The goal of this symposium is to explore the interface between the nervous and immune systems during development, homeostasis, and disease. The meeting will examine the mediators, mechanisms, and implications of neuro-immune crosstalk in the central and peripheral nervous systems. It will also cover emerging areas such as the neuronal regulation of peripheral immune function and the influence of the microbiota on the brain. We will bring together researchers from across the fields of neuroscience and immunology to facilitate discussion of exciting new concepts and developments in both fields.
*Topics include: *
• Neuroimmune mediators in development and homeostasis
• The Gut-Brain axis
• Blood brain barrier function and dysfunction
• Peripheral immunity, inflammation, and infection in regulation of the brain
• Neural control of peripheral immunity and inflammation