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Myelin
Gordon Research Conference

Myelin Through the Ages: Evolution, Development, Degeneration and Disease

Dates

March 18-23, 2018

Location

Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express
Ventura, CA Site Information

Organizers

Chairs:
Patrizia Casaccia & David H. Rowitch

Vice Chairs:
Catherine Lubetzki & Kelly Monk

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by February 18, 2018. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

Based on progress in the field and the increasing integration of genomics and patient-specific models, this Myelin GRC will be focused on human biology through various ages of development, while giving also a perspective on age-related myelin dysfunction leading to disease. The program of this conference will take a "life course" approach to the study of myelin. The emphasis will be on integrating basic science with human biology and mechanisms of myelin development with those of myelin pathology, in the central and peripheral nervous system. The Conference will bring together speakers in basic and clinical sciences, leaders and scientists who are new to the field, senior and junior investigators, with the intent to favor and promote innovative discussion that will extend the impact of myelin biology. The Conference will provide ample opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format. Every session will also feature 1-2 short talks from trainees selected from the abstracts. The Conference will include programmed discussion sessions, as well as opportunities for informal gatherings to brainstorm and share experiences, while fostering cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas represented.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Myelin" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

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Session Titles

The Conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by July 1, 2017. Please check back for updates.

  • Evolution of Myelin
  • Fetal Myelin
  • Myelin Development in Early Childhood
  • Adolescent Myelin: Developmental Origins of Psychiatric Diseases
  • Myelin Homeostasis
  • Myelin Disease: Mechanisms and Treatments
  • Rogue Myelin
  • Aging Myelin
  • Myelin Regeneration and New Therapies
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