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Moving Targets 2013 - Neurodegenerative Disease

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists - University of Southern California Student Chapter

Friday, August 23, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

Los Angeles, CA

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Student
Attendees who are students from any institution.
Ended Free  
Faculty
Attendees who are faculty at any institution
Ended Free  
Industry
Attendees currently working in the pharmaceutical industry.
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Agenda:

Registration begins at 8:00am. Breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, and evening reception are included in registration.  A complete agenda will be posted shortly at: http://itims.usc.edu/MovingTargets2013/mt/program.html.

 

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr. Kelly Bales, Pfizer, Head of Neurodegeneration and Neurologic Disease
  • Dr. Krystof Bankiewicz, UCSF Translational Science Chair
  • Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton, University of Southern California, R. Pete Vanderveen Chair in Therapeutic Discovery and Development
  • Dr. Douglas Macdonald, CHDI Director of Drug Discovery & Development
  • Dr. Emilie Marcus, Executive Editor Cell Press
  • Dr. Suzana Petanceska, NIA Neuroscience Program Director
  • Dr. Diane Stephenson, Critical Path Institute, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Major Diseases
  • Dr. Eugenia Trushina, Mayo Clinic, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
  • Dr. Fernando Vieira, ALS Therapy Development Institute, Director of Research and In Vivo Operations
For speaker bios please see: http://itims.usc.edu/MovingTargets2013/mt/speakers.html.


Lunch with speakers:

During lunch, all speakers will be seated on specific tables. If you would like to be seated with a particular speaker, please indicate this during registration. We cannot guarantee seating with the speaker of your choice as there will be only limited seats/speaker and priority will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please indicate your top four choice in order of preference. 


Poster Competition:

 

OPEN POSTER COMPETITION - CASH PRIZES

The poster competition is open to all, regardless of research area. Please submit an abstract by Friday, August 9th, if you intend to participate. Please note that there is a limit of 500 words. Submit your abstract at: http://itims.usc.edu/MovingTargets2013/abstract%20sub.html. You will receive an email within 24 hours to confirm receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation, please let us know.  

Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three posters. Research does NOT have to be in the field of neurodegenerative disease in order to be entered or considered, and we encourage research in any area to be presented. No preference will be given to posters relating to neurodegenerative disease. The judging panel will evaluate your poster based on scientific merit, clarity of presentation, and poster layout. 


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

On Friday, August 23rd, there will be limited sponsored parking at the Radisson Hotel, available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The usual daily rate the the Radisson and USC parking structure is $10.  

 

Tram From HSC:

Board the shuttle on Eastlake at the Corner of San Pablo
Shuttles that leave on the hour stop at Union Station, along with all shuttles after 3:00 pm

For complete tram schedule please see: http://transnet.usc.edu/transit/routes.aspx. 

 

For driving directions:

The address of the Raddison Hotel is:

3540 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA

 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us at movingtargets2013@gmail.com.  

When & Where


Radisson Midtown at USC
3540 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Friday, August 23, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)


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Organizer

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists - University of Southern California Student Chapter

The AAPS University of Southern California (USC) student chapter was established in 1996 by graduate students Neil Mathias, Wilson Meng, and Silvia da Costa in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, which was recently renamed the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. The USC student chapter was one of the only four student organizations within AAPS in 1996. While its chapter members have continued to uphold the chapter's reputation for active involvement in speaker programs, social events, and networking, AAPS USC student chapter's main pride lies in the success of its annual "Moving Targets" multidisciplinary symposium. 

"Moving Targets" was one of the first student-sponsored symposia supported by AAPS in 2002. Students Hovhannes Gukasyan, Mohammed Qaddoumi, Jennifer Links, Jennica Zaro, Maureen Barnes, and Melina Bayramyan formed the first symposium committee. The support given by AAPS helps students in the pharmaceutical sciences face perhaps one of the biggest challenges for a new scientist: finding the time and energy to develop the other important skills that are earned along with the degree. The goals of the chapter are to inform on the latest advances and discoveries in the pharmaceutical sciences, to provide opportunities for professional advancement and leadership development, and to foster student participation in outreach activities that further the goals and objectives of AAPS at the local, regional, and national levels.

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