Barriers of the CNS

The Barriers of the Central Nervous System (CNS) are a system of regulatory interfaces between the blood and the brain that are essential to brain function and have major impact on the course and treatment of many CNS diseases. The 2012 Barriers of the CNS Gordon Research Conference will present the latest, cutting edge research on the cellular and molecular mechanisms that comprise the CNS barriers and will explore state-of-the-art strategies for imaging barrier function and improving drug delivery for the treatment of human disease. The Conference will feature a wide range of sessions, including Barrier Structure and Function, Barrier Permeability and Signalling, Barrier Transporters, Drug Delivery, Barrier Alterations in Disease, Angiogenesis and Brain Tumors, Barrier Imaging, and Other Barrier Systems. Invited speakers will present of a variety of topics, ranging from biochemistry, molecular genetics, structural biology, and to disease pathophysiology, imaging, oncology, pharmaceutical sciences, and clinical therapy. The Conference will bring together a broad range of clinical and basic scientists who are at the forefront of Barriers research, and will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an ideal avenue for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas represented in the Barriers of the CNS field.
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Keynote Presentation: Barrier Modeling
(Quentin Smith / Tetsuya Terasaki / Damir Janigro)
Barrier Structure and Function
(Richard Keep, Karen Mark / Lester Drewes / Danica Stanimirovic / Ulrich Bickel / Farida Sohrabji)
Barrier Permeability and Signaling
(Pierre-Olivier Couraud, Joan Abbott / Richard Daneman / Stefan Liebner / Weihong Pan)
Barrier Imaging
(M. Waleed Gaber / Tavarekere Nagaraja / Bill Rooney / Kullervo Hynynen / Stina Syvänen)
Other Barrier Systems
(Hazel Jones / Robert Thorne / Ken-ichi Hosoya / Sarah Thomas / Jean-Francois Ghersi-Egea)
Barrier Transporters
(David Miller, Reina Bendayan / Jean-Michel Scherrmann / Elizabeth Hopper-Borge / Ian Simpson / Anika Hartz / Anne Mehringer)
Drug Delivery
(Margaretta Hammarlund-Udenaes, David Smith / Alexander Kabanov / Li Di / Romeo Cecchelli / Michel Demuele)
Barrier Alterations in Disease
(Damir Janigro / Jim Connor / Maria Deli / Greg Bix)
Angiogenesis and Brain Tumors
(Gert Fricker / Ed Neuwelt / Olaf Van Tellingen / Clinton Stewart)

17 Jun - 22 Jun 2012
new london
United States of America
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