The Science of Brain Disease

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		When:	March 18, 1997, 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
		Where:	Masur Auditorium, NIH, Bethesda

In conjunction with Brain Awareness Week, this one-day symposium,
sponsored by 12 NIH  Institutes, will highlight the achievements and
promise of neuroscience.  The speakers are:   Dr. Sangram Sisodia,
Dr. James McNamara, Dr. John Maunsell, Dr. Susan McConnell,
Dr. John Marler, Dr. Nora Volkow, Dr. Joseph Takahashi, and Dr. Eric
Kandel.  For program information, check these website addresses: or
or call JoAnn Pass, 301/496-1752.

The Science of Brain Disease

An NIH Symposium
in Celebration of Brain Awareness Week

March 18, 1997
8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Building 10, NIH Masur Auditorium

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.	Welcoming Remarks and Introduction
                	Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.
                	Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Session I		Chair: Richard J. Hodes, M.D.
                	Director, National Institute on Aging

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 	Sangram S. Sisodia, Ph.D.
                	Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
                	"Molecular Biology of Alzheimer's Disease"

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 	James O. McNamara, M.D.
                	Duke University Medical Center and VA Medical
               		"Glutamate Receptor Autoantibodies and
 			Rasmussen's Encephalitis"

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break

Session II		Chair: Carl Kupfer, M.D.
                	Director, National Eye Institute

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. John H. R. Maunsell, Ph.D.
                	Baylor College of Medicine
                	"Representation of the Visual Scene in the
 			Cerebral Cortex"

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Susan K. McConnell, Ph.D.
                	Stanford University
                	"Asymmetric Division and Fate Determination in
 			the Developing Cerebral Cortex"

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.	Lunch

Session III		Chair: Enoch Gordis, M.D.
                	Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse
 			and Alcoholism

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 	John R. Marler, M.D.
                	National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
            		"T-PA for Acute Stroke: From Bench to Bedside"

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 	Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
                	Brookhaven National Laboratory
                	"Imaging the Actions of Alcohol and Drugs of

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.	Break

Session IV		Harold E. Varmus, M.D.
                	Director, National Institutes of Health

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.	Joseph S. Takahashi, Ph.D.
                	Northwestern University
                	"Forward Genetic Approaches to Neuroscience
 			and Behavior in the Mouse"

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 	Eric R. Kandel, M.D.
			Howard Hughes Medical Center, Columbia
                	"Genetically Modified Mice in the Service of
 			Memory: A Second Generation Approach"

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 	Summation and Thanks
                	Steven E. Hyman, M.D.
                	Director, National Institute of Mental Health

No registration is required. For directions or additional information,
please call JoAnn Pass, (301)496-1752.

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