PNIRS Asia-Pacific Symposium in Japan:
Written by Keith W Kelley  
Monday, 11 February 2019

 PNIRSAsia-Pacific Symposium in Japan:

 Professors Atsuyoshi Shimada and Keith W. Kelley submitted a successful symposium application on behalf of the PNIRSAsia-Pacific symposium committee to Neuro2019. This will be 42nd Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society and the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Neurochemistry. The meeting will be held from July 25-28 in in Niigata, Japan (www.neuro2019.jnss.org/en/information.html). The symposium title is, “Neuroinflammation and the Blood Brain Interface: New findings in brain pathology.” Drs. Shimada and Kelley will chair the symposium, and speakers will be

Antoine Louveau (Department of Neuroscience, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, William A. Banks (Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Washington) Michael Dragunow?Centre for Brain Research, The University of Auckland) and Atsuyoshi Shimada (Kyorin University Faculty of Health Sciences). It is noteworthy that another PNI symposium will be held just prior to the PNIRSAsia-Pacific symposium. It is entitled, “Neuro-Immune Crosstalk: Its role in the pathogenesis and perspectives for novel therapies” and will feature two former PNIRS speakers, Professors Michal Schwartz (Weizmann Institute of Science) and Asya Rolls (Technion. Israel Institute of Technology). The Japan Neuroscience Society has a membership of 5,000 scientists and is the leading neuroscience society in the country, with most Japanese neuroscientists in attendance.

 

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