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Neurodegeneration and Proteostasis

Event Date February 26, 2021
8:30 am - 6:00 pm - EST
Website https://www.nyas.org/events/2021/neurodegeneration-and-proteostasis/
Organizers The New York Academy of Sciences
Venue The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor
New York, NY 10007 United States

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Age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease affect more than 7 million individuals and their families in the US alone. With an aging population worldwide, these diseases pose a significant economic and societal burden. With limited therapeutic options for Alzheimer’s disease in particular, there is an urgent need to identify new therapeutic opportunities for treating neurodegenerative diseases now.

The biological processes underlying proteostasis offer a new direction for development of innovative therapeutics. Within the last decade, the field of proteostatis biology has advanced considerably, notably with the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded for work on autophagy.

Current efforts in academia and industry are now focused on developing the biology of proteostasis into useful medical treatments. Yet, the discourse between the proteostatis and neurodegeneration communities is currently insufficient to expedite translational breakthroughs.

This symposium will bring together experts in proteostasis biology and neurodegenerative disease, along with clinicians, drug developers, and investors to consider how to apply the emerging science of proteostasis to deliver transformational therapies for neurodegenerative disease.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are invited for a poster session. For complete submission instructions, please visit our online portal. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, December 18, 2020.