Schedule --- Friday, April 28, 2006
Ida Noyes Hall, the University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th Street
8:15 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 9:15 Opening Remarks:
James L. Madara, M.D., Dean, Biological Sciences Division and Pritzker School of Medicine and University of Chicago Vice-President for Medical Affairs,
Christopher Gomez, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Neurology, the University of Chicago,
Brian Popko, Ph.D., Jack Miller Professor in Neurological Diseases, Director, Jack Miller Center for Peripheral Neuropathy, the University of Chicago, and
Jack Miller, Founder, Jack Miller Center for Peripheral Neuropathy
9:15 - Noon Morning Session
Rhona Mirsky, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental Neurobiology at University College, London, UK, on "Signals that control Schwann cell development and myelination."
Elior Peles, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, on "Axon-glia interactions at the nodes of Ranvier."
Jeffrey Milbrandt, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Internal Medicine and Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, on "Molecular insights into myelination and axonal degeneration."
Noon 1:30 Lunch
1:30 4:30 Afternoon Session
Stephen G. Waxman, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairman of Neurology, and Professor of Neurobiology and Pharmacology at Yale Medical School, Neurologist-in-Chief at Yale-New Haven Medical Center, and Director of the Center for Neuroscience & Regeneration Research at the VA Medical Center, Connecticut, on "Sodium channels in axonal disease."
William Snider, M.D., Professor of Neurology and Cell & Molecular Physiology, and Director, of the Neuroscience Center at the University Of North Carolina School of Medicine, on "The path from nerve growth factor to axon
Contact: John Easton
University of Chicago Medical Center