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Drug Discovery in ALS: Opportunities and Challenges

Sunday, March 04, 2012 - Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Washington , D.C.

The goals of the workshop are: [1] To bring clinical and scientific leaders from academia and industry together to focus on drug discovery for ALS. [2] To enable discussion and new project ideas to evolve from the interaction of researchers with different expertise in ALS and related fields. [3] To bring young researchers at an early stage of their careers to a stimulating and educational forum enabling them to interact and learn from their peers. [4] To discuss three key areas that impact ALS Drug Discovery and related fields: A) Academic and Industry Partnerships, B) New Opportunities for Biomarker studies in ALS, and C) Clinical Trials Networks to enhance patient enrollment and standardization of trials between sites.

Contact:
Dr. Margaret Sutherland, 301-496-5680 sutherlandm@ninds.nih.gov

Co-funding Institute(s):
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Office of Rare Diseases Research

From the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

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