We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on “Novel Insights into Glia Function & Dysfunction” will be held in Awaji, Japan, located approximately 60 km west of Osaka city.
Please note that entry of foreign nationals into Japan is subject to the latest border measures. From Oct 11, 2022, Japan resumed visa-free entry for international travellers from 68-countries. You are required to read and follow the official information about entry into Japan on the website of Ministry of Foreign carefully and strictly.
The conference will begin in the evening of Monday April 24, 2023, and will tentatively conclude after the banquet in the evening of April 27, 2023. There will be seven oral sessions and one poster session covering recent findings in research related to biology and physiology of glia. About twenty oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. Posters will be up for viewing and discussion throughout the conference. Social events will be organized to promote informal interactions among conference participants.
Conference Venue & Accommodation
Cold Spring Harbor Asia conferences in JAPAN are arranged in Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center https://www.yumebutai.co.jp/lang/en.html, which is part of a one-of-a-kind “environment creation” project equipped with professional conference facilities and blended into the magnificent landscape, designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando. Meeting participants are strongly recommended to stay at the conference hotel, Grand Nikko Awaji (https://www.okura-nikko.com/japan/awaji/grand-nikko-awaji/) during the meeting with the rest of the participants if possible. The accommondation booking URL will be sent to you after completion of meeting registration.
Access to the venue
Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center is located at the northeast coast of Awaji Island. There is one international airport nearby, which is Kansai International Airport (KIX), and two domestic airports, namely Osaka International (Itami) Airport and Kobe Airport (UKB), respectively. The conference center is connected by various ground transportations, such as express buses and trains (JR trains), from the airports. To get to the Awaji Yumebutai international conference center and Grand Nikko Awaji hotel, one has to take an highway express bus for Awaji Yumebutai mae (Bus stop #4 to Higashiura Bus Terminal) from Sannomiya Bus terminus located near the Sannomiya JR station on the ground floor of Mint Kobe building at Kobe City. The bus ride will take about 45 minutes.
There are multiple ways to get to the venue from different airports. A summary of all possible ways to get to the venue from the 3 airports can be found below:
For international participants travelling from Kansai international airport (KIX) at Osaka, you can opt to take an airport Limousine Bus for Kobe Sannomiya (Bus stop #6 located near south exit on the 1st floor of arrival hall) directly and then change to the highway express bus at Sannomiya bus terminus for Awaji Yumebutai mae.The express bus will stop right at the entrance of the Grand Nikko Awaji hotel. Other transportations such as taxi or self-arranged airport pickup is also available. However, it is not an economical transportation option in Japan.
A detailed information of how to get to the bus stop at Kansai international airport and the bus schedules for both airport limousine bus for Sannomiya as well as highway express bus for Awaji Yumebutai Mae can be found as follows:
Please note that, however, express bus services after 19:00 local time will stop at Kokudo Yumebutai Mae instead of Awaji Yumebutai mae, which will require a 3-minute walk to the hotel as shown in the map below
Please visit https://www.yumebutai.co.jp/lang/en.html#access for more transportation information
1. Development of glia
2. Glia-Neuron interaction, metabolism
5. Oligodendrocyte, NG2
6. Glia & Neurological Disease
7. Glia and peripheral talk
L. Felipe Barros, Centro de Estudios Científicos CECs & Universidad San Sebastián
Won-Suk Chung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
Shumin Duan, Zhejiang University
Yong-jing Gao, Nantong University
Babette Fuss, Virginia Commonwealth University
Elly Hol, University Medical Center Utrecht
Claire Jacob, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Helmut Kettenmann, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine & Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology
Schuichi Koizumi, University of Yamanashi
Ko Matusi, Tohoku University
Paula Monje, University of Kentucky Colleage of Medicine
Mami Noda, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Shigeo Okabe, The University of Tokyo
Bo Peng, Fudan University
Mengsheng Qiu, Hangzhou Normal University
Marco Prinz, University of Freiburg
Bruce Ransom, University of Washington & Chinese University of Hong Kong
William Richardson, University College London
Xiaoping Tong, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Makoto Tsuda, Kyushu University
Hiroaki Wake, Nagoya University
Jonathan Weinstein, University of Washington
Toshihide Yamashita, Osaka University
Jiawei Zhou, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS
We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.
We are eager to have as many young people as possible to attend our international meetings since they are likely to benefit most from meeting other international colleagues in the same field. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards after the meeting to off set the registration fee. Announcements of the awardees will be made during the Banquet of the meeting
We look forward to seeing you in Awaji in April, 2023.
This meeting is kindly sponsored by JSPS program Gliadecode