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This meeting took place in 2018

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MEETING CANCELLED: Neurodegeneration: The Biological Pathways Driving the Future of Therapeutic Development (Z6)

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Advances in Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Therapy (Z3)

Organizer(s) Li Gan, Leonard Petrucelli and Morgan H. Sheng
June 17—21, 2018
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Feb 15, 2018
Abstract Deadline: Mar 15, 2018
Scholarship Deadline: Feb 15, 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: Apr 18, 2018

Sponsored by Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Roche and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Summary of Meeting:
As the world population ages, neurodegenerative diseases are becoming the new epidemic in both developed and developing countries. Progress made in human genetics has revealed increasingly more disease-associated genes for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), Frontotemoral dementia (FTD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative disorders. These discoveries have linked neurodegenerative diseases with several common key biological processes that have so far been under-studied, including RNA metabolism, protein trafficking and innate immune responses. By focusing on these emerging areas in neurodegenerative disease research, this conference seeks to challenge the current research paradigms and to inspire in-depth discussion and exploration. The program assembles leaders from various fields to facilitate interactions between groups using diverse approaches, by providing a platform to cross-fertilize ideas and to encourage new collaborations that could lead to novel mechanisms and therapeutic targets against neurodegenerative diseases.

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Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Lara Jansen
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany

Joseph R. Klim
Harvard University, USA

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Scholarship Recipients

Erica Gorenberg
Yale University, USA

Michael Henderson
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Keran Ma
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Samira Parhizkar
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Germany

Jennifer Rauch
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Julia TCW
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Regeneron ECITA Scholarship Recipients

Constanza J. Cortes
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA