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Duke/UNC ADRC 2021 Symposium

REGISTER:AGENDA:

 

9:00am – 9:30am Welcome and Overview
9:30am – 10:15am Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease: What we Know

Rudolph Tanzi, PhD – Harvard University

9:00am – 9:30am CNS infections, inflammation and AD: What we Know

Alison Goate, DPhil – Icahn School of Medicine of Mt. Sinai

11:00am – 11:10am Morning Break
11:10am – 12:10pm Lightning Talks Session 1:  Role of the CNS resident immune response in AD
Beth Stevens, PhD

Harvard University

Carol Colton, PhD

Duke University

Joseph El Khoury, MD

Harvard University

Followed by Large Group Discussion
12:10pm – 12:40pm Small Group Brainstorm 1
12:10pm – 12:40pm Lunch Break
12:40pm – 1:20pm Small Group Brainstorm 1
1:20pm – 2:20pm Lightning Talks Session 2: Circulating immune responses in the Development of AD
Jenny Ting, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Robyn Klein, MD, PhD

Washington University

David Gate, PhD

Stanford University

Prof. Dr. Michael T. Heneka

University of Bonn

Followed by Large Group Discussion
2:20pm – 2:50pm Small Group Brainstorm 2
2:50pm – 3:00pm Afternoon Break
3:00pm – 4:00pm Lightning Talks Session 3: Pathogens and microbiome in the development of AD
Rudolph Tanzi, PhD

Harvard University

Rima Kaddurah-Daouk, PhD

Duke University

Serena Spudich, MD, MA

Yale University

Mari L. Shinohara, PhD

Duke University

Followed by Large Group Discussion
4:00pm – 4:30pm Small Group Brainstorm 3
4:30pm – 5:20pm Putting it all Together
5:20pm – 5:30pm Reconvene and Adjourn

 

FAQS:

Is this symposium free?

This symposium is 100% free thanks to the generous support from Dr. Leslie Norins (Duke Med ’62) and Ms. Rainey Norins.

What will the small discussion groups be about?

Small discussion groups will be organized by topic to identify key gaps and testable hypotheses. Small discussion groups will be encouraged to outline fundable project ideas and next steps.

Possible topic groupings include (will be modified based on areas of interest captured at registration)

The role of microglia or astrocytes in AD development and progression
Potential role of microglia in infectious etiologies underlying AD 
Potential role of astrocytes in infectious etiologies underlying AD
Blood-brain barrier and neurovascular/neurolymphatic structures in the AD pathogen hypothesis 
Role of systemic immune system in AD 
Exposure to specific pathogens and the risk of AD 
Microbiome and AD 
COVID-19 and AD 
Age-related changes in immune system or metabolism and the risk of AD 
Epidemiological approaches to probing the pathogen hypothesis of AD 
Systems biology (-omics) approaches in investigating the role of infection/inflammation in AD 
Use of animal models in studying the role of infection and inflammation in AD 
Use of brain banks and biorepositories to investigate the role of infection and inflammation in AD 
Use of novel brain imaging techniques to probe the pathogen hypothesis of AD 

I’d like to watch the lectures, but don’t have an interest in participating in the small or large group discussions. Is it possible for me to stream the lectures somewhere?

Yes! When you register, simply indicate that you are not interested in participating in the discussion groups, and we will send you information about where you can stream the lectures.

Is there limited attendance?

There is no limit on how many people can attend the virtual lectures, but if there is overwhelming interest we may need to limit the size of the large and small group discussions for logistical reasons.  At least the first 300 registrants will have access to participate in the group discussion portions of the agenda.  Register now to save your spot!

Will the lectures be recorded?

Yes! Anyone who registers to view the lectures only will also receive information about where they can find the recordings at a later time. Registration IS required to view the recordings at a later date.

 


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