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October 6, 2018, 8:30-5:30
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
785 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY 10605

Chair: Barry Jordan, M.D., M.P.H.,
       Assistant Medical Director, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Call for Abstracts is Open!
We welcome your proposal for a 20 minute session or longer panel.
Include "Abstract: Your Name" in the subject line, and mention which program intrigues you:
info@westchesterbiotechproject.org

Event Highlights: Tauopathy Colloquium

  • Meet experts involved in the Tauopathy field
  • Hear about the latest research and its implications for treatment
  • Gain insight into what direction research is headed for the future
  • Learn which organizations in the region are committed to understanding Tauopathy associated diseases

Join us in highlighting breakthrough research and looking towards the future of care surrounding tauopathy associated diseases. This gathering will represent the interests, both personal and professional, invested in understanding and treating these diseases. Come talk about your research and its implications for improved care or your collaborations and what you hope to contribute to the field. Bring your energy and passion and meet like-minded individuals with a common focus. 

Pathological aggregation of tau protein contributes to a variety of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's among many others. The impact of these types of diseases is profound, affecting a large portion of the population sometime in their lives and dramatically reducing quality of life. Forefront research has been aimed at understanding the exact mechanisms behind these protein misfolding and aggregation events, but pathology is difficult to pinpoint and varies discretely between each disease. It is important that continued energy and resources are put towards elucidating molecular mechanisms in the hopes of generating quality treatments that will undoubtedly benefit millions around the world. 

About our Chair:

Dr. Jordan is a board certified neurologist with specialized interests in sports neurology, Alzheimer's disease, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Jordan is currently the Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Athletic Commission and a team physician for U.S.A. Boxing. He is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.