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Sat, Jan 21


MacLeod Auditorium, MS Building

On the Brink: Advancements in Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Diseases

2nd Annual Meeting

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On the Brink: Advancements in Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Diseases
On the Brink: Advancements in Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Time & Location

Jan 21, 2017, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST

MacLeod Auditorium, MS Building, 1 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8, Canada

About the Event

The International Society for Neurodegenerative Diseases is proud to present its second Annual Meeting, On the Brink: Advancements in Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Diseases.  Book your calendars for this FREE event that will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, in JJR MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto.

Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided, FREE OF CHARGE. Registration begins at 9:30 AM. 

Our speakers:

  • Dr. Donald Weaver: "Developing Novel Drugs for Alzheimer's Dementia"
  • Dr. John Turnbull: "Why is ALS So Hard to Treat?"
  • Dr. Susan Fox: "Updates in Clinical Trials in Parkinson's Disease"
  • Dr. Tarek Rajji: "Neurostimulation and Frontal Lobes Function in Alzheimer's Disease"
  • Dr. Ray Truant: "DNA Damage and Neurodegeneration: An Alternative Hypothesis to Age-Onset Neurodegenerative Diseases Using Huntington's Disease as a Model"
  • Dr. Andres Lozano: "Neurosurgery for Neurodegeneration"

ISND aims to educate and raise awareness about neurodegenerative diseases in hopes of inspiring people to join the fight against them. The term, "neurodegenerative disease", is an umbrella term for a range of conditions that affect the health of our nervous systems. Examples of prevalent neurodegenerative diseases include Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig's, and Huntington’s Disease. In these conditions, neurons become damaged for various reasons, such as protein aggregation, which sets off a cascade of events that causes cell death.

Attend our Annual Meeting to learn about the innovative steps being taken to fight against neurodegeneration by the remarkable minds on the frontline.  Designed to educate and inform, this unique opportunity is open to anyone who has an interest in learning about neurodegenerative diseases, regardless of prior knowledge or exposure. You will find yourself surrounded by esteemed scientists, medical professionals, and experts who are at the forefront of the field; as well as like-minded and enthusiastic peers.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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