ISN 2013 Glial Satellite

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Wed, April 17     

 15:00 - 18:30

 17:00 - 18:00

PLENARY LECTURE: What we know and what we do not know about microglia in the intact CNS
Monica J. Carson, University of California Riverside, USA
 18:30 - 20:30

SYMPOSIUM 1.  Role of Glial Cells in CNS Development
Regulation of radial progenitor cells by the neurogenic niche
Ismael Galve-Roperh, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Making Neurons from Glia and Pericytes: the Wizardry of Transcription Factors
Benedikt Berninger, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universitat Munchen, Germany

Neuron-Glia-Immune Signaling in the patterning of neural circuits
Beth Stevens, Children's Hospital, Boston USA

Apoptosis-coupled phagocytosis shapes adult hippocampal neurogenesis
Amanda Sierra, Fundacion Ikerbasque, Universidad del Pais Basco, Leioa, Spain

Welcome Reception
Thur, April 18

8:00 - 10:00

SYMPOSIUM 2.  Radial Glia: New Functions

Neuronal migration and Bergmann glia: Signalling mechanisms
Flavia Gomes, Department of Anatomy, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Transcriptional profiling of Bergmann glia cells
Gabriel Corfas, F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, Children's Hospital, Boston, USA

Purinergic signalling in Bergmann glia cells
Micaela Galante, CNRS UMR 8619, Universite Paris-sud, France

NMDA receptors in Muller glia
Ana Maria Lopez-Colome, Instituto de Fisiologia Celular, UNAM, Mexico
10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:30

SYMPOSIUM 3.  Glutamine Transporters: Beyond the Glutamate/glutamine Cycle

Phosphorylation of the glial glutamate transporter SN1: Membrane trafficking regulation
Farrukh Abbas Chaudhry, Centre for Molecular Biology, Oslo, Norway

SNAT2 transceptor signalling
Hari Hundai, University of Dundee, UK

Glutamate turnover in cerebellum: Restricted Role of GLAST/EAAT1
Arturo Ortega, Cinvestav-IPN, México DF, México

SNAT3 in radial glia:  Functional coupling with GLAST/EAAAT1
Angelina Rodriguez, Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Mexico
12:30 - 14:15

Lunch and Poster Session
14:15 - 16:30

Oral Presentations
16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break
17:00 - 19:00

SYMPOSIUM 4.  Signalling Regulating Microglia in Inflammatory Processes

Extracellular Matrix regulation of microglial activation; the input of astrocytes
Richard Milner, The Scripps Research Institute, California, USA

Cooperation between Toll-like receptor and inflammasome signalling in microglia
Tammy Kielian, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA

CX3CR1: Many roles in neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration
Bruce Lamb, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, USA

IRF8 and microglial properties and function in the healthy and disturbed CNS
Iain L. Campbell, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

Evening to enjoy Merida
Fri, April 19

8:00 - 10:00

SYMPOSIUM 5.  The Role of Glia Regulating the Immune Response

Role of M1 and M2 Macrophages/Microglia in Neurinflammation
Etty (Tika) Benveniste, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA

T-glial cell interaction at sites of innate responses in CNS
Bente Finsen, Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

The battle for the brain: Macrophage/microglia versus brain tumor initiating cells
V.Wee Yong, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Manipulating microglia and macrophages to promote recovery after spinal cord injury
Phillip G. Popovich, Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair, The Ohio State Univ, Columbus, OH
10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:30

SYMPOSIUM 6.  Glial Cells in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Deciphering the signaling pathway related to connexin43 in gliomas and reactive astrocytes. A search for new therapeutic targets
Arantxa Tabernero, Institute of Neuroscience Castilla y León (INCYL), University of Salamanca, Spain

Regulation of myelination by astrocytes
Sue Barnett, University of Glasgow, UK

Phenotypically aberrant astrocytes mediating motor neuron loss and inflammation in ALS
Luis Barbeito, Instituto de Investigaciones Biologicas Clemente Estable, Montevideo, Uruguay

Astrocyte-microglia communication in neurodegenerative disease
Michel Heneka, University of Bonn, Germany
12:30 - 14:15

Lunch and Poster Session
14:15 - 16:30

Oral Presentations
16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:00

PLENARY LECTURE:  Astrocytes and the Pathophysiology of Ischemic White Matter Injury
Bruce R. Ransom, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, USA

Closing Dinner
Sat, April 20


Coaches to Cancun for the ISN-ASN Biennial Joint Meeting April 20-24, 2013


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Payment Instructions

  • Registration Fee Include:
    Welcome Reception
    (3) Buffet Breakfasts
    (2) Luncheons
    (1) Closing Dinner
    Conference Materials
    Scheduled Cancun Transfer

    Registration Fee before Feb 15:
    Senior Researcher @ $300
    Post Doc @ $275
    Student @ $250

    Registration Fee after Feb 15:
    Senior Researcher @ $400
    Post Doc @ $310
    Student @ $280

    Guest Registration @ $100
    Includes Welcome Reception
    Closing Dinner
    Scheduled Cancun Transfer

             Deadline:  Feb 15