Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Date: June 14-17, 2017
Abstracts Due: April 3, 2017
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
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: June 24-27, 2017
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
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
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
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
Description: More details available soon!
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Date: September 16-21, 2017
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
Location: Washington, DC
Date: November 11-15, 2017
Abstracts Due: May 6, 2017
Location: Boston, MA
Date: December 7, 2017
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: Boston, MA
Date: December 8-10, 2017
Abstracts Due: May 26, 2017