The general objective of the IV European Meeting on Glial Cell Function in Health and Disease is to bring together European scientists working on the biology and pathology of glial cells with special attention to issues concerning cellular and molecular signalling. This European Glia Meeting will offer the opportunity to congregate basic and clinical researchers working in this continuously expanding field of Neuroscience where European groups are very active and excel. We thus hope to create an excellent forum for the development of new collaborations between European scientists and also help to maintain, strengthen and extend those already initiated in the three previous meetings held in Heidelberg (1994), Arcachon (1996) and Athens (1998).
The Meeting Programme will include 5 Key Note Lectures, 20 Workshops and 3 Sessions of Poster Presentations. In addition and in order to promote active participation of young researchers 9 Small Round Table Discussions (only for young researchers and students) have been organised during the lunch time giving the opportunity to young researchers to interact directly with recognised senior gliologists experts in the field. Around 400 participants are expected. The announcement of the Meeting including printed programme, registration forms and hotel reservation has been already mailed using the mailing list used in previous European Glia meetings. Reduced registration fees for young researchers and grants will promote participation of young researchers in the event.