8th Annual Spinal Cord & Head Injury Research Symposium

 

June 24-26, 2002

Embassy Suites Hotel

Lexington, KY

June 24

Mon

Clinical Advances in the Management of SCI and TBI

Session Chair:  James Geddes, PhD

8:30 - 9:30

Andrew Blight, PhD

Acorda Therapeutics

Seeking Approval: The Challenge of Getting Therapies for SCI to the Clinic

9:30 -10:00

James Abbas, PhD & David Randall, PhD 

University of Kentucky

Cardiovascular Adaptations after Spinal Cord Injury

10:00 -10:30

Break

10:30-11:30

Edward Hall, PhD

Pfizer Global Research and Development

Pharmacological Treatment of Acute CNS Injury: What have we accomplished clinically and where do we go from here?

11:3012:00

James Pauly, PhD

University of Kentucky

Chronic Nicotine Treatment Facilitates Cognitive Recovery in a Rat Model of Traumatic Brain Injury

12:00  1:30

Lunch

 

Development and Plasticity of Spinal Circuits

Session Chairs: 

James Abbas, PhD and Ranu Jung, PhD

1:30 2:30

C. J. Heckman, PhD

Northwestern University

Role of Cellular Properties in Generating Spasticity after Injury

2:30-2:50

Jiango Cheng, MD, PhD

University of Louisville

Differential Distribution of Interneurons in the Neural Networks for Locomotion

2:50-3:10

Ranu Jung, PhD

University of Kentucky

Locomotor Training in a Rodent Model of Incomplete SCI

3:10-3:30 Break

3:30-4:30

Anne Bekoff, PhD

University of Colorado at Boulder

Development of Pattern Generation in Chicks: Role of Intrinsic and Environmental Factors

4:30-5:00

David Magnuson, PhD

University of Louisville

SCI: CPG, BBB, VLF, MEP, PNG, & TGN

JUNE 25

TUES

Traumatic Brain Injury

Session Chair:  Stephen Scheff, Ph.D.

 

8:309:30

Bruce Lyeth, PhD

University of California at Davis

The Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury May be Related to the Fate of Astrocytes

9:30-10:00

Girish Kotwal, PhD

University of Louisville

Role of Complement in Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

10:00-10:30

Break

10:30-11:30

Larry Jenkins, PhD

University of Pittsburgh 

Developmental Protein Synthesis after Pediatric TBI

11:30 12:00

Stephen Scheff, PhD

University of Kentucky

Cellular Homeostasis Following TBI

12:001:30

Lunch

 

GENE EXPRESSION AND GENE THERAPY

Session Chair: George Smith, PhD

1:302:30

Stephen Strittmatter, MD, PhD

Yale University

Nogo Receptor and Axonal Regeneration in Spinal Cord Injury

2:30-3:00

Scott Whittemore, PhD

University of Louisville

Lineage Restriction of Stem Cells Engrafted into the Injured Spinal Cord

3:00-3:30

Break

3:30-4:30

Marie Filbin, PhD

Hunter College

Encouraging CNS Regeneration by Changing the Intrinsic Growth State of the Neuron

4:30-5:00

Timothy McClintock, PhD

University of Kentucky

SCIgenes, the Database of Spinal Cord Injury-Related Genes

5:30-10:00

Picnic buffet and Lexington Legends Baseball game

JUNE 26

wed

CASPASES AND CALPAINS IN BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD INJURY

Session Chair: Joe Springer, Ph.D. 

8:309:15 

Susan Knoblach, PhD

Georgetown University

Caspases, Cell Death and Apoptosis after Head injury

9:15-10:00

Joe Springer, PhD

University of Kentucky

Glutamate-Mediated Apoptosis in Spinal Cord Injury

10:0010:30

Break

10:30-11:15

Kathyrn Saatman, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Calpains in Head Injury: Current Experimental Evidence

11:1512:00

James Geddes, PhD

University of Kentucky

Calpain Activation and Inhibition Following Spinal Cord Injury

 

 

 

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