Cerebral Fluid Flow and Function: Lymphatics, Glymphatics and the Choroid Plexus
Scientific Organizers: Edwin S. Monuki, Maria Lehtinen, and Maiken Nedergaard
Eldorado Hotel & Spa,Sante Fe, New Mexico on 16-19 February 2020.
- Scholarship Deadline: Oct 15, 2019
- Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 15, 2019
- Abstract Deadline: Nov 19, 2019
- Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 17, 2019
Summary: The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has long been a “missing link” in our understanding of brain form, function, and disease. However, recent work has begun to illuminate how the CSF regulates the brain in ways that extend far beyond its passive historical roles and provides unique opportunities for studying, diagnosing, and potentially treating brain disorders. This Keystone conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of new and established scientists to capture this newfound excitement about the CSF. By exchanging discoveries – about its sources (choroid plexus), routes (glymphatics), drainage (lymphatics), and clinical utilities – and by fostering new ideas, collaborations, and training opportunities, this conference aims to coalesce an international community that can propel the CSF field forward. (Optional/TBD: This meeting is being held jointly with the “medicinal chemistry to cross the blood-brain barrier/BBB” meeting to stimulate thinking about CSF-based medicinal therapies, given the advantages of CSF over blood in being “behind” the BBB and in equilibrating with the interstitial fluid surrounding brain cells.)