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9th Brain Research Conference

Neuroprotection: Basic mechanisms and translational potential

13-14 November 2014
Sheraton Pentagon City, Arlington, VA, USA

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Conference Chaired by

Lorraine Iacovitti, Farber Institute for Neurosciences, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA
J Timothy Greenamyre, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA


Roberta Diaz Brinton
, University of Southern California, USA
Guy Brown, University of Cambridge, UK
Michael Chopp, Henry Ford Hospital, USA
Richard Daneman, University of California, San Diego, USA Departments of Pharmacology and Neuroscience
J Timothy Greenamyre, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Teresa Hastings, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Etienne Hirsch
, Salpêtrière Hospital, France
Lorraine Iacovitti, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Nick Maragakis, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Mark F. Mehler, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Diane Merry, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
C Warren Olanow, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Richard M Ransohoff, Cleveland Clinic, USA
Rajiv Ratan, Burke Medical Research Institute/Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA
Ian Reynolds, CNS Discovery at Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA
Jeff Rothstein, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, USA
David Rubinsztein, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK
Michael Sofroniew, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Davide Trotti, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Li-Huei Tsai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Berislav V. Zlokovic, University of Southern California, USA


The protection of neurons that are intrinsically vulnerable to diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS or are at risk of death due to stroke or traumatic injury is an area of immense importance. In recent years, inflammation, the blood brain barrier, stem cells, hormones and epigenetic factors have all been implicated in the rescue of neurons. Understanding their varied and complex roles in neuroprotection is critical to developing new therapies to preserve and promote brain function in the diseased or injured brain.

Topics covered include:

  • BBB, transporters and the neurovascular unit
  • Cell therapy as a neuroprotective strategy
  • Epigenetics and therapeutic targets for neuroprotection
  • Hormones in neurodegeneration and neuroprotection
  • Pathways in neurodegeneration and neuroprotection
  • Targeting Inflammation in neuroprotection
  • Translating neuroprotection to the clinic

Delegates of the 2013 meeting said:

“Hot field, top notch speakers, essential meeting...”

“Brings together researchers working on different diseases but facing similar challenges.”

“Cutting edge research of high quality...”

“Excellent quality speakers, lots of unpublished work presented. Ideal opportunity to network with colleagues in the field.”

The abstract submission system has now closed. Any late abstracts should be emailed to Content-BRAI2014@Elsevier.com

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