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  Director: Prof. Ole Isacson, Biography and Research


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Cellular and Molecular Treatments of Neurological Diseases

At the: American Academy of Arts and Sciences

136 Irving Street

Cambridge, Massachusetts

September 29-30, 2006



Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital

Organizers: Dr. Ole Isacson, Dr. Xandra Breakefield and local and international organizing committee.

In a workshop structure, this conference addresses recent issues in experimental therapies and neuroscience relative to neurodegenerative diseases.

Venue Homepage: American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Directions to the Academy: Click Here

For Additional Parking: Click Here

Sponsored in part by The Harvard Center for Neurodegeneration and Repair, to enhance postgraduate education on the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.

Friday, Sept. 29, 2006

7:00 - 7:50 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:50 - 8:00 am Welcome: O. Isacson and X.O. Breakefield
8:00 - 10:00 am Theme I: Novel Clinical Therapeutics for Neurological Disease
  Chairs: C.W. Olanow and A.-L. Benabid
Speakers: C.W. Olanow, M.F. Beal, I. Mendez, A.-L. Benabid
10:00 - 11:00 am Coffee Break and Posters
11:00 - 12:00 pm Theme II: Potential Biological Routes to Regeneration in Models of Neurological Disease
  Chairs: C. Henderson
Speakers: H. Federoff, J. Surmeier
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch (Included with registration at AAAS)
1:30 - 3:00 pm Theme III: Novel Biomaterials in Cellular and Molecular Treatments
  Chairs: J. Elisseeff and C. Freed
Speakers: J. Elisseeff, G. Underhill, Noo-Li Jeon
3:00 - 3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 - 5:00 pm Theme IV (1): Progenitor Cell Biology, Development and Connectivity
  Chairs: G. Fishell and O. Isacson
Speakers: G. Fishell, C. Henderson, J. Macklis
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006                  
7:30 - 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00 am Theme IV(2): Progenitor Cell Biology, Neuronal Differentiation and Functional Studies
  Chairs: A. Ivinson and J.M. Schumacher
Speakers: L. Studer, D. Kerr, S. Goldman, R. Sanchez-Pernaute
10:00 - 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 pm Theme IV (3): Progenitor Cell Proliferation, Programming and Epigenetic Stability
  Chairs: E. Arenas and K. Eggan
Speakers: K. Eggan, E. Arenas, K. Spalding
12:00 - 12:30 pm Theme V: Gene and Molecular Therapy against Neurological Disease
  Chairs: M. Bohn, X.O. Breakefield
Speaker: B.L. Davidson
12:30 - 2:30 pm Lunch (included) at AAAS
2:30 - 4:00 pm

Theme V: Gene and Molecular Therapy against Neurological Disease (cont'd)

  Chairs: M. Bohn, X.O. Breakefield
Speakers: J. Kordower, M. Filbin, L. Naldini
4:00 - 4:15 pm Coffee Break
4:15 - 5:00 pm Conference Summary/Discussion/Comments
  Chairpersons: O. Isacson and X.O. Breakefield
5:00 pm End of Meeting

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