firefoxIt is my great pleasure to invite you to the 10th International Conference on Brain Energy Metabolism entitled, "Bioenergetics of Neurological Disease and Aging”, which will be held in Monterey, California, on April 17-20, 2012.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together leading experts and emerging young scientists interested in diverse aspects of brain energy metabolism. Lectures and discussions will cover latest developments in research related to intercellular metabolite trafficking, mitochondrial ROS formation in normal and diseased brain, new in vitro and non-invasive imaging techniques, and current controversies in the field.

Traditionally, these meetings provide a forum for very lively and informative discussions after the talks and during free time and poster sessions. Student and fellow participation is strongly encouraged, and travel awards for a limited number of young scientists will be available.

The conference will be held at the scenic and historic Asilomar Conference Center near the coastal town of Monterey, California, about 100 miles south of San Francisco. Registration with onsite lodging covers all meals and other expenses, but off-site lodging can also be arranged.  A highlight of the conference will be the Plenary lecture and dinner at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to participate in the Brain Energy Metabolism meeting. Any participants who have special needs are requested to make their requirements known to the organizers so that every effort can be made to address these needs. In addition, scientists from any discipline who have an interest in the topics in the meeting program are also encouraged to attend so that the scientific discussions and interactions will be broadly inclusive of interests within, among, and outside of the topics of the meeting.

I am looking forward to meeting you in Asilomar in April 2012.

Raymond A. Swanson
On behalf of the Organizers


Program Committee

Bruce Ransom
Arne Schousboe
Caroline Rae
Vera Adam-Vizi
Carole Escartin
Gerry Dienel
Diogo Souza
Albert CHY Yu
Mary McKenna
Anne Murphy
Dale Bredesen
Rolf Gruetter

Local Organizers

Raymond Swanson
Conrad Alano
Tiina Kauppinen
Angela Brennan
Colleen Hefner


National Institutes of Health

International Society for Neurochemistry

NCIRE – The Veterans Health Research Institute