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Trans-Agency Blood-Brain Interface Workshop 2016
June 7 - 8, 2016
6001 Executive Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20892
Description

The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts to examine key challenges and proposed recommendations associated with the interface between the circulatory system and the brain. The workshop will cut across the interface and include sessions on upstream blood biomarkers as well as targeted drug delivery, highlighting the potential therapeutic role of exosomes for diagnostic applications as well as targeted drug delivery, and brain sequelae that release biomarkers into the circulation. A common theme that has emerged on both sides of the interface is the role of the immune system and the inflammasome.  Sessions will discuss the broad state of the science at the Blood Brain Interface as well as examples of brain injury states (e.g. brain trauma, ischemic stroke, cancer, and neurodegenerative processes) and translational therapeutic developments in this space. The workshop will include experts from across the spectrum of the blood brain interface, not just limited to the blood-brain barrier, to highlight the promise and potential of technologies for diagnostics and therapy development, and encourage potential collaborations across the various groups represented at the meeting as well as generate a set of recommendations that could facilitate development in this promising field.

Agenda

8:00-8:20AM
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Welcome and Introduction

8:20-8:40AM
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Keynote Address - Current State of the Field

8:40-10:25AM
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Blood Sciences Session – Part One

10:25-10:40AM
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Break

10:40-12:10PM
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Blood Sciences Session – Part Two

12:10-1:10PM
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Lunch Break

1:10-2:55PM
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Exosome Therapeutics Session

2:55-3:10PM
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Break

3:10-4:45PM
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Open Microphone Discussion and Panel - Blood Brain Interface I

4:45-5:00PM
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Wrap-Up/Adjourn

8:00-8:20AM
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Keynote Address - From Blood-Brain Barrier to Blood-Brain Interface

8:20-10:05AM
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Next Generation in vitro BBB Models Session

10:05-10:20AM
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Break

10:20-12:05PM
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Blood Brain Barrier Delivery and Targeting Session

12:05-12:15PM
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Break

12:15-1:15PM
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Open Microphone Discussion and Panel - Blood Brain Interface II

1:15 -1:30PM
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Wrap-up and Next Steps/Adjourn

Collaborators
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
  • National Cancer Institute, NIH
  • National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH
  • Extracellular RNA Communication Program, NIH Common Fund
  • Combat Casualty Care Research Program, DoD