The New York Academy of Sciences
Friday, September 18, 2015
The Microtubule Associated Protein tau (MAPT or
tau) is closely linked to Alzheimer's disease (AD), the Fronto-Temporal
Dementias (FTDs) and several other neurodegenerative diseases. While it has
long been recognized that tau aggregates to form neurofibrillary tangles
(NFTs), a hallmark pathological lesion in AD and other disorders, emerging
evidence demonstrates that tau has a mechanistically complex role in
neurodegeneration. Speakers at this symposium will address novel tau-centered
mechanisms of neurodegeneration and new therapeutic approaches for many
devastating neurological disorders.
Friday, September 18, 2015 - Saturday, September 19, 2015
Since the late nineteenth century, scientists have devised an ever-increasing number of tasks, tests, and trials in order to explore the relationships between the brain, the mind, individual personalities, and social behaviors. Standardized assessments, physiological experiments, and imaging technologies have formed a core aspect of brain and mind research. This conference, held at the University of Pennsylvania, is a forum to compare, contrast, and continue the histories of tasks, tests, and trials in those sciences over the past 125 years. We will discuss the social, philosophical, political, and ethical commitments that have been reflected, reinforced, denounced, or discarded by the psy- and neuro-fields, and we will explore to what extent, if at all, contemporary conceptions of mind and brain prolong and elaborate much older ideas.
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - Friday, October 16, 2015
The 2015 INS Annual Meeting will be held October 15-16 in Chicago, IL, prior to the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Check out the organization's website for the two-day program and to register.
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Society for Neuroscience's 45th annual meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, forge collaborations with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers.
92nd Street Y, NYC
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Dr. Louise Klebanoff, Neurologist and Chief of General Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center explains how to avoid them, how to treat them and when to worry. Understand what migraine, tension and cluster headaches are, and how to help your doctor make the right diagnosis. Learn about treatment options from lifestyle changes and natural supplements to prescription medication and even surgery. Know what symptoms should prompt urgent evaluation.
92nd Street Y, NYC
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Dana Alliance member Richard Mayeux, chairman of the department of neurology, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center answers the ten most frequently asked questions regarding diagnosis, treatment, risk, prevention and research.