Axons: From Cell Biology to Pathology


The development and maintenance of axons require efficient long-range communication in the nervous system. Axons extend distances ranging from a fraction of a millimeter to more than a meter in humans, lengths that require specialized mechanisms for formation, maintenance and regeneration. Given their extreme polarity and size, axons are particularly vulnerable to the risk of degeneration and dysfunction upon injury or disease. This meeting will bring together scientists from multiple disciplines interested in the common goal of addressing problems rooted in axonal cell biology, such as intracellular transport of organelles and guidance, with a view to accelerating progress in the field of axonal biology and pathology. This is a unique meeting that will cover a broad spectrum of the latest developments in axonal research, from development and maintenance, through to survival and repair, in both the central and peripheral nervous system. Additional topics and late-breaking developments will be incorporated via talks selected from abstracts, specifically encouraging participation of young researchers and those new to the field. The multidisciplinary theme and shared focus will facilitate communication from basic to clinical neuroscience, bridging these two communities and creating unique opportunities to synergize and collaborate.

This meeting is co-located with the symposium on "Traumatic Brain Injury: Clinical, Pathological and Translational Mechanisms."
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Session Topics:
Axon Cytoskeleton and Specification
Axonal Degeneration and Regeneration
RNA Targeting and Local Translation
Axonal Signaling Mechanisms
Axonal Membrane Dynamics and Axonal Transport
Axons and Disease
Axon-Glia-Blood Vessel Interactions
Axon, Pathogens and Prion-Like Proteins

24 Jan - 27 Jan 2016
Santa Fe
United States of America
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