The Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration and Repair

November 30, 2021 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST | Location: Virtual

Registration Deadline: Nov. 15, 2021

The ASCB 2021 Doorstep Meeting will focus on the cell biology of neuronal homeostasis, neurodegeneration and neuroregeneration, with exciting research talks from senior and junior leaders in the field, including: George Langford, Pietro De Camilli, Frank Bradke, Ai Yamamoto, and Andrea Stavoe. The meeting will also feature a Panel Session on the Therapeutic Development, with experts from research foundations and pharma/biotech, including Shalini Padmanbhan and Lucie Bruijn.

The meeting will be highly interactive, with two networking sessions focused on science, and a third session focused on approaches to improve inclusivity in cell biology. The majority of talks will be chosen from submitted abstracts, giving participants the opportunity to present and receive feedback from session attendees.

The Doorstep Meeting is the ideal platform for junior and senior investigators to connect and jumpstart new ideas for therapeutic intervention.

This full-day meeting will take place virtually on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST. The meeting is being organized by Erika Holzbaur of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Andrea Stavoe of the University of Texas Health McGovern Medical School.

Meeting Objectives

  • To provide an up-to-date view of the cell biology of neurodegenerative diseases, including ALS, Parkinson’s, and Hutchinson’s.
  • To empower neuroscientists to consider cell biology in their research and cell biologists to consider focusing their attention on neurons and glia.
  • To provide attendees and speakers with opportunities to interact one-on-one in settings that promote in-depth discussions and foster new types of collaboration between cell biologists and neuroscientists towards the development of novel approaches to understand and treat neurodegenerative disease.

Give a Short Talk at the Doorstep Meeting

ASCB is now accepting abstracts to present a short virtual talk at the Doorstep Meeting. Participants will have the unique opportunity to present in front of their peers while receiving immediate feedback from experts to help strengthen their presentation skills.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 1*

*Must be registered for the Doorstep Meeting by October 22 to be considered.

Need Financial Assistance to Attend?

ASCB is offering need-based grants to its members to offset registration costs to attend the virtual Doorstep Meeting. The Doorstep Meeting grant is supported by The Kavli Foundation.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 10

The 2021 Doorstep Meeting is generously supported by The Kavli Foundation.