Cincinnati--The University of Cincinnati (UC) Neuroscience Graduate
Program and the Office of Continuing Medical Education are sponsoring
The Eighth Cincinnati Neurofest symposium April 12-13 at the Kingsgate
Conference Center. The topic of this year's symposium is
"Neurodevelopment and Brain Function." The symposium begins on April 12
at 7:30 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast.
Neurofest Symposium allows us to spotlight an area of exciting new
neuroscience research at UC and beyond," said Michael Lehman, PhD,
professor of cell biology and director of the neuroscience program.
"For this year's symposium, we have assembled a truly outstanding group
of scientists from around the world whose current research will have a
major impact on the treatment of many different types of nervous system
diseases. Past symposia speakers have included Nobel Prize winners and
other top researchers in basic and clinical brain research. Over the
past few years, UC has developed a world-class neuroscience research
program and this symposium helps us build on that reputation."
purpose of the symposium is to highlight current advances in the
understanding of signals and factors that control and guide nervous
system development. This knowledge may provide new perspectives on
treating human neurological and psychiatric disorders. The keynote
speaker for this year's symposium is Zach Hall, PhD, former director of
the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS),
now president and CEO of Envivo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The symposium
will also include this year a Scripps lecturer, Anders Bjorklund, MD,
PhD, who is a leader in the use of stem cells for the treatment of
Parkinson's disease and other disorders. Topics will include the latest
research advances on stem cell neurobiology, axon guidance, cell
migration, Drosophila models, neuron and glial-fate determination and
neuronal plasticity. In addition, there will be poster presentations,
"Meet the Professor" breakfasts and a social reception/dinner at the
Newport Aquarium. This activity is designated for a maximum of 11.00
hours of Category 1 credit toward the American Medical Association
(AMA) Physician's Recognition Award. For more information or to register, call Deb Cummins at 513 558-1703.