Emerging Concepts in Basic Science

After great success in 2016, this series highlighting basic dementia science will be a can't-miss aspect of AAIC 2017.

The Scientific Program Committee introduced the Emerging Concepts series, an innovative aspect of the AAIC program designed specifically for basic dementia science.

One Emerging Concepts session will be held each day from Sunday to Tuesday of the conference, concluding with a panel discussion on Wednesday that includes the three session leads.

The AAIC 2017 sessions will be posted in early 2017. For a look at what was presented last year, explore the 2016 sessions below.

2016 Emerging Concepts Sessions

The Emerging Concepts series will focus on three areas:

Emerging Concepts in Secretase Biology

Sunday, July 24 | 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Lead: Bart De Strooper

This session will discuss recent progress in the field of secretase biology, pathophysiology and biochemistry and explore how these insights might be used to progress towards safe preventative therapy for Alzheimer's disease.

Individual Talks:

Emerging Concepts: The Yin and Yang of TREM2 in Alzheimer's Disease

Monday, July 25 | 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Lead: Cynthia Lemere

This interactive session will bring together major TREM2 experts for short talks followed by a lively panel discussion regarding: the genetics and function of TREM2; where and when TREM2 plays a role in AD; possible mechanisms for TREM2 in AD; and novel, proposed strategies for treatment.

Individual Talks:

Emerging Concepts: Tau in Alzheimer's Disease

Tuesday, July 26 | 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Lead: Eckhard Mandelkow

This symposium will focus on new developments in understanding the roles of tau and how it interacts with other key players in the disease process. Examples are the development of realistic tissue models of the tau-Aβ crosstalk, novel animal models to study the spreading of pathology in the brain, its role in synaptic functions, the link to neural network excitability and the prospects of novel therapeutic interventions.

Individual Talks:

Emerging Concepts: Panel Presentation

Wednesday, July 27 | 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Moderator: David Morgan


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