100 Years of Lewy Bodies - Where are we now?

Lewy standing 1st from right, Alzheimer 3rd from right
Lewy standing 1st from right, Alzheimer 3rd from rightClick on the magnifying glass for a large image.

One hundred years ago, Jacob Heinrich Lewy described intracellular eosinophilic inclusions in the brains of patients with „paralysis agitans“, commonly known as Parkinson’s disease1. Enormous progress has been made during the past decades in analysing the content and formation of Lewy bodies and their relation to neurodegenerative diseases.




This conference intends to gather researchers in the field of pathological alpha-synuclein aggregation to foster scientific exchange and discuss roadmaps to new therapies. Poster presentations are encouraged. Two poster prizes will be awarded. Three abstracts will be selected for oral contribution.

The conference venue is the „Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik der Universität München“ where Lewy made his seminal discovery while working in the laboratory of Alois Alzheimer.

1 Lewy F. H. (1912) Paralysis agitans. 1. Pathologische Anatomie. In: Handbuch der Neurologie, Band 3 (M. Lewandowsky, Hrsg.). Berlin, 920-933.

Main entrance "psychiatrische Universitätsklinik"

Date: September 15th, 2012; 8.45am - 7:00pm
Location: Psychiatrische Klinik und Poliklinik, Nußbaumstraße 7, 80336 Munich, Germany
Registration Fee: 80 €
Registration: On site
On site registration: opens at 8:00am
Abstract submission deadline: expired

Contact regarding the registration/abstract submission: Jennifer Albrecht, event lab. GMBH

Organizers:
Günter Höglinger - German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE), TUM Department of Neurology & Tranlational Neurodegneration
Armin Giese - LMU Zentrum für Neuropathologie und Prionenforschung
Kai Bötzel - LMU/KUM Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik
Johannes Levin - LMU/KUM Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik

Speakers:
Elodie Angot (Lund)
Kai Bötzel (Munich)
Karin Danzer (Ulm)
Donato Di Monte (Bonn)
Richard Dodel (Marburg)
Thomas Gasser (Tübingen)
Armin Giese (Munich)
Christian Haass (Munich)
Günter Höglinger (Munich)
Hilal A. Lashuel (Lausanne)
Eliezer Masliah (La Jolla)
Wolfgang Oertel (Marburg)
Tiago Outeiro (Göttingen)
Francisco Pan-Montojo (Dresden, Madrid)
Laura Parkkinen (Oxford)
Maria Grazia Spillantini (Cambridge)
Leonidas Stefanis (Athens)
Vladimir Uversky (Tampa)
Jochen Weishaupt (Ulm)
Markus Zweckstetter (Göttingen)

We are thankful for the generous support of our sponsors:

Lüneburg Heritage
Roseliese und Horst Lüneburg lived in Geisenhause near Landshut. She was a pharmacist and suffered from Parkinson's disease. He was a veterinarian. Both graduated from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. In their testament they assigned a considerable donation to the research for the causes of Parkinson's disease. This meeting as well as some of the research presented on this conference were supported by this fund.

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