18th International
Conference on Alzheimer's Drug Discovery

18th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery

September 11-12, 2017


Hyatt Regency
Jersey City, NJ


This annual conference brings together academic and industry scientists intent on accelerating the development of innovative treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The ADDF's funded investigators and leading scientists in the field present their current research progress and stimulate discussion. The conference offers ample opportunity for collaboration and partnering.

The 2017 program is organized into four sessions.

Session 1: Neuroinflammation

Presenters include:
Jurgen Claassen, PhD, Radboud University
Alpaslan Dedeoglu, MD, PhD, Boston University School of Medicine
Milton Greenberg, PhD, Vivreon Biosciences
Philip Haydon, PhD, GliaCure
D. Martin Watterson, PhD, Northwestern University

Session 2: Neuroprotection and Neural Regeneration

Presenters include:
Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, University of Arizona Health Sciences
Travis Dunckley, PhD, Translational Genomics Research Institute
Leen Kawas, PhD, M3 Biotechnology
Michael Peel, PhD, Cypralis, Ltd.
William J. Ray, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Yan Jessie Zhang, PhD, University of Texas, Austin

Session 3: Epigenetics and Cognitive Enhancing

Presenters include:
Lenore Launer, PhD, National Institute on Aging
Allan Levey, MD, PhD, Emory University
Tamara Maes, PhD, Oryzon Genomics
Ana Pereira, MD, The Rockefeller University
Maria Quinton, PhD, Rodin Therapeutics
Neil Vasdev, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Session 4: Misfolded Proteins and Proteostasis

Presenters include:
Steven Finkbeiner, MD, PhD, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, UCSF
Brent Stockwell, PhD, Columbia University
Dominic Walsh, PhD, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Xinglong Wang, PhD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

If you are a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, you can apply for a Young Investigator Scholarship by July 14, 2017 to attend the conference for free.

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