Mayo Clinic is offering several tours, not available to the general public, to ASIA conference attendees and their guests. Mayo Clinic Guided and Lab tours are complimentary. Space is Limited on all tours! Sign up for a tour through the ASIA 2018 Registration Portal here.  If you have already registered for the ASIA Conference and/or Pre-course but would like to add a tour, simply log back into the Registration Portal and add a tour.

Lab tour participants should meet in Registration area at Mayo Civic Center 30 minutes before the tour begins. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
3:00 – 4:30 pm (meet at 2:30)
Spinal Cord Neuromodulation Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Medical Sciences Building
Hosted by: Dr. Igor Lavrov, Dr. Carlos Cuellar, and Dr. Peter Grahn
Maximum 10 people
Description: Our research interests are focused on neuronal spinal cord circuits, their modulation, reorganization, and repair after traumatic injury. Solving the problem of traumatic neuronal injury requires multiple approaches and in our work we are trying to advance understanding of the four key principles of neuronal repair: (1) activating neuronal circuitry with electrical stimulation, (2) retraining neural circuits to restore motor functions, (3) protecting surviving neurons from the secondary injury and further damage, and (4) stimulating regrowth of axons and their reconnections.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
12:00 - 1:15 pm  (meet at 11:30)

Assistive and Restorative Technology Laboratory, Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus
Hosted by: Dr. Kristin Zhao
Maximum 20 people
Read about the Lab
Read about the SCI Research Program

Thursday, May 3, 2018
9:30 - 10:00 am
(meet at 9:00)
Dr. Anthony Windebank’s Laboratory
Mayo Clinic, Guggenheim Building
Hosted by:  Dr. Bingkun Chen
Maximum 10 people
Description: Regenerative Neurobiology & Spinal Cord Injury & Regeneration:  Bench, cell culture, drosophila facilities


Mayo Clinic Guided tours will depart from the information desk at the Mayo Clinic - Gonda Building Lobby. 

This tour includes a historical overview of Mayo Clinic, followed by a one-hour walking tour of the downtown campus. Space is limited!  Details here.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
2:30pm - 3:30pm
3:45pm - 4:45pm
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Friday, May 4, 2018
12noon - 1:00pm
1:15pm - 2:15pm
2:30 pm - 3:30pm


 Trolley Tours of Rochester- Available for ASIA conference registrants and their guests. These informative tours feature Rochester's major historic, cultural, and architectural sites and attractions.
Details here.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 1.5 hours
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2.5 hours
2:00 pm - 4:30pm
Trolley Tours are an additional $20.00 



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