Brain in Flux 2019

Saint-Paulen, Quebec
Friday, August 09, 2019

Brain in Flux 2019
Friday, August 09, 2019 12:00 PM -
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:00 AM (Eastern Time)

Le Baluchon
3550 Chemin Des Trembles
Saint-Paulen, Quebec J0K 3G0

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Dear Colleagues:
You are invited to attend Brain in Flux: Genetic, Physiologic, and Therapeutic Perspectives on Transporters in the Nervous System, an ISN Satellite Meeting being held in Le Baluchon Eco Lodge, Quebec, just 1hr30 (146 km) from Montreal.

The organizers will bring together leading experts in the study of brain transporter proteins whose activities regulate CNS metabolism, excitability and signaling, with a goal of sharing methods, paradigms and concepts, identifying opportunities for collaboration, and elucidating paths to translation of recent findings to better treatments for brain disorders.

1) Vesicular transport: from cells to circuits;
2) From biophysical structure to function;
3) Amino acid transporters;
4) Sexual Dimorphism in transporter expression and function;
5) Transporters in information processing;
6) Contribution of transporters to astrocyte-neuron interactions and
7) Transporters in disease and as therapeutic targets

The organizing committee will select additional speakers based on abstracts submitted.  First, ten (10) trainees (pre or post-doctoral fellows) will give data blitzes (5 min) summarizing key findings in their upcoming poster.  Second, seven (7) speaking slots are reserved faculty who submit abstracts.  If funds allow, we will provide these individuals with modest support to attend the meeting.

After the poster session, the organizing committee will select up to ten (10) trainees for travel awards of $500 each.  These awards will be announced on the last day of the meeting; awardees will be given a certificate.  Organizers expect the available rooms to be completely booked so attendees are encouraged to register early.

So plan now to join us and we look forward to seeing you in Quebec!


Sandra Hewett, Co-Chair

Vania Prado, Co-Chair

Organizing Committee:

Randy Blakely

Lynette Daws

Annette Fleckenstein

Aurelio Galli

Paul Gasser

Salah El Mestikawy

Michael B. Robinson

Renae Ryan

Ali Salahpour


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Registration Includes:
    (4) Breakfasts
    (4) Lunches
    (4) Dinners
    (2) Poster Sessions
    Conference Materials

    Fee BEFORE May 30:
    Faculty/Researcher - $250
    Postdoc - $225
    Student - $150
    Social Guest - $100

    4-Night Room/Tax:
    Single - $1,040
    Double - $1,560
    Share Room - $780

    Fee AFTER May 30:
    Faculty - $375
    Postdoc - $350
    Student - $225

    Paying by check?
    Make payable to:
    Brain in Flux Conference

    Mail to:
    Sheilah Jewart, Registrar
    Brain in Flux Conference
    9037 Ron Den Lane
    Windermere, FL 34786


             TRAVEL AWARDS
               Deadline:  May 31
    If funds allow, Travel Awards will
    be awarded to trainees to help
    defray travel costs. Abstract and
    poster presented to qualify.