2015 International Research Symposium

CurePSP conducts an annual International Research Symposium to facilitate dissemination of advances in the fields of PSP, CBD, MSA, and related brain diseases. This symposium highlights research by CurePSP grantees and is open to all researchers interested in clinical and basic studies of PSP, CBD, and related tauopathies. The Research Symposium also assists the Scientific Advisory Board in identifying work of exceptional promise, which may then be considered for additional funding.


*Speakers and Presenters


  • Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD, The Scripps Research Institute
  • Marc Diamond, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


  • Joel Braunstein, MD, MBA, C2N Diagnostics
  • Dennis W. Dickson, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Kenneth Kosik, MD, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Natura Myeku, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center, Taub Institute for Alzheimer's Disease Research
    • " 26S proteasome dysfunction and cognitive impairment caused by aggregated tau accumulation can be attentuated by PKA-mediated phosphorylation of proteasomes."
  • Gerard Schellenberg, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Christoph Wiessner, PhD, Asceneuron S.A.
    • ​"O-GlcNAcylation of tau: From basic mechanisms to new therapeutics for PSP."
  • Panel Discussion
    • "Clinical Trials: Challenge and Opportunity"


*This is the preliminary list of Speakers & Presenters. Please check back for the final list of presenters and topics.



Thursday, November 5

Reception, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Grande Colonial, Sun Room, 910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA


Friday, November 6

Registration and Breakfast: 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Symposium: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Scripps Seaside Formum, 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, CA

Cocktail reception to follow Symposium.


Saturday, November 7

Working Brunch: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

La Valencia Hotel, Verandah Room, 1132 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA


PLEASE NOTE: The Grande Colonial is the recommeded  hotel for the Research Symposium. Also, attendees are encouraged to take the shuttle from the Grande Colonial to the Scripps Seaside Forum as parking is limited.