Strategies to stimulate neuroregeneration and neurorestoration hold promise to vastly improve the treatment of a range of neurological diseases and injuries, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis (MS). While progress has been made in understanding the cellular mechanisms of these processes, more research is needed in order to translate this knowledge into more effective treatments that restore function to the central nervous system.
This 2-day convening will bring together leading researchers, clinicians, industry, and governmental stakeholders from around the world to explore neuroregenerative processes and identify strategies for translating knowledge into treatments for neurodegenerative diseases and nervous system injuries. Plenary sessions will be designed to present emerging basic and clinical research in the following areas: neurodegenerative disease-modifying therapies that slow progression; mechanisms of neuroplasticity, including the role of dendritic spines, axonal growth, synaptic plasticity, inflammation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial function, and autophagy; glial function in the central nervous system; cutting-edge strategies to promote and modify neurogenesis; and biomarker and imaging modalities for neuroregeneration. The conference will conclude with an interactive panel discussion exploring future directions, critical open questions, and promising therapies in the field of neuroregeneration and neurorestoration.
Call for Abstracts
Abstract submissions are invited for a poster session, and two abstracts will be selected for Late-breaking Data Blitz Presentations. For complete submission instructions, please send an email to Neuroregeneration17@nyas.org with the words "Abstract Information" in the subject line. There is no need to type a message; instructions will be forwarded automatically. The deadline for abstract submission is April 10, 2017.
Call for Early Career and Underrepresented Minority Investigator Travel Fellowship Applications
The deadline for submission of applications is April 10, 2017. Applications are invited from qualified early career and underrepresented minority investigators. For detailed information on eligibility and application instructions, please send an email to Neuroregeneration17@nyas.org with the words "Fellowship Information" in the subject line. There is no need to type a message; instructions will be forwarded automatically. Please call 212.298.8697 with any questions.
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Registration includes a complimentary, one-year membership to the New York Academy of Sciences. Complimentary memberships are provided to non-members only and cannot be used to renew or extend existing or expiring memberships. A welcome email will be sent upon registration which will include your membership credentials.