XIV European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease

ICVS Satellite Meeting in Braga | Monday, July 8, 2019

Decoding astrocyte-neuron dialogues that produce brain outputs

Monday, July 8, 2019, 13:00-17:30

Venue: ICVS School of Medicine, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal

Registration deadline: February 15, 2019 (free of charge but limited to 70 participants)

The main goal of this meeting is to discuss the current state-of-the-art on the involvement of astrocyte-neuron signalling in circuit function and behaviour, fostering collaborative research to drive this field forward.

The meeting will take place in Braga, at the ICVS, a leading research institute in Neuroscience in Portugal.


| Meeting chairs |

João Filipe Oliveira – ICVS, University of Minho, Portugal

Nuno Sousa – School of Medicine, University of Minho, Portugal

Alfonso Araque – University of Minnesota, USA


| Confirmed speakers |

Alexey Semyanov – Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Moscow State University, Russia

Alfonso Araque – University of Minnesota, USA

Cagla Eroglu – Duke University Medical Center, USA

Christian Henneberger – University of Bonn Medical School, Germany

Gertrudis Perea – Cajal Institute CSIC, Spain

Inbal Goshen – ELSC, Hebrew University, Isreal

João Filipe Oliveira – ICVS, University of Minho, Portugal

Matthew Holt – VIB KU Leuven, Belgium

Paola Bezzi – University of Lausanne, Switzerland


| Program at a glance |

13:00 – Welcome message

13:10 – Scientific Session 1

14:20 – Coffee break

14:40 – Scientific Session 2

15:50 – Coffee break

16:10 – Scientific Session 3

17:30 – Social gathering at the city center

22:00 – Bus shuttle to Porto


| Venue |


The satellite symposium event will take place at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) in Braga. This R&D Unit, incorporated in the School of Medicine University of Minho, was created in 2003 with the aim at improving human health through outstanding life-science research, cutting-edge medical innovation and delivery of specialized services. More than 300 researchers presently work at the ICVS developing biomedical, translational and clinical research of excellence which is further motivated by the close location and relationship with the central Hospital.

ICVS is located in Braga, an ancient Roman city located in the northwestern region of Portugal, not far away from Porto. Braga converges its long history and traditions with its joviality and vitality, and is in the top 5 of European Best Destination 2019 (https://www.europeanbestdestinations.com/destinations/braga/)!


| How to arrive to Braga? |

From Porto city center – Urban (U) trains leave from S. Bento or Campanhã to Braga Train Station, every half an hour. Cost: 3,25€/ Duration: about 1h
Check detailed schedule at https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/train-times

Note that tickets for urban trains to Braga cannot be purchased online so you need to buy them at the station.

From Porto Airport – Direct shuttle buses leave to Braga Bus Station every 2 hours. Cost:8€/ Duration:50min
Check detailed schedule at https://www.getbus.eu/en/braga-airport-braga/

Note that you may buy tickets online or with the driver.

The ICVS/School of Medicine is located at the University Campus (Campus de Gualtar, Braga) which can be easily reached by public transportation (https://tub.pt/), taxi (http://www.taxisbraga.pt/) or Uber (5-10min).

Returning to Porto at the end of the event – A shuttle free of charge will take all participants back to Porto at 10PM.


| Registration |

Deadline: February 15, 2019

This satellite event is free of charge but limited to 70 participants. Therefore, a registration is mandatory, including a motivation statement. To do so, please fill in the following form. This registration includes admission to all the talks, coffee breaks and a shuttle to Porto at the end of the day. After the deadline you will receive a confirmation of your acceptance to the ICVS satellite meeting.

Click here for registration

For any questions please contact the meeting secretariat at info@glia2019.eu



Important Dates –
Road to Porto

| February 4, 2019 |

Deadline for abstract submission, early registration and stipend application

| February 15, 2019 |

Deadline for registration for satellite meeting in Braga

| May 2019 |
Final program available

| June 24, 2019 |
Deadline for online registration

| July 10–13, 2019 |
XIV European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease

Please find the full list of dates here.

Scientific Secretariat

   XIV European Glial Meeting
    Meino Alexandra Gibson
    Max Delbrück Center for
    Molecular Medicine (MDC)
    Robert-Rössle-Str. 10
    13092 Berlin, Germany


Meeting Secretariat

K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden
K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden
Christina Norkus/ Anja Zeun
Bautzner Str. 117–119
01099 Dresden, Germany

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