The Translational Neuroimmunology Conference: From Bench to Bedside and Back

August 28–September 2, 2022
Asheville, NC




August 28-September 2, 2022

Launched in 1988, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) is distinguished by its focus on the progression of neuroimmunological research—from wet bench discovery to biomarker/ drug development to clinical application—across a spectrum of neurological conditions. The program highlights cutting-edge developments in fundamental and clinical neuroimmunology that increase our understanding of interactions between the immune and nervous systems during health and disease, as well as impact the diagnosis and management of individuals across the spectrum of neuroinflammatory disorders.

The conference brings together graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, scientists, physicians, and physician-scientists who have an interest in neuroimmunology. It aims to inspire and support junior investigators, trainees, women, and investigators from underrepresented minorities to pursue neuroimmunology research. The conference provides the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the field, participate in workshops and career panels for junior investigators, and to network with peers, potential collaborators, and potential mentors in neuroimmunology.

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Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: August 1, 2022
Travel Award Deadline: August 1, 2022
Early Registration Deadline: July 28, 2022
Cancellation Deadline: August 7, 2022
Housing Deadline: August 14, 2022
Registration Closing Deadline: August 24, 2022


The main themes of the meeting are: 1) Role of immunosurveillance in CNS border areas during health and disease; 2) Interaction between biological aging and neurodegenerative pathways; 3) Function of CNS innate immune cells, sensors, and pathways during homeostasis and pathological conditions; 4) Roles of regulatory lymphocytes and myeloid cells in CNS pathogenesis; 5) Cutting-edge developments in immunomodulatory therapies in neurological disease; 6) Characteristics of encephalitogenic lymphocytes in different neuroinflammatory diseases

Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster discussion on:
  • The Meninges in Immunosurveillance and Disease
  • Microglia in Health and Disease
  • Aging and Neuroinflammation
  • Innate Immune Sensing in Neuroinflammation
  • Update on Immunomodulatory Approaches to Nervous System Disease
  • Astrocytes in the Innate Immune Response
  • The Role of CD8 T Cells in Neurological Disease
  • Extracellular Vesicles in Neuroinflammation
  • Encephalitogenic and Regulatory CD4 T Cells
  • Regulatory Myeloid Cells

The conference covers 10 sessions and 25-50 abstract presentations. Two "Meet the Expert" Sessions are designed for trainees and junior faculty to meet thought leaders in the field and receive career and scientific advice. A panel of experts will present and discuss different career trajectories in neuroimmunology and the steps necessary to attain professional goals. The session includes representatives from academia, the pharmaceutical industry, journals, and the NIH.

The program also features two Career Development Workshops: one on the topic of how to forge collaborations with clinicians and translate research findings to human studies. The other addresses how to organize and manage a research laboratory as a junior faculty member.

View the preliminary agenda.

Keynote Lecture

Etty Benveniste, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham



Benjamin Segal, MD

Department Chair, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Jennifer Graves, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego

Jessica Williams, PhD

Assistant Professor, Lerner Research Institute - Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Poster Information

Poster boards are 8 feet wide (2.4m) and 4 feet in height (1.2m). 

Registration Fees

Early Registration is available until July 28, 2022
Students: $979
Invited Speakers: $1129

Regular registration fees start on July 29, 2022
Students: $1129
Invited Speakers: $1129

Reimbursement allocations are up to the organizers of each conference and depend on external funding availability, and therefore are not guaranteed. If you would like to be considered for partial reimbursement, please complete this form. If you are selected to receive any reimbursements for your registration and/or travel, you will be contacted via email with further instructions. Please note that this process will take several weeks after the conference occurs. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this process.

Travel and Lodging

Renaissance Asheville Hotel - 31 Woodfin Street, Asheville, NC 28801
High altitude location 2,135 ft (650 m) above sea level

$169 USD/night plus 13% in current taxes and fees, available through August 14, 2022 only.
The registration fee does not include lodging. Please book your lodging through either option below:
Online or by phone at 800.627.7468 (Mention “2022 FASEB Conference-Translational Neuroimmunology” for the discounted rate)

Roomshare/Rideshare Information
To request a roomshare or rideshare with other participants click here. Please note that participation is completely voluntary and the responsibility of the individual. FASEB will not be matching or assigning roommates or rides. FASEB is not responsible for any liability or financial obligation that may arise from voluntary matching made using these options.

Lodging reservations should only be made using the options above. Any solicitation by third-party lodging companies is not endorsed by FASEB. 

Great rates: Enjoy specially negotiated rates which may also be honored for extended stays based on availability. 
Be in the center of activity: Enjoy quick and easy access to all conference functions and networking opportunities.
Additional protection: FASEB may be able to assist you with any issues that arise with the hotel.

The airport provides information on ground transportation options here for Asheville (AVL) and here for Charlotte (CLT). The average cost of a taxi from this airport to the conference location is approximately $45 AVL and $310 CLT.


Travel Awards 

Travel awards to cover registration and partial travel costs (up to $650) will be granted to a limited number of trainees based on the quality of their abstracts and academic qualifications. Individuals from groups that are underrepresented in the STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in applying for a travel award please submit your CV along with your abstract to with the subject line "Travel Awards for FASEB's Translational Neuroimmunology Conference. The deadline for travel awards to be submitted is August 1, 2022.

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Research reported at this conference was supported by the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13NS129229. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.