The Annual Hope Center Retreat will be held at the Danforth Plant Science Center on April 18, 2023.

12th Annual Hope Center Retreat

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

All day event
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Hope Center Lecture

Michael Ward, MD, PhD

National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
National Institutes of Health

Call for Registration is open!

Hope Center faculty members, postdocs and graduate students are invited to attend the annual Hope Center Retreat at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center on April 18.

Deadline to register: Friday, April 7

Registration is required for anyone wishing to attend.

Please note even if you submitted an abstract you will need to register.

Stay tuned for more details including retreat agenda!

Call for abstracts closed

Thanks to all who submitted an abstract!

Poster presenters have been confirmed. Please note the following when preparing your poster:
  • Poster dimensions must be no larger than 4’ x 4’.
  • You will be assigned a number as we get closer to the retreat. It is not necessary to include space for a number on the poster.
  • If your project was supported by the Hope Center (e.g., by a pilot award or use of a Hope Center Core), please include the Hope Center logo in your presentation.
Poster printing options

There are also online places such as PosterSmith that can print same-day and offer quick, free shipping.

The Hope Center solicits 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. Work from all levels, basic science to clinically translated work, is appropriate for submission. We seek to highlight work from each of the eight Research Interest Groups.

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.”  


The Hope Center Annual Retreat provides an opportunity to go off-site for a day, focus on Hope Center research, and learn more about transnational Neuroscience outside Washington University. 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 and a poster session. Keynote lectures feature invited speakers who lead their fields with a research/clinical program aligned with the Hope Center mission.

Stay tuned for details below and also on the Office of Neuroscience Research (ONR) Calendar.

For questions about the Hope Center Retreat contact the Hope Center.

Hope Center Awards

Recognizing an exceptional presentation by a trainee at the Annual Hope Center Retreat.

Hope Center Lecture

The keynote Hope Center Lecture is presented at the Annual Hope Center Retreat.