Emerging Strategies in Neural Transplantation and Repair: A Special Issue Based on the Eighth Annual Conference
Abstract:The Eighth Annual Conference of the American Society for Neural Transplantation and Repair (ASNTR) was held May 3–6, 2001 in Clearwater Beach, Florida. In keeping with the spirit of the Society's meetings in the past, the informal and relaxing setting created the ideal atmosphere for open scientific exchange and discussion of cutting-edge research. This year's meeting set several new records, owing both to the hard work of the officers and committees and to the increasing excitement in the field of neural transplantation and repair. A record number of presentations (112), including 73 posters and 39 platform presentations, were included. In addition, as one of the Society's missions is to foster participation of young investigators, a record number of student and postdoctoral travel awards (30) were given this year. The Education Committee had a daunting task in selecting representative student presentations from among the many high-quality applications.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Publication date: January 1, 2002
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