On behalf of the American Society for Neurochemistry, I would like to invite you to join us for an outstanding program being presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Neurochemistry in Little Rock, Arkansas, March 18-22, 2017.
Join us for four days of symposia and colloquia designed to address the four major themes of our Society: 1) Building the Nervous System; 2) Glial Cell Biology; 3) Molecular and Cell Biology of the Nervous System, and 4) Neurodegeneration and Disease. World-class plenary speakers will include Drs. Carol Colton, Rachel Wong, Marc Freeman and Zhigang He. An important component at ASN meetings is the engagement of our society with trainees, therefore special efforts have been taken to encourage young investigator participation. This includes daily poster sessions, short oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts, trainee lunches with plenary speakers, and numerous travel awards.
The meeting will take place at the Little Rock Marriott hotel, which is located in the heart of Little Rock. Situated on the Arkansas River, Little Rock is home to a thriving New South culture that offers a vibrant nightlife, big-time entertainment, world-class attractions and a booming dining scene with the best Arkansas restaurants serving up dishes from all over the globe. The fact that Little Rock is one of the top Arkansas vacation spots and among America's most affordable cities means you can have fun and keep your money in your pocket. Little Rock has a big role in history and looks to the future. Learn about Central High School's place in the civil rights movement, explore the Clinton Presidential Center and imagine a world free of hunger and poverty at the Heifer Village. If you're the outdoorsy type, lace up your running shoes or hop on a bicycle and cruise the Arkansas River Trail – it features more than 15 miles of scenic riverfront and one of the longest pedestrian bridges in America.
Please join us in Little Rock for what is shaping up to be an excellent meeting in a beautiful and exciting city!
Babette Fuss, PhD
Michael A. Fox, PhD
Scientific Program Chair
Patty Wight, PhD
Local Host Committee Chair