Alzheimer's Disease and Tau: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches

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.


International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL
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. The INS public program will be held at the Northwestern University Hughes Auditorium, 303 E. Superior Street on October 15. The main meeting sessions will be held on October 16 at the Art Institute of Chicago, 230 South Columbus Drive.


Neuroscience 2015

Chicago, IL
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - Sunday, June 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.


Headaches 101

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.


Alzheimer's Disease: Running in the Family

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.