XIV European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease

Program at a glance

Status: November 2018 (preliminary)

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
09:00–16:00 Registration (for Introductory Course)
10:00–16:00 Introductory Course  
     
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
07:30–19:00 Registration Workshops & Meeting Exhibition
08:30–12:30 Workshops
  W01
Emerging technologies to study glial cells
W02
Glia cells as drug targets: the industry view point
             
W03
Studying microglial heterogeneity and its implication in brain disorders using complementary cutting-edge technologies
W04
Imaging glial cells: image analysis tools to optimize data collection
W05
Reprogramming of glial cells into neural stem cells and neurons: mechanisms and applications
13:00–13:15 Opening
13:15–14:15

Plenary Lecture L1
Cagla Eroglu (Durham, US): How do astrocytes sculpt
synaptic circuits?

14:15–17:15

Poster Session I

17:15–19:15 Symposia I (S01–S05)
S01
Role of astrocytes in sensori-motor integration in rhythm generating neuronal networks
S02
Using Drosophila for investigations of glia based human diseases
S03
Mechanobiology of glial cells
S04
Pericyte function in the normal and pathological brain
S05
Linking genetics and epigenetics to microglia biology
19:15–20:15

Plenary Lecture L2
William Talbot (Stanford, US): Genetic analysis of glial biology in zebrafish

Thursday, July 11, 2019
07:30–19:00 Meeting registration Exhibition
08:30–09:30

Plenary Lecture L3
Christian Klämbt (Münster, DE): Divide and conquer: how glia separates and unites neurons in the fly brain

09:30–10:00 Coffee Break
10:00–12:00 Symposia II (S06–S10)
S06
Role of GABAergic neurons in controlling oligodendroglia function and shaping their own myelination
S07
Role of microglia in neurodegeneration
S08
From astrocyte functions to behavioural dysfunctions: searching the cellular roots of CNS disorders
S09
Glial scars: beneficial and negative impact on CNS repair
S10
Diversity and pathological impact of the glial microenvironment in brain tumors
12:00–12:45

Lunch Break

13:00–16:00 Poster Session II
16:00–18:00 Symposia III (S11–S15)
S11
Ionic excitability of astroglia beyond (and towards) calcium in health and disease
S12
Astrocytic phagocytosis and clearance in health and diseases
S13
Signals regulating developmental and adaptive myelination in the CNS
S14

Peripheral NS glia-interactions within the neuroimmunoaxis

S15
Genetic regulation of microglia development, functions and cellular interactions in the zebrafish
18:00–19:00 Plenary Lecture L4
Leda Dimou (Ulm, DE): NG2-glia: A journey through their mystery in health and disease
Friday, July 12, 2019
07:30–18:00 Meeting registration Exhibition
08:30–09:30 Plenary Lecture L5
Baljit S. Khakh (Los Angeles, US): Cells that tile your brain: astrocyte roles in neural circuits and disease
09:30–10:00 Coffee Break
10:00–12:00 Symposia IV (S16–S20)
S16
Reawakening the sleeping beauty: transgressing the lineage barrier from glia to neuron
S17
Role of glia in risk for psychiatric disorders
S18
Molecular, structural, and functional specialization of astrocytic domains
S19
The plasticity of myelinating glia
S20
Microglia in structural and functional circuit shaping: from physiology to pathology
12:00–12:45 Lunch Break
13:00–16:00 Poster Session III
16:00–18:00 Symposia V (S21–25)
S21
Microglia in structural and functional circuit shaping: from physiology to pathology
S22
Oligodendrocyte diversity and dynamics in development and repair
S23
Circuit remodeling by glial cells in development and disease
S24
Astrocytes and their regulation of adult neurogenesis and pathological states
S25

Contribution of glial extracellular vesicles to neurodegenerative diseases

Saturday, July 13, 2019
07:30–14:15 Meeting registration Exhibition
08:30–09:30 Plenary Lecture L6
Elly Hol (Utrecht, NL):
Astrocytes in brain diseases: role in synapse dysfunction and cognitive impairment
09:30–10:00 Coffee Break
10:00–12:00 Symposia VI (S26–S30)
S26
Reactive astrocytes in waste clearance and regeneration – general and disease-specific responses, opportunities for treatment
S27
Exploiting glutamate signaling to promote myelin remodeling and repair
S28
Metabolic dialogue between astrocytes and neurons is required for long-term memory
S29
Generating and regenerating myelinating Schwann cells
S30

Oligodendrocytes: maturation, metabolism and functions beyond myelin biogenesis

12:15–13:00 Plenary Lecture L7
Brian MacVicar (Vancouver, CA): Neuron-glial communication in brain health and disease
14:00–14:15  Closing