Launch Symposium: The Clinical Science of Regenerative Neurology
The Clinical Science of Regenerative Neurology symposium will celebrate the launch of the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic by bringing together world-leading experts in translational neuroscience to discuss how to take cutting-edge stem cell biology and regenerative neurology to the clinic. Topics include disease modelling, genetics, neurobiology and neuroimaging.
- Roger Barker, University of Cambridge
- Adrian Bird, University of Edinburgh
- Anders Bjorklund, Lund University
- Alastair Compston, University of Cambridge
- Steven Finkbeiner, University of California
- Nick Fox, University College London
- Seth Grant, University of Edinburgh
- David Miller, University College London
- Jeffrey Rothstein, Johns Hopkins University
- Martin Schwab, University of Zurich
- Clive Svendsen, Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute
- Verdon Taylor, University of Basel
- Sally Temple, Albany Medical School
- Irene Tracey, University of Oxford
Download the draft programme here.
The symposium has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for nine category 1 (external) CPD credit(s). Certificates will be issued if required.
Early bird discount is valid until 1 March 2013
- Academic: £125.00 early bird | £175.00 full price
- Corporate: £300.00 early bird | £350.00 full price
- Internal Students and Postdocs (Students and Postdocs affiliated to University of Edinburgh. UoE number required.): £25.00 early bird | £50.00 full price
- Students (Students who are not affiliated to University of Edinburgh.): £40.00 early bird | £75.00 full price
To encourage participation from the next generation of researchers and clinician-scientists, we held poster and essay competitions. The competitions have now closed to entries.
Authors of the 20 selected posters and the top five essayists will receive £250 travel bursaries and will be notified soon.
The winners of each competition will receive a £500 prize and a certificate presented by 2012 Nobel laureate, Professor Sir John Gurdon. The winners will be decided during the meeting.
Twenty poster spaces are available on the broad theme of "The Clinical Science of Regenerative Neurology". Those whose posters are accepted will be offered bursaries of up to £250 towards the cost of attending the meeting. Edinburgh-based poster presenters can use the bursaries toward the cost of attending future professional conferences or study days during the 2013 calendar year. Please ensure that your supervisor/ group leader has seen the abstract before submission and that all authors are appropriately credited.
Please register for the meeting now to ensure you have a place. If your abstract is chosen as one of the top 20, you can reclaim up to £250 worth of expenses or use your bursary toward a future professional meeting or training course.
Guidelines for Making and Presenting a Great Poster!
Our colleagues at Edinburgh Neuroscience have put together some guidelines on how to make and present a great poster. There are hints and tips on effective layout and content presentation, and also how to give a good verbal presentation on the day. Make the most of the effort you are putting in to your poster. Click here to download the guidelines as a pdf.
Poster Board Dimensions:
The poster boards at the venue are A0 portrait orientation (1 m wide by 2 m high). We may not be able to accommodate your poster if it does not fit these dimensions.
A prize of £500 will be given for the best poster presented at the meeting. The work presented should be your own. The posters will be judged on:
- the quality of the research,
- the quality of the presentation on the poster,
- the quality of the spoken presentation to the judge.
Poster presenters should be prepared to man their posters during all the breaks.
Undergraduate students in the medical or biomedical sciences were invited to submit an essay of no more than 1,500 words (not including references) on the topic "Regenerative Neurology: the future". The top five essayists will be offered bursaries of up to £250 towards the cost of attending the meeting. Edinburgh-based students can use these bursaries toward the cost of attending future professional conferences or study days during the 2013 calendar year. The winning essay will be published in the Scottish Universities Medical Journal.
The top five essayists will be notified no later than 15th April 2013. The overall winner will be notified at the launch meeting.