VIRTUAL CNND Symposium: “CNS Barriers”

October 28, 2020
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Zoom conference (Virtual)

“CNS Barriers”

We are delighted to invite you to the 8th annual Center for Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases (CNND) Mini-symposium, which is planned for Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis as a virtual event.


Our theme this year is “CNS Barriers”. The symposium will cover the latest research advances in describing fluid and cell movements through the brain’s glial–lymphatic, meningeal lymphatic, and cerebrospinal fluid systems in CNS infections, neuroinflammatory, and neurodegenerative diseases. We are pleased to have as our keynote speaker, Dr. Maiken Nedergaard, who has pioneered work on the glymphatic system. In addition, four speakers from Washington University School of Medicine performing cutting-edge research in the field of CNS barriers will present their work. Please join us!

This year’s speakers will include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Maiken Nedergaard (University of Copenhagen)
    “The Glymphatic System”
  • Jonathan Kipnis (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
    “Meningeal Lymphatics as a Promising Therapeutic Target in Alzheimer’s Disease”
  • Naresha Saligrama (WashU Neurology)
    “Diversity and Specificity of T Cell Responses in Neurological Disorders”
  • Robyn Klein (WashU Medicine)
    “CNS Barriers in Viral Infections”
  • Claudia Cantoni (WashU Neurology)
    “Single-cell RNA-seq Analysis of Human CSF Microglia and Myeloid Cells in Neuroinflammation”

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Symposium Organizers: Laura Piccio and Gregory Wu (WashU Neurology)

For inquiries contact Clare O’Regan.