Objectives

  • Discuss the underlying molecular and pharmacological mechanisms for new drug targets and new therapeutic approaches.
  • Discuss the value of different biomarkers and imaging techniques (MRI, fMRI, PET, SPECT) for selecting responders to therapy and in examining drug mechanisms and the clinical effects of drugs.
  • Discuss the importance of risk factors on therapy.
  • Discuss new targets, drug development and design of clinical trials.
  • Evaluate and discuss new trial designs and animal models.
  • Present emerging novel therapeutic targets.
  • Discuss the impact of new genes discovery on therapy.