Annual Retreat

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The Hope Center Annual Retreat provides an opportunity to go off-site for a day and focus on Hope Center research.  Hope Center faculty and members of their laboratories learn about the latest findings and future directions of member labs in the context of short talks, a panel discussion and a poster session.

Beginning in 2013, the Annual Retreat also features the Hope Center Lecture.  The Fifth Annual Hope Center Retreat will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Danforth Plant Science Center, featuring Daria Mochly-Rosen (Stanford) as the Hope Center Lecturer.  Details also will be posted on the Neuroscience Calendar of the Office of Neuroscience Research.

For general questions about the Annual Retreat, please contact Celeste Karch or Carlos Cruchaga.

Retreat program

2015 Call for Abstracts

Fifth Annual Hope Center Retreat
Danforth Plant Science Center

Abstract Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015
Retreat Date: Tuesday May 5, 2015

The Hope Center for Neurological Disorders will hold its fifth annual Retreat on Tuesday May 5, 2015 at the Danforth Plant Science Center.  This is an all-day Retreat and will feature short talks, a poster session, and a keynote address: Daria Mochly-Rosen (Stanford University) will give the Hope Center Lecture.

Call for Abstracts
The Hope Center is soliciting abstract submissions from graduate students, post docs and junior faculty who are interested in presenting their work at the Retreat as a short talk or a poster.  Graduate student and post doc presenters are eligible for a Hope Center Award.

How to submit an abstract
•         Abstracts should reflect work that is consistent with the Hope Center mission, to improve the lives of people living with neurological disorders, through collaborative research that aims to discover fundamental mechanisms of neurodegeneration and repair, and translate that new understanding into cures and treatments.
•         To submit an abstract, please complete the attached form and submit by Friday, February 20.

    • Please answer the questions on page 1 of the form, and enter the abstract on page 2.
    • Note that the abstract should be no longer than a single page.
    • Please forward all application materials to Jan Konrad.
    • In considering whether the abstract is eligible for a talk or a poster, note that talk presentations should reflect projects in an advanced stage; posters can be projects in any stage.

•         The Hope Center Steering Committee will review all submissions and assign each abstract as a poster or a talk.
•         Decisions on submissions will be made by Wednesday, March 25.

Hope Center Awards
•         Graduate student and post doc presenters are eligible for a Hope Center Award.  An award of $1000 each will be given to one poster presenter and one short talk presenter whose work best fulfills the mission of the Hope Center.
•         Judging will be based on scientific merit of submitted abstracts, relevance to the Hope Center mission, and presentation at the Retreat.   Award winners will be announced in the days following the Retreat, and winners will present their work at the Monday Noon Hope Center/Neurology seminar on June 2.

Details on the retreat agenda will be distributed via email as they are finalized, and also will be posted on the Retreat page of the Hope Center website.  (FYI, rsvp’s for the Retreat will be collected separately.)

Calendar Summary

Friday, February 20, 2015: Abstract Deadline
Wednesday, March 25, 2015: Decisions on submissions
Tuesday May 5, 2015: Annual RetreatMonday
Monday, June 1, 2015: Presentations by Hope Center Award Winners at Monday Noon Hope Center/Neurology seminar

Please contact us with any questions.  We look forward to your submissions!

Carlos and Celeste

Hope Center Awards

Graduate student and post doc presenters at the Hope Center Retreat are eligible for a Hope Center Award.  An award of $1000 each will be given to one poster presenter and one short talk presenter whose work best fulfills the mission of the Hope Center. Judging will be based on scientific merit, relevance to the Hope Center mission, and presentation at the Retreat.  Award winners are announced in the days following the Retreat, and present their work at a Monday Noon Hope Center/Neurology seminar.

Winners of the 2014 Hope Center Awards:

Shannon Macauley-RambachPhD, postdoc in the lab of David Holtzman
“Investigating the mechanistic link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease: the effects of the hyperglycemia on neuronal activity and Amyloid beta levels within the brain’s interstitial fluid”

Matthew MacEwan, grad student in the labs of Dan Moran and Wilson Ray
“Neuroregenerative electrodes enable functional electrical stimulation of peripheral motor axons and distal musculature”

Sarah Kaufman and David Sanders, grad students in the lab of Marc Diamond
“Distinct tau prion strains propagate in cells and mice and define different tauopathies”

For a list of past Hope Center Award Winners, click here.

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The fourth annual Hope Center Retreat was held at the Danforth Plant Science Center on April 15, 2014.

2014 Retreat Program

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