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Register for the 7th Annual Meeting Today!

On September 8th and 9th, 2023, please join the International Society for Neurodegenerative Diseases (ISND) for our 7th Annual Meeting, where we will explore the current forefront of innovation in the neurodegenerative disease field. This year's Meeting will explore the theme, "INNOVATION: FROM LAB TO COURTROOM." Note: This is an ONLINE event over Zoom.


The ISND 7th Annual Meeting will take place online on the platform, Zoom, over two days: Friday, September 8th, 2023, from 4:30 PM EST to 8:30 PM EST

Saturday, September 9th, 2023, from 10:00 AM EST to 2:00 PM EST

Hear from:

(1) Internationally renowned researchers across the globe about the most recent scientific discoveries in the neurodegenerative disease field, and

(2) Leading legal figures about the most recent legal developments impacting scientific innovation!


Register early to secure your ticket for this event! The Zoom link for the event will be sent to the email you use to register.


Day 1, September 8, 2023, 4:30 pm EST - 8:30 pm EST

4:30 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST

Dr. Anthony Lang, MD, Jack Clark Chair for Parkinson's Disease Research at the University of Toronto, Canada -- World's most cited Parkinson's disease investigator for a decade and Thomson Reuters World's Most Influential Minds Honoree

  • Opening Remarks

5:00 pm EST - 6:00 pm EST

Dr. Peter Marks, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, United States

  • "FDA’s Efforts to Facilitate the Development of Biologic Products for Neurologic Diseases"

6:00 pm EST - 7:00 pm EST

The Honorable Judge George H. Wu, JD, Federal Judge at the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • "Patentability Limitations in the United States, including Life Sciences/Biotech Considerations"

7:00 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST

Dr. Kazutoshi Mori, PhD, Professor at the Graduate School of Science at Kyoto University, Japan -- Laureate of the Lasker Award, the Gairdner Award, and the world's largest science prize, the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

  • "Dynamics of Function and Regulation of the Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER): Main Focus on Seipinopathy, an ER Stress-Associated Motor Neuron Disease"

8:00 pm EST

Closing Remarks

Day 2, September 9, 2023, 10:00 am EST - 2:00 pm EST

10:00 am EST - 10:30 am EST

Dr. Valina Dawson, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, Physiology and Director of Neuroregeneration and Stem Cell Programs at Johns Hopkins University, United States -- Thomson Reuters World's Most Influential Minds Honoree

  • Opening Remarks

10:30 am EST - 11:30 am EST

Dr. Paula Moreira, PhD, Professor of Physiology at the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal -- 2022 World's Top 2% Scientists List Honoree

  • "The key role of mitochondria in Alzheimer’s disease"

11:30 am EST - 12:30 pm EST

Dr. Guy Brown, PhD, Professor of Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom -- Internationally renowned expert and author of several books in neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration

  • "Microglial phagocytosis of neurons and synapses contributes to neurodegeneration"

12:30 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST

Dr. Don Cleveland, PhD, Professor and Chair of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, United States -- Laureate of the world's largest science prize, the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

  • "Development of designer DNA drugs for neurodegenerative disease"

1:30 pm EST

Closing Remarks


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PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TODAY The ISND is a not-for-profit organization. In pursuit of our mission, we rely heavily on donations from the public. We ask that you please consider donating today, so we may continue to make events free for all. Please visit to donate today. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the event!


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