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Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Thursday, October 3, 2019

On behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology Society (MAPS) council, we would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming meeting entitled Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Disorders on October 3, 2019. We invite abstract submissions from all areas of pharmacology as well as those related to neurodegenerative disorders. Two trainee abstracts will be selected to give oral presentations and prizes will be awarded for top posters.


The meeting will be held at Temple University, Student Faculty Center, 3340 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. On-site parking is available. 

Morning Session


Check-in and Poster Setup


Poster Presentations* Judging and poster viewing
On-site late registration
* MUST BE PRESENT to be eligible for award


Bradford Fischer, PhD Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, MAPS President
MAPS Welcome/Business


Matthew Butchbach, PhD, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Small molecule therapeutics for spinal muscular atrophy


Domenico Praticò, MD, Temple University

Cargo sorting and traffic jam in Alzheimer's disease and related tauopathies


Invited Trainee Talk #1


George B. Koelle Award Presentation

Afternoon Session


Lunch, poster viewing


Keynote Address: Richard Silverman, PhD, Northwestern University
Rational design of medicinal agents to treat neuro-degenerative disorders


Mali Cosden, MS, Merck and Co. Inc.

Interrogating the relationship between glycolipids and α-synuclein pathology in preclinical models of Parkinson’s disease


Invited Trainee Talk #2


Biotech Panel Discussion
Mariah Stewart
Opertech Bio, Moderator

  • Alexandria Chadwick, Associate Director, Preclinical R&D, Verve Therapeutics
  • William Kinney, CSO, Kannalife
  • Joost Wagenaar, VP Scientific Applications, BlackFynn


Closing Remarks


Student/Trainee Award Ceremony* and Networking Reception
*MUST BE PRESENT to receive award

Download Program (PDF)

Registration Fees

Registration covers lectures, poster session, program/abstract book, lunch and networking reception.

Registration Types Early Reg. Cost On-Site Reg. Cost
Undergraduate students $25 $30
Graduate students $40 $45
Postdoctoral Fellows $50 $55
Research Associates $50 $55 
Faculty/Others $55 $70

Online Registration ends 09/26/19.
After 09/26/19, please plan to register and pay onsite (additional fee applies).

Ways to Register


Register Now

Use the MAPS webpage link to register and pay online by credit card via the secure servers of ASPET.

Online registration ends 09/26/19.

At the Meeting

Pay by check, credit card, or cash.

Advance registration is appreciated!

Abstract Submission

Download and complete the abstract submission form (PDF) and send it along with all other documents to Abstract submissions have been extended to Midnight, Thursday, September 26, 2019.



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