Alzheimer's Fast Track 2018

Alzheimer's Fast Track 2018

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or other early-stage scientists focusing on Alzheimer’s disease research, can take advantage of this unique opportunity to accelerate their knowledge immersion towards becoming an expert in this exciting field.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 8:00 am
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 5:30 pm

Co-chairs: Frank LaFerla, PhD, Cynthia Lemere, PhD & Harry Steinbusch, PhD

Catamaran Resort Hotel, San Diego.

Registration fee: $400 (includes 3 nights in the hotel, plus meals and workshop content)

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We have gathered world-renowned experts who will discuss the latest trends in Alzheimer's disease research. The following represents a partial list of confirmed speakers and topics to be included.

  • Paul Aisen, MD, University of Southern California
    Is it Feasible to One Day Prevent AD?

  • Elizabeth M. Bradshaw, PhD, Columbia University
    Innate Immunity in AD, Human and Mouse Blood Samples, Big Data

  • Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, The University of Arizona Health Sciences
    Sex Differences in Onset of Prodromal Phase of Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Charles Glabe, PhD, University of California, Irvine
    Conformational Diversity of Amyloid in Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Joshua Grill, PhD, University of California, Irvine
    Challenges in Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials

  • Lea T. Grinberg, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
    Sex Differences in AD: From Clinical Indicators in Aging to iPCs

  • Elizabeth Head, PhD, University of Kentucky
    Predictive Biomarkers for Dementia in Down Syndrome

  • James Hicks, PhD, University of California, Irvine
    Evidence-Based Research on Exercise and Prevention of AD and Related Dementias

  • Edward H. Koo, MD, University of California, San Diego
    Modelling Abeta toxicity: All models are bad but some can be useful

  • Frank M. LaFerla, PhD, University of California, Irvine
    • General Overview of AD models
    • How to Set Up a Lab When Starting Your Career: Navigating Around Potential Pitfalls for Early-Career Investigators
  • Bruce T. Lamb, PhD, Indiana University

  • Prof. Dr. Eckhard Mandelkow, DZNE, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Tau: Structure, Aggregation, and Interaction Partners

  • Dr. Eva-Maria Mandelkow, DZNE, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Tau: Animal Models, Modes of Toxicity, and Therapeutic Approaches

  • Bri McWhorter, Activate to Captivate
    How to Construct Slides that have Impact, and Make an Impact with Your Speech and Style

  • Prof dr. Trichur R Raju, Natl Inst Mentl Hlth Neuroscience, Bangalore, India
    Yoga, Meditation, and Stress Reduction Influences for AD Rrisk

  • Dr. Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    The Promise of CRISPR/CAS for Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Harry W.M. Steinbusch, PhD, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Epigenetic Dysregulation in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease

  • Li-Huei Tsai, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    iPSC and Epigenetics

  • Michael Yassa, PhD, University of California, Irvine
    Biomarkers for AD

Watch this video from Alzheimer’s Fast Track 2016

Alzheimer's Disease Fast Track: San Diego, California (November 2016)

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