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CNDR 2014 Marian S. Ware Research Retreat

"Biomarkers in Neurodegenerative Diseases"
October 3, 2014
8:00am - 4:00pm
Biomedical Research Building 2/3 Auditorium
421 Curie Boulevard
University of Pennsylvania

The CNDR Marian S. Ware Research Retreat focuses on aspects of neurodegenerative disease research conducted here at the Perelman School of Medicine and across the University of Pennsylvania. The 2014 retreat will discuss "Biomarkers in Neurodegenerative Diseases." 

Register or Submit a Poster here!

Parking and Directions

For directions to Biomedical Research Building or BRB 2/3, click here.
You can also access parking information at Penn Parking Services.

Agenda

8:00 AM
Breakfast Buffet in the Auditorium Lobby (BRB 2/3)
8:30 AM
Opening Remarks by Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, MBA
Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
8:45 AM
Keynote Address by Mark Mintun, MD
President and Chief Medical Officer, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Talk: "Molecular Imaging of Tau in Drug Development"
9:45 AM
Jon B. Toledo, MD
Research Associate , Center for Neurodegenerative Disease
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Talk: "Correlation Between Clinical Diagnosis, Biomarkers, and Neuropathology"
10:20 AM
BREAK
10:50 AM Leslie M. Shaw, PhD
Professor and Director, Clinical Toxicology Laboratory
Director, Biomarker Research Laboratory
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Talk: "Predictive Performances of CSF Biomarkers for Cognitive Decline"
11:25 AM Corey McMillan, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Talk: "Multimodal Biomarkers for Personalized Medicine in Frontotemporal Degeneration"
12:00 PM LUNCH & POSTER VISITS
2:00 PM David J. Irwin, MD
Instructor in Neurology, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Talk: "Endophenotypes of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration"
2:35 PM Rizwan Akhtar, MD, PhD
Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Talk: "Alpha-synuclein Antibodies in Parkinson's Disease CSF"
3:10 PM Alice Chen Plotkin, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Talk: "Unbiased Approaches for Novel Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Discovery"
3:45 PM Closing Remarks & Best Poster Award - Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, MBA
4:00 PM Conclusion of The Annual Marian S. Ware Research Retreat

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.