Public Release:  FASEB announces 2014 SRC: Translational Neuroimmunology: From Mechanisms to Therapeutics

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - This 2014 FASEB Science Research Conference focuses on recent advances in our understanding of the neuroimmune axis and its role in disease processes. The importance of the neuroimmune axis in disease pathophysiology and therapies will be discussed for benchmark nervous system disorders, such as multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury.

In addition, emerging areas where the importance of the neuroimmune axis has only recently been recognized, such as neuropsychiatric disorders, lysosomal storage diseases and axonal regeneration will be discussed. This FASEB Conference brings together physician-scientists and basic scientists as well as postdoctoral and graduate trainees for presentations and one-on-one discussions to broaden our understanding of fundamental aspects of disease mechanisms and therapeutic strategies in a highly collaborative and collegial environment.

A new training component associated with this conference will include a one day pre-meeting course on neuroimmunology, with material crafted to coincide with the major scientific topics covered during the main meeting. The interdisciplinary nature of this conference arises from an understanding that neuroimmune processes are intimately linked to the pathophysiology of numerous nervous system disorders, and through understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of these pathologies, more effective therapies may be realized. The conference is attended by immunologists, neuroscientists, neuroimmunologists, physicians and physician-scientists and is the only long-standing specialized conference held in North America to regularly attract members from each of these related, but distinct disciplines.

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FASEB has announced a total of 35 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2014.

Registration opens January 17, 2014. For more information about an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2014 SRCs, please visit http://www.faseb.org/SRC.

Since 1982, FASEB SRC has offered a continuing series of inter-disciplinary exchanges that are recognized as a valuable complement to the highly successful society meetings. Divided into small groups, scientists from around the world meet intimately and without distractions to explore new approaches to those research areas undergoing rapid scientific changes.

In efforts to expand the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff at SRC@faseb.org. Proposal guidelines can be found at http://www.faseb.org/SRC.

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