A bus will be available for registrants leaving from the Cairns convention centre to the venue at 8:00 am on the 22nd. The bus will also be available back to the convention centre at the end of the meeting.
After the meeting registrants are invited to join the organisers and invited speakers at Mondo Café Bar and Grill, 24 Esplanade, Cairns. Unfortunately registrants will have to bear the cost of the dinner themselves, but the venue is reasonably priced and offers a variety of food styles.
The DANDIS satellite to the 25th ISN - APSN Joint Biennial Meeting is one of only two major Australian annual meetings focused on neurodegeneration research. This intimate meeting is an ideal venue for students and early career researchers to showcase their work to international experts in the field.
This year we will feature a "one minute poster" session, where each poster presenter has one powerpoint slide and one minute to convince people to come and see their posters. This fast and furious (and often humorous) format (like the two minute thesis) gives every poster presenter an opportunity to showcase their work in a friendly atmosphere.
Neurodegeneration is almost universally accompanied by protein
aggregation, and in most cases the protein aggregates (beta
amyloid, tau and alpha synuclein being the best known) are
thought to play some significant role in the pathogenesis of
neurodegeneration. However in most cases, the reason for the
initiation of protein aggregation is unclear. Furthermore, attempts
to modify neurodegeneration by attacking the protein aggregates
have not been successful. The multiple high profile failures of antiamyloid
therapy in Alzheimer"s are a case in point.
The role of identified protein aggregates needs to be rethought.
This satellite will explore the links between protein aggregation
beyond the usual suspects, the failure of proteolytic degradation
of abnormal proteins, oxidative stress and new strategies to go
beyond our current therapeutic impasse.
As well as the main theme, participants are invited to submit abstracts on any aspect of aging and neurodegeneration.
is now closed.
Both oral and poster presentations are available. We particularly encourage students and early career researchers to present. Abstract submission will be open until July 31, abstracts cannot be accepted unless the presenter is registered for the DANDIS satellite. Participants are invited to submit abstracts on any aspect of aging and neurodegeneration, although abstracts relating to the main theme are encouraged. Instructions on abstract preparation and a word template for the abstract are here. The abstract file must be given a meaningful title to distinguish it from all other abstracts. The title must be of the form presentername_oral_abstract.doc or presentername_poster_abstract.doc
Email the abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org . Clearly indicate if the abstract is to be considered for oral, poster or either presentation.
The Cairns campus of James Cook University has state of the art
audiovisual systems and lecture theatres of a capacity suitable
for a prestigious meeting. In a spectacular location,
surrounded by rainforest near the northern beaches, the campus is close
the the main conference centre and Trinity and Palm cove, where
other satellites will be held and many of the attendees will be
staying. This will minimise costs while being in an outstanding