CurePSP 2017 International Research Symposium

Thursday  26 October  2017  6:00 PM    Friday  27 October  2017 9:00 PM
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CurePSP conducts an annual International Research Symposium that brings together international investigators to hear about and discuss the latest advances in prime of life neurodegeneration including PSP, CBD, MSA and related diseases. The Symposium highlights research by CurePSP grantees and is open to all researchers interested in clinical and basic studies. The Research Symposium also assists the CurePSP Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) in identifying work of exceptional promise, which may then be considered for additional funding.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
5:00 - 7:00pm
Welcome Reception
Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
661 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Friday, October 27, 2017*
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, Fisher Banquet Room

07:30– 08:15am Registration

08:15– 08:30am: Welcome and Introductions
Alex Klein, VP of Scientific Affairs, CurePSP
Lawrence Golbe, Chair of the CurePSP Scientific Advisory Board, Board of Directors, CurePSP

08:30 – 09:00am: Bruce Miller, University of California, San Francisco, CA (USA)

09:00 – 9:20am: Assessment of Guam PDC/ALS in 2013-2014
CurePSP Grantee: Michael Geschwind, University of California, San Francisco, CA (USA)

09:20 – 09:40am: Small Molecule Activators of Phospholipase D and Tau Clearance via Autophagic Flux
CurePSP Grantee: W Haung (Ho) Yu, Columbia University, New York, NY (USA)

09:40 – 10:00am: Tau in Peripheral Tissues of PSP and CBD
CurePSP Grantee: Brittany Dugger, University of California, San Francisco, CA (USA)

10:00 – 10:20am: Coffee Break and Poster Session

10:20 – 11:00am: Repetitive Head Impacts and Tauopathies: The Need for Collaborative Research to Move Science Forward
Robert Stern, Boston University, Boston, MA (USA)

11:00 – 11:20am: Brain Bank Update
Dennis Dickson, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL (USA)

11:20 – 11:40pm: Investigating Functional Ability in PSP
CurePSP Grantee: Adam Gerstenecker, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL (USA)

11:40am – 11:50pm: Launch of the CurePSP Centers of Care
Lawrence Golbe, Chair of the CurePSP Scientific Advisory Board, Board of Directors, CurePSP

11:50 – 01:00pm: Lunch and Poster Session

01:00 – 02:00pm: Clinical Research
Chair: Lawrence Golbe, Chair of the CurePSP Scientific Advisory Board, Board of Directors, CurePSP
Clinical Trials Overview - Adam Boxer, University of California, San Francisco, CA (USA)
Tau-Targeted Antisense Oligonucleotides: Findings in Mice and its Implications for Patient Therapies - Kathleen M. Schoch, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (USA)
Pharma Updates:
Beatrice Rendenbach-Mueller, AbbVie Deutschland, Ludwigshafen (Germany)
Roger Lane, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Carlsbad, CA (USA)
Tien Dam, Biogen, Cambridge, MA (USA)

02:00 – 02:30pm: ARTFL/LEFFTDS Update
Adam Boxer, University of California, San Francisco, CA (USA)

02:30 – 02:45pm: FTD Disorders Registry Update
Dianna Wheaton, FTD Disorder Registry San Francisco, CA (USA)

02:45– 03:10pm: Coffee Break and Poster Session

03:10 – 04:20pm: PSP Genetics Consortium – Update
Chairs: Jeff Friedman and Patrick Brannelly
Gerard Schellenberg, University of Pennsylvannia, Philadelphia, PA (USA)
Giovanni Coppola, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (USA)
Brian Kraemer, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (USA)
Vivek Swarup, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (USA)

04:20 – 04:40pm: Impact of Arginase1 Over-Expression and SAT1 Deficiency during Tauopathies
CurePSP Grantee: Daniel C. Lee, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (USA)

04:40 – 05:00pm: The Establishment of a Preclinical Model for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
CurePSP Grantee: Stewart Clark, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (USA)

05:00 - 05:05pm: Carol J. Major Legacy Poster Award
Presented by John C. Steele, Neurologist and Honorary CurePSP Board Member

05:05 - 05:15pm: Closing Remarks
David Kemp, President of CurePSP

05:15 – 07:00pm: Poster Session and Cocktail Reception

* Agenda is subject to change

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Mission Bay Conference Center at Ucsf
1675 Owens St, San Francisco, 94158, CA, United States

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