14th Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Workshop
A Virtual Course on Translating Research into Novel Drug Targets
Virtual, April 27-May 11, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Workshop was held as a virtual meeting.
Access to the sessions, recordings, slides and Q&As remains possible through the free registration.
Throughout April and May, we will release a series of webinars on developing drugs for neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal degeneration and multiple sclerosis.
Presentations from internationally recognized leaders in neuroscience will share their experiences from different stages of the drug discovery pipeline, from target identification to clinical trials and more!
- Academia 47% 47%
- Industry 33% 33%
- Non-profit 13% 13%
- Government 3% 3%
- Consulting 3% 3%
- Other 1% 1%
Data from 2019 Workshop
Percentage of attendees selecting quality of the meeting as "Excellent" and "Very Good"
- Train a cadre of interdisciplinary scientists in the principles of drug discovery for neurodegenerative disease.
- Provide a platform to exchange ideas, knowledge and resources about drug discovery for neurodegenerative disease.
- Stimulate pre-clinical research in the discovery and testing of novel compounds aimed at the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative disease.
- Build public-private partnerships that will accelerate drug discovery for neurodegenerative disease.
BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPANTS
- Gain an understanding of the drug discovery pipeline, from target identification to clinical trials
- Learn from case studies and challenges associated with developing drugs for neurodegenerative diseases
- Attend panel discussions to learn about careers outside academia
- Attend panel discussions to learn about relevant grant opportunities and how to get funded
SPEAKERS and CHAIRS
Univ. of Pennsylvania
The ALS Assoc.
Philip De Jager
Univ. of NH
Univ. of Wisconsin
Natl. MS Society
D. Martin Watterson