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May 17, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Integrative Biosciences Center Seminar Room | Map
6135 Woodward Ave.
Detroit , MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Community, Current Graduate Students, Faculty

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Translational Neuroscience Initiative at Wayne State University

Inaugural Colloquium

Precision Therapeutic Approaches for CNS Diseases

May 17, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Please join the Translational Neuroscience Initiative at Wayne State University with their inaugural colloquium, Precision Therapeutic Approaches for CNS Diseases, on May 17, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the IBio seminar room. The event is free; registration is required. To register, visit here.

This transformational symposium will assemble both scientific and lay communities to discuss challenges of and opportunities for CNS-based precision medicine. The event will be geared towards presenting grand ideas to stimulate discussion among scientists and with our community stakeholders (e.g. government, industry, etc.) on objectives such as a gap anaylsis of national precision medicine initiatives and Wayne State's capabilities to identify critical areas of scientific growth; implications for intra-WSU education/training, research personnel and resources, and clinical care; and implications for WSU partnerships with other organizations to maximize our capabilities and growth potential in precision medicine.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: For this inaugural event of the Translational Neuroscience Initiative (TNI), we are seeking abstract submissions for poster presentations, which will take place from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. during the conference. We encourage submissions from all researchers, regardless of discipline or level of analysis, and from administrators, faculty and trainees at all levels. In addition to WSU personnel, we encourage regional industry, clinical, and community partners to submit abstracts for presentation. Submissions are due by April 20; accepted abstracts will be notified by May 1. For more information regarding abstract submissions, visit here.


8:00 – 8:30 a.m.: Registration, continental breakfast and networking

8:30 – 8:40 a.m.:  Introduction to CNS precision medicine in the context of Translational Neuroscience Initiative (TNI) : vision/mission – David Rosenberg, M.D., Director of TNI, and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University

8:40 - 8:50 a.m.: Welcome Remarks, M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S.,  President, Wayne State University

8:50 - 9:00 a.m. - Welcome Remarks, Jack D. Sobel, M.D., Dean, School of Medicine, Wayne State University

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.: Jun Li, M.D., Scientific Director of TNI, and Chair, Department of Neurology, Wayne State University

9:10 – 9:50 a.m.: The Two Frontiers of Precision Medicine: The Knowledge Network and Point-of-Care Delivery Kate Rankin, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

9:50 – 10:30 a.m.: Evolving view of MS Neuroimmunology – Amit Bar-Or, M.D., University of Pennsylvania

10:30 – 10:40 a.m.: Break (coffee & tea)

10:40 – 11:20 a.m.: Endogenous Opioid Mechanisms in Health and DiseaseJon-Kar Zubieta, M.D., Ph.D., University of Utah

11:20 – 12:00 noon: A biomarker associated with smoking, tobacco diseases, and response to cessation therapies;  Biomarker-assisted treatment for smoking cessation, Rachel Tyndale, Ph.D., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and posters

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Panel discussion - Advancing CNS Precision Medicine in the Detroit Community

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Closing remarks

Abstracts for keynote speakers can be found here.

Parking for this event is available at Lot 12 located across the street from IBio at Woodward and Harper, or Lot 14 located at Cass Ave. at Amsterdam.

For more information about this event, please contact Julie O'Connor at 313-577-8845 or