Moving the brain fluids: Glymphatic system and beyond

Eiko Ojala

Eiko Ojala

The meeting will host international experts in CSF formation, intracranial pressure measurements, fluid dynamics, and glymphatic function. The goal of the meeting is in depth discussions on where the field is and where it should be moved.

The meeting will take place in the Maersk Tower (directions), Copenhagen on the 5-6th of March and is free of charge upon submission (bottom).

Program (preliminary)

Monday March 5, 2018

08:00     Coffee and registration

08:30 Historical perspectives on the studies of fluid flow in CNS Alexei Verkhratsky, Professor, University of Manchester
09:20 CSF production, circulation, and efflux from brain Conrad Johanson, Professor Emeritus, Brown University

10:10     Break

10:30 Intracranial pressure Marianne Juhler, Professor, University of Copenhagen
11:20 New experimental approaches to understand CSF production Marijan Klarica, Professor, University of Zagreb

12:10     Lunch

13:00 CSF production – we know so much and yet understand so little; cotransport of water as a contributing mechanism Nanna MacAulay, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen
13:50 Glymphatic transport visualized by MRI Helene Benveniste, Professor, Yale University
14:40 Novel approaches to interstitial fluid efflux using uDISCO Ali Erturk, Assistant Professor, University of Munich

15:30     Break

15:50 Convection vs diffusion – theoretical considerations Jack Thomas, Professor, University of Rochester
16:40 Diffusion in CNS Charles Nicholson, Professor, NYU

Tuesday March 6, 2018

08:00     Coffee and registration

08:30 State-dependent aspects of the glymphatic system Jeff Iliff, Assistant Professor, University of Portland
09:20 Role of AQP4 channels in glymphatic flow Mark Lythgoe, Professor, University College of London
10:20 Peri-arterial convective flow Doug Kelly, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester

11:10     Break

11:30 Contrast-enhanced MRI analysis of the glymphatic system Per Eide, Professor, University of Oslo
12:20 Aqp4 and Alzheimer Disease Ming Xiao, Professor, Nanjing University

13:00     Lunch

14:00 Brain Prize Announcement Kim Krogsgaard + selected speaker
16:00 Reception in the Maersk Tower, 15th floor


As a PhD student enrolled at SUND KU, you must sign up via SUND’s PhD School’s website. Otherwise, fill out the form below. The sign-up is free but with a no-show fee of 300 DKK if you don’t show up.

You will receive a confirmation email within one work week. The meeting is sponsored by Lundbeckfonden and University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.