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Vis à vis in the Brain: The Neuron-Glia Interface

September 9-11, 2024 | Medical Center University of Freiburg - Hörsaal Killianstrasse

The human mind is conventionally recognized as only derived from neuronal activity, with the dynamic activity of neurons involved in the transfer and processing of information. Glial cells, traditionally thought of simply as the “glue” of the nervous system, were thought to be uninvolved in information processing and only ensuring homeostatic maintenance. Recent evidence has now largely recognized that these cell types play many critical roles in the development and function of the brain.

Our conference entitled “Vis à vis in the Brain: The Neuron-Glia Interface” will bring together experts from Neuroscience, Neurotechnology, and Neuroimmunology to highlight and present the most recent developments and unpublished discoveries. It will take place at the Medical Center-University of Freiburg, just a few minutes from the bustling city center.

We cordially invite everyone to join us in Freiburg, inviting participants at all career stages working to participate in this meeting, discussing and exchanging latest discoveries and findings with regards to the Neuron-Glia interface.

Program

Monday Sept. 9, 2024

12:00 - 12:50 | Registration Hörsaal Killianstraße
13:00 - 13:15 | Opening and Welcome | TBA


13:15- 15:15 | Session I: Neuron and Glia in Health
Chair: TBA


13:00 - 13:30 | Functional diversity of inhibitory amygdala circuits | Sabine Krabbe (Bonn)
13:30 - 14:00 | Microglia modulate neurovascular responses via compartment-specific actions | Adam Denes (Budapest)
14:00 - 14:30 | Microglia – mediators of synapse remodeling in health and disease | Martin Fuhrmann (Bonn)
14:30 - 14:45 | Short Talk: TBA | TBA
14:45 - 15:00 | Short Talk: TBA | TBA


15:15 - 15:30 | Coffee Break


15:30 - 16:15 | Keynote Lecture | TBA | Michael Wegner (Erlangen)


16:15 - 17:15 | Workshops

16:15 - 16:35 | ScaleBio (Workshop)


18:00 - 20:30 | Poster (Wine and cheese)

Tuesday Sept. 10, 2024

08:30 - 10:30 | Session II: Bench to Bedside
Chair: Juergen Grauvogel and TBA

08:30 - 09:00 | TBA | Julia Nakagawa (Freiburg)
09:00 - 09:15 | TBA | Tareq Juratli (Dresden)
09:15 - 09:30 | TBA | Nicolas Neidert (Freiburg)
09:30 - 10:00 | The role of microglia in ICANS |  Robert Zeiser (Freiburg)


10:00 - 10:30 | Coffee Break


10:30 - 13:00 | Session III: Neurodegeneration & Neuroinflammation 
Chair: Paolo d’Errico

10:30 - 11:00 | TBA | Melanie Meyer-Luehmann (Freiburg)
11:00 - 11:30 | Metabolic checkpoint blockade boosts anti-cancer immunity in brain metastasis | Simone Di Giovanni (Imperial College)
11:30 - 12:00 | Biology and modulation of human microglia in vivo in Alzheimer’s disease | Renzo Mancuso (VIB Leuven)
12:00 - 12:30 | Development of innate barrier immunity | Philipp Henneke (Freiburg)
12:30 - 12:45 | Short Talk: TBA | TBA
12:45 - 13:00 | Short Talk: TBA | TBA


13:00 - 14:30 | Lunch Break & Group Photo session


14:30 - 16:30 | Session IV: Cancer Meets Neuroscience
Chair: Vidhya M. Ravi & Thomas Daubon

14:30 - 15:00 | TBA | Mathia Karremann (Heidelberg)
15:00 - 15:30 | TBA | Filippo Beleggia (Cologne)
15:30 - 16:00 | TBA | Fanny Mann (Marseille)
16:00 - 16:15 | Short Talk: TBA | TBA
16:15 - 16:30 | Short Talk: TBA | TBA


16:30 - 17:20 | Keynote | Shawn Hervey Jumper (UCSF)


18:30 - 23:00 | Social Dinner

Wednesday Sept. 11, 2024

08:30 - 10:30 | Session V: Neurotechnologies
Chair: Kevin Joseph, Benjamin Newland

08:30 - 09:00 | TBA | Omer Bayraktar
09:00 - 09:30 | TBA | Alan Urban (Leuven)
09:30 - 10:00 | TBA | Ozgun Gokce (Bonn)
10:00 - 10:15 | Short Talk: TBA | TBA
10:15 - 10:30 | Short Talk: TBA | TBA


10:30 - 11:00 | Coffee Break


11:00 - 12:00 | Session VI: Panel Discussion: AI and Precision Medicine in Neurology
Philipp Kellmeyer (University of Freiburg, Germany) | Jürgen Beck (University of Freiburg, Germany) | Melanie Börries (University of Freiburg, Germany)


12:15 - 13:00 | Keynote Lecture | Daniel Razansky (ETH Zurich)


13:00 - 13:15 | Closing Remarks & Poster Prize

Registration

Internals:

MD/M.Sc Students: 40 €
PhD/ Post Doc: 100 €

Externals:

M.Sc Students/MD: 60 €
PhD/Post Doc: 150 €

Industry: 230 €

Online participation: 55 €

Abstracts & Posters

Poster Size

Accepted posters will be asked to produce a poster for display at the conference. Presenters are asked to take note of the following guidelines when producing their poster:

Maximum poster size is A0 (0.84 x 1.19m) (portrait orientation)
Keep text to a minimum
Ensure any text is in large font
Use graphs, charts, and/or tables
Ensure contents have a logical flow
Make it colourful

Removal and collection of posters at the end of the display period remains the responsibility of the presenter. Posters not removed by the indicated take down time will be removed and disposed of.

Congress Venue

Medical Center University of Freiburg
Hörsaal Killianstrasse
Killianstrasse 5
79106 Freiburg (Germany)

B6 on the map (click to enlarge)

How to reach the Medical Center - University of Freiburg

... by Airplane: Freiburg is located in the middle of a dense network of international airports. The nearest international airport, EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, is only 40 minutes away from Freiburg. Direct connection to Freiburg is provided by the Flixbus.

Frankfurt Airport, one of Europe's largest hubs is only a two hour train ride or car drive away. Trains leave from the airport's long distance train station  to Freiburg at least once every hour.

... by Car: Over the motorway A-5 Frankfurt-Karlsruhe-Basel; exit "Freiburg Mitte".  Over the motorway A-5 Frankfurt-Karlsruhe-Basel; exit "Freiburg Mitte". Follow B31 until the exit  “Stühlinger”. Turn left. Follow the street "Escholzstraße" and the signs "Universitätsklinikum Freiburg".

... by Train: Freiburg is located on the ICE/Intercity route Frankfurt-Karlsruhe-Freiburg-Basel. Twice an hour, trains from allover Germany or from Switzerland (Zurich/Basel) stop at Freiburg's main train station. From here, you can reach the Medical Center - University Freiburg with Freiburg's public transport (tram).

Sponsors

Contact

Organizing and Scientific Committee

Vidhya M. Ravi
(Medical Center University of Freiburg, FRIAS Junior Fellow)

Vidhya.ravi@uniklinik-freiburg.de

Katrin Kierdorf (Medical Center University of Freiburg)
Kevin Joseph (Medical Center University of Freiburg)
Paolo d’ Errico (University of Freiburg)

Congress Organizer

Medical Center University of Freiburg
Department of Communication - Event Management

Elke Bührer
Breisacher Str. 153
79110 Freiburg
veranstaltung@uniklinik-freiburg.de

+49 761 270-19210