Schedule at a Glance

Saturday, October 3, 2020
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Translational and Clinical Research Course (TCRC)
  • Clinical and Translational Research in Stroke: Model for Innovation and Technology in Design and Conduct
  • Conducting Translational Research in Academia
  • Development of Neurological Therapies: Update from 30,000 Feet
  • Innovations in Design of Clinical Investigations and Trials
  • Keys to Getting Funded Without a K
  • Leading and Utilizing the CTSI
  • Starting and Developing a Successful Career as a Clinical Trialist
  • The Intramural NIH Research Experience
  • The Path to Achieving K-Level Funding
  • Treatments and Guidelines: Paths to Clinical Application
  • Trial Innovation Networks and Multisite Research
7:15 AM – 5:00 PM
ANA-NINDS Career Development Symposium
(Invitation Only - Registration from 7:15 AM - 8:30 AM)
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Reception & Buffet Dinner
(Pre-Meeting Symposium ticket purchase required)
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Genomics of Personalized Medicine
(Pre-Meeting Symposium ticket purchase required)
  • CRISPR-Mediated Therapeutics for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Genetic Discovery and Translation in Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Lecture by Dr. Sonja Scholz
  • Patient-Customized Antisense Therapies for Rare Neurogenetic Diseases
  • Towards Primary Prevention of Genetic Prion Disease
Sunday, October 4, 2020
6:00 AM – 5:45 PM
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast
(provided for all meeting attendees)
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Course 1: View from the NINDS, NIA, NICHD, DoD, and VA
Early (Student, Resident, Trainee, Post-Doc Fellow) & Early to Mid-Career Level
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Presidential Symposium: Leveraging Digital Technologies
  • Deep Phenotyping of Parkinson's Disease Using Digital Technology
  • Developing Novel Outcome Measures for Clinical Trials
  • Digital Therapeutics
  • High-Performance Digital Biomarkers: Ethomic Markers for Rapid, Precise Monitoring of Disease Progression
  • Precision Rehabilitation Strategies for Motor Recovery Post Stroke
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Break & Lunch
(provided for all meeting attendees)
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
1:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Targeting Glia for Therapy: Mediators of Neuroinflammation, Degeneration and Repair
  • Dissecting Out the Contribution of A1 Astrocytes to Alzheimer's Disease
  • Glia-Mediated Mechanisms of Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Impairment
  • Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cell Present Antigen and are Cytotoxic Targets in Inflammatory Demyelination
  • Targeting Microglia-Mediated Synapse Elimination for Therapeutic Intervention In Demyelinating Disease
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Monday, October 5, 2020
6:30 AM – 5:45 PM
6:30 AM – 7:00 AM
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast
(provided for all meeting attendees)
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Course 2: Skill Development for Success in Research
Early (Student, Resident, Trainee, Post-Doc Fellow) Career Level
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Aquaporins in Neurological Disease
  • Aquaporin-4 in Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Keynote Lecture by Dr. Peter Agre
  • PRES and Aquaporins: Clinical Implications
  • Regulation of the Blood-Brain Barrier in Health and Disease
  • The Glymphatic System in Neurologic Disease
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Lunch
(provided for all meeting attendees)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
12:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Microenvironment Control of Brain Tumor Pathogenesis
  • Immune System Cell Regulation of Brain Tumor Pathobiology
  • Immunotherapy for Brain Tumors
  • Neuronal Regulation of Brain Tumor Pathobiology
  • The Brain Microenvironment and Metastasis
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
6:30 AM – 2:15 PM
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
Breakfast
(served for all meeting attendees)
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Course 3: Landing Your First Faculty Position
Early (Student, Resident, Trainee, Post-Doc Fellow) Career Level
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
8:45 AM – 10:45 AM
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM
12:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Insights Into Molecular Mechanisms
  • Aberrant Inclusion of Poison Exons leads to Premature Truncation of Ion Channels in Epilepsy
  • Antisense Oligonucleotides Increase Scn1a Expression and Reduce Seizures and SUDEP Incidence in a Mouse Model of Dravet Syndrome
  • Human Brain Organoids for Probing Mechanisms Toward Individualized Treatment of Epilepsy and Behavioral Disorders
  • The Birth of Hyperexcitability in the Glioma Peritumoral Microenvironment
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM