The XIII European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease invites participation from neuroglia researchers from all over the world to Edinburgh.
More than 20 years after being established by an inaugural meeting in Heidelberg, the European Glial meeting has become the world’s largest and most comprehensive scientific gathering on glial cell biology and medicine. After the success of the 2015 meeting in Bilbao, the conference comes to Edinburgh, the city where the Scottish pathologist W. Ford Robertson first recognised the oligodendrocyte in 1899. Here, it will be hosted by the vibrant glial research community based in Scotland whose internationally-leading work encompasses the full range of fundamental and translational glial neuroscience.
The meeting will be held in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, a wonderful state of the art facility in the heart of the city that provides superb lecture, poster and other facilities within walking distance of Edinburgh’s wealth of restaurants, cafes and shops as well as the unique and spectacular historical architecture of the Castle, Old Town and New Town for which Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is justly famous. Here participants will share and discuss the plenary lectures, symposia, posters and exhibits that will define and extend the cutting edges of our important field. A modern public transport system, including Europe’s newest tramline connecting to the airport, means that affordable accommodation and the full range of Edinburgh’s lively cultural and social scene is in easy reach of the conference.
We therefore look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh in July 2017.
Charles ffrench-Constant Peter Brophy
Center for Regenerative Medicine (MRC) Centre for Neuroregeneration