The prevalence of age-related neurodegenerative diseases is rapidly increasing whilst effective treatment and prevention strategies still need to be established. The urgency to discover risk-associated and causative molecular mechanisms to improve our understanding of the pathogenesis of these disorders is therefore high.
Accumulating evidence including recent cutting-edge discoveries propose both disease-specific and disease-overlapping roles of glial cells in the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases. Furthermore, regulation and function of the cerebrovasculature, blood-flow and the integrity of the blood-brain-barrier are frequently affected in neurodegenerative conditions.
The 6th International Conference on Molecular Neurodegeneration (ICMN2020) will offer a series of invited talks by well-renowned speakers to discuss Glial and Vascular Contributions to Neurodegenerative Diseases. The combination of invited talks with abstract-selected short talks and poster presentations will provide excellent opportunities for productive discussions, networking, and collaboration to further our understanding on the genetic, cell and molecular processes responsible for the most common neurodegenerative disorders.
Save the date and join us at ICMN2020 in Bangkok, Thailand on May 21-23 2020!
ICMN2020 Organizing Committee
(Guojun Bu, Henrietta Nielsen, Robert Vassar, Huaxi Xu, Hui Zheng)
Glial and Vascular Contributions to Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurodegenerative diseases collectively refer to neurological disorders that result from neurodegeneration and include, but are not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and prion diseases. These diseases, which are often associated with advanced aging and display varying degrees of dementia, have become a significant public health issue as humans live longer and the aging population grows larger. Recent advances in the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of these neurodegenerative disorders have allowed for a better understanding of the disease mechanisms.
Molecular Neurodegeneration is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses all aspects of neurodegeneration research at the molecular and cellular levels.
Guojun Bu (Molecular Neurodegeneration co-editor in chief)
Mayo Clinic FL, USA
Henrietta Nielsen (Molecular Neurodegeneration senior editor)
Stockholm University, Sweden
Robert Vassar (Molecular Neurodegeneration associate editor)
Northwestern University Medical School, USA.
Huaxi Xu (Molecular Neurodegeneration co-editor in chief)
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, USA
Hui Zheng (Molecular Neurodegeneration associate editor)
Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Review Organizing Committee bios here.
The event will consist of guest podium presentations, panel discussions and selected poster presentations.
The abstract submission platform will open December 9, 2019.
AGENDA - DAY 1
|THURSDAY, May 21|
|08:45||SESSION I: Glial Contributions to Neurodegeneration|
|10:45||SESSION II: Functional Studies of Glia|
|13:45||SESSION III: Novel Systems and Approaches|
|17:15||PANEL DISCUSSION I|
AGENDA - DAY 2
|FRIDAY, May 22|
|08:30||SESSION IV: ApoE and Vascular Contributions to Neurodegeneration|
|10:30||SESSION V: Pathogenic Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration (AD and ADRD)|
|12:35||LUNCH/EXHIBITS/MEET THE EDITORS|
|14:00||SESSION VI: Pathogenic Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration (PD and ALS)|
|16:00||SHORT TALKS II|
|17:30||PANEL DISCUSSION II|
AGENDA - DAY 3
|SATURDAY, May 23|
|08:30||SESSION VII: Neuropathology & Clinical Insights|
|10:30||SESSION VIII: Therapeutic Approaches|
|11:45||BrightFocus Foundation Travel Fellowship Awards|
|12:00||Short talk/poster awards/closing|
|12:15||LUNCH and NETWORKING|
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSES IN:
COUNTDOWN TO CONFERENCE:
|Abstract submission opens||December 9, 2019|
|Abstract submission closes||January 27, 2020|
|Notification of abstract acceptance on or around||February 15, 2020|
|Early-bird registration ends||February 28, 2020|