Dear colleagues and friends,

It is truly a great pleasure and privilege to have all of you participate in the International Neural Regeneration Symposium (INRS2024), the 15th Asia Pacific Symposium on Neural Regeneration (APSNR), to be held in Guangzhou, China.

We greatly appreciate the meeting organizers, including Neural Regeneration Research (Press) and other organizations for their strong support. The goal of this Joint Symposium is to provide a platform for presenting new discoveries, to exchange new ideas, to stimulate new collaborations, to promote translation from basic science to the clinic, and to educate trainees in the field of neural regeneration.

Since 2011, INRS and APSNR has been held for successive eight years. We had over 5,000 participants from all over the world attended the symposium. Over 150 distinguished international speakers were invited to present their cutting-edge research at the joint symposium, including the Editor-in-Chief of Science, 2012 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, Sir John Bertrand Gurdon, 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Prof. Thomas C. Südhof.   

This year, the preliminary program will include 10 plenary sessions. The sessions will include but not limited to areas of hot topics in Academician Forum; Keynote Speech; Regenerative Medicine; Biomaterials and Optic Nerve Regeneration; New Drug Development and Treatment of Nervous System Diseases; Spinal Cord Injury; Aging and Brain Repair; Brain Injury and Pain Processing; Advanced Technology in Neuroscience; Raising Star in Neural Regeneration. The conference will also organize special parallel sessions on research project matching and round table discussion to facilitate the possibility of establishing collaborations among participating scientists. The symposium will provide more time for face-to-face communications with invited speakers, and time for participants to ask questions at speakers’ talks.

We sincerely hope that you will join us in making the Joint Symposium a true success.


INRS Chairs: Prof. Kwok-Fai So; Prof. Zhenglin Yang

APSNR Chair: Prof. Wei Shi

February, 2024