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12th Annual KSCHIRT Symposium Agenda

Agenda (pdf)

THURSDAY

June 15, 2006 - Heritage Hall

7:15 - 8:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:10 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Edward D. Hall, Ph.D., Director, UK Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center

SESSION 1

NEUROGENESIS
Jinhui Chen, Ph.D., M.D., Session Chair

8:10 - 8:50 a.m.

Jeffrey D. Macklis, M.D., D.HST- Harvard University
Molecular Development and Cellular Repair of Corticospinal Motor Neuron Circuitry

8:50 - 9:30 a.m.

Samuel J. Pleasure, Ph.D., M.D.- University of California, San Francisco
Development of the Dentate Neurogenic Niche

9:30 - 10:10 a.m.

Hongjun Song, Ph.D.- Johns Hopkins University
Mechanisms Regulating Neural Stem Cells and Neurogenesis in the Adult Mammalian CNS

10:10 - 10:40 a.m.

COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 2

VASCULAR DYSFUNCTION IN CNS INJURY
Edward D. Hall, PhD, Session Chair

10:40 - 11:20 a.m.

Douglas S. DeWitt, Ph.D.- University of Texas-Galveston
Peroxynitrite, Gap Junctions and Traumatic Cerebral Vascular Injury

11:15 - Noon

Paula Dore-Duffy- Wayne State University
The Role of the Pericyte in Microvascular Response to Traumatic Brain Injury

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH

SESSION 3

REGENERATION AND PLASTICITY
George M. Smith, Ph.D., Session Chair

1:30 - 2:10 p.m.

Melitta Schachner, Ph.D.- University of Hamburg
A Role for Neural Cell Adhesion Molecules in Spinal Cord Regeneration

2:10 - 2:50 p.m.

Zhigang He, Ph.D., Harvard University
The Extrinsic and Intrinsic Mechanisms of Axon Regeneration

2:50 - 3:05 p.m.

BREAK

3:05 - 3:45 p.m.

John D. Houle, Ph.D.- Drexel University
Activity-Dependent Plasticity and Transplant-Mediated Repair in the Injured Spinal Cord

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

James W. Fawcett, M.D., Ph.D.- Cambridge University
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Control of Axon Regeneration and Plasticity

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Danny Heumann, Attorney at Law - Heumannly Capable
How Far we have come in Spinal Cord Injury Research: But the Journey Continues

5:15 - 7:00 p.m.

POSTER SESSION AND RECEPTION

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

DINNER

FRIDAY

June 16, 2006 - Heritage Hall

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

REGISTRATION and Continental Breakfast

SESSION 4

GLIAL RESTRICTED PRECURSORS
Alexander G. Rabchevsky, Ph.D.- Session Chair

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Robert Miller, Ph.D.- Case-Western Reserve University
Control of Glial Cell Fate in Development and Disease

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

Hans Keirstead, Ph.D.- University of California, Irvine
Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Oligodendroglial Precursors for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

COFFEE BREAK

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Clive N. Svendsen, Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Combining Stem Cells and Gene Therapy for ALS

11:15 - 12:00 p.m.

Scott Whittemore, Ph.D.- University of Louisville
Stem Cell Repair of the Injured Spinal Cord

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH

SESSION 5

TRANSLATION OF THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES FOR SCI INTO CLINICAL TRIALS
James Geddes, Ph.D. Session Chair

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Joe E. Springer, Ph.D.- University of Kentucky
Paradigm Shifts in SCI Translational Research: From the Bench to the Bedside and Beyond

2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.- University of Miami, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Replication of Preclinical Studies on Therapeutic Strategies for Spinal Cord Injury

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

COFFEE BREAK

3:15-4:15 p.m.

John Steeves, Ph.D.- University of British Columbia
Challenges of Translational Research in SCI: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and Let Us Not Forget, How!

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS
James W. Geddes, Ph.D., Associate Director UK Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center