Alzheimer's Etiology Author: Robert Finn

SIDEBAR: Sources of Information on Alzheimer's Research

The annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience has long featured "special interest socials"-low-key, early-evening events typically providing members of particular subfields with an opportunity to listen to brief presentations and network with their colleagues over sips of wine and nibbles of cheese. But at this year's meeting (to be held November 11-16 in San Diego), one of the 24 get-togethers promises to be just a bit more exciting. It will air opinions on the most polarizing controversy in Alzheimer's disease (AD) research in a public argument among four high-profile AD researchers.

Alison Goate CHAIRWOMAN: Alison Goate, herself a key amyloidologist, will lead next month's debate. This clash of the titans will be a semi-formal debate over the motion "This house believes b-amyloid deposition causes Alzheimer's disease," and it will take place on Tuesday, November 14, from 5:30...

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