• Bevill Neuroscience Symposium 2011

    Bevill Conference on Cognition and Cognitive Disorders Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Children's Harbor Building Registration and Abstract Submission Form Sponsored by the Bevill Family, the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center and the Cognition and Cognitive Disorders Initiative. On October 4, 2011, The University of Alabama at Birmingham will host the 2011 Bevill Conference on Cognition and Cognitive Disorders at Children's Harbor. Leaders in the field will discuss the latest breakthroughs in understanding basic mechanisms underlying cognition and devastating cognitive disorders. Register Now - Free registration to hear world-class speakers on cognition - Free breakfast for registered guests - Free box lunch and snacks for registered guests - Free evening reception at Birmingham's historic Vulcan Park - Free CME credit available Poster Session A poster session will feature work from UAB scientists researching different approaches to cognition and cognitive disorders. Cash prizes for best posters! The poster session will take place on the sky bridge between North Pavilion and the UAB Women and Infant's Center. Agenda 7:30 – 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast 4 th Floor Atrium, Children’s Harbor Building 8:30 – 12:00 Morning Session: Basic Mechanisms of Cognition Bradley Lecture Center, Children’s Harbor Building “Transcriptional and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Drug Addiction” Eric J. Nestler, MD PhD Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics Chair of Neuroscience Director, Friedman Brain Institute Mount Sinai Medical Center “Targets of Histone Acetylation Important for Long-Term Memory Storage” Ted Abel, PhD Brush Family Professor of Biology University of Pennsylvania "Histone Methylation in Memory Formation" Farah Lubin, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurobiology University of Alabama at Birmingham “A Role for Astrocytes in Memory Consolidation” Cristina Alberini, PhD Professor of Neural New York University “Ongoing Neural Activity and Visual Attention” Kristina Visscher, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurobiology University of Alabama at Birmingham 12:00 – 1:30 Poster Session and Lunch Women’s and Infants Center Rotunda, North Pavilion Atrium, and Joining Walkway 1:30 – 5:00 Afternoon Session: Cognitive Disorders of Aging Bradley Lecture Center, Children’s Harbor Building “Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression in Health and Disease” Li-Huei Tsai, PhD Picower Professor of Neuroscience Director, The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Massachusetts Institute of Technology “DNA Methylation in Memory Formation” J. David Sweatt, PhD Evelyn F. McKnight Professor and Chair of Neurobiology Director, McKnight Brain Institute University of Alabama at Birmingham “Sympathetic Sprouting, Hippocampal Cholinergic Innervation, and the Rescue of Deficits in Plasticity and Learning” Lori McMahon, PhD Professor of Physiology and Biophysics University of Alabama at Birmingham “Strategies to Reverse Neural Network Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease” Lennart Mucke, MD Joseph B. Martin Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience Director, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease University of California, San Francisco “Brain systems abnormalities underlying cognitive neurodegenerative disorders: From basic human neuroscience to potential clinical trial markers” Bradford C. Dickerson, MD Associate Professor of Neurology Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School 6:00 – 8:00 Reception Vulcan Park and Museum Poster
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