Symposium announcement: Joint ICGEB – ALS Society of Canada Symposium on Inflammation & Proteinopathy in ALS/FTD

[email protected] | 2. 3. 2022

Dear colleagues,

We are excited to announce our symposium: Joint ICGEB – ALS Society of Canada Symposium on Inflammation & Proteinopathy in ALS/FTD Spectrum Disorder, which is planned to be held LIVE from June 30 - July 3, 2022 in Rijeka, Croatia.

Notably, an ONLINE meeting interface will be available for participants unable to join us live.

The registration is now OPEN at

15 travel grants will be offered for young researchers who are ICGEB member state nationals and are currently not residing in Croatia ( FEBS Journal prizes will be available for the best oral and poster presentations by the young researchers.

Please consider registering as early as possible as (live) participant number is limited. Abstracts can be submitted while registering or afterwards by email (deadline May 15).

We have an exciting list of invited speakers: Pavle Andjus (Faculty of Biology, Belgrade, Serbia), Stanley Appel (Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston, USA), Caterina Bendotti (Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milano, Italy), Ervina Bilić (Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb, Croatia), Séverine Boillée (Brain and Spinal cord Institute, Paris, France), Fran Borovečki (University Hospital Center Zagreb, Croatia), Robert Bowser (Barrow Neurological Institute, USA), Ilija Brizić (Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia), Emanuele Buratti (ICGEB, Trieste, Italy), Jason Cannon (Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA), Neil Cashman (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada), Heather Durham (McGill University, Montreal, Canada), Pietro Fratta (National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK), Srećko Gajović (University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia), Angela Genge (Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Montreal, Canada), Jean-Pierre Julien (CERVO Brain Research Center, Laval University, Quebec, Canada), Silva Katušić Hećimović (Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia), Jasna Kriz (Laval University, Quebec, Canada), Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne (Harvard Medical School, USA), Letizia Mazzini (Eastern Piedmont University, Maggiore della Carità Hospital, Novara, Italy), Chris Miller (King’s College London, London, UK), Dragomir Milovanovic (German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Berlin,Germany), Dinko Mitrečić (University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia), Giovanni Nardo (Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milano, Italy), Janice Robertson (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada), Boris Rogelj (Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia), Michal Schwartz (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel), Michael Strong (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada), Christine Vande Velde (CHUM, University of Montreal, Canada).

We will also have some interesting social events:

  1. NeuroArt Exhibition (June 30)
  2. Swim & Walk for Brain Health at Kostrena beach (July 2)

Registration fees:

  • waived for students and postdocs from ICGEB Member States
  • €150 for students and postdocs from non-ICGEB Member States
  • €150 for established researchers and clinicians from ICGEB Member States
  • €250 for established researchers and clinicians from non-ICGEB Member States
  • €50 for ONLINE symposium

Hoping to see you LIVE in Rijeka or ONLINE!

Warm wishes,

Ivana Munitic and Emanuele Buratti,
on behalf of the organizing committee

Organizing committee:
Ivana Munitic and Miranda Mladinic Pejatovic (Department of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka, Croatia), Emanuele Buratti (ICGEB Trieste, Italy), Jasna Kriz and Jean-Pierre Julien (Laval University, Canada), Ervina Bilic (Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb, Croatia), Srecko Gajovic and Dinko Mitrecic (University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Croatia), Pavle Andjus (University of Belgrade, Serbia), Vladimira Vuletic (Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka, Croatia) & Jasenka Mrsic Pelcic (Faculty of Medicine Rijeka, Croatia)

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