Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC) 10-Year Symposium

Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD)

WHEN November 12-13, 2019
WHERE Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA

Overview

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.

Organizers

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)

Featured Speakers

David Collier
Eli Lilly
Jean-Charles Lambert
European Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (EADI)
Eliezer Masliah
National Institute on Aging
Gerard Schellenberg
University of Pennsylvania

Venue

The 2019 Symposium will be held at the Inn At Penn, a Hilton Hotel located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.

Location

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.

Topics

Overview of AD Genetics Research and Funding
International Collaborations on Alzheimer’s Genetics Research
Alzheimer’s Genetics in Diverse Populations
Human Genetics/Genomics and Drug Discovery
Genetics Factors, Pleiotropy, Gene-Environment interactions, and Comorbidity
Functional Genomics
Systems Biology

Accommodations

A limited number of reduced-rate rooms are currently available at the Inn at Penn.

Registration

Registration is free, but required to attend. Please register HERE.