Arturo Falaschi Conference “1st biennial conference on TDP-43 function and dysfunction in disease”

Stazione Marittima, Trieste, Italy

6 – 8 September 2023

The subject areas of the meeting will mostly be concerned with the role played by TDP-43 in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Its involvement in these and other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease points to TDP-43 as a salient neuropathological protein. As a result, there is growing interest in developing new approaches to understand the consequences of TDP-43 mislocalization and aggregation in disease.Even so, the precise function of TDP-43 in normal cells remains unclear, as are the initial events driving TDP-43 mislocalization and aggregation in disease, and the impact of TDP-43 pathology on neuronal integrity. The meeting organized in Trieste represents an ideal opportunity for discussing ongoing epidemiological, clinical, pathological, neuroimaging and genetic investigations of this protein. This venue will also serve as a platform for presenting and discussing the latest TDP-43 based therapeutic strategies that are being developed and tested in disease models.


  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) 
  • Events driving TDP-43 mislocalization and aggregation in disease
  • Impact of TDP-43 pathology on neuronal integrity new therapeutic directions

Invited Speakers

Gary Armstrong – McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Daryl Bosco – UMass-Chan Medical School, Worcester, USA
Marc Diamond – UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
Dorothee Dormann – IMB Mainz, Germany
Nicolas Fawzi – Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Pietro Fratta – University College London, UK
Lindsey Hayes – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Evangelos Kiskinis – Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne – Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
Leanne McGurk – University of Dundee, UK
Osamu Onodera – Niigata University, Japan
Eran Perlson – Tel Aviv University, Israel
Leonard Petrucelli – Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, USA
Magdalini Polymenidou – University of Zurich, Switzerland
Wilfried Rossoll – Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, USA
Rita Sattler – Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, USA
James Shorter – Penn University, Philadelphia, USA
Bradley Turner – Florey Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Jernej Ule – Kings College London, UK
Christine Vande Velde – University of Montreal, Canada
Adam Walker – Queensland Brain Institute, St Lucia QLD, Australia
Michael Ward – NIH/NINDS, Bethesda, USA
Philip Wong – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Koji Yamanaka – Nagoya University, Japan
Daniela Zarnescu – Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, USA

Deadline for financial assistance applications:
21 May 2023

Deadline for abstract submission:
24 July 2023
Short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts

Deadline for registrations:
21 August 2023

Sponsored by

Thanks also to


  • PhD and Post-docs in neurodegeneration
  • Clinicians in neurodegenerative diseases
  • Basic scientists in protein aggregation
  • Basic scientists in neurodegeneration pathways



Regular fee: Euro 500

Reduced fee*: Euro 350

* Participants eligible for “Reduced fee” are Students and Post-docs and they must provide proof of qualifying Student or Post-doc status.

Registration fee includes attendance at the meeting, e-book of abstracts and meals as foreseen in the meeting programme.

Cancellations must be notified to the Organising Secretariat in writing no later than 16 August 2023 (midday Trieste time) and will be subject to a handling fee of Euro 50. After this date refunds cannot be guaranteed.

Accompanying persons are also welcome. The accompanying person’s fee is Euro 150, to include ONLY meals as per programme (will NOT include access to the scientific sessions).

Financial Assistance

Nationals of ICGEB Member States are eligible to apply for an ICGEB grant covering registration fee, accommodation and local hospitality for the duration of the Meeting; travel is not funded.

Deadline for applications: 21 May 2023

Deadline for registration: 21 August 2023

Meeting Schedule

Tuesday 5th September
16.00 – 18.00 Meeting Registration

Wednesday 6th September
09.00 – 11.00 Meeting Registration
11.00 Start of Meeting – Morning session
12.45 Lunch
13.30 Afternoon sessions
18.15 Welcome cocktail

Thursday 7th September
09.00 Morning sessions
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Afternoon session
16.00 – 19.00 Free time
19.00 – 21.00 Poster session with Wine & Pizza

Friday 8th September
09.00 Morning sessions
13.00 – 13.15 Closing remarks – End of Meeting


Selected participants will have the opportunity to present their current research. Abstracts will be considered for either oral or poster presentation.
You must REGISTER for the meetings BEFORE you submit your abstract.
Abstracts should focuse on unpublished material.

Deadline for abstract submission: NOW EXTENDED to 24 July 2023
Short talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts


You must REGISTER for the meeting BEFORE reserving your hotel. Please use the meeting’s Hotel Reservation form.

Hotel availability and special rates have been obtained by the ICGEB for the participants at the Meeting for individual reservations made through the local agency “Cividin Viaggi” by 10th May 2022
(E-mail:; Tel.: +39-040-3789348)

For special rates after 10th May please contact “Cividin Viaggi” directly.

The selected Hotels are located in the centre of Trieste, within walking distance of the Meeting venue.

Rates are quoted in Euro, min-max cost range per room/night, taxes and commissions included.

Tourist accommodation tax may additionally apply (approx. amount 2-3 Euro per person per night) according to Trieste Municipality authority.

Selected hotels will be allocated on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Further information regarding the hotel accomodation will be provided by “Cividin Viaggi” to each participant upon receipt of the completed Hotel Reservation form.

Information on alternative arrangements (suite, triple room) is also available upon request.

The closing date for submission of the Hotel Reservation form is 3rd May 2023; availability and preferential rates cannot be guaranteed after this date.

Please note that rates available through online websites do not normally ensure the same terms of service, including cancellation policy, room type, etc.

  • Download and open the attached form with Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Complete the form and save it with your name
  • Return it as an email attachment to “Cividin Viaggi” at

Leisure activities

Trieste offers a wide variety of tourist activities and excursions, either locally or at close distance. You may find here some suggestions provided by the local agency “Cividin Viaggi”, who will be pleased to assist you for information and bookings (E-mail:; Tel.: +39-040-3789348)

Scientific Organisers

Emanuele Buratti (ICGEB Trieste, Italy), Yuna Ayala
(Saint Louis University, MO, USA), Sami Barmada (University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, USA), Christopher Donnelly (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA) and Jemeen Sreedharan (King’s College London, UK)

Meeting Secretariat

ICGEB Meetings and Courses Unit
Tel: +39-040-3757333 
Fax: +39-040-226555

Meeting Location

Stazione Marittima
Molo dei Bersaglieri, 3
34123 Trieste TS

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