32nd Annual NECTAR Meeting of the European Network for CNS Transplantation and Restoration

Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to the 32nd Annual NECTAR Meeting of the European Network for CNS Transplantation and Restoration that will take place from 24-26 October 2022 at Cotsen Hall, in the premises of the American School of Classical Studies http://www.cotsenhall.gr/ in Athens-Greece.

After a very successful hybrid meeting in 2021 in Edinburgh, we very much hope that we can come back to normal in 2022 and meet again in person. However, taking into consideration all possible scenarios due to unforeseen evolvements in the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions, we decided to hold a hybrid meeting once again that gives you the option of physical or virtual participation.

Nectar – athens.2022 has assembled an excellent line-up of speakers from Europe: France, Sweden, Luxembourg, Finland, Switzerland, Greece, and the UK, Israel, the US and more, to share their latest research with us. We have planned 3 plenary lectures on hot topics as well as sessions on the most recent developments in cell transplantation clinical trials for neurodegenerative diseases, immune system and brain cross-talk, advances in CNS disease modeling, mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation and glial cells, and preclinical cell therapies for brain disorders.

Confirmed speakers: Alves, Sandro BrainVectis-Askbio, France (TBC); Amit, Ido Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel; Benvenisty, Nissim Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; de Almeida, Luís Pereira University of Coimbra, Portugal, Fiorenzano, Alessandro Lund Stem Cell Center, Sweden; Goldman, Steven Universities of Rochester and Copenhagen, Denmark; Goureau, Olivier Institut de la Vision, Paris, France; Gravanis, Achille Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Greece; Kiskinis, Evangelos Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, USA; Kunath, Tilo Institute for Stem Cell Research, University of Edinburgh, UK; Mozafari, Sabah ICM Paris France; Parmar, Malin Lund Stem Cell Center, Sweden; Pluchino, Stefano Cambridge University, UK; Polymenidou, Magdalini University of Zurich, Switzerland; Rubin, Lee Harvard Stem Cell Institute, USA; Saudou, Frederic Institut Neurosciences, Grenoble France; Schwamborn, Jens Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, Luxembourg; Svendsen, Clive Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute, Los Angeles, USA; Takahashi, Jun CiRA-Kyoto University, Japan; Tansey, Malú Gámez University of Florida, USA; Taoufik, Era Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Greece; Taylor, Anne Zona Microfluidics, USA; Thomaidou, Dimitra Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Greece; Tuszynski, Mark University of California San Diego, USA; Xylouri, Maria Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Greece; Zurzolo, Chiara Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

As always at NECTAR meetings, we will also have significant input into the scientific program from young researchers through the data-blitz oral presentations and a focus session from Industry partners.

We are all eager to meet again in person and hope that the scientific program will incite enriching interactions and discussions.

Deadline for abstract submission is 15 July 2022. 

Please visit https://nectar-athens22.gr/ to submit your abstract and register.

The Scientific Program

Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens!

Rebecca Matsas
President of the Organizing Committee

Romina Aron Badin
President of NECTAR