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Advances in Pharmacology and Neurobiology of PTSD and Anxiety Disorders

The Great Lakes Chapter (GLC) of ASPET will hold its 37th Annual Scientific Meeting on June 21, 2024 at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

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The Great Lakes Chapter (GLC) of ASPET will hold its 37th Annual Scientific Meeting on Friday, June 21, 2024 at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago. The goal of the 2024 meeting is to highlight recent advances in the neurobiology and pharmacology of PTSD and anxiety disorders. Our intent is to provide a forum for students, postdoctoral fellows, and scientists working in this and related areas to participate and engage in productive discussions with colleagues in the field. We have selected speakers which will be informative and relevant to both researchers in the PTSD/anxiety disorder subfield as well as practicing clinicians in the field. The annual meeting of the GLC of ASPET has historically provided an excellent forum of learning and exchanging of ideas in all fields of the pharmacological sciences and is a major networking event for biomedical scientists in the Great Lakes region of the Midwest.

Tentative meeting agenda includes:

Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking (7:30 am – 8:30 am)
Main Symposium (including Keynote Talk) (8:40 am – 12:05 pm)
Lunch and Learn Events (12:05 pm – 1:30 pm)
Young Investigator Symposium (1:40 pm – 2:40 pm)
Tour of Innovation Research Park (2:40 pm – 3:00 pm)
Poster Session (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Poster Awards and Business Meeting (5:00 pm – 5:30 pm)

Symposium Speakers:

Main Symposium 

  • Ann Rasmusson MD (Keynote Speaker) (Professor, Boston U.; VA National Center for PTSD)
  • Amiel Rosenkranz, PhD (Professor, Rosalind Franklin U. of Medicine and Science)
  • Sachin Patel MD, PhD (Professor, Northwestern U.)
  • Leah Mayo, PhD (Asst. Professor, U. of Calgary)

Young Investigator Symposium

  • Nicole Ferrara, PhD (Asst. Professor, Rosalind Franklin U. of Medicine and Science)
  • Hao Li, PhD (Asst. Professor, Northwestern U.)
  • Hanna Molla, PhD (Instructor, U. of Chicago)


Register Now

Online early registration with discounted rate ends May 27 at 11:59 PM EDT. Online registration will close on June 20, 2024. We strongly encourage all attendees to register online prior to the meeting. For registration onsite, only cash and check will be accepted.

Poster Abstract Submission

Registration is required for abstract submission. The dimension of the poster board is 60 x 34 inches. Abstracts submitted without prior registration will not be accepted. The deadline for abstract receipt is Friday, June 14, 2024 by 5:00 PM CDT. Please use the form online. Completed abstracts using the Form can be submitted to

Maps and Parking Directions

Address: 3333 N. Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064
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Public Transportation
A one-way ticket from Chicago to Lake Bluff on Metra’s Union Pacific North line (UPN) is approximately $7.75. Commuter trains on the UPN run between Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

: Free parking is available in the North parking lots of the RFUMS campus. (3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL  60064) Map and Directions

COVID-19 Protocols (as of March 15, 2023)

If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19 and please refrain from attending the meeting. If you have COVID-19, we will refund your registration fee. Please contact

Thank you for your understanding.

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