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


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

Mechanisms Driving Motor Neuron Degeneration
Sponsor: Gordon Research Conference
Description: The main goal of this inaugural Gordon Research Seminar is to provide an enriching environment for trainees to exchange ideas, present unpublished data and receive feedback, and network in the expanding field of motor neuron disease biology.
Location: West Dover, VT
Date: July 20-21, 2019
Abstracts Due: June 22, 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

September 2019

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: Long Beach, CA
Date: September 22-24, 2019
Abstracts Due: June 7, 2019

October 2019

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

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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