Thank you for your interest. Abstracts should be submitted during the registration process. The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, August 31.
Students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and research staff are welcome to submit an abstract. If the number of submitted poster abstracts exceeds the display space, the organizers will select the abstracts that are most relevant to the conference theme.
Outstanding Poster Award
During the symposium, one individual will be recognized for delivering the best poster presentation. The award recipient will be acknowledged on the last day of the symposium and also will receive a monetary gift. Only students (undergraduate or graduate) and postdoctoral fellows are eligible to win.
Submitted abstracts should represent original research. The title should be brief and descriptive, and the body should include rationale, methods and results. Please prepare abstracts using the below template.
Poster abstracts should be submitted during the registration process.
Posters should be no larger than 60” wide x 40” high. When you submit an abstract, you will be assigned a poster number. Please remember this number as it will help you find where to display your poster. Further details about poster setup and takedown will be provided closer to the event.
Questions regarding abstract submission, posters, or the poster session can be directed to Kim Cousineau at Kim.Cousineau@vai.org or 616.234.5684.
TITLE OF ABSTRACT IN ALL CAPS (STYLE = TITLE)
Presenting Author1,2, Other Author1, and Last Author1,3(Style = Authors)
1First Dept., Institution, City, State, Country, 2Second Dept., Institution, City, State, Country, and 3Last Dept., Institution, City, State, Country (Style = Affiliations)
Body of abstract using 300 words or less. Define each abbreviation at first use. All fonts should be Arial, 11 pt. and text should be single-spaced. Once you have filled in this template, choose File>Save As and save your file as a Word document (.doc or .docx) with the filename lastname_abstract. (Style = Body)
THE ROLE OF A-SYNUCLEIN IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE PATHOLOGY
Jennifer Lamberts1 and Patrik Brundin1
1Center for Neurodegenerative Science, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, United States
The pathological hallmark of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is protein-rich, intraneuronal inclusions known as Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites, which are composed primarily of aggregates of misfolded a-synuclein (a-syn) protein. Recent studies suggest…