2nd Zing Neurodegeneration Conference
2nd December 2015 – 5th December 2015 | Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas, Cancun,Mexico
This 2nd Zing neurodegeneration conference will focus on recent advances in neurodegenerative diseases, ranging from basic science to clinical and pharmaceutical developments, and will highlight current understanding of underlying mechanisms, new research directions, and novel therapeutic strategies. The conference will span Alzheimer’s and other dementias, prion diseases, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, particularly focusing on interactions and common mechanisms among neurodegenerative diseases. New concepts in any aspect of neurodegeneration/regeneration are, however, welcomed.
Featured will be plenary lectures from leading investigators, oral presentations from selected abstracts, and poster sessions covering each of the topics. Participation of younger scientists is particularly encouraged and there will be ample opportunity for informal discussions to develop new collaborations in the attractive environment of Cancun.
Journal of Biological Chemistry Herb Tabor Young Investigator Award
The 2nd Zing Neurodegeneration Conference is honored to be able to offer the Journal of Biological Chemistry Herb Tabor Young Investigator Award at its meeting and we encourage promising young scientists to submit abstracts for consideration for the award. The JBC/Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Awards honour Tabor’s invaluable contributions to the journal and to science as a whole. The awards also recognize the innovators and achievers in new generations of researchers who exemplify Tabor’s values of creativity and scientific excellence. The awardee is selected on the basis of their submitted abstracts by a committee composed of the conference organizers and a JBC associate editor. The winner will be given the opportunity to present their work in a short oral presentation at the meeting. Students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty members who have not yet received tenure are eligible. The award includes a plaque and a $1,500 prize.
For further information and a list of previous award winners (2011-2014), their respective meetings, and their research see: Journal of Biological Chemistry Tabor Award
Register now and submit your abstract for consideration!
Journal of Neurochemistry
The Official Journal of the International Society for Neurochemistry
The Journal of Neurochemistry, the leading journal of basic and clinical neurochemistry, is devoted to the prompt publication of original findings of the highest scientific priority and value that provide novel mechanistic insights, represent a clear advance over previous studies and have the potential to generate exciting future research. The journal offers free color, no page charges, fast and thorough peer review, is compliant with public access policies from NIH, RCUK and other funders, and provides an Open Access publishing option.
Learn more about the journal and register for free e-content alerts at www.jneurochemistry.org.
Find out more about the International Society for Neurochemistry at www.neurochemistry.org/
The Conference Sponsors
The Conference Chairs
University of Leeds
IPMC – University of Nice
Talk Consideration Deadline: 7th September 2015 Closed………. Poster Submission Deadline: 7th October 2015
For general abstract information or to download a copy of our abstract template please follow the links below.
If you have already registered for this conference and now wish to submit your abstract or send a revised version, you can either Sign In to your account and add the abstract or Submit Your Abstract directly to us using the links below.
The Omni Cancun Hotel is a five-star, “Gran Tourism” resort nestled between the dazzling Mexican Caribbean and secluded Nichupte Lagoon on Cancun Island. It offers stylish all-inclusive accommodation in a beautiful location, overlooking expansive swathes of white sandy beach. Capturing the spirit and tradition of the Mayan culture, the resort is elegant and contemporary, surrounded by acres of tropical gardens that lead down to the sea. The three cascading zero-entry swimming pools are a definite highlight, with swim-up pool bar, sunken chaise lounges and a unique ocean view Mega Jacuzzi seating up to 35 people.
Eating and drinking at the Omni Cancun is a real treat with 7 restaurants offering a wide choice including Italian, Mexican, Indonesian, Sushi, rotating themed buffet and seafood. For drinks, there are 5 bars including the Kukus Jacuzzi Beach Bar or you could head to the Lobby Bar to sample their delicious Martini Menu and listen to live music in the evening – a great way to round off another perfect conference day!
To view an informative slideshow for this venue, click here
Laurie H. Glimcher
Weill Cornell Medical College
ER stress sensors in disease
Bart De Strooper
VIB Center for the Biology of Disease
microRNA and Alzheimer’s Disease
Ralph A. Nixon
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Lysosomes: The Achilles’ Heel of Neurons in Neurodegenerative Disease
Johns Hopkins University
Genes and Models of Parkinson Disease
Cardiff University School of Medicine
Defining the Genetic Architecture of Alzheimer’s Disease
University of Ulm
Tau and Aß spreading in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Neuropathological Approach
Université Paris Descartes
Targeting the kinase PDK1 to combat prion and Alzheimer’s diseases
International Center for Research and Education, AC Camargo Hospital
Prion signalling and interplay with other neurodegenerative diseases
Inserm – CHR – Université de Lille
From tau secretion to tau aggregation: where is the link to neuronal death?
Role of Tunneling Nanotubes (TNTs) in intercellular spreading of prions and other protein assemblies involved in neurodegenerative diseases
University of Cambridge
Synaptic Dysfunction and Dopaminergic Cell Death in a Transgenic Model of Alpha-Synucleinopathy
UTHealth Medical School
Prion-like Transmission of Neurodegenerative Diseases
The University of Melbourne
Good Protein, Bad Protein: the double-edged sword of the Amyloid Precursor Protein.
Weill Cornell Medical College
Targeting the retromer pathway for both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases
Harvard Medical School
Presenilin and Alzheimer’s disease
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Brain inflammation links memory impairment and depressive-like behavior induced by Alzheimer’s Aβ oligomers in rodents
The University of Western Ontario & Robarts Research Institute
RNA processing and cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease
University of Toronto
Boston University School of Medicine
National Institute on Aging
Inserm, Rouen, France
Stony Brook University
University of Sussex
Inserm, Rouen, France
University College London
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Eli Lilly and Company
European Brain Research Institute
University of California, San Diego
Paris Descartes University / INSERM U1124
The Scripps Research Institute
Poster Highlight Speakers
Florida A&M University
University of Manchester
Institute of Research in Biomedicine (IRB)
University of Sussex
A copy of the conference programme can be viewed by using the link below.
Please Note: This programme is subject to change. The programme will be updated regularly as information is received and we will always display the most current version here. We strongly recommend periodically reviewing this document.
We can offer 2 types of registration for the conference
- An Event Pass without accommodation
Provides full conference attendance whilst leaving you free to book your own accommodation or make your own reservation at the conference venue.
- An Event Pass with shared accommodation.
Share a room with another delegate at the venue to receive the best priced conference attendance and accomodation package.
Should you wish to attend the conference and stay at the venue, you can purchase an Event Pass without accomodation and book your room directly with the venue.
Prices are shown and payable in US Dollars. Payments can be made by bank transfer or credit card payment. Please note we can no longer accept payment by cheque.
*Please Note: The Earlybird Rate of $670 is valid for those who register and pay in full by 31st August 2015. After this date, the Event Pass will return to the standard price of $799.
The extra hotel rooms contracted by Zing have all now been allocated and we cannot accept any further bookings for this option.
As was previously stated here on the website – “There are a limited amount of rooms available at the hotel. Until Zing Conferences receives full payment of your invoice, your room will not be reserved and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.”
If you have already registered for the conference and requested accommodation, but have not paid your invoice in full, we cannot reserve your accommodation and you will have to make alternative arrangements.
Should you wish to reserve a room at the Omni Cancun you may do so by booking directly with the hotel using the link provided below.
*Please Note: The Earlybird Rate for the Sharer option of $899 was valid for those who paid in full by 31st August 2015. After this date, the fee has returned to the standard price of $1050.
If booking your accommodation with Omni Cancun, all meals (except breakfast) are included in your registration, so you may wish to book on a Bed & Breakfast basis. You could also book on an All-Inclusive basis, perhaps to enjoy the Lobby Bar for after dinner drinks and discussion.
Until the end of September, if using this link, please mention you are attending a Zing Conference to receive a special group discount when making your reservation.
To book your accommodation directly with the Omni Cancun please use the following link
Reserve Accommodation at Omni Cancun
The Omni Cancun is located on the Hotel Boulevard in Cancun. As such, there is a range of hotels located in close proximity which you may prefer to stay at for the conference. We can provide you with a list of alternative hotels by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Search engines or hotel comparison websites will also provide you with a good range of hotels at varying prices.
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