XVIII School of Pharmacology “Teófilo Hernando”
DEL 1 AL 5 DE JULIO, UIMP, SANTANDER
The International School of Pharmacology “Teófilo Hernando” of the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) took this name to honour the memory of Professor Teófilo Hernando who, at the beginning of the XX century, introduced pharmacology as an academic subject and as a science at Spanish University. The School was started in 1996. Since then, 17 editions on different medical themes have been run.
Classically, the School is organised in 10 morning sessions in which renowned international scientists participate as speakers. In the afternoon sessions, 24 young researchers present short communications followed by ample discussions, on their predoctoral or postdoctoral work. This 18th edition focuses on biomarkers and early pathogenic feature of Alzheimer’s disease, that may improve more successful outcomes in clinical trials and the potential of potential medicines to delay the appearance of phenotypic symptoms and disease progression. The enormous burden of Alzheimer’s disease to society is growing due to population ageing and the lack of preventive or therapeutic strategies to delay disease progression. Thus, we expect that deep analysis of frontier knowledge and live debates, two characteristics of this School, will shed light on early pathogenic mechanisms and improve the therapeutic perspectives to mitigate such burden to patients and their families.