About the Symposium


The goals of this symposium are to create a virtual platform for students and postdoctoral fellows to present cutting-edge glia-related research; to provide a forum for in-depth discussions on emerging topics and methods; to share tips and tricks for navigating research and career advancement in a rapidly growing field; and to foster long-lasting connections in the glial community.


The symposium will feature two days of short talks and a virtual poster session hosted on Gather (for a preview, try the demo at https://gather.town/). The symposium's Slack workspace will also include channels dedicated to career topics like applying to graduate school or finding a postdoc during a pandemic.

Who gets to present?

Since this is a trainee-focused symposium, we welcome abstract submissions from undergraduate students, postbaccalaureate trainees, graduate students, and postdocs.

3/1/2021 Update - At this time we are no longer accepting new abstracts.

Who gets to attend?

Everyone (including PIs) interested in staying up to date on the latest glial research is welcome to attend. Registered attendees will receive an email in March containing information for accessing the talks/poster sessions and Slack workspace.

Is there a registration fee?

No! Anyone can register for the symposium, free of charge. We are grateful to our generous sponsors for helping us make this meeting accessible to all.