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CurePSP 2021 International Research Symposium

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Featuring leaders from academia and industry in clinical and preclinical science relevant to PSP, CBD, and tauopathies

About this Event

CurePSP conducts an International Research Symposium that brings together international investigators to hear about and discuss the latest scientific advances relevant to neurodegeneration with a particular focus on rare tauopathies such as PSP and CBD. The Symposium highlights research by leading neuroscientists and welcomes all researchers with an interest in preclinical and clinical neuroscience. This year, this event will be fully virtual!

This event is technical in nature and is intended for a medical and research audience.

Featured Speakers

  • Michael Ahlijanian, Pinteon Inc, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA)
  • Adam Boxer, University of California, San Francisco, California (USA)*
  • Timothy Chang, UCLA, Los Angeles, California (USA)
  • John Crary, Mount Sinai, New York, New York (USA)
  • Lawrence Golbe, CurePSP, New York, New York (USA)
  • Huw Morris, University College London, Bloomsbury, London (United Kingdom)
  • Ana Pereira, Mount Sinai, New York, New York (USA)
  • Gil Rabinovici, University of California, San Francisco, California (USA)
  • Judith Steen, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
  • Sally Temple, Neural Stem Cell Institute, Rensselaer, New York (USA)*
  • Lucia Wille, Applied BioMath, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA)
  • Nasser Zawia, NeuroTau, Warwick, Rhode Island (USA)

*Keynote speakers.

Additional Information

This event will be recorded and accessible via a secure portal after the event. The secure conference portal will be accessible to registrants until May 2021.

To support CurePSP's mission click this link or donate through registration!

Agenda (In ET)

Thursday, February 4th

  • 11:00 –11:05am: Day One Welcome

Kristophe Diaz, PhD, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, CurePSP

  • 11:05 –11:20am: Historical Context and Introduction

Lawrence Golbe, MD, Chair of CurePSP Scientific Advisory Board and Member of CurePSP Board of Directors

  • 11:20am–12:10pm: Paving a New Road to a PSP Treatment *

Adam Boxer, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, USA

  • 12:10 –12:55pm: Molecular Imaging of 4R Tauopathies

Gil Rabinovici, MD, University of California, San Francisco, USA

  • 12:55–2:00pm: Industry Updates: Pinteon, NeuroTau, Applied BioMath

Preclinical and Clinical Characterization of PNT001 a Monoclonal Antibody That Recognizes cis-pT231 Tau - Michael Ahlijanian, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Pinteon

Tolfenamic acid and Tauopathies - Nasser Zawia, PhD, Founder and CEO, NeuroTau

In Silico Analysis of Drug Mechanisms of Action to Inhibit Tau Spreading in AD - Lucia Wille, PhD, Director of Biology, Applied BioMath

  • 2:00–2:15pm: Day One Closing Remarks

Kristophe Diaz, PhD, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, CurePSP

Friday, February 5th

  • 11:00–11:05am: Day Two Welcome

Kristophe Diaz, PhD, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, CurePSP

  • 11:05–11:45am: Modeling Tauopathy with 3D Brain Organoids *

Sally Temple, PhD, Co-Founder and Scientific Director, Neural Stem Cell Institute

  • 11:45am–12:20pm: Recent advances in genetics of PSP

Huw Morris, MD, University College London, UK

  • 12:20–12:25pm: Introduction to the PSP Genetics Consortium

Jeffrey Friedman, MD, Friedman BioVentures

  • 12:25–12:45pm: Rare Variant Network Analyses in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Scientific Update

Timothy Chang, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

  • 12:45-1:10pm: Karen Strauss Cook Research Scholars: Single Cell Transcriptomics of PSP Brains

Ana Pereira, MD and John Crary, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai, New York, USA

  • 1:10–1:45pm: Using Large Data Approaches to Diagnose and Drug Dementia

Judith Steen, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

  • 1:45–2:15pm: Day Two Closing Remarks

Kristophe Diaz, PhD, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, CurePSP


Tickets and the Online Platform

You must choose a ticket option to receive a link that will enable watching and participating in this event. If you choose to donate or purchase an event enhancement you will not receive the link to the interactive online platform.

On this interactive platform, you will be able to join the main session to watch with all the participants, view posters, and abstracts.

If you are unable to afford a ticket, please use the promo code CUREPSP100 at registration checkout to cover the fee.

"Conference in Place" Boxes

Get ready for the CurePSP symposium with everything you need (minus an actual brain and lab)! Curated "Conference in Place" boxes include:

  • One 8.5" x 11" Notepad
  • One Pen
  • One Wristband
  • One First Aid Kit
  • One Reusable Metal Straw
  • One Face Mask
  • One Phone Power Bank Charger
  • Coffee
  • Gummy brain candies
  • One Pair of Socks

These curated boxes are available for $130 each and include shipping and handling. The cutoff date for boxes is January 15. Orders will still be accepted after January 15 however we cannot guarantee viewers will receive them in time for the event. Please allow for 7-10 business days for shipping. Refunds are not available at this time.


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All submissions to the program and event are subject to approval. Donations/gifts/sponsorships are tax-deductible to the amount allowable by law. Please consult your tax advisor.

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About CurePSP

CurePSP, Inc. is a nonprofit organization working to increase awareness, advocate for patients and families, and fund research for devastating prime of life neurodegenerative diseases, including progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and related diseases. Your support will help advance CurePSP’s mission. Together we can unlock the secrets of brain disease. CurePSP, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Federal tax ID number 52-1704978.

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