Upcoming Conferences

The ADDF’s scientific conferences promote the exchange of ideas, the sharing of research results, and the formation of strategic alliances to further drug development goals. For more information about an upcoming conference, please contact Sara Classen at 212-901-8009 or sclassen@alzdiscovery.org.

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Event: The Biology of Aging: Novel Drug Targets for Neurodegenerative Disease

Date: Friday, May 9, 2014 from 8:00am - 4:00pm

Location: The New York Academy of Sciences


Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. Key pathways within the biology of aging may represent important targets to develop novel and effective disease-modifying drugs to treat, delay, or prevent Alzheimer's and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases. In this 1-day conference, experts will present major recent advances in aging biology that represent important opportunities for drug discovery for Alzheimer's and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases. The first half of the day will focus on the basic biology of aging-related pathways, with one session on major circuits and a second session on novel targets and pathways. The second half of the day will focus on drug development programs for neurodegenerative disease based on targets identified from aging biology, including recent scientific advances in the science of autophagy, mitochondrial health, inflammation, and protein homeostasis.


*Reception to follow.


For more information on the program, venue or to register please visit our Conference Website


Event: 15th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery

Date: September 8-9, 2014

Location: Jersey City, NJ


This annual conference brings together academic and industry scientists intent on accelerating the development of innovative treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The ADDF’s funded investigators and top-level scientists in the field will present on their current research progress and stimulate discussion. The conference offers ample opportunity for collaboration and partnering.


For more information, please visit our Conference Website


Event: ADDF to Exhibit at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Date: November 15-19, 2014

Location: Washington, DC


Come visit the ADDF team! Learn more about our upcoming conferences, grant opportunities, our newly launched ADDF ACCESS program and much more!

Event: 9th Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference

Date: February 2015

Location: San Diego, CA


Designed as a comprehensive course on the drug discovery process, from target validation through to clinical development, the annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration conference provides participants with the fundamental knowledge and resources to translate their research into new drugs to treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative diseases.

Attendees from academia and industry will also learn from specific case studies examples and will have an opportunity to engage in interactive discussions on securing partnerships.


The program will include a focus on Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis.


More information, please visit our Conference Website, which will be live soon.