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Novel Methods to Exploit Stem Cells for Recovery of Human CNS Function

2011 Summit Topic / 2011 Program / 2011 Location / 2011 Application Information

 

Fourteenth International Symposium on Neural Regeneration
and Route28 Workshop

December 7-11, 2011
Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA, USA
ISNR Program PDF

 

WEDNESDAY - December 7, 2011

 

3:00 PM Arrival of participants and check-in

6:00 PM DINNER

 

7:30 PM WELCOME AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

 

Mark Tuszynski, University of California San Diego/VAMC

"Combinatorial Strategies for Regeneration after Spinal Cord Injury"

 

8:30 PM Route28 Student Teams: Social Hour and Team Assignments


THURSDAY - December 8, 2011

 

8:15 AM SESSION ONE:  Brain Machine Interface (BMI)

Chair: Doug Weber, University of Pittsburgh/VAMC

 

8:30 AM "Out of the frying pan into the fire - BCI faces real world application"

Andrea Kubler, University of Wurzburg - Germany

 

9:00 AM "Micro-electrodes in and on the cerebral cortex for decoding and encoding information"

Bradley Greger, University of Utah

 

9:30 AM "Leveraging neural plasticity for the treatment of paralysis and other movement disorders"

Chet Moritz, University of Washington

 

10:00 AM  “Is BCI technology ready for prime time? The science is mature and the consumers are willing - what are we waiting for?

Jennifer Collinger, Univ of Pittsburgh/VAMC

 

10:30 AM BREAK

 

11:00 AM FEATURED SPEAKER: Title pending

Hunter Peckham, Case Western Reserve University/VAMC

 

12:00 Noon LUNCH

 

 

1:00 PM Featured Speaker: "Regulating neural cell behavior with extracellular electrical signals"

Colin McCaig, University of Aberdeen (Scotland)

 

2:00 PM POSTER SESSION 1

 

4:00 PM: Route28 Student Teams:

Reality Check - team structures, collaborative strategies, initial concepts

 

6:00 PM DINNER

 

7:15 - 9:00 PM SESSION TWO:  DEBATE - Proposition: The future of functional recovery is robotics not regeneration

Moderator: David Shine

 

In Support: 

Vivian Mushahwar, University of Alberta

Chet Moritz, University of Washington

Doug Weber, University of Pittsburgh/VAMC

Alan Harvey, University of Western Australia

In Opposition:

Hunter Peckham, Case Western Reserve University/VAMC

Jerry Silver, Case Western Reserve University

Arthur Prochazka, University of Alberta

Additional debater TBD

 

9:00 -10:00 PM Route28 Student Teams:

Social Hour and Faculty Mentor Consults

 

 

FRIDAY - December 9, 2011

 

8:15 AM SESSION THREE: Stem Cells - The promises and challenges

Chair: Itzhak Fischer, Drexel University

 

8:30 AM "Neural Stem Cells as a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease"

Frank Laferla, University of California, Irvine

9:00 AM "Neural crest stem cells: transplantation versus recruitment for neural regeneration"

Freda Miller, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, University of Toronto

9:30 AM "Scientific and Clinical Challenges in using Stem Cells for Investigating and Treating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis"

Nicholas Maragakis, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

10:00 AM “Neural Stem Cell Therapy for Stroke: Underlying Mechanisms and Clinical Translation”

Gary Steinberg, Stanford School of Medicine

 

10:30 AM BREAK

 

11:00 AM Featured Speaker: Ed Boyden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Optogenetics: Tools for Controlling Brain Circuits with Light"

 

12:00 Noon LUNCH

 

 

1:00 PM Featured Speaker: Stefan Heller, Stanford School of Medicine

"Inner ear sensory hair cells from stem cells"

 

2:00 PM POSTER SESSION 2

 

3:30 PM: Route28 Student Teams:

Concept triage, strengths and weaknesses, exciting or not?

 

6:00 PM DINNER

 

SESSION FOUR: 7:15 - 9:00 PM Translational Approaches - "Lost in Translation"

Chair: Naomi Kleitman (NIH/NINDS)

 

8:00 PM "Avoiding bias at the bench"

David Howells, University of Melbourne

8:30 PM TBD

9:00 PM “Working toward cellular therapies to treat Huntington’s disease”

Jan Nolta, Univ. of California - Davis

9:30  – 10:30 PM Route28 Student Teams:

Social Hour and Faculty Mentor Consults

 

 

SATURDAY - December 10, 2011

 

8:15 AM SESSION FIVE: ISN Symposium on Neurochemistry and Neurobiology of Repair

Chair: Jacqueline Bresnahan, University of California, San Francisco

 

8:30 AM "The role of myelinating glia in preserving axon function"

Klaus Nave, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine - Germany

9:00 AM "The Sour Side of Sugars: Chondroitin Sulfate Signaling in Axonal Guidance"

Herb Geller, NIH/NHLBI

9:30 AM "Identification and functional characterization of novel receptors for inhibitory chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans."

Roman Giger, University of Michigan

10:00 AM “Matrix metalloproteinases as modifiers of injury and recovery processes after spinal cord injury”

Linda Noble, University of California - San Francisco

 

10:30 AM BREAK

 

11:00 AM Featured Speaker, Dwight Bergles, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

"Fate and function of glial progenitors in the, mammalian CNS"

 

12:00 Noon LUNCH

 

 

 

SUNDAY - December 11, 2011 - DEPARTURE

 

1:00 PM POSTER SESSION 3

2:00 PM Route28 Student Teams:

Final PowerPoint Presentation Preparation

Presentation submission deadline – 4PM

4:15  PM SESSION SIX: Route 28 Presentations - Novel ways to exploit stem cells for recovery of CNS function.

 

            Team 1: 15 minute presentation, 5 min Q&A

            Team 2: 15 minute presentation, 5 min Q&A

            Team 3: 15 minute presentation, 5 min Q&A

 

5:30 PM Symposium Summary

 

6:00 PM BREAK

 

6:30 PM Symposium Banquet

 

7:30 PM AWARDS CEREMONY (Banquet Hall)

 

 

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