Society for Neuroscience Oregon Chapter Meeting 2015

March 27 and 28, 2015
McMenamins Edgefield Winery



Registration Deadline: March 20, 2015

Faculty, $140
Student/Post Doc, $95
Guest of registrant (meals only), $50


David H. Gutmann, Washington University, St. Louis
The Ecology of Low-Grade Brain Tumors

Allison Coffin, Washington State University, Vancouver
A Fishing Expedition for Better Hearing: Hair Cell Death and Protection in a Zebrafish Model

Jeffrey Iliff, Oregon Health & Science University
Taking Out the Trash: The Brain, Sleep and Alzheimer's Disease

Patrick Chappell, Oregon State University
Reproducing the brain's control of reproduction? Potential roles of neuroendocrine reproductive axis components in osteosarcoma

Mini-Symposium on the Neuroscience of Cancer
Steven Matsumoto
, Oregon Health & Science University
Loss of SNF5 in Schwann Cells: A Novel Model of Tumor-Associated Neuropathic Pain

Larry S. Sherman, Oregon National Primate Research Center
High-Dose Chemotherapy Disrupts the Hippocampal Extracellular Matrix: A Novel Mechanism Underlying Chemobrain


Awards will be presented for best student and post-doc posters and oral presentations. Registration and abstract submission deadline: March 20, 2015.

Abstract Submission Instructions

Submit abstract to Dr. Larry Sherman at 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.

Deadline to submit your abstract is extended to Wednesday,  March 26, 2014.


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” or online. If making your reservation online, please use code 1404OHSUN to get a room in our block. Rooms in the block will be released February 27, 2015; 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).

You are welcome to bring a guest to this conference (non participating guest, but will be eating meals). The cost per guest is $50 and includes 3 meals and snacks. You may register this person(s) when you register online for the conference.


March 27

1 p.m.
Registration and Poster Session I

4 p.m.
Mini-symposium on the Neuroscience of Cancer

6 p.m.

7 p.m.
Keynote Address - Dr. David Gutmann: The Ecology of Low Grade Brain Tumors

March 28

9 a.m.
Plenary Speaker

9:30 a.m.
Oral Presentations Session I

11 a.m.
Break and Poster Session II

12:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.
Plenary Speaker

2 p.m.
Oral Presentations Session II

3 p.m.
Plenary Speaker

3:30 p.m.
Awards and Adjournment