Workshop “Meeting on Neurodegenerative Diseases” – Saturday, 8AM 14.06.2014 at Room I23, HCMUS 227 Nguyen Van Cu, Dist. 5, HCMC.
In case of student, do you want to discuss personally with the speakers after the meeting?
The discussion will take place during lunch after the meeting with limited participants. If you would like to join, please send your CV in pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only the selected participants will be informed via your provided email.
Neurodegenerative disease is an umbrella term for a range of conditions which primarily affect the neurons in the human brain.
Neurons are the building blocks of the nervous system which includes the brain and spinal cord. Neurons normally don’t reproduce or replace themselves, so when they become damaged or die they cannot be replaced by the body. Examples of neurodegenerative diseases include Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s disease.
Neurodegenerative diseases are incurable and debilitating conditions that result in progressive degeneration and / or death of nerve cells. This causes problems with movement (called ataxias), or mental functioning (called dementias).
Dementias are responsible for the greatest burden of disease with Alzheimer’s representing approximately 60-70% of cases.
The scope of this meeting is to foster interactions and collaborations between scientists involved in neurodegenerative diseases from Europe/USA and scientists/students fromuniversities at Ho Chi Minh City.