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.

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 - 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.


7:30 – 8:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

4th 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


Vulcan Park and Museum


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