Project: Research project

Project Details


This application requests partial funding to support the 1992 FASEB Summer
Research Conference on the Neurobiology of Central Nervous System Injury,
to be held at Copper Mountain, Colorado, June 28-July 3, 1992. In keeping
with the tradition of previous FASEB and Gordon Conferences, the main
objective of this conference is to encourage participants from diverse
scientific backgrounds to focus their collective expertise, in an informal
yet intensive series of sessions lasting 5 days, on topic areas of the
greatest current importance and potential fruitfulness in the areas of head
injury, spinal cord injury and cerebral ischemia. The conference
attendance will be restricted to 150 participants. Invited speakers will
be chosen from among the most productive and stimulating individuals in
these research areas. The unique conference format is highly conductive to
open and intense scientific interactions. Two 3-hour oral sessions each
day are separated by free afternoon time to encourage discussions and
interchange of ideas. A commitment to attend the entire symposium is
required of each participant. As neither publication of the conference nor
formal recording of its presented material is permitted, the intent is that
participants be candid in presenting their most recent (including
unpublished) data and in offering their ideas and hypotheses in the spirit
of trusting colleagiality. Session moderators will introduce thematic
areas; the speakers' charge will be to avoid recapitulating already
published or presented material, but rather to focus on areas of active
investigation, emphasizing unsolved questions, problematic issues, and
fertile hypotheses. Half of each session will be devoted to open
discussion. Thus, the meeting is intended to emphasize critical thinking
and thorough discussion. The organizers' intent is that this intense,
critical approach will have a material effect in stimulating each
participant's future research and scientific thought.
Effective start/end date6/28/926/27/93


  • National Institutes of Health


  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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