Southeastern Neurodegenerative Disease Conference (SEND)

Save the date: Sept. 27-29, 2018

Orlando, Florida (Lake Nona campus:

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The 1st Annual Southeastern Neurodegenerative Disease Conference (SEND) aims to stimulate collaborations among scientists in Florida, Georgia and Alabama who work on Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementias and Huntington’s disease. It will also provide substantial opportunities for trainees to have both oral and poster presentations, with the goal of cross-recruitment across participating institutions.


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Abstract submissions

Abstracts submissions for both poster and oral presentations are open through midnight on Aug. 15. Abstracts should include a title, authors, affiliation and no more than 300 words describing the research.

Please email abstract submissions to

Presenters will be announced on Aug. 30. Abstracts for a limited number of “Hot Topics” talks will be accepted from Sept. 1 through Sept. 15.

Plenary speaker David Holtzman, M.D.

David Holtzman, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
Washington University


Conference organizers

Tom Kukar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Emory University

Jada Lewis, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience
University of Florida

Malú Tansey, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology
Emory University