12th Brains for Brains Workshop, Frankfurt - Call for talk proposals!

30th Nov 2017

Next year’s 12th meeting of the Brains for Brain (B4B) Workshop is currently being organised to be from March 8th to March 10th, 2018.

According to the traditional programme, the meeting will be held in Frankfurt, Germany, at the Lindener Congress Hotel.


Scientific programme

As usual, the programme will contain scientific and strategic sessions in which we will discuss:

  • Research achievements in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular, lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) at clinical and basic science level and in the field of the blood-brain barrier.
  • New recent advances in natural history and pathophysiology of LSDs.
  • Factors which control the entry into the brain of medicines and other therapeutic agents which may be helpful in treating central nervous system disease.
  • How B4B and the European Union might collaborate to stimulate interest on research in rare diseases, and specifically we will have a session regarding the achievements of the  European Reference Network for hereditary metabolic diseases (MetabERN) which is lead by Maurizio Scarpa and involves 69 EU nationally certified Healthcare Providers from 18 countries.
  • The role of the industries in driving innovation for new therapeutic approaches for true unmet needs.


Call for talk proposals

B4B are now drafting the programme and are kindly asking for talk proposals and ideas for topics you would like to be discussed (with indications about favourite speakers). Proposals must be submitted by Monday 11th of December 2017.

To submit a proposal, or to find out more about the workshop, please email Maurizio Scarpa, David Begley, or Cinzia Maria Bellettato.


Further information

For more information about the B4B initiative, please click here.

Details of previous B4B workshops can be found here.





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