Inaugural International Conference on Neurodegenerative Diseases

IRCND 2021, the Inaugural International Conference on Neurodegenerative Diseases will be held July 22-23, 2021,  hosted by the Global Association for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases (GASND). This online conference will provide an outstanding forum for researchers in the field of neurodegenerative diseases to meet, exchange ideas related to their research, further facilitate the understanding of pathogenesis, identify new biomarkers, and develop new treatments for intervention.  The program committee has invited well-known keynote speakers listed below, and has planned four themes for the conference. 

Registration and attendance are FREE.

Upcoming deadlines:

  • Abstract deadline: 7/6/21
  • Registration: 5/5/21-7/16/21
  • Conference date: 7/22, 7/23, 7:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. CDT

Conference Co-Chairs:

  • Wanli W. Smith, MD., Ph.D., Co-Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 
  • Xinglong Wang, Ph.D., Co-Chair, University Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience 

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Keynote speakers: 

  • Erika L. F. Holzbaur, Ph.D.,  University of Pennsylvania, USA  
  • Robert Vassar, Ph.D., Northwestern University, USA 
  • Michela Deleidi, MD., Ph.D., University of Tübingen, Germany  

Organizing Committee:

  • Mark R. CooksonPh.D. NIA/NIH, USA 
  • Bobby Thomas, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, USA 
  • Xiongwei ZhuPh.D., Case Western Reserve University, USA 
  • Yidong Bai, Ph.D., University of Texas Health San Antonio, USA
  • Patrick Lewis, Ph.D.  The Royal Veterinary College, UK 
  • Elisa Greggio, Ph.D.  University of Padova, Italy 
  • Nicolas Arbez, Ph.D. Neuropsychiatry Center for Therapeutic Innovation, France 
  • Shaida A Andrabi, Ph.D., The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA 

Friday, July 23, 2021 at 7:15am to 12:45pm

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Event Type

Academics, Research


Students, Faculty and Staff


College of Medicine, Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience




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