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Basic and Translational Advances in Neurological Disease: From signaling to therapeutics

Date and Meeting Location | Program | Registration | Abstract Submission | Maps and Parking Information 

The goal of the symposium is to highlight the major advances in neurological diseases and provide an opportunity for students, postdoctoral fellows and scientists working in related areas to learn about the field. The annual symposium of the ASPET Great Lakes chapter also provides a forum for learning and exchanging ideas in all fields of pharmacological sciences and is a major networking event for biomedical scientists in the area. It comprises of:

  • A Young Investigators Symposium  
  • A Lunch and Learn Workshop - Meet with representatives from industry, consulting, and academia
  • Poster Presentations 
  • Vendor Exhibits 

Date and Meeting Location

  • July 07, 2016     
  • Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Hughes Auditorium, Lurie bldg, 303 E Superior St. Chicago, IL 60611
  • Save the Date Flyer (PDF)   


8:30-10:30 am  Registration | Continental Breakfast | Poster Session
8:30 am-12:00 pm  Vendor Exhibit
10:45-11:45 am  Young Investigators Symposium
12:00-1:30 pm  Lunch | Lunch and Learn Career Workshop  
Symposium: Basic and Translational Advances in Neurological Disease: from signaling to therapeutics
1:30-5:00 pm
1:30-1:45 pm  Welcome and Opening Remarks: Eric Blomme, DVM, PhD
GLC ASPET President, AbbVie
1:45-2:30 pm 

Keynote Address: Alfred George, MD 

Therapeutic Targeting of Ion Channels in Genetic Epilepsy
Magerstadt Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

2:35-3:05 pm  Anthony West, PhD

Role of cGMP signaling in neurodegenerative disorders and its target as therapeutics
Department of Neuroscience, Chicago Medical School
Rosalind Franklin University 

3:05-3:20 pm  Coffee Break 
3:20-3:50 pm  Tammy Dellovade, PhD
Translational challenges with animal models of neurological diseases

Head in vivo Pharmacology, Foundational Neurosciences

3:55-4:25 pm  Robert Vassar, PhD
BACE1: the beta-secretase enzyme in health and Alzheimer’s disease
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Northwestern University

4:25-4:55 pm  Natalie Tronson, PhD
Sex differences, inflammation, and memory

Department of Psychology
University of Michigan

5:00-5:30 pm  Business Meeting & Awards Presentation | Election Results | Awards Results  


Faculty/Industry $80.00 
Post-doctoral $50.00 
Graduate/Undergraduate $25.00 
Vendors and Invited Speakers $0.00 
Registration includes access to all activities, continental breakfast, and lunch.  

You must be logged in as an ASPET member to use the multiple registration option.

Abstract Submission

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to Sunday, June 26th, 2016. Send completed abstract form to and

Maps and Parking Directions

For more information, contact Dr. Eric Blomme at 

Last updated: May 27, 2016 

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