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Neuroinflammation: Concepts, Characteristics, Consequences (E5)

Organizer(s) Richard M. Ransohoff, Christopher K. Glass and V. Hugh Perry
June 19—23, 2017
Keystone Resort • Keystone, Colorado USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Feb 21, 2017
Abstract Deadline: Mar 21, 2017
Scholarship Deadline: Feb 21, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Apr 19, 2017

Sponsored by Biogen, BioLegend, Inc., Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Shire Human Genetic Therapies and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Summary of Meeting:
Neuroinflammation comprises the interaction of two formidably complex organ systems. Two considerations motivate this meeting: first that the communities of neuroscientists and immunologists urgently need to formulate and deploy a joint set of concepts to promote mechanistic progress (hence a meeting of the two), and second that neuroinflammation, broadly conceived, operates throughout life from embryogenesis through old age with consequences bearing on the most serious health concerns ranging from autism and schizophrenia to dementia. What’s needed in this field (for example) is for immunologists to acquire a working knowledge of neuroscience (e.g., electrophysiology, neurotransmitters, behavior) and for neuroscientists to become comfortable with the cells, proteins and animating concepts of contemporary immunology. The optimal venue for such exchange lies in the presentation of compelling multidisciplinary research to a joint audience in the Keystone Symposia format. As such, this meeting aims to: 1) Integrate the intrinsic “immune” elements of the CNS (microglia, complement, certain chemokines) into a broader scheme of neurodevelopment and to indicate where aberrant function of these elements might conduce to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism; 2) Characterize the neuroinflammatory processes which typify aging and integrate this temporal dynamic into the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease; and 3) Share model systems (particularly invertebrate) and technical innovations which can be particularly powerful for generating mechanistic insights into neuroinflammatory processes.

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Biogen ECITA Scholarship Recipients

Carlo Condello
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Chintan Chhatbar
Twincore, Centre of Experimental and Clinical Infection Research, Germany

Aurora Kraus
University of New Mexico, USA

Soraya Martín-Suarez
Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, Spain

Anzela Niraula
Ohio State University, USA

Stephanie Nadine Reichel
Ulm University, Germany