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Stem Cell Therapy For Brain Repair Is The Focus Of The ASNTR 15th Anniversary Meeting

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      Stem Cell Therapy For Brain Repair Is The Focus Of The ASNTR 15th
      Anniversary Meeting

      Main Category: Neurology / Neuroscience
      Also Included In: Conferences
      <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/sections/conferences/>; Stem Cell
      Research <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/sections/stem_cell/>; Biology
      / Biochemistry
      Article Date: 28 Jan 2008 - 2:00 PST

      The American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair 15th Annual Meeting
      will be held May 1-3, 2008 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in
      Clearwater, Florida. The deadline for submitting abstracts is February
      1, 2008.

      Abstracts may be submitted electronically at http://www.asntr.org/ and
      travel and hotel information may be found at the same Web site.

      Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2008, the ASNTR is the pre-eminent
      society focused on cell therapy, stem cells, gene therapy and
      biopharmaceuticals for neurological injury and disease. Society
      attendees specialize in translating pre-clinical and clinical research
      to the development of novel therapies. Abstracts and selected invited
      presentations are published in Cell Transplantation and student travel
      awards are offered.

      "Our meeting is relatively small, which allows for interaction among
      attendees," says Paul Sanberg, PhD, DSc, executive director and past
      president of the ASNTR. "The venue is very relaxed and best known for 35
      miles of spectacular beaches and record-breaking sunshine."

      Founded in 1993, ASNTR is dedicated to the development of pioneering
      biological and repairative therapies to treat neurological disorders.
      Members include visionaries and developing scientists working in a
      collegial, collaborative manner.

      "These collaborative relationships facilitate the rapid translation of
      research from the laboratory to the clinic as well as the career
      advancement of young investigators," Dr. Sanberg.

      ASNTR is committed to enriching the lives of students, trainees and
      young investigators, thereby seeding the next generation of research and
      clinical scientists. ASNTR meetings always highlight the work of young
      investigators side-by-side with established leaders in the field and a
      safe place to disagree in a forum where all voices can be heard.

      "We are entering an interesting time," says ASNTR president Timothy
      Collier, PhD. "Neuroscience's presence is increasing, yet the funding
      climate requires attention for professional survival. This makes it too
      easy to lose touch if one does not get out of one's community for
      inspiration and education. For that reason, ASNTR remains my favorite
      professional destination of the year, with built-in time to enjoy the
      sand and water."

      Travel fellowships and a short course in grantsmanship will be supported
      in part by NIH/NINDS, NIH/ORWH and PDF. Underrepresented minorities in
      science, including women and persons with disabilities, are encouraged
      to participate.

      The deadline for conference pre-registration and hotel reservations is
      Apr. 3, 2008.

      Article adapted by Medical News Today from original press release.

      *ASNTR is a society for basic and clinical neuroscientists using a
      variety of technologies to better understand how the nervous system
      functions and establish new procedures for its repair in response to
      trauma or neurodegenerative disease. Member scientists employ
      stem/neural cell transplantation, gene therapy, trophic factor and
      neuroprotective compound administration, and other approaches.

      Source: Donna Morrison
      Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair


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