Days of Molecular Medicine 2008


Days of Molecular Medicine 2008
Cognitive Dysfunction in Disease: Mechanisms and Therapies
The Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden
April 17 -19, 2008

Days of Molecular Medicine 2008 is co-organized by Karolinska Institutet, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Cell Press. In its 8th year, Days of Molecular Medicine highlights the interface between the underlying biological mechanisms of disease and the development of therapeutic strategies. This year's meeting, Cognitive Dysfunction in Disease: Mechanisms and Therapies, will focus first on the genetic and molecular basis of cognitive functions and behavior, for instance learning and memory, attention and emotion. This understanding will lay the groundwork for presentations in the second part of the meeting on pathological mechanisms and new directions in the development of treatments for cognitive, psychiatric and neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Keynote speaker:
Eric Kandel, Columbia University

Speakers:
Adriano Aguzzi, UniversitätsSpital Zürich
Karen Ashe, University of Minnesota
Marc Bear, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Adrian Bird, University of Edinburgh
Ted Dawson, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University
Ray Dolan, University College London
Lars Farde, Karolinska Institutet
Dan Geschwind, University of California at Los Angeles
James Gusella, Massachusetts General Hospital
René Hen, Columbia University
Jacqueline Hunter, GlaxoSmithKline
Ole Isacson, Harvard Medical School
Sabine Kastner, Princeton University
Torkel Klingberg, Karolinska Institutet
Lars Lannfelt, Uppsala University
Isabelle Mansuy, University of Zürich
Helen Mayberg, Emory University
Bruce McEwen, Rockefeller University
Nancy Pedersen, Karolinska Institutet
Trevor Robbins, University of Cambridge
Daniel Schacter, Harvard University
Alcino Silva, University of California at Los Angeles
Matthew State, Yale University
Daniel Weinberger, National Institute of Mental Health

For the complete meeting details and to register, visit: http://www.mgh.harvard.edu/cvrc/meetings_molecular_agenda.html

You can download the meeting flyer as a printable PDF at http://www.mgh.harvard.edu/cvrc/dmm2008.pdf