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Eleventh annual ECU Neuroscience Symposium to be Nov. 3

GREENVILLE, N.C.   (Oct. 20, 2009)   —   Alzheimer's disease will be a topic of discussion at the 11th annual East Carolina University Neuroscience Symposium Nov. 3 in Greenville.

The daylong event will be at the Edwin W. Monroe Eastern AHEC Conference Center at 2000 Venture Tower Drive. It's free and open to the public. Opening remarks are at 8:30 a.m., and the first speaker begins at 8:45 a.m.

Speakers will cover the latest information regarding molecular mechanisms promoting nerve growth and future directions for treatment of neurological diseases and disorders.

Dr. Donald Price, director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Johns Hopkins University, will deliver the keynote address titled, "Alzheimer's Disease, Models and Experimental Therapeutics: Translational Medicine for the Future."

Other speakers are from ECU and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

The program is jointly sponsored by the 2009 Grass Traveling Scientist Program, a chapter grant from the Society for Neuroscience, the Harriet and John Wooten Laboratory of Alzheimer’s Disease and Neurodegenerative Disease Research.

For information about the event or to register, visit


Contact: Doug Boyd | 252-744-2482