The 16th Annual NEALS Meeting


The 2017 Annual NEALS Meeting will be held October 3 - 5, 2017 at the Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Registration and Schedule of Events

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 Annual NEALS Meeting is now OPEN! Please join us this October for three days of training sessions, member research presentations, Consortium updates, a special science symposium (Neuroinflamation: Basic and Clinical Approaches), abstract presentations, sub-committee meetings, and networking opportunities. A tentative meeting schedule can be found here (*subject to change): SCHEDULE. Please note that this year’s event will run Tuesday through Thursday, October 3rd – 5th.

New sessions and events at this year’s meeting include a Medical Monitoring training session led by Drs. Jinsy Andrews (Columbia) and Christopher Coffey (Iowa), a welcome reception, and a luau/BBQ (be sure to bring something tropical to wear!).

If you require access to the registration page, please contact Tara Lincoln, Program Director at



NEALS is now accepting abstracts for presentation at the 2017 Annual NEALS Meeting. The deadline to submit an abstract for the Annual NEALS Meeting is EOD on Friday, August 4th, 2017.

Any abstract related to either clinical or basic science investigations is welcome. Collaborative projects are especially encouraged.  Individuals may submit more than 1 abstract. All abstracts will be reviewed for presentation as either a formal 15 minute talk (plus Q&A) or poster presentation to be held during the meeting. Additionally, two abstract awards will be given to poster presenters – one for a clinical investigation, and one for a basic science investigation. These will be determined based on initial committee review with winners to be announced during Wednesday's general session.

Please direct your abstract(s) and any questions to Tara Lincoln, NEALS Program Director, at Each abstract should be limited to 350 words and contain the background, hypothesis, methods, results to date (if ongoing) and discussion/conclusions. NEALS will reimburse a one-night hotel stay at the Opal Sands Resort for all NEALS member abstract presenters. We are excited to offer these presentation opportunities to all NEALS members and look forward to sharing your work in October.

Download 2017 Abstract Form Here

2016 abstract submissions can be viewed here.

2016 Annual Meeting Photo Gallery