The American Physiological Society (APS), Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), American Autonomic Society (AAS), and InsideScientific are pleased to announce a joint webinar series covering late-breaking research, novel discovery, fundamental principles, and research innovation in the field of neuroscience and related disease models.
This program of interactive live events includes scientific lectures from leading researchers around the world, as well as technology and methods sessions focused on innovative laboratory techniques central to neuroscience research and related models of disease.
Dr. Ann McKee will describe the emergence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) as a distinct disease over the past 20 years.
Since 2003, hundreds of individuals have been diagnosed at postmortem examination with CTE. CTE has been reported in amateur and professional athletes, military service members, and individuals exposed to head banging, interpersonal violence, and poorly controlled epilepsy. The pathology of CTE is unique, characterized by a pathognomonic lesion consisting of a perivascular accumulation of neuronal phosphorylated tau (p-tau) at the depths of the cortical sulci and a distinctive molecular structural configuration of p-tau fibrils that is unlike the changes observed with aging, Alzheimer’s disease, or any other tauopathy.
Key Topics Include:
- Computational 3-D and finite element models predict the location of p-tau pathology as the brain regions that undergo the greatest mechanical deformation during head impact injury. CTE is definitively diagnosed by postmortem neuropathological examination; what is the corresponding clinical condition syndrome known as Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome (TES)?
- Is there a dose-response relationship between repetitive head impacts (RHI) and CTE?
- Is there a causal relationship between cumulative and magnitude of RHI and CTE?
- What are other non-tau pathologies that occur after RHI?
Who can attend these webinars? All of the webinars in this series are complimentary.
Will the webinars be available on-demand? Yes, all webinars will be available to watch on-demand after the live broadcast on the APS and InsideScientific webpages.
How do I access the conference on the live day? After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the event link and the option to download calendar reminders.
What are the technology requirements for attending? These webinars are hosted on BigMarker, by APS partners at InsideScientific (a Scientist.com subsidiary)
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