Society for Neuroscience Oregon Chapter Meeting 2017

May 12-13, 2017
McMenamins Edgefield Winery

Registration Deadline: April 21, 2017

Faculty: $165 (Friday only: $105; Saturday only: $60)
Student/Post Doc: $115 (Friday only: $75, Saturday only: $40)

Friday: Myelin Satellite Meeting

Myelin Satellite Meeting Speakers

Stephen Back, Oregon Health & Science University
Hyaluronan mediates perinatal myelination failure through a tolerance-like non-inflammatory signaling pathway

Dennis Bourdette, Oregon Health & Science University
A brief history of myelin: From Versalius to the Bunges

Jonah Chan, University of California San Francisco
Do remyelination therapies promote axonal survival and neuronal function after inflammatory demyelination?

Ben Emery, Oregon Health & Science University
More than just insulation? Unraveling the relationship between neural activity and myelination

Stephen Fancy, University of California San Francisco
Oligodendrocyte precursors migrate on the vasculature in the developing and diseased CNS

Meredith Hartley, Oregon Health & Science University
A thyroid hormone-based strategy for treating myelination disorders

Wendy Macklin, University of Colorado
Signaling pathways that regulate CNS myelination

Steve Matsumoto, Oregon Health & Science University
Roles of SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling factors in Schwann cell development and disease

Fred L. Robinson, Oregon Health & Science University
How membrane trafficking regulates myelination

Bill Rooney, Oregon Health & Science University
Mapping brain myelin water with MRI

Larry Sherman, Oregon National Primate Research Center
A dual role for chromatin remodeling factors in oligodendrocyte specification and maturation

Seema Tiwari-Wooduf, University of California Riverside
Novel estrogen receptor-B ligands induce oligodendrocyte survival, differentiation, and remyelination in mouse models of multiple sclerosis

Scott Wong, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Herpesvirus associated encephalomyelitis: A non-human primate model of inflammatory demyelination that resembles multiple sclerosis

Saturday: Plenary Speakers

Anita Cservenka, Oregon State University
Substance use in adolescents and young adults: studies of brain and behavior

Judith Eisen, University of Oregon
Developmental interactions between the microbiome and the nervous system

Marc Freeman, Vollum Institute
The life and death of the axon


Friday, May 12

9:00 a.m.
Registration and Poster Set-up

9:30 a.m.
Myelin Satellite Meeting

5:45 p.m.
Appetizers and Poster Session I

6:45 p.m.

7:45 p.m.
Keynote Address - Dr. Wendy Macklin: Signaling pathways that regulate CNS myelination

Saturday, May 13

7:30 a.m.

9 a.m. Plenary Speaker - Anita Cservenka: Substance use in adolescents and young adults: Studies of brain and behavior

9:30 a.m.

Oral Presentations Session I

10:30 a.m.
Break and Poster Session II

11:30 a.m.
Plenary Speaker - Judith Eisen: Developmental interactions between the microbiome and the nervous system

12:45 p.m.

1:30 p.m.
Oral Presentations Session II

2:15 p.m.
Plenary Speaker - Marc Freeman, The life and death of the axon

2:45 p.m.
Awards and Adjournment

Abstract submission instructions

Submit abstract to Dr. Larry Sherman at

  • Submission deadline is April 21, 2017.
  • In the body of the email text, indicate presentation preference (poster or oral) and if you are a faculty member, post-doc, or student.
  • Abstracts must be submitted as Microsoft Word documents.
  • Please write your title in sentence case (first letter is capitalized; remaining letters are lower case). Do not bold or italicize your full title.
  • List all authors who contributed to the work discussed in the abstract. The presenting author must be listed in the first author slot of the list. Include contact information for each author listed.
  • The body of your abstract should be no more than 2,300 characters, including punctuation (not spaces).
  • Use standard abbreviations. When using abbreviations for chemical compounds, spell out full for the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Do not abbreviate compounds in the abstract title.
  • Enter the source(s) of contributed support to the research conducted within the abstract. Grant numbers may be listed here.

Housing and meals

Hotel information

A room block has been arranged for attendees of this meeting. To make a hotel room reservation, please call McMenamins Edgefield directly at 800 669-8610 and reference “OHSU Brain Institute.” Rooms in the block will be released April 12, 2017; please make your reservation before this date.


Please note that the cost of this conference covers all meals and meeting materials (including an abstract book).


Awards will be presented for best student and post-doc posters and oral presentations.

Registration and abstract submission deadline: April 21, 2017