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.
Response requested: RSVP for 5th Annual Hope Center Retreat
Retreat Date/Location: Tuesday, May 5, Danforth Plant Science Center
RSVP Deadline: Friday, April 24
The Annual Hope Center Retreat is approaching and we are requesting RSVPs from all who plan to attend. Note also that we are asking anyone who wishes to attend — including those who have been confirmed for a poster or talk — complete the RSVP form. This information, including the timing of your RSVP, will be useful in planning, especially if there is overwhelming response and we have to place a cap on the number of attendees. There may be charges for “no shows”.
This year, in addition to highlighting outstanding research from Hope Center Labs, we will also host Dr. Rajesh Ranganathan from the NINDS Office of Translational Research and Dr. Daria Mochly-Rosen from Stanford University.
PIs: Please forward this message to your lab members.
This message has been distributed to Hope Center faculty as well as lab members who are on our list. PIs, please forward to your lab members to ensure that all in your lab have an opportunity to attend (in case some are not yet on our distribution list).
Just as we have in previous years, we will offer a shuttle that will go from the Medical Campus to the Danforth Plant Science Center in the morning, and then return to the Medical Campus at the close of the Retreat. If you would like to take the shuttle, please indicate this on the rsvp as shuttle space is limited.
Click on the Link below to submit your RSVP:
Please contact Jan Konrad (email@example.com) for any questions or concerns. Thanks in advance for your RSVP, and we look forward to your participation at the Retreat!
Please check back for the 2015 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.)
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-Rambach, PhD, 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.