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

Brain illustration depicting the eye brain connection

Pre-conference full-day satellite workshop held Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in conjunction with AD/PD™ 2017, the 13th International Conference on Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Diseases.

AD/ PD 2017
Join us for a full-day satellite workshop on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

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

This BrightFocus Foundation-sponsored workshop is intended to provide 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. Speakers and workshop attendees will discuss and identify knowledge and barriers to bridging ocular neuroscience with the broader field of neurodegenerative diseases, and provide thoughtful guidance to investigators seeking to meaningfully incorporate the idea of Interdisciplinary research into their own research programs. By attending this workshop you are eligible to apply for CME credits.

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, including confirmed speakers and topics, please visit the workshop web page: adpd2017.kenes.com/brightfocus

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