Seminars & Events
Use the buttons above to learn more about seminars and events being presented by the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) and its partners in research. For more information on the annual CNDR Research Retreat, select the button above right for this year's retreat or click here to be connected with details from the 2007 retreat.
The CNDR/ADC (Alzheimer's Disease Center) seminars focus on research in neurodegenerative diseases and foster and promote in-depth interchanges between presenter and attendees in a supportive scientific forum. The setting offers the opportunity to experience the diverse techniques, methods and approaches used in the neuroscience, pharmacology and other basic and translational disciplines focused on aging and the nervous system. Speakers range from prominent scientists to potential post doctoral students.
- On October 16th, CNDR presented its 9th annual Ware Research Retreat. The focus for 2009 was on "Current Research in Alzheimer Biomarkers." Streaming video of the speakers' presentations can be found by clicking here.
- On April 1st, Dr. Virginia Lee and Dr. John Trojanowski presented "Living Longer, Living Well: Successful Brain Aging" to members of the Penn Club of Metro New Jersey.
- The Penn Udall Center for Parkinson's Research held its first symposium on April 29th at BRB 2/3 on Penn's campus. "Translational Research in Lewy Body Disorders" was open to the public and brought movement disorder physicians and researchers in cognition and neuropsychiatry from across Penn School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania Health System to discuss basic and clinical aspects of Lewy body disorders and to explore efforts to enhance the care and treatment of patients and the training of physicians. For more information, click here.
- Does it matter how we treat our brain? On May 6th, the Institute on Aging's 2008 Sylvan M. Cohen Annual Retreat with Poster Session on Aging focused on the question of healthy brain aging, using a special 'Healthy Brain Aging Team' of national experts to discuss this important topic and give us all direction on what research is telling us and what we might do to keep our brains healthy as they age.
For more information and to view streaming video of the day's presentations, click here.