CNS Neuroregeneration Strategies: Discovery and Implementation

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - Friday, March 17, 2017 Add to Calendar

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – Friday, March 17, 2017

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Houston Methodist Research Institute
John F. Bookout Auditorium, 2nd Floor
6670 Bertner Ave., Houston, Texas 77030

The application of neural stimulation technologies and computer interfaces for paralysis, neurodegeneration and psychiatric disorders has risen steadily. However, the field will be accelerated by a deeper molecular and physiological understanding of the mechanisms of neural plasticity. The neuroregeneration symposium seeks to unite expertise in these two disciplines from worm to man in six plenary sessions over two days chaired by prominent researchers and clinicians to drive a workshop-style discussion The speakers in each session are international leaders in computer interface and brain signaling, neuroplasticity, biomaterial engineering, and cutting edge regenerative model systems.

The proposed outcome for this symposium are 1) development of proposals and collaborations, 2) an illustration and review of how activity changes the biology of neurons and 3) a roadmap for exciting interdisciplinary intersections that should be explored to improve the function of BCI and similar technologies in the clinic.

The goal of this symposium is to promote “discovery” in the gap between the molecular and cellular understanding of innate neural plasticity physiology and functional-based brain and spinal cord stimulation technologies. With this knowledge, the mission will be “implementation” of regenerative therapies for chronic neural injury and degenerative diseases.

Target Audience
The target audience for this activity is: Physicians, Research Scientists, New Investigators, and Residents/Fellows in Neurosurgery, Neurology, Bioengineering, and the Neuroregeneration Sciences.

Registration Fees
Physician (Non-Houston Methodist): $500.00 (Discounted price if registered by Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017: $405.00)
Physician (Houston Methodist): $100.00
Other Health Care Professional: $200.00
Other Health Care Professional (Houston Methodist): $100.00
Graduate And Post Doctoral Students: $90.00
Graduate And Post Doctoral Students (Houston Methodist): Complimentary
Resident/Fellow/Student: Complimentary

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Houston Methodist Research Institute

6670 Bertner Ave., Houston, Texas 77030


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