ALZHEIMERS DISEASE: From Molecular Mechanisms to Drug Discovery

Venue: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Event Date/Time: Apr 17, 2007 End Date/Time: Apr 20, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 06, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Apr 06, 2007
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Description

The overall objective of this meeting is to facilitate interactions between involved in Alzheimer's disease research. We believe that a dialogue between the three different disciplines is critical for future therapeutics aimed at slowing down or preventing the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

The aim is to provide an update on the current basic mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease and the applicability of novel drug discovery approaches to treat it.

Therefore, the focus will be set around four major themes:

* Biological Mechanisms
* Chemical Approaches
* Drug Discovery
* Clinical Applications

CHAIRS and SPEAKERS

Ottavio Arancio (Columbia University, USA)

Brian Bacskai (Massachusetts General Hospital, USA)

Pradeep Banerjee (Forest Laboratories, Inc., USA)

Stefan Berg (AstraZeneca, Sweden) - CHAIR

Ratan Bhat (AstraZeneca, Sweden) - CHAIR

Angel Cedazo-Minguez (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

Gabriela Chiosis (Sloan-Kettering Institute, USA)

David Cribbs (University of California at Irvine, USA)

Richard Cowburn (AstraZeneca, Sweden) - CHAIR

Karen Duff (Columbia University, USA) - CHAIR

Jan Egebjerg (Lundbeck, Denmark)

Susanne Fabre (AstraZeneca, Sweden)

Caroline Graff (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

Christian Haas (Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany) - CHAIR

John Hardy (National Institute on Aging, USA) - CHAIR

Eric Karran (Eli Lilly & Co, UK/USA) - CHAIR

Jeffrey Kuret (Ohio State University, USA)

Frank La Ferla (University of California at Irvine, USA) - CHAIR

Malcolm Leissring (The Scripps Research Institute, USA)

Cynthia Lemere (Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA)

David Morgan (University of South Florida, USA) - CHAIR

Roger Nitsch (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Rosa Rademakers (Mayo Clinic, USA)

Hemaka Anthony Rajapakse (Merck, USA)

Mark Shearman (Merck, USA)

Peter St. George Hyslop (Univ. of Toronto, Canada) - Keynote Presenter

Samuel Svensson (AstraZeneca, Sweden)

Alexandra Tolia (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)

Lars Tjernberg (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

William Van Nostrand (State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA)

Robert Vassar (Northwestern University, USA)

Bengt Winblad (Karolinska Institute, Sweden) - CHAIR

Venue

Ocean Blue Hotel
Punta Cana
Dominican Republic
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