The Rainwater Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, and CurePSP are co-sponsoring the Tau2020 Global Conference, an open, international gathering in Washington, D.C. on February 12-13, 2020. Cost is $150 for professionals and $75 for students.
The Tau2020 Conference is a unique opportunity to move tau research forward. Representatives from academia, industry, government, and the philanthropic sector will come together to discuss key issues impacting the tau community, including:
- Expanding awareness of recent advances in tau research.
- Increasing support for research and emerging researchers.
- Fostering global partnerships among academia, industry and other stakeholders.
The conference will feature three plenary sessions led by experts in the field:
- “Tau Therapeutics: Translational Challenges in Moving From Bench to Bedside” with Adam Boxer, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
- “Tau Research: History and Current Status” with Jean-Pierre Brion, M.D., Ph.D., Free University of Brussels
- “What Genetic and Functional Studies Have Taught Us About the Role of MAPT in Neurodegeneration” with Alison Goate, D.Phil., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City
There will be additional sessions and panel discussions on the following topics:
- Tau Imaging
- Genetics and Tauopathies
- Molecular Mechanism for Therapeutic Approaches
- Tau Therapeutics
Lunch on Thursday, February 13 will feature the Rainwater Prize Ceremony and keynote addresses from the winners.
Objectives of this conference include:
- Raise awareness and attract more funding to the field:
- Motivate government, nonprofits, and philanthropists to provide more grant funding for tauopathy research
- Motivate industry partners to invest more in proprietary tau research, academic collaborations, spin-outs from academia, and in-licensing deals
- Enable patient advocacy groups to raise awareness and attract funding
- Raise awareness and attract more talent to the field:
- Identify and encourage new talent to work on tau, especially early career researchers
- Provide a vehicle for domestic and international tau researchers to learn more about each others’ work
- Increase alignment and collaboration around the remaining challenges:
- Provide a platform for sharing the Tau Consortium’s point of view about unanswered questions and funding priorities
- Provide a productive space to work on issues like increased sharing of data and biospecimens
- Provide a platform for academic researchers to connect with industry partners and other investors
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Tau2020 Global Conference
February 12-13, 2020
Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.
901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001