Southeastern Neurodegenerative Disease Conference (SEND)

                         September 27-29, 2018

UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona, Orlando, FL (click here for detailed directions)

SEND Conference email: 
SEND Conference Twitter: @SEND_CON2018

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.


Click here to view the final agenda for the SEND Conference.


Click here to register for the SEND Conference.

Abstract submissions

General abstract submission has closed. Presenters will be announced on Thursday, Aug. 30. Abstracts for a limited number of “Hot Topics” talks will be accepted from Sept. 1-15. Abstracts should include a title, authors, affiliation and no more than 300 words describing the research and submitted in a word document to

Poster guidelines

We request that posters be printed 3×4 feet vertically. If you are reusing a poster from another conference that has a different dimension, we may be able to accommodate you. Please let us know if your poster needs more room by Sept. 15 at

Oral Presentation Guidelines

PowerPoint presentations will utilize the on-site PC and should be in 16:9. We will not be switching computers or using Macs. Oral presentations that are 20 minutes should be structured at 15 minutes of presentation, allowing for 5 minutes of questions. Ten-minute presentations should be structured at eight minutes of presentation with two minutes for questions. Data Blitz talks should be three static slides with no questions at the end. Data Blitz talks will be arranged such that their accompanying poster will be in the next poster session.

Opening speakersulzer

David Sulzer, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology,
Psychiatry-Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Columbia University Medical Center

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