International Event

Biomarkers for Brain Disorders: Challenges and Opportunities

Date(s): 
02/27/2011 - 03/02/2011
Location: 
Wellcome Trust Conference Center, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, England
Fees: 
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Leading neuroscientists from academia and industry will discuss methodogical aspects of biomarker identification across a spectrum of neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Topics will include strategies for building large biorepositories, technologies for molecular profiling and biomarker discovery, clinical studies of biomarkers in neurologic diseases, and the regulatory approval process.

A preliminary schedule of presentations is attached, and more information may be found at

https://registration.hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk/display_info.asp?id=223

Continuing Education Credits: 
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Contact Person(s): 

Wellcome Trust

Tel:  44 (0) 1223 495100

Email:  scientificconferences [ at ] hinxton [dot] wellcome [dot] ac [dot] uk

PRION 2011

Date(s): 
05/16/2011 - 05/19/2011
Location: 
The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, 900 Rene Levesque Boulevard W, Montreal Quebec H3B 4 A5, Canada
Fees: 
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Co-sponsored by the Alberta Prion Research Institute and PrioNet Canada, the world's largest international prion research conference will be held for the first time outside of Europe -- in Montreal, Quebec.

Prion-like propagation of protein misfolding will be one of the special themes of the meeting, which will include plenary lectures, special sessions, "hot topic" panels and poster presentations.

The relationship between prion diseases and other human misfolding protein diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases will also be discussed.

More information may be found  at www.prion2011.ca/home.aspx

Contact Person(s): 

Sandra Haney

PrioNet Canada

Tel:  604-222-3611

Email:  shaney [ at ] prionetcanada [dot] ca

8th International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) World Congress of Neuroscience

Date(s): 
07/14/2011 - 07/18/2011
Location: 
Fortezza da Basso, Viale Filippo Strozzi 1, 50129 Florence, Italy
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Organized in conjunction with the Italian Society of Neuroscience (SINS), the specific aims of the Congress is to develop, promote, and coordinate international collaboration and exchange of scientific research in brain research. Researchers and scientists from emerging countries in Asia and Africa are especially encouraged to attend, in addition to those from the European Union and the Americas.

The IBRO will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2011, and a preliminary scientific program is attached.

More information may be found at www.ibro2011.org/site/home.asp

Continuing Education Credits: 
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Contact Person(s): 

Organizing Secretariat

Newtours S.p.A.

50019 Sesto Fiorention

Florence, Italy

Tel:  39-055-33611

Email:  ibro2011 [ at ] newtours [dot] it

1st Asia Pacific Conference on Aging (APCA 2011): Dignity and Grace of Aging

Date(s): 
03/24/2011 - 03/26/2011
Location: 
Ballroom Level I, Marina Mandarin Hotel, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Republic of Singapore
Fees: 
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Sponsored by the National University of Singapore and the National University Health System, the 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Aging is designed for researchers, clinicians, policy-makers and interested professionals from diverse countries to interact, exchange ideas, and explore opportunities for collaborative research in the field of gerontology and geriatrics.

Plenary sessions and symposia will explore a variety of topics, ranging from dementia research, palliative care, to caregiving, technology and ethics.

More information may be found at www.apca2011.org/home.asp

Continuing Education Credits: 
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Contact Person(s): 

Shirley Lim

Tel:  65-6334-4445 Ext. 103

Email:  Shirley [ at ] pcs [dot] org [dot] sg

5th International Human Amyloid Imaging Meeting

Date(s): 
01/14/2011 - 01/15/2011
Location: 
Miami Beach Resort Hotel, 4833 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 033140
Fees: 
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Keynote speakers at this highly-anticipated meeting will include Paul Aisen, MD (University of California, San Diego); Randy Buckner, PhD (Harvard University); John Hardy, PhD (University College, London); Howard H. Feldman, MD (Bristol-Myers Squibb); Michael Grundman, MD (Global R & D Partners, LLC); and Eric Siemers, MD (Eli Lilly & Company).

There will also be a special emphasis section on PET techniques, practical issues and analyses methods to be led by Chet Mattis, MD (University of Pittsburgh).

Continuing Education Credits: 
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Contact Person(s): 

Email:  HAI [ at ] succinctcomms [dot] com

3rd International Conference on Drug Discovery and Therapy

Date(s): 
02/07/2011 - 02/10/2011
Location: 
Dubai Women's College, P. O. Box 16061, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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This conference will provide an opportunity for scientists, clinicians, and medical students to discuss and learn about all the important international breakthrough developments on drug discovery and new therapeutics, including that of Alzheimer's disease.

Nobel laureates, including Drs. Ferid Murad, Robert Huber, Erwin Neher, Werner Arber and Jean-Marie Lehn are scheduled to present Plenary Lectures.

More information may be obtained at www.icddt.com/index.htm

Continuing Education Credits: 
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Contact Person(s): 

3rd International Conference on Drug Discovery & Therapy

P. O. Box 121223

SAIF Zone

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Tel:  971-6-5575783

Email:  info [ at ] icddt [dot] com

HEALTHINF: 4th International Conference on Health Informatics

Date(s): 
01/26/2011 - 01/29/2011
Location: 
Hotel Melia Roma Aurelia Antica, Via Aldobrandeschi, 223, 00163 Rome, Italy
Fees: 
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This conference is targeted towards researchers and practitioners who are interested in the application of information technology to healthcare and medicine, and to the specialized support to individuals with special needs.

Issues to be discussed include the mobility and ubiquity in healthcare systems, standardization of technologies and procedures, privacy issues, and medical rehabilitation and assistive technology in the field will be discussed.

More information regarding the conference may be found at www.healthinf.biostec.org/home.asp

Contact Person(s): 

Biostec Secretariat

Tel:  351-265-100-033

Email:  biostec [dot] secretariat [ at ] insticc [dot] org

7th International Imaging Genetics Conference

Date(s): 
01/17/2011 - 01/18/2011
Location: 
Arnold and Mable Beckman Center of the National Academies of Science and Engineering, University of California at Irvine, 100 Academy, Irvine, CA 92617
Fees: 
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Sponsored and hosted by the University of California, Irvine, this conference will bring together renowned experts in neuroimaging, data-mining, genetics, visualization and statistics to examine the synergism of genetics and brain imaging, and discuss novel techniques in the field.

More information regarding the conference is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
11.5 AMA PRA Category I Credits for Physicians
Contact Person(s): 

Liv McMillan

Senior Research Coordinator

Tel:  949-824-3770

Email:  iigc-info [ at ] uci [dot] edu

Therapeutic Approaches to Neurodegeneration - Age Modifiers, Proteostatis and Stem Cells

Date(s): 
02/14/2011 - 02/17/2011
Location: 
Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, P. O. Box N4914, West Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Fees: 
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Sponsor(s): 

This event will feature some of most distinguished investigators and their research on aging, proteostasis and stem cells, including Rudy Tanzi, David Holtzman, Sangram Sisodia and others.

More information regarding the program schedule and registration process may be found at www.abcam.com/index.html?pageconfig=resource&rid=12713&viapagetrap=neuro2011

Continuing Education Credits: 
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Contact Person(s): 

Tel:  617-577-4235

Email:  events [ at ] abcam [dot] com

6h International Pharmaco-Economic Conference on Alzheimer's Disease

Date(s): 
02/03/2011 - 02/04/2011
Location: 
The Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE, England
Fees: 
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This conference is jointly sponsored by the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) and the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, and is a unique venue for addressing issues related to the economic evaluation of drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease.

Leading experts and opinion leaders from academia, regulatory bodies and the pharmaceutical industry will present the latest advances and challenges in finding effective treatments for the disease.
More information may be found at www.trippus.se/eventus/eventus_cat.asp?eventusCat_id=17817&c=55567855676150492F39636F513054397965434E754C3452646C7568755647485A6F76733665375A4C796A4368722F6967425879594F534B434D437633305076.

Continuing Education Credits: 
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Contact Person(s): 

Conference Secretariat

Email:  gunilla [dot] johansson [ at ] ki [dot] se

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