The Neuroimmune Communication in Health and Disease GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
The program will include a keynote speaker, short talks selected from submitted abstracts, and poster sessions. This seminar will conclude with an interactive panel discussion on navigating career transitions.
In recent years, it has been increasingly evident that the innate and adaptive immune system intricately interact with the non-immune resident CNS cells to preserve and/or modify the function of the brain and of the organism. Reciprocally, these non-immune resident cells can also alter immune responses. These symbiotic relationships are essential for tissue development, injury response, recovery to homeostasis, and may potentially extend to the health of the progeny.
Trainees from wide scientific backgrounds, from genomics to basic immunology to electrophysiology and animal behavior will contribute to a richness of topics and approaches to understanding complex neuroimmune interactions. With this diversity, we aim to promote a well-rounded forum in which trainees will present their recent discoveries and create a supportive network for the future of our field. Importantly, the GRS provides a unique opportunity for trainees to receive feedback from their colleagues on an international stage and engage in open scientific discourse with other attendees and established academic researchers.