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Resolution of Neuro-inflammation




for Members

Resolution of Neuro-Inflammation in Cognitive Dysfunction and Pain

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM EDT

The New York Academy of Sciences
115 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10006, New York City, 10006 USA

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences


Inflammation in the nervous system plays a key role in many acute health problems including neurodegeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, and chronic pain. This 75 minute webinar will explore how the body’s failure to resolve chronic neuro-inflammation contributes to disease, as well as opportunities to develop pro-resolving compounds as novel therapies.

In This Webinar, You'll Learn

  • The role of neuro-inflammation as a key component of acute global health problems including Alzheimer’s disease and chronic pain conditions;
  • How new research suggests that the failure to resolve neuro-inflammation may be a major contributor to the pathology of these diseases;
  • The latest advances in targeting resolution pathways to develop effective drugs for neurological diseases with high unmet need.
Marianne Schulzberg

Marianne Schultzberg, PhD
Karolinska Institutet

Marianne Schultzberg has been Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at the Karolinska Institutet since 2005. Her research focuses on the role of neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and in recent years has focused on the potential roles of pro-resolving mediators in AD pathogenesis. She received her PhD in 1980, carried out post-doctoral research at Liverpool University and became Docent (Associate Professor) at the Karolinska Institutet in 1983.

Ru-Rong Ji

Ru-Rong Ji, PhD
Duke University School of Medicine

Ru-Rong Ji is the chief of pain research within Duke Anesthesiology, co-director of the Center for Translational Pain Medicine, and a professor of anesthesiology and neurobiology. He research focuses on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of chronic pain, such as inflammatory pain, neuropathic pain, and cancer pain. He earned a PhD in neurobiology at Shanghai Institute of Physiology and completed postdoctoral training at Peking (Beijing) University Medical School, Karolinska Institute, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was associate professor at Harvard Medical School, before joining the Duke faculty in 2012

Access to Webinar Materials

A link to the eBriefing (video recording) of this Webinar will be available to all registrants within 30 days of the event date.  The eBriefing will be available to all registrants for 60 days following publication, after which it will revert to Member-only access. Not a Member? Join today.