Neurotherapeutics Symposium 2018


Program Overview

Course Description:

Neurotherapeutics Symposium 2018, to be held in Orlando, Florida, February 7-9 2018, focuses on development of experimental therapeutics (testing new drugs to help neurologic diseases). It will give updates on the current research developments in neuromuscular diseases and movement disorders and offer a platform for young investigators of diverse ethnic backgrounds to establish or deepen mentoring relationships with advanced investigators. It is open to clinicians, researchers, and trainees interested in neurotherapeutics. It brings together experts studying different diseases and subspecialties for a fruitful exchange of ideas. A major emphasis is on stimulating young neurologists of diverse backgrounds to develop a career in experimental therapeutics.


The first session includes talks covering pathomechanisms of disease and possible treatment targets, outcome measures, updates in current clinical trials, and the process of drug approval. The second part contains interactive sessions on clinical considerations (adopting new drugs into practice and monitoring for treatment effects and side effects) with discussions between scientists involved in drug development and clinical trials and physician scientists or clinicians involved in patient care. The third part is a dedicated young investigator session. Participants will have the opportunity for an informal exchange of research ideas and advice on career development with junior and senior investigators of diverse backgrounds.


Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:
1. Comprehend most recent advances in understanding pathomechanisms of diseases and current or future treatment targets while learning from other diseases/subspecialities
2. Comprehend and be able to apply most recent advances in outcome measures and disease monitoring
3. Explain how to adopt new drugs into clinical practice
4. Establish new mentoring relationships between young and more advanced Investigators
5. Participants with an interest to pursue a career in academic neurology (young and/or of diverse background) will have established mentoring relationships with senior/advanced investigators

Conference Details

  • When

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - Friday, February 9, 2018
    7:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
    9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd
    Orlando, Florida 32827

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Funding in part provided by the Muscular Dystrophy Association


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