Common Features of Neurodegenerative Diseases: Exploring the Brain-Eye Connection and Beyond

Brain illustration depicting the eye brain connection

This BrightFocus Foundation-sponsored workshop provided the participant with an understanding of the common and distinct features of neurodegenerative diseases, which include not only those affecting the brain, such as Alzheimer's disease, but also ocular diseases, including age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.

AD/ PD 2017
Speakers and workshop attendees discusses and identified knowledge and barriers to bridging ocular neuroscience with the broader field of neurodegenerative diseases, and provided thoughtful guidance to investigators seeking to meaningfully incorporate the idea of interdisciplinary research into their own research programs.

Co-Chairs: Guojun Bu, PhD, Adriana Di Polo, PhD, and Todd E. Golde, MD, PhD.

Session 1: APOE and Lipid Metabolism in Health and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Session 2: Complement Cascade/Neuroinflammation

Session 3: Protein Aggregation in Brain Diseases: Can We Use the Eye to Diagnose Cognitive Disorders?

For more information about the speakers and topics presented, please visit the following web page on the the 13th​ International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases and Related Neurological Disorders (AD/PD™) 2017 website: adpd2017.kenes.com/brightfocus

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