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Windows on the Brain: Formation and Function of Synapses and Circuits and their Disruption in Disease (A6)

Scientific Organizers: Kristin Scott, Paola Arlotta, Rui M. Costa and Yimin Zou


January 21—25, 2019

Sagebrush Inn & Suites, Taos, New Mexico, USA


Sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited


Abstract submission is now closed. Registered attendees may bring a poster onsite. Please contact our office at +1 800-253-0685; +1 970-262-1230 or email info@keystonesymposia.org if you are interested.
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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 17, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 17, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Oct 25, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Nov 28, 2018 [details]

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Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2019-A6 "Windows on the Brain: Formation and Function of Synapses and Circuits and their Disruption in Disease" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On October 17, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After October 17, 2018 until December 10, 2018 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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October 17, 2018 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On November 28, 2018 845.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After November 28, 2018 1045.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On November 28, 2018 620.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After November 28, 2018 820.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
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Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 17, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is October 25, 2018)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: October 17, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: October 25, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is October 17, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: November 28, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1045.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Monday, January 21 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Friday, January 25 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Saturday, January 26 in order to fully experience the meeting.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
Anirvan Ghosh, Biogen, USA
Molecular Foundations of Neural Circuit Development

09:00—11:15
Patterning and Wiring of the Nervous System
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
Paola Arlotta, Harvard University, USA
Programming, Reprogramming and Modeling of the Mammalian Cerebral Cortex

Coffee Break

Nenad Sestan, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Cell Fate Determination in the Cerebral Cortex

Yimin Zou, University of California, San Diego, USA
Polarity Proteins in Axon and Synapse Development

Franck Polleux, Columbia University, USA
Slit-Robo Signaling Links Synapse Specificity with Functional Circuit Wiring

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 2
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Chamisa Ballroom 2
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—19:00
Synapse Development and Function
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
Nils Brose, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Germany
Synaptic Vesicle Priming and the Unique Features of Regulated Exocytosis at Nerve Cell Synapses

Tony Koleske, Yale University, USA
Receptor-Mediated Cytoskeletal Control of Dendrite and Synapse Development and Function

Nicola J. Allen, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
The Role of Astrocytes in Synapse Formation and Function

Daniel Alfonso Colón-Ramos, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Building a Brain: Systematic Examination of the Logic of Brain Connectivity in C. elegans

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Chamisa Ballroom 2
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Chamisa Ballroom 2

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
08:00—11:30
Activity-Dependent Synapse Formation and Plasticity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
Anne E. West, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Chromatin Regulation of Synapse Maturation and Plasticity

Graeme W. Davis, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Homeostatic Mechanisms that Regulate Activity

Coffee Break

Shernaz X. Bamji, University of British Columbia, Canada
Post-Translational Palmitoylation and its Regulation of Synaptic Plasticity

Matthew B. Dalva, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Short Talk: The Nanoscale Organization of Glutamate Receptor Subtypes is Optimized for Synaptic Function and Plasticity

Bidisha Chattopadhyaya, , Canada
Short Talk: p75 Neurotrophin Receptor Regulates the Timing of Maturation of Cortical Parvalbumin Cell Connectivity and Promotes Ocular Dominance Plasticity in Adult Visual Cortex

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 2
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Chamisa Ballroom 2
14:30—16:30
Workshop: Synapse Formation and Plasticity

Ewoud Schmidt, Columbia University, USA
Humanization of SRGAP2C Expression Increases Cortico-Cortical Connectivity in the Mouse Brain

Jaewon Ko, DGIST, South Korea
IQSEC3 Controls Activity-dependent GABAergic Synapse Development

Seok-Kyu Kwon, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Mitochondrial Fission Regulates Presynaptic Function and Axon Branching by Limiting Axonal Mitochondrial Size

Joshua E. Mayfield, University of California - San Diego, USA
Defining a Role for the Secretory Pathway Kinase Fam20C in the Brain

Christina Chatzi, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Exercise-Induced Enhancement of Synaptic Function Triggered by the Inverse BAR Protein, Mtss1L

Graziella Di Cristo, University of Montreal- Department of Neuroscience, Canada
mTOR Inhibition Restricted to a Postnatal Sensitive Period Rescues the Deficits in GABAergic PV Cell Connectivity and Social Behavior Caused by Loss of Tsc1

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—19:15
Connectomics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
H. Sebastian Seung, Princeton University, USA
Extracting Brain Structure from Light and Electron Microscopic Images

Anthony Zador, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Sequencing the Connectome

Fred Shen, University of Michigan, USA
Short Talk: Multimodal Interrogation of Neuron Morphology, Connectivity, and Molecular Identity Using Novel Clearing and Expansion Technology

Zhuzhu Zhang, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Short Talk: Linking Projection Neuron Types to Epigenetic Profiles by Single-Cell Methylome Sequencing

19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Chamisa Ballroom 2
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Chamisa Ballroom 2

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
08:00—11:45
Plasticity in Neural Circuits
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
Rui M. Costa, Columbia University, USA
Mechanisms Underlying the Generation and Learning of Novel Actions

Di Lu, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Short Talk: Emergence of Sequence Ensembles of Striatal D1 and D2 Neurons with Distinct Temporal Patterns during Motor Learning

Michele Pignatelli, Massachustts Institute of Technology, USA
Short Talk: Engram Cell Excitability State Determines the Efficacy of Memory Retrieval

Coffee Break

Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Neural Circuits Controlling Sleep

Kaitlyn Ellis, University of Utah, USA
Short Talk: Biased Randomness: A Connectivity Mechanism for Associative Brain Centers

Annie Handler, Rockefeller University, USA
Short Talk: Distinct Dopamine Receptor Pathways Underlie the Temporal Sensitivity of Synaptic Plasticity in Associative Learning

11:45—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—19:00
Neural Circuits for Sensory Processing
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
Kristin Scott, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Gustatory Processing in the Fly Brain

M. Eugenia Chiappe, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal
Visually-Guided Locomotion

Sandeep Robert Datta, Harvard Medical School, USA
A Systematic Representation of Odor Space in Cortex

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Chamisa Ballroom 2

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
08:00—11:00
Therapeutics for Nervous System Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
Chris Towne, Circuit Therapeutics, USA
A Circuit-Based Approach to CNS Drug Discovery: Integrating Optogenetics and Single-Cell Genomics

Yeri J. Song, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Short Talk: Altered Ionotropic Receptor Maturation and Intracortical Connectivity in the Impaired Auditory Critical Periods of Fragile X Knockout Mice

Changuk Chung, KIST, South Korea
Short Talk: Early Correction of N-methyl-D-aspartate Receptor Function Improves Autistic-like Social Behaviors in Adult Shank2-/- Mice

Coffee Break

Christopher E. Henderson, Biogen Inc., USA
Understanding and Treating ALS

Barbara Terzic, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Short Talk: Cell Type-Specific Dissection of CDKL5 Function In Vivo Using Mouse Models

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—18:45
Modeling Disorders of the Nervous System
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
Alex Pollen, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Modelling Neurodevelopmental Disorders

A. Kimberley McAllister, University of California, Davis, USA
Immune Molecules in the Brain during Development and Disease

Inbal Israely†, Columbia University, USA
Short Talk: Spine Competition During Plasticity in Health and Disease

Martina L. Krenzer, Yale University, USA
Short Talk: Immunohistochemistry and Single-Cell Transcriptome Analysis Reveal Patterns of Neurodevelopmental Risk Gene Expression During Corticogenesis

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Chamisa Ballroom 2
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Chamisa Ballroom 2

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

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Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor for generously supporting this meeting:

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1 R13 NS108719-01

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 NS108719-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


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