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of the Peripheral Nerve Society

Call for 2025 Mini Symposia Proposals – Deadline 30 September

Jul 14, 2024 | News & Events

The PNS invites you to submit proposals for Mini Symposia at the 2025 PNS Annual Meeting, which will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, UK, from 17 – 20 May 2025. As a continuing feature in the scientific program, we plan to incorporate these Mini Symposia for all peripheral nerve biology and disease aspects. These symposia provide the opportunity for PNS junior and senior members to highlight areas of interest and discuss them during the meeting.

Submission Deadline: Monday, 30 September 2024

Possible Mini Symposia Topics

  • Node of Ranvier/axon initial segment from cell biology and genetics to CIDP and GBS
  • Metabolic function and dysfunction from cell biology and genetics to diabetic neuropathy and cancer
  • Axon degeneration and regeneration
  • Schwann cells and satellite cells from neuronal support to neuropathic pain
  • Emergent druggable therapeutic targets for peripheral neuropathies
  • New technologies applied to the study of peripheral nerve biology and pathology
  • Mechanisms of neuropathic pain
  • Clinical trial design for peripheral neuropathies
  • Omics and AI (artificial intelligence) of the PNS in health and disease
  • Novel methods to assess peripheral neuropathy

Mini Symposia proposals focusing on other topics beyond the suggested ones that meet the general criteria are also welcome.

Mini Symposia Criteria

  • The deadline for submission is Monday, 30 September 2024.
  • Each Mini Symposia should include three speakers with a total duration of 90 minutes.
  • We encourage the participation of established and more junior investigators with geographic and gender balance. We ask that you ensure the availability of all speakers and chairs before submitting your proposal.
  • Submitting proposals is a competitive process and acceptance by the organizers cannot be guaranteed.
  • Funding is not provided for mini-symposia speakers, chairs, or organizers. If your proposal is accepted, the proposed speakers and moderators should be willing to attend the PNS at their own expense.

We encourage submitting proposals on all thematic areas relevant to PNS, emphasizing an integrated approach to the topic, including basic science, clinical, genetic, immunological, and therapy aspects, which would be of general interest to the different Special Interest Groups.

To submit, please click here.