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2018 Translational Medicine Symposium

When: Friday, October 26, 2018, Starts at noon
Where: WSU Health Sciences Spokane Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building
Price: Free!
Event Agenda

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WSU Health Sciences Spokane’s Translational Medicine Symposium will connect scientists, entrepreneurs, physicians, patients and health care providers to work toward novel solutions for clinical problems.

The focus for this edition of the event will be on:

  • Clinical trials research and operation
  • Clinical trials data analysis and bioinformatics

The Robert F. E. Stier Memorial Lecture in Medicine, presented this year by Dr. Larry Sherman, is titled Targeting the extracellular matrix to reverse neurodegeneration. Dr. Sherman is a Professor of Neuroscience at the Oregon Health & Science University and the President of the Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. He has over 90 publications related to brain development and neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. He serves several US and international scientific review panels for the US National Institutes of Health, the US Congressionally directed Medical Research Programs, and others. He has made numerous television appearances discussing topics such as the neuroscience of pleasure and love, music and the brain, the neuroscience of racism, and the neuroscience of concussions. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Portland Monthly Magazine recognized Dr. Sherman as one of the “People who are changing our world.” He was also the 2012 Teacher of the Year at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine.

2018 Pre-Symposium Event: ‘Every Brain Needs Music’ – Thursday, Oct. 25

Dr. Larry Sherman, a musical neuroscientist at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, will provide insights into some of the most exciting brain research in recent years – the connection between music, brain development and the ways music can prevent or delay brain aging and help patients with damage to the brain. In this multi-media experience, Dr. Sherman mixes musical performances, humor and neuroscience to reveal the amazing connection between music and human brain function.

More information on tickets to come.