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CNDR 2010 Marian S. Ware Research Retreat

Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research 2010 Marian S. Ware Research RetreatOctober 15, 2010
8:15am - 5:00pm
Biomedical Research Building 2/3Auditorium
421 Curie Boulevard
University of Pennsylvania

This year CNDR's Marian S. Ware Research Retreat focused on "Academic Neurodegenerative Disease Drug Discovery: Programs and Partnerships."

To view select streaming video of the day's presentations, visit http://tinyurl.com/2b53xoo or scroll down to click on each talk to connect with the streaming video. Please note not all talks are available.

Event Information, Registration, Parking and Directions

To register to attend the retreat and/or present a poster, please click here.

For directions to Biomedical Research Building or BRB 2/3, click here. Please note that exit 346a, the South Street exit from the Schuylkill Expressway, is closed for bridge repair. Information on parking is provided at the above link. You can also access parking information at http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/parking/index.html.

Agenda

The draft agenda for the day's proceedings is as follows:

8:00-8:30am Breakfast Buffet in the Auditorium Lobby (BRB 2/3)
8:30-8:45am

Opening Remarks - Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, MBA
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

“The Challenges Ahead for Neurodegenerative Disease Drug Discovery”

8:45-9:20am

Speaker - Kurt Brunden, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, Penn CNDR Drug Discovery Program

Talk: Tau, and Aβ Focused Drug Discovery Programs at the Penn Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR)”

9:20-9:55am

Speaker - Kelvin Luk, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Research Associate, Penn CNDR Drug Discovery Program

Talk: Alpha-synuclein Focused Drug Discovery Programs at the Penn CNDR”

9:55-10:30am

Speaker - Adrian J. Ivinson, PhD
Director, the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center

Talk: "A Collaborative Approach to Neurodegenerative Diseases Drug Discovery”

10:30am BREAK
11:00-11:35am

Speaker - Garret A. FitzGerald, MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics

Talk: “Fostering Translational Therapeutics Through the Penn ClinicalTranslational Science Award"

11:35am-12:10pm

Speaker - Franz Hefti, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc.

Talk: "Biotech & Academic Partnerships - Lessons From ß-Amyloid Imaging Ligands”

12:10pm-1:45pm Lunch and Visit Posters
1:45pm-2:20pm

Speaker - Richard Cowburn, PhD
Principal Scientist and Head of the Neurology Therapeutic Target Team, AstraZeneca, Inc.

Talk: "Charting New Directions for Alzheimer Drug Discovery at AstraZeneca”

2:20pm-2:55pm

Speaker - Steven L. Roberds, PhD
Pfizer, Inc.
Associate Research Fellow, Worldwide Research and Development

Talk: Pfizer’s Indications Discovery Unit: A Virtual Research Unit Employing An Innovative Industry-Academia Paradigm

2:55pm-3:30pm

Speaker - Sohini Chowdhury
Vice President for Research Programs, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research

Talk:“The Future of Foundation Partnerships to Accelerate Parkinson’s Disease Drug Discovery”        

3:30pm-4:05pm

Speaker - Michael J. Cleare, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Associate Vice Provost for Research and Director of Technology Transfer

Talk: New Strategies for Academic-Pharma Partnerships

4:05pm-4:45pm

Closing Remarks/Refreshments/Best Poster Award - Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD

Questions

Questions? Please call 215-662-4708.

Sponsored by the Training Program in Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases, NIH/NIA AG 00255, the Penn Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (AG 10124) and the Institute on Aging.