2014 Conference on Glial Biology in Medicine

Conference date graphic for October 12-14, 2014

The UAB Center for Glial Biology in Medicine will serve as host for the upcoming "2014 Conference on Glial Biology in Medicine" scheduled for October 12-14, 2014 at the UAB Alumni House. Currently confirmed outside speakers are David Attwell, Douglas Coulter, Anna Devor, Mark Freeman, Constantin Iadecola, Jonathan Kipnis, Rita Sattler, Nenad Sestan, Shai Shaham, Dennis Steindler and Berislav Zlokovic along with a number of UAB faculty. Conference themes are Glia and Autism Spectrum, Microglia in Health and Disease, Glia Vascular Interaction, Model Systems and Astrocytes and Disease.


Registration is closed.

A limited number of rooms will be available at the Doubletree Hotel at UAB for conference attendees at a rate of $120 plus taxes. Please refer to "Glial Biology Conference" when confirming a reservation. Hotel contact information is 205.933.9000. Check in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 12:00pm. Parking is available for hotel guests at $5.00 per day.

Travel Awards:  A limited number of travel awards will be available upon request and considered in the order of date received. Requests should include a letter of support from applicant’s mentor or department chair along with a current biosketch or CV. Travel awardees will be expected to present a poster on their current research. Please forward all requests to Anne Wailes awailes@uab.edu.

Abstract submission and deadlines: Abstracts should be submitted by September 1, 2014 and should not exceed 300 words. Posters should not exceed 54" x 36". Supplies for hanging posters will be available on site.

Travel InformationBirmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) serves as the primary airport for Birmingham including daily service with American, Continental, Delta, Southwest, United and USAirways.

Conference poster.

Please contact Anne Wailes for additional information or questions awailes@uab.edu or 205.975.0259.