Save the date! 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 Lecturers

Julie Harris, PhD

Cajal Neuroscience

Michael Ward, MD, PhD

National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke/NIH

Call for abstracts open!

Deadline: February 15 by 11:59p CST

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. Work from all levels, basic science to clinically translated work, is appropriate for submission. We are seeking 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.”  


Stay tuned for the registration call. Please note even if you submit an abstract you will need to register.


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.