Meet with… Dementia Discovery Fund
January 23, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Dementia is arguably the greatest single global healthcare challenge, affecting more than 47 million people worldwide at an estimated annual cost to the global economy of over US $604 billion. Despite the increasing scale of the problem, research has not produced any disease modifying treatments, with current therapies limited to symptomatic treatments, having no effect on underlying disease. The Dementia Discovery Fund (“DDF”) is a highly innovative new fund backed by the UK Government, Alzheimer’s Research UK and seven of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
The DDF is funding the discovery and development of new disease-modifying treatments for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia with the intent to improve dramatically the quality of life for the growing number of dementia sufferers and their families while also generating a financial return.
Barbara Tate, Venture Partner, DDF will be in attendance to present an overview of the DDF, key areas of interest and investment models. Following the presentation, she will be on hand to meet with a handful of approved applicants one-on-one after the presentation.
10:30am | Registration Opens & Networking
11:00am | Presentation and Q&A
11:45am | Networking Lunch
1:00-5:00pm | One-on-one Meetings*
*Companies must have applied for a one-on-one meeting ahead of time and been approved. The application period is now closed.
DDF Participating Representative:
Barbara Tate | Venture Partner, Dementia Discovery Fund
Dr. Barbara Tate is a neuroscientist who has worked in both large and small pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining DDF, she was Vice President and Head of Biology at Rodin Therapeutics, an Atlas Venture company, where she also consulted on other portfolio companies. Prior to Rodin, Barbara was Vice President for Research at Satori Pharmaceuticals, a biotech company developing a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. At Pfizer, Barbara managed the neurodegenerative disease area group in Groton, CT. Prior to working in industry, Barbara was an academic researcher at Brown Medical School and Harvard Medical School. Barbara has a BA in Biology, a PhD in Physiology, and she was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School.
$25 | General Public
$35 | Onsite
Includes presentation, Q&A, and lunch. All attendees must pay this fee, regardless of one-on-one meeting status. Pre-registration to January 23 (or sold out).
FREE | Application
FREE | Accepted Companies
Companies must have applied for a one-on-one meeting ahead of time. The one-on-one application period has closed.