Virtual Access: Advances in Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Therapy & New Frontiers in Neuroinflammation: What Happens When CNS and Periphery Meet?

Progress made in human genetics has revealed increasingly more disease-associated genes for Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), frontotemporal dementia (FTD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative disorders. These discoveries have linked neurodegenerative diseases with several common key biological processes that now need further study. At the same time, tremendous strides have been made in microglial research, revealing unexpected results that challenge the traditional view of microglia as simply scavengers of the diseased CNS. The aims to conferences on "Advances in Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Therapy" and "New Frontiers in Neuroinflammation" were to:

  • Focus on emerging areas of neurodegenerative disease research including RNA metabolism, protein trafficking and innate immune responses;
  • Discuss recent advances in imaging, genetics and immunology, in particular high-throughput sequencing methods, and their implications for microglial biology research;
  • Explore the origin and functions of inflammatory glia, the blood brain barrier, myeloid cells and other signaling elements;
  • Challenge existing paradigms and provide a platform to cross-fertilize ideas and encourage new collaborations that could lead to novel mechanisms and therapeutic targets for treating neurodegenerative diseases.

To view the program of these conferences, visit and

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This digital package for 100 USD, consists of:

  • 380 Poster Abstracts – 191 poster abstracts from Z3 and 189 poster abstracts from Z4;
  • 43 Speaker Abstracts - 20 speaker abstracts from Z3 and 23 speaker abstracts from Z4;
  • 13 ePosters – 7 ePosters from Z3 and 6 ePosters from Z4 in PDF format;
  • Meeting Book – PDFs of the published meeting book and all the speaker and poster abstracts presented in alphabetical order by presenter last name

The 100 USD access fee covers our administrative costs. Register to purchase the package; once you purchase, you will have unlimited access to log back into the website to view the content. If you have any questions, please contact our Attendee Services Department at

*Please note that any SciTalk / ePanel videos will be available for free 1 year after the publish date.

*What Are Screencast Videos?

screencast is a digital video recording that captures actions taking place on a computer display. The Keystone Symposia presenters recorded their presentations remotely and provided voice-over narration for their presentation materials.

  • Static and other audio anomalies are present on some videos due to individual environments at the time of the recordings.
  • Since the talks were given a second time, they may not be identical to those presented in the meeting sessions.
  • To preview the scientific presentations videos (titles and speakers), click on the "Scitalk Videos" tab on this page.

About Virtual Access

Virtual Access is a Keystone Symposia initiative that is designed to provide access to digital content derived from a popular (often oversubscribed) Keystone Symposia conference. It leverages digital media to extend our face-to-face conferences' reach to the broader scientific community. The intent is to disseminate the latest research and fulfill our existing mandate of catalyzing the advancement of biomedical life sciences by convening high-quality scientific conferences.