XII European Meeting
on Glial Cells in Health and Disease
Bilbao | July 15 - 18, 2015


Deadline for online registration:

 July 6, 2015, 6 p.m (CET) 

Deadline for late poster:

 July 6, 2015, 6 p.m (CET) 


Deadline for IBRO stipend application for Introductory Course was May 31, 2015. The winners can be found here:

Deadline for GLIA stipend application was February 23, 2015. The winners can be found here.

Deadline for abstract submission and early registration was February 23, 2015.






| Call for Late Posters |

Late posters will be accepted until the start of the meeting and even onsite.
Late posters are however neither listed in the program booklet nor in the online program nor in the proceedings, nor do the presenters have to submit an abstract. We will simply assemble the titles of those posters on an A4 sheet which will be added to the material in the congress bags. Posters which are brought to the meeting without previous notice will be listed nowhere.

For hanging the posters we will offer poster boards in a dedicated area. Due to the large number of late poster submission we had to divide the late posters into two session, such as the regular posters. Thus, they will not hang during the entire period of the meeting, as previously announced. The assignment to the sessions will be available onsite and all participants will receive a list of late posters with their congress material.

In order to have the posters listed on the sheet for the congress bags the title of the poster and the author(s) name(s) (first name, family name, email address) must be submitted by email to gibson@mdc-berlin.de before the deadline for online registration, i.e. July 6, 2015.
Late poster presenter must register for the meeting.


| Poster Presentation |

Please find the list of all posters with their sessions in the following link:

Poster sessions

Notification of Abstract Acceptance: All main authors have been informed about the poster acceptance on March 25, 2015. If you haven't got any e-mail notification please contact the Meeting Secretariat via e-mail (info@glia2015.org) or by phone at +49 (0) 351 482 37 33.

Poster Presentation Guidelines:

  • Posters are supposed to remain displayed during the whole poster session (two days) and must be removed until 16:00 h on Thursday (Poster Session I) and from 15:00 h on Saturday (Poster Session II)
  • There will be no guided poster tour but main authors are kindly requested to be present at their posters during the poster viewing session for discussions.
  • The poster must be in DIN A0, landscape format. It should not exceed the following dimensions:  85 cm height, 119 cm width.
  • Fixing materials will be provided on-site at the poster help desk

Updated information about congress timetable and detailed program is available in chapter Scientific Program.


| Call for Abstracts |

The deadline for abstract submission was February 23, 2015. All abstracts submitted prior to this date will be published in a supplement to the journal GLIA.

Please note the general information about registration and abstract submission (click here).

List of Topics for Poster Presentations

(The list of topics will be used for sessioning the posters. You can select one session only)

  • Cell migration
  • Cell proliferation, lineages and differentiation
  • Cell signalling
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Degenerative disease, toxicity and neuroprotection
  • Extracellular matrix and cell adhesion molecules
  • Gene expression and transcription factors
  • Glial-neuronal interactions
  • Ischemia and hypoxia
  • Myelin
  • Neural stem/progenitor cells
  • Neuroimmunology and neuroinflammation
  • Neurovascular interactions
  • Regeneration and repair
  • Transmitter receptors, ion channels and gap junctions
  • Trophic factors
  • Tumours

| IBRO Stipend Application for Introductory Course |

The IBRO Pan-European Regional Committee (IBRO-PERC) is offering stipends (EUR 130) to support the participation in the Introductory Course on Glial Cell Biology the day before the 12th European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease (July 15 – 18, 2015), i.e. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. The venue for this event is the Bizkaia Aretoa building, the Main Hall of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in Bilbao. This course is particularly aiming at young researchers and researchers who are new in the field.

Requirements for applications are:

  • The candidate participates in the main congress
  • Applicants should be up to 34 years-old and
  • come from less economically favored countries.

The following documents are required (per e-mail, bundled to one single PDF):

  • Short CV (max. 1 page) including a list of selected publications (if available)
  • Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor

The deadline for stipend applications is May 31, 2015.
The stipend money will be paid in cash on-site at the congress center during the main meeting (July 15 - 18, 2015).
Please send applications bundled to one single PDF via email to the Scientific Secretariat, Meino Alexandra Gibson (gibson@mdc-berlin.de)

| GLIA Stipend Application |

GLIA is offering stipends (EUR 500) to support participation in the 12th European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease.
quirements for applications are:

  1. The candidate is first author on an original article in GLIA published in 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015, or has an article accepted at the time of the deadline.
  2. The candidate will participate in the 2015 Glia Meeting in Bilbao with his/her own contribution (oral or poster).

The following documents are required (per e-mail):

  • Short CV
  • Abstract of contribution to the Bilbao Meeting. The applicant should be the presenting author.

Deadline for GLIA stipend application was February 23, 2015. The winner can be found here.
Applications from young investigators and from scientists living in financially disadvantaged countries were encouraged.

 | Dates and Deadlines |

December 2014:
Abstract submission and early registration opens on the website
February 23, 2015 Deadline for GLIA stipend application
February 23, 2015:
Deadline for abstract submission and early registration
May 31, 2015:
Deadline for IBRO stipend application
July 6, 2015 Deadline for late registration and late poster submission


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