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


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)

Featured Speakers

David Collier, Ph.D., Eli Lilly
“How Can We Best Use Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics in Drug Discovery”
Jean-Charles Lambert, Ph.D., European Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (EADI)
“AD Genetics and Post-genomic Era: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go? A European Point of View”
Eliezer Masliah, Ph.D., National Institute on Aging
“Progress Toward Advancing the National Plan to Address AD/ADRD, Where Are We in the Road to 2025”
Gerard Schellenberg, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
“ADGC and AD Genetics: History, Current Status, and Future Prospects”
Virginia Lee, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
“Transmission of Misfolded Proteins in Neurodegenerative Disorders: A Common Mechanism of Disease Progression”


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


View and download full symposium agenda: ADGC 10yr Symposium Agenda (.pdf)


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 for the symposium is closed.


Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center (PNGC)

The National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS)

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Office of the Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer, Perelman School of Medicine

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