AD/PD 2017 Conference

Posted April 23, 2017

In early April, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund sponsored the “Modeling Neurodegenerative Disease in Neuron Culture Systems” panel at the Alzheimer’s Disease/Parkinson’s Disease (AD/PD) Congress in Vienna, Austria. 

More than 1,000 scientists attended the panel, which featured researchers Doo Yeon Kim, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital, Li-Huei Tsai, Ph.D., of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Andrew Yoo, Ph.D., of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Stephen Wong, Ph.D., of Houston Methodist Research Institute, all funded by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. 

Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., of MGH and Research Consortium Chair for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, moderated the discussion, which featured Alzheimer’s in a Dish and its use both for investigating Alzheimer’s disease pathways and for high-throughput drug screening. Each of the featured scientists mentioned their research projects would not have been possible without funding from CureAlz. 

The AD/PD conference attracted 3,400 scientists from around the world who focus on Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.