The Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC) and the Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center (PNGC) will host a 2-day AD genetics symposium in Philadelphia, November 12-13 2019, coinciding with the ADGC 10-year anniversary. This novel event will focus on state of the art AD genetics and bring together leaders in genetics, from the US and abroad, and pharmaceutical and technology representatives.
As we look forward to the 10 year anniversary of ADGC, we think this is a great opportunity to have a discourse about the field of genetics (and genomics) of AD and neurodegeneration, look back at the history of AD genetics and ADGC/IGAP/ADSP achievements, see where we are, what we can learn from other relevant fields, and discuss where the field should go.
The symposium would generate discussion to explore future possibilities, expand collaborative networks as well as highlight current resources to maximize use of the available tools and data.
This event is co-presented by the Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC), Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center (PNGC), and The National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS)
“How Can We Best Use Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics in Drug Discovery”
“AD Genetics and Post-genomic Era: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go? A European Point of View”
“Progress Toward Advancing the National Plan to Address AD/ADRD, Where Are We in the Road to 2025”
“ADGC and AD Genetics: History, Current Status, and Future Prospects”
“Transmission of Misfolded Proteins in Neurodegenerative Disorders: A Common Mechanism of Disease Progression”
The 2019 Symposium will be held at the Inn At Penn, a Hilton Hotel located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
The Inn At Penn is located in the heart of University City at 3600 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, with easy access to the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Amtrak’s 30th Street Station, and SEPTA public transportation system. A map and general directions are provided here. A public transportation route can be determined through SEPTA’s website.
A limited number of reduced-rate rooms are currently available at the Inn at Penn.
Registration is free, but required to attend. Please register HERE.
Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center (PNGC), The National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS) and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania