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Synapses: Formation, Function and Misfunction (Z3)


Organizer(s) Matthew B. Dalva, Peter Scheiffele and Yishi Jin
April 11—15, 2010
Snowbird Resort • Snowbird, Utah USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 10, 2009
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 6, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 10, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 11, 2010

Supported by The Directors' Fund


Summary of Meeting:
During the last half-decade, a host of cellular mechanisms guiding synapse development have been identified. Exciting new links are being forged between our growing understanding of the basic processes and certain diseases. A major driving force in current research of synapses is new technologies. We propose to develop a meeting that would focus on these areas. Our meeting will bring together scientists working on the basic biological questions of how synapses form in model organisms, the development of new technology, and those with interests in understanding the links to human diseases.

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Scholarships/Awards

Scholarship / Award Information


Scholarship Deadline: December 10, 2009 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
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Scholarships

Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


Eligibility


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.


Review Criteria


Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

Application Process


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