Tauopathies 2020

The Rainwater Charitable Foundation and the Tau Consortium seek to play a constructive role in bringing together all researchers and stakeholders engaged in finding a cure for tauopathies. Therefore we are in the early stages of putting together a co-hosted open conference to focus on tau-related research areas.

Primary cultured neurons that express the tau protein were exposed to pathogenic tau fibrillar seeds. This process of seeded aggregation may underlie disorders of tau accumulation.

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The objectives of this conference are currently;

Raise awareness and attract more funding to the field:

  • Motivate government, non-profits, and philanthropists to provide more grant funding for tauopathy research
  • Motivate industry partners to invest more in proprietary tau research, academic collaborations, spin-outs from academia, and in-licensing deals
  • Enable patient advocacy groups to raise awareness and attract funding

Raise awareness and attract more talent to the field:

  • Identify and encourage new talent to work on tau, especially early career researchers
  • Provide a vehicle for domestic and international tau researchers to learn more about each others’ work

Increase alignment and collaboration around the remaining challenges:

  • Provide a platform for sharing the Tau Consortium’s point of view about unanswered questions and funding priorities
  • Provide a productive space to work on issues like increased sharing of data and biospecimens
  • Provide a platform for academic researchers to connect with industry partners and other investors

 

If you are interested in becoming a potential partner or sponsor please contact us. Stay tuned for registration information and join our email list to receive updates.