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Sex Differences in Brain Disorders: Emerging Transcriptomic Evidence and Implications for Therapeutic Development

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September 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

On September 23, 2020, the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders will host a virtual public workshop at 10:00am until 5:00pm EDT. This workshop will bring together bring together experts and key stakeholders from academia, government, industry, and non-profit organizations to explore emerging evidence regarding differences in transcriptomic abnormalities that occur in the brains of men versus women with a variety of brain disorders including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, drug addiction, neurodegenerative conditions, and other brain disorders.

Invited presentations and discussions will be designed to:

  • Review the landscape of emerging evidence regarding sex differences in transcriptomic abnormalities in a variety of brain disorders, and discuss how this can be used to advance understanding of brain disorder pathophysiology.
  • Explore ramifications for therapeutic development for these disorders, including identification of new targets, implications for preclinical and clinical study design, regulatory considerations, and potential sex-specific treatments.
  • Discuss open research questions and opportunities to move the field forwarfoumd.

For more information, including the workshop agenda, please click here. Register here.