Friday, August 18    

1150 South Olive Street, Los Angeles
South Park Center Tower Suite, University of Southern California

*tentative schedule, program subject to change

Friday, Aug. 18


8 - 4 p.m.
8 - 8:30 a.m.


8:30 - 9 a.m.

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks
Speaker:  Berislav V. Zlokovic, MD, PhD, Director,  Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, University of Southern California

Dr. Zlokovic is a prominent academic neurodegenerative researcher and active biotech entrepreneur, inventor and holder of several patents. Driven by his passion for scientific discovery and his desire to change the lives of millions of people suffering from neurodegenerative disorders, Zlokovic is an internationally recognized leader in Alzheimer’s disease and stroke research. Dr. Zlokovic will present on the success and challenges in neurodegenerative research from bench to bedside and back.  

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Panel Session: Industry Overview
Speaker: Samir Koirala, Senior Scientist, Amgen

This presentation will give an overview of the neurodegenerative disease research and technologies from the industry perspective.  

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Academic Technology Transfer
This presentation will give an overview of the neurodegenerative disease research and technologies from the university perspective.  

12:30 - 1:30 a.m.

Lunch and Roundtable Discussions
Sign up to participate in roundtable discussions on specific neurodenerative topics. 

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Partnering Meetings
Continue your roundtable discussions, schedule one-on-one meetings and stop by the technology showcase tables. Take advantage of AUTM Connect to set up your meetings and make the most of your time in Los Angeles.

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Keynote Address

4:30 - 5 p.m. Networking Mixer


Join us for a cocktail reception to end the meeting.