Figure 1B Amplitude of low frequency fluctuation  (ALFF) differences between ALS and control groups without grey matter (GM) correction (A) and with GM correction (B).
Image credit: Luo, 2012 under CC BY license

Meeting Calendar

Newly Added:

Venusberg Meeting on Neuroinflammation
Bonn, Germany
May 9-11, 2019

NEALS Annual Meeting
Clearwater Beach, FL
October 2-4, 2019

ALS/MND Allied Professionals Forum
Perth, Australia
December 3, 2019


March 2019

RNA and Oligonucleotide Therapeutics
Sponsor: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Description: The sixth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) conference on "RNA and Oligonucleotide Therapeutics" will feature sessions on nucleic acid chemistry, emerging therapeutics, delivery strategies, and preclinical and clinical drug development.
Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Date: March 27-30, 2019

April 2019

Blood Brain Barrier
Sponsor: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Description: 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. 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.
Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Date: April 3-6, 2019

Microsatellite DNA Expansions in Rare Genetic Diseases
Sponsor: New York Academy of Sciences
Description: This event will explore recent developments in our knowledge of the biological processes driving repeat expansion diseases including ALS/FTD, as well as strategies for effective therapeutic intervention, and barriers to drug discovery.
Location: New York, NY
Date: April 16, 2019
Abstracts Due: February 15, 2019

May 2019

AAN Annual Meeting
Description: This is the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: May 4-10, 2019
Abstracts Due: February 13, 2019

NEW! Venusberg Meeting on Neuroinflammation
Sponsor: The German Center for Neurological Diseases (DZNE)
Description: This year, for the 6th annual meeting, there will be a special emphasis on the interaction between neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory mechanisms. Speakers from all areas of neuroinflammation will present the most recent findings and developments in order to stimulate vivid and challenging discussions.
Location: Bonn, Germany
Date: May 9-11, 2019

European Network to Cure ALS Annual Meeting
Sponsor: European Network for the Cure of ALS (ENCALS )
Location: Tours, France
Date: May 15-17, 2019
Abstracts Due: March 10, 2019

June 2019

Neurotrophic Mechanisms in Health and Disease
Sponsor: Gordon Research Conference
Description: The 2019 Gordon Conference on Neurotrophic Mechanisms in Health and Disease will cover the latest developments in neurotrophic factor biology, from fundamental insights into signaling and cell biology to breakthroughs in translational applications.
Location: Newport, RI
Date: June 2-7, 2019
Abstracts Due: May 5, 2019

Neural Environment in Disease, Glial Responses and Neuroinflammation
Sponsor: Keystone Symposia
Description: The goal of this meeting will be to bring together people who study different aspects of neurological diseases and facilitate the interchange of ideas necessary for identifying new mechanisms underlying complex intercellular interactions in the diseased nervous system.
Location: Keystone, CO
Date: June 16-20, 2019
Abstracts Due: February 13, 2019 (early)

Neurodegenerative Diseases, New Insights and Therapeutic Opportunities
Sponsor: Keystone Symposia
Description: This conference aims to address the current state of knowledge in neurodegenerative diseases, to provide advanced discussion of these topics, to provide the opportunity for interaction between scientists from different fields of research and foster new collaborations that may lead to new therapeutic opportunities to combat the coming crisis in providing medical care for those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases.
Location: Keystone, Colorado
Date: June 16-19, 2019
Abstracts Due: February 13, 2019 (early)

July 2019

European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease
Description: More than two decades after the first meeting being held in Heidelberg, the European Glial Meeting has become the largest and most important international scientific reunion in glia biology in health and disease in the world.
Location: Porto, Portugal
Date: July 10-13, 2019
Abstracts Due: February 4, 2019

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Related Motor Neuron Diseases
Sponsor: Gordon Research Conference
Description: This meeting will bring together clinicians, trainees, and renowned scientists from both academia and industry to address fundamental questions surrounding the pathogenesis and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and related motor neurons diseases such as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), progressive muscular atrophy (PMA), and multisystem proteinopathy (MSP). The overall aim of this conference is to share insights from a variety of perspectives to achieve a better mutual understanding of pathogenic mechanisms and potential therapeutic approaches.
Location: West Dover, VT
Date: July 21-26, 2019
Abstracts Due: June 23, 2019

October 2019

NEW! NEALS Annual Meeting
Sponsor: Northeast ALS Consortium
Location: Clearwater Beach, FL
Date: October 2-4, 2019

Society of Neuroscience Annual Meeting
Sponsor: Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
Description: The annual meeting of the Society of Neuroscience gathers thousands of neuroscientists from around the world to debut cutting-edge research on the brain and nervous system.
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: October 19-23, 2019
Abstracts Due: May 2, 2019

December 2019

NEW! 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: Perth, Australia
Date: December 3, 2019
Abstracts Due: May 3, 2019

International Symposium on ALS/MND
Sponsor: MND Association
Description: Each year, the Symposium attracts over 1,000 delegates, representing the energy and dynamism of the global MND research community. It is the largest medical and scientific conference specific to MND/ALS and is the premier event in the MND research calendar for discussion on the latest advances in research and clinical management.
Location: Perth, Australia
Date: December 4-6, 2019
Abstracts Due: June 5, 2019

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