experts to discuss, compare experiences and debate unresolved issues. The Congress aims at providing the most available relevant data armoring the clinician with reliable, up-to-date scientific information, helping in everyday patient care.
Location: Athens, Greece
Date: March 23-26, 2017
Abstracts Due: January 4, 2017

International Neuroscience Winter Conference
Description: Call for proposals for symposia for the 19th International Neuroscience Winter Conference is now open, the deadline for proposals submission is September 1st, 2016.  
Location: Solden, Austria
Date: March 26-30, 2017
Abstracts Due: February 10, 2016

International Conference on Alzheimer and Parkinson Diseases
Description: The 13th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases and related neurological disorders is at the forefront of unraveling the mechanisms and improving the treatment of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other related neurodegenerative diseases. AD/PD Conferences uniquely combine distinct neurodegenerative diseases in one setting and examine their similarities and differences; a strong focus is mechanisms of disease, prevention and therapy.
Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: March 29 - April 2, 2017
Abstracts Due: September 29, 2016

April 2017

AAN 2017
Sponsor: American Academy of Neurology
Description: This is the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.
Location: Boston, MA
Date: April 22-28, 2017

May 2017

NEW! Venusberg Meeting on Neuroinflammation
Sponsor: The German Center for Neurological Diseases (DZNE)
Description: This year, for the 5th annual meeting, we intend to cover a wide range of different aspects of immune activation in the brain. We have composed sessions that focus on new genetic hints, the role of the microbiome for CNS function and neuron-glia interactions. Renowned speakers will cover neuroinflammation topics and connect their recent findings and insights to clinical observations and development of novel treatment strategies. Registration deadline: March 15, 2017.
Location: Bonn, Germany
Date: May 11-13, 2017

Sponsor: European Network for the Cure of ALS (ENCALS )
Description: The meeting is the annual meeting of the European Network to Cure ALS (ENCALS).
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Date: May 18-20, 2017
Abstracts Due: March 20, 2017

Annual World Congress on NeuroTalk
Description: The theme for Neurotalk-2017 will be "New Technologies, New Ideas and New Future". The Annual World Congress of Neurotalk (NT) series contributes to offering professionals in the field of Neuroscience a multidisciplinary informative cooperative platform.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Date: May 22-24, 2017
Abstracts Due: March 31, 2017

June 2017

EMBO-EMBL Symposium on Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
Description: This symposium will focus on the molecular basis of major neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, with a strong emphasis on mechanism based drug development. The meeting will cover the various molecular mechanisms linked to these diseases, including RNA biology, nuclear transport, protein processing, protein aggregation and protein folding. The symposium will also address the genetic components underlying neurodegeneration and the involvement of innate immune responses, discuss disease biomarkers and therapeutic options, as well as using animal models for studying neurodegenerative disease.
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Date: June 14-17, 2017
Abstracts Due: March 22, 2017

Keystone Symposium on Neuroinflammation
Sponsor: Keystone Symposia
Description: This meeting will integrate “immune” elements of the CNS (microglia, complement, certain chemokines) into a broader scheme of neurodevelopment and indicate where aberrant function of these elements might conduce to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. The meeting will also characterize the neuroinflammatory processes which typify aging and integrate this temporal dynamic into the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease and highlight model systems and technical innovations which can be particularly powerful for generating mechanistic insights into neuroinflammatory processes.
Location: Keystone, Colorado
Date: June 19-23, 2017
Abstracts Due: March 21, 2017

Meeting the Challenges of Modelling Neurodegenerative Disease in Mice
Sponsor: The Royal Society
Description: New technologies for engineering the mouse genome are increasingly sophisticated. However, mouse models of neurodegeneration try to recapitulate human late-onset disorders in an animal that lives for two years and has important differences in physiology and biochemistry. How can we best model neurodegeneration? What features matter? What has given us most insight? What is the future we would like?
Location: Buckinghamshire, England
Date: June 26-27, 2017

July 2017

European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease
Sponsor: Network Glia
Description: The XIII European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease invites participation from neuroglia researchers from all over the world to Edinburgh. More than 20 years after being established by an inaugural meeting in Heidelberg, the European Glial meeting has become the world’s largest and most comprehensive scientific gathering on glial cell biology and medicine. After the success of the 2015 meeting in Bilbao, the conference comes to Edinburgh, the city where the Scottish pathologist W. Ford Robertson first recognised the oligodendrocyte in 1899. Here, it will be hosted by the vibrant glial research community based in Scotland whose internationally-leading work encompasses the full range of fundamental and translational glial neuroscience.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Date: July 8-11, 2017
Abstracts Due: February 1, 2017

Gordon Research Conference on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Related Motor Neuron Diseases
Sponsor: Gordon Research Conferences
Description: The goal of this meeting is to provide a dynamic forum for the active exchange of new discoveries and research tools in the advancing field of motor neuron diseases. The conference will bring together experts in a wide range of basic, clinical and translational neuroscience to discuss advances in the progress of understanding common and rare motor neuron diseases. Exciting new areas of research in these disease include dysfunction in RNA metabolism and protein homeostasis, with specific defects in nucleocytoplasmic trafficking, induction of endoplasmic reticulum stress, and impaired dynamics of ribonucleoprotein bodies such as RNA granules. In addition, the use and validation of imaging modalities, such as PET, as well as large population multi-omics data generation, to identify and validate dysfunctional pathways in animal models and patients, as well as the development of new therapies and biomarkers will be discussed. Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 25, 2017, but please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. Preliminary program will be available by November 15, 2016 - please check the conference's website for updates.  
Location: Stoweflake Conference Center, Stowe, VT, USA
Date: July 23-28, 2017
Abstracts Due: June 25, 2017

September 2017

4th Ottawa International Conference on Neuromuscular Disease and Biology
Sponsor: University of Ottawa - Centre for Neuromuscular Disease
Description: The Conference is structured for both basic researchers and clinicians and will feature internationally-recognized invited speakers highlighting advances in all aspects of NMD research, including novel techniques to diagnose NMD, biology of disease pathogenesis, expanding clinical phenotypes, basic muscle and stem cell biology, and promising therapies to treat these devastating disorders. Registration will open Spring 2017.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date: September 7-9, 2017

World Congress of Neurology 2017
Sponsor: World Federation of Neurology (WFN)
Description: More details available soon!
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Date: September 16-21, 2017

Neuro-Immune Axis. Reciprocal Regulation in Development, Health and Disease.
Sponsor: Cell Press
Description: The goal of this symposium is to explore the interface between the nervous and immune systems during development, homeostasis, and disease. The meeting will examine the mediators, mechanisms, and implications of neuro-immune crosstalk in the central and peripheral nervous systems. It will also cover emerging areas such as the neuronal regulation of peripheral immune function and the influence of the microbiota on the brain. We will bring together researchers from across the fields of neuroscience and immunology to facilitate discussion of exciting new concepts and developments in both fields.
Location: Sitges, Spain
Date: September 17-19, 2017
Abstracts Due: June 09, 2017

November 2017

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
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: Washington, DC
Date: November 11-15, 2017
Abstracts Due: May 6, 2017

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