7th Annual Translational & Clinical Research Course

July 19, 2015 - July 21, 2015

Contact: American Neurological Association
Contact Number: 856-380-6892
Contact Email: info@myana.org

Mt. Washington Conference Center, 5801 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD

The course is designed to further the development of young clinical neuroscientists interested in or engaged in translational or clinical research.  Compared to fields such as oncology, cardiology, diabetes and metabolism, the clinical neurosciences currently lack well established pathways for providing this kind of training for fellows and junior faculty.  This three-day course will engage selected research fellows, residents, and junior faculty in an analysis of the development of therapies for neurological diseases.  The purpose of this course is to encourage trainees and junior staff to pursue careers in neurology, in particular academic neurology.

Throughout the course, strategies for career development will be interwoven with the didactic material.  The sequence of topics will work forward from the early stages of development, including initial screening and efficacy testing in model systems, to the evolution of therapeutic hypotheses, through early, middle and late stage clinical trials, and the post-marketing assessment of therapies testing.

Lectures, group discussions, and case examples will be used as learning strategies.  Each day will include time for networking with other participants and with speakers.  Small group discussion will allow participants to further specific areas of interest.