Date/Time: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Track: Special Interest Group
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Selective neuronal vulnerability is a defining feature of neurodegenerative illness, but why these diseases target specific neuron types within specific brain regions remains uncertain. For some neurodegenerative syndromes, even the initial neuronal targets themselves have yet to be identified. In this SIG, we will explore the neuron types targeted early in several major neurodegenerative disorders and will discuss how this information is guiding the search for disease mechanisms.
Understand the distinction between neurodegenerative disease and syndrome and the relationship of each concept to the underlying neuroanatomical structures involved.
Understand the characteristics of neuron types targeted in some of the major neurodegenerative syndromes.
Appreciate the distinction between selective vulnerability to disease onset and anatomically driven disease spread.